Wednesday, December 17

We’re holding out for 2009! A week till Christmas and still no holiday parties in sight! Will someone please start spending some money around here? In lieu of free food, we settle for overemotional  crooners Oasis and Ryan Adams at Madison Square Garden, which, sometime in the near future, we could see converted into temporary housing for displaced Merrill Lynch employees. … Now get that mistletoe over here, Swampy, and mix us a gin fizz!

[Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m., http://www.ticketmaster.com

mbryan@observer.com