Mittenfest X

When: Tue., Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 30, 8:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. 2016

Mittenfest, formerly S’mittenfest (which formerly was called Ypsituckyfest, or whatever) is now 10 years old, and going hella strong. We never use the word “hella,” but had to trot it out here, just for Mittenfest. So many of the best area bands are playing this massive, five-day fest, which is a benefit for 826michigan. It brings together a diverse selection of our finest in indie jams — folk, pop, rock, and punk are all here, often mixed with heady doses of experimentation. Best Exes, Human Skull, Dear Darkness, the Drinkard Sisters, Minihorse, Bonny Doon, Growwing Pains, and Stef Chura, wow. You will have a new favorite band if you hang out at this thing long enough. Our vote for festival sleeper is the super-grunge narcolepsy of Stef Chura. Check the full lineup at mittenfest.org/lineup. (21+)

Price: $10