Three to See on Friday: Comyn anniversary and a Zappacosta Christmas

Jom Comyn: Celebrating the five-year anniversary (right down to the day) of his brooding, jangly “In the Dark on 99” album, Jom Comyn treats the Empress Ale House audience to a few current tunes, while also dipping into days of yesteryear for a set of material that’s certain to evoke memories of winters long past. He’s joined by psychedelic/garage-pop rockers Le Plaisir, blasting out some sonic soundwaves.

Details: 9 p.m., Empress Ale House (9912 82 Avenue), $10 at the door

One Bad Son: Saskatoon-based One Bad Son roll into town to kick off the weekend with their straightforward, hard-charging brand of rock that’s sure to encourage some raucous sing-alongs and fervent foot stomping. Touring in support of last year’s album “Made in the Name of Rock n Roll” and showcasing Shane Volk’s soaring vocals, One Bad Son is supported by The Unfortunates, Forester, and Alleviate.

Details: 8 p.m., The Starlite Room (10030 102 St.), $20, available at the door or online at Ticketfly

Alfie Zappacosta Christmas Show: Looking for a smooth, soulful night of quality entertainment and welcome humour from a renowned singer/songwriter? Alfie Zappacosta fits the bill, performing some of his most beloved hits along with a sampling of holiday classics at Cafe Blackbird. And if you can’t make it out to Friday evening’s show you’re in luck, as a second one has been added on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Details: 8 p.m., Cafe Blackbird (9640 142 St.), $25 for back of the house, $35 for front of the house, available online at Eventbrite