The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be dire for devoted musicophiles. Not only are we in for four weeks of near-constant immersion in the Christmas music that businesses and individuals insist on playing despite the proven scientific fact that there are only two Christmas songs that possess any redeeming artistic value, but it’s also the beginning of the off-season for touring bands, meaning a dramatic decrease in the number of shows around town. But with the help of the Reader music staff it’s still relatively easy to put together a schedule of live performances to keep you occupied all week long.