Thursday, December 6

The Right Rockin’ Reverend Horton Heat brings his Holiday Hayride to Aura (121 Center St., Portland) with Junior Brown, The Blasters and Big Sandy in tow at 8 p.m. Tix: $30-$35 (18+). 772-8274. auramaine.com. Comedian Karen Morgan and the funny ladies of the Comedy and Cocktails set do a holiday show at Portland House of Music (25 Temple St.) at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $12-$15 (21+). 805-0134. portlandhouseofmusic.com. And over at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland), the deeply groovy L.A. trio Moonchild lays it down at 9 p.m. Tix: $15-$18 (21+). 558-2279. portlandempire.com.