Editors' pick

Scythian, Cutthroat Shamrock

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After years honing its Irish/klezmer/rock sound with raucous gigs in local pubs, Scythian has grown to be a regular on the national Celtic and folk festival circuits. But the band still finds time to make it back to D.C. for an annual holiday concert at the 9:30 Club, which features an ugly sweater contest, a killer medley of seasonal songs and plenty of driving, energetic music led by classically trained violins and backed by accordion, banjo and guitar. Hold on to your pints and get ready to sing along.