by Drew Hunt
"When Tom Krell's avant-R&B alter ego, How to Dress Well, went from Blogspot-hosted home-recording project to indie-blogosphere viral sensation a couple years ago, he wasn't prepared for the attention," writes Miles Raymer. Krell's latest LP, Total Loss, "displays a level of confidence that his previous releases (as compelling as they were) just didn't have." He performs at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport; Beacon and Grades open.
Because the holidays just aren't complete without some good old-fashioned nudity, Naked Girls Reading presents "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like (Naked) Christmas!," in which said girls read excerpts from such classics as Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
Comedian Chris Hardwick, host of the podcast The Nerdist and one half of stand-up duo Hard 'n Phirm alongside Mike Phirman, performs at Zanies.
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