The Kristen Ford Band, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Lori McKenna, and Cassavettes.

The Kristen Ford Band, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Lori McKenna, and Cassavettes.

No fancy embellishment; just a quick rundown of some Boston-area bands of note this week, before the week’s over. Thursday is a busy night. The Kristen Ford Band is at Precinct (Union Square, Somerville) with Goli, Box Five, and School for Robots. Thursday also brings newly transplanted from Maine but now Boston local, the absolutely brilliant Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, to the Lizard Lounge, along with Angeline and Naked On Rollerskates. It also begins a three-night residency at Club Passim for folk songstress Lori McKenna. And on Saturday, Boston Americana-folk-rock favorite Cassavettes sadly performs their final show at the cozy Middle East Upstairs, joined by the Luxury and the Autumn Hollow Band.

Thursday, Dec. 16: Kristen Ford Band, Goli, Box Five and School for Robots

Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somerville, 8:30 p.m., 21+, $6

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Thursday, Dec. 16: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper with Angeline and Naked On Rollerskates

The Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, 21+, $8. Note: Show is sold out, but limited space is available for “walk ups”. Doors open at 8:30 pm.

Thursday, Dec. 16 – Saturday, Dec. 18: Lori McKenna

Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. shows, All Ages, $30, $28 (member discount)

Lori’s upcoming album Lorraine, will be out January 25, 2011.

Saturday, Dec. 16: Cassavettes (last show ever), The Luxury, Autumn Hollow Band

The Middle East Upstairs, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, 18+, $12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

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