If you're of German or Austrian descent--or you're into creepy old demons that spank nubile young women with birch branches--you've probably heard of Krampus. He's the horned mythical creature of yore who would accompany St. Nick throughout the Alpine regions of Europe each Christmas season. As Santa gave presents to the good, Krampus gave firm, disciplinary thumps to the buttocks of the naughty. So why am I telling you this? Because it gets me off.
But also, tonight at The 5 Spot, Pull the Strings Players--the guys responsible for intermittent bawdy puppet shows about gay rappers, gay Halloween monsters and occasionally non-homoerotic funny business--are staging a little show by the name of Krampus Takes Back Christmas. According to one of the wonderfully creative perverts behind the show, you can expect "dirty one-liners and a holiday rap that'll make your chestnuts roast." The folks who helped put this one together include a member of Lone Official, a member of The Privates, the big cheese at Cleft Music, some guy who makes movies about Silkworm, this guy dressed like the sun and plenty more. Show goes down at 9 p.m. Stick around afterward for the weekly hipster meat market dance party. Or quit while you're ahead and leave after the puppet show.