THE Moondance On Water has returned bringing Hong Kong's hottest sounds to the harbour this weekend as Robert Finley debuts his new country-rock band Squinty Backbone. The junk leaves Queen's Pier at 8pm and returns about midnight. Tickets are $250 and include all beverages. Phone 9848514. Tonight: Captain Mabullah at Portico, 10pm. From 10pm punk-rock band The Bastards play their final Hong Kong gig before jetting off on an extensive tour of Phuket and beyond. Matchbox play a convincing selection of Beatles material in The Fringe Club from 10.30pm. Sax wiz Eric Marienthal continues his string of shows at the Jazz Club from about 9.30pm. The Asian American Jazz Trio will be performing in 'the park outside the Hong Kong Arts Centre' from 9pm. Tomorrow: Club for Life is back in town and celebrating their final gig of the year in the L.A. Cafe with guest DJs Pete Davies and Honey spinning the tunes from midnight. The Kowloon Bull and Bear will feature Bambi playing acoustic folk-rock from 6pm before bringing out his band Nothing Heavy from 10pm playing timeless classics. The lads from The PNS bring their political punk sound back to The Wanch for their special Christmas gig, from 10pm. Eric Marienthal at the Jazz Club from about 9.30pm. Late music at the L.A. Cafe features a little Dixieland from the South China Strolling Jazzmen. It's Saturday Night Open Mike at the Fringe Club from 10pm. Far East Far Out gets underway at Portico from 11pm, and The Rock Gang hit Amoeba from 10pm. Sunday: Sax great Eric Marienthal's final show in the Jazz Club from 9.30pm. Los Ocho Latinos De La Placitas perform from 3.30pm in the La Placita Mexican Restaurant, Times Square. Dave Colquhoun plays acoustic blues and rock in Mad Dogs Central in the afternoon. Monday: San Franciscan jazz virtuoso Buddy Conner graces Quo quo with his vocal dexterity from 9.30pm. The Musical Mystery Tour in the Jazz Club from 9pm. Tuesday: Psychedelic funksters Ube head for the Jazz Club from 9.30pm. Radio Free Hong Kong in the Music Union will feature alternative delights from the territory's top underground bands from 9pm. Guitarist Rikki Aranas plays the Waterside Inn in Disco Bay from 8pm. Dave Colquhoun gets into his acoustic blues and rock in Mad Dogs Central from 9pm. Wednesday: Bambi and Nothing Heavy are in The Wanch from 9pm. Hardcore jazz band Through Train at Le Bar Bat starting at 10pm. The Godown features the New Orleans Jazz Quartet from 9.30pm. Dave Colquhoun's acoustic blues at Mad Dogs Central from 9pm. The Victoria Jazz Band hit the Jazz Club stage from 9.30pm. Music Of This Century in the Fringe Club features contemporary works from pianist Chong Yew Yoong from 6.15pm. Thursday: Lollipop in Pomeroy's features hits from the 70s and 80s from 10pm. Admission is $60. Jazz funksters Ube in Le Bar Bat starting at 10pm while the Soul Commotion go unplugged in the Jazz Club from 9.30pm.