With Christmas in the rear view and the Hometown Throwdown about to get underway, let’s take a look at how Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett is preparing for this year’s shows.

Dicky recently lent his gravelly pipes to kid punk outfit Color Killer‘s cover of “Nuttin’ For Christmas.” You might have caught the Marlborough, MA band opening up the Bosstones’ Cranking & Skanking Fest over the summer. If you missed out, you can see them opening Sunday’s matinee show at the House of Blues.

We’ll be at Bill’s Bar before the Friday Throwdown with a free pre-show starting at 5 p.m. Dicky himself is planning on stopping by for a chat with Julie Kramer, so come through. And see if you can spot Mr. Barrett in Color Killer’s new clip.