This time next week, it’ll be fucking CHRISTMAS–How insane is that?! If you haven’t finished (or even started) your Xmas shopping we’d like to share five small gifts with you. You can keep them for yourself, or you can gift a friend a show this weekend. Bring a friend, pay for each other’s admission, get the other a drink of their choice, and consider your gift given. We know, it’s a genius way to celebrate while keeping it cheap AND enjoying the best music. Consider us Santa Claus of the Bushwick music scene…

#5 Rolling Heads, No Time TIme, THE NEW RESISTANTS @ The Trash Bar 256 Grand St (SUN 8PM, $7)

Sunday night is a great time to hear some up-and-comers, so take yourself over to Trash Bar for a set from The Rolling Heads, plus, your own head might spin a bit- free open bar from 8-9 PM. NICE.

#4 Saints of NY – Celebrating 20 Years of Drum & Bass in NYC! @ The Paper Box 17 Meadow St (SAT 9pm, $20)

Patrol The Skies Music & BP² invite you to The Paper Box this Saturday in a down n dirty celebration of 20 Years of Drum and Bass in NYC. Spinning will be some of NYC’s most influential DJs and Mcs, including mems Break Science, Direct Drive, Konkrete Jungle, & more!

#3 Tele/visions, Lauren Early, Worthless,The Regrets!, Lionmilk @ Bohemian Grove 64-66 Grove St (SAT 9pm, $3)

It’s an awesome house show! On a Saturday night! With so many cool bands! And it’s only $3!!!!

#2 Escort Service presents “Civic Duty” @ Bossa Nova Civic Club 1271 Myrtle Ave (FRI 7-10PM, $FREE)

Dang, it’s a badass free show this Friday at Bossa, featuring a three hour block of house, techno, and dark club music. Come get your Friday night started out early.

#1 BirdDog Holiday Extravaganza ft. ARMS, Tony Castles, Airwaves, Friend Roulette, 100 Watt Horse, Loneliness Monk @ Aviv 469 Morgan Ave (FRI, 9PM $8)

Birddog is back for their holiday party, which always involves fantastic music, the best hugs, and way too many beers. Plus, the perfect opportunity to check out Aviv, an awesome new venue on the Greenpoint/Bushwick border. #DIYlives