Before the Mighty Mighty Bosstones kick off three nights at the House of Blues, join us next door at Bill’s Bar on Friday, December 28 for some festive pre-show skanking.

The indie617 Free Show gets underway at 5 p.m., with a DJ set from Julie Kramer, then a live set from up-and-coming ska punks Don’t Blow It. We’ll have tickets to all three Hometown Throwdown shows for you to enter to win, too.

It’s all presented by Shock Top and indie617, and powered by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.