Icona Pop play House of Blues tonight.
Sometimes I prefer nights that just have one great show, because it takes all the guesswork out of planning a night. There's no weighing the pros and cons of your options. Unfortunately, this is not one of those nights. However, too many great shows is a good problem to have. Down at the House of Blues, Icona Pop perform after an earlier show this year at Cricket Wireless. Everyone has heard their radio hit "I Love It," even with a Kids Bop version of the song renamed "I Love It" and dozens of remixes. Soda Bar hosts Bleached, who are a fuzzed out indie rock fave, and there are some great local openers that make this a solid night. My vote, however, is Kitten at the Casbah. The female fronted band blew me away earlier this year with the most energy I've seen onstage in ages, and singer Chloe Chaidez is also a graduate of the School of Rock, which is quite an endorsement for the organization.
Sunday, Dec. 15:
- Kitten, Holychild, Soft Lions @ the Casbah
- Bleached, Northern Tigers, Kera and the Lesbians @ Soda Bar
- Icona Pop, K. Flay, Sirah @ House of Blues
- Sundiver, While Mule (early show), Bastidas, Orgasmatron, Burnt, Dirty Dishes @ the Tower Bar
- Holiday Salsa Party feat. Walter Segundo and Su Orquesta Rumbaney @ Queen Bee's
- Cris Williamson @ AMSD
- Songwriter Acoustic Nights Holiday Show feat. Lindsay White, Christine Parker, Brooke Mackintosh, Miranda Hope, Robert Cowan @ Swedenborg Hall
- Old Man Markley, Shake Before Us @ Belly Up
- Jake E Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, Ethan Brosh w/ Nill Brosh, Temporal Riff, Greg Vaughan's Phantom Cargo, Sick String Outlaws @ Brick By Brick
- Allison Adams Tucker presents Unplugged, from the Beatles to Brazilian & Beyond featuring Peter Sprague, Monette Marino and Justin Grinnell @ Dizzy's
- Best of Friends, Josh Withenshaw, Dylan Jakobsen, Everybody Knows, Fighting Time, Geneva Pina @ House of Blues
- John Bowe (10:00am), the Soultones (7:00) @ Humphrey's Backstage
- The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
- Adestria, Kingdom of Giants, Dayseeker, Milestone, Always the Understudy @ SOMA
- The California Honeydrops, T Sisters @ the Griffin
- Empyrean Throne, Imbalanced, Secretarian Collapse & Theosis @ Shakedown
- CJ On Fire Live Rock @ U31
- Kim Wilson and the Blues All Stars with Special Guests Wick Hauser Band (2:30), Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke (10:00) @ Winston's
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