This season's holidays make shopping malls and airports busy, but they often slow the movement of touring bands, at least momentarily. That gives new local acts and strange one-offs access to marquee nights. Sky Express—a nebulous trio featuring Adam Rowe, Ben Smith and sitar player Viswas Chitnis on guitar and keys—headlines. Also, Broads and Psychedelic Fleurs.
—Grayson Haver Currin