Now that December is here, I keep expected to have the nights where there is just nothing to do. But it just doesn't seem to be slowing down at all, so here's a quick little rundown of Wednesday's winners.
Meshell Ndegeocello is landing in many top 10 lists for the year's best releases, and you can catch the songstress live over at Anthology, while Sofia Talvik gets support from Tori Rogg and Saba at Tin Can. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood had a sold-out residency at the Casbah a couple years ago now, and now the Black Crowes lead singer kicks off a two-night stand at the Belly Up.
South Carolina singer-songwriter Brendan James may be best known by his fans for his numerous placements on primetime television. But it's his recent single "Nothin' But Love" -- with a video in support of marriage equality -- that's really getting him some new fans who will certainly be out in full force at Lestat's. Meanwhile, Death Grips perform a sold-out show at the Casbah.
Last but certainly not least, I met the Kopecky Family Band when they toured with Givers last year and was completely impressed. They definitely earned being called the best live act of 2011 by Paste Magazine. Find out why at their Soda Bar show.
Wednesday, Dec. 5:
- Kopecky Family Band, Sir Sly, Sundrop Electric @ Soda Bar
- Death Grips, Cities Aviv @ Casbah
- Brendan James, Brian Jarvis @ Lestat's
- Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Belly Up
- Tori Rogg, Sofia Talvik, Saba @ Tin Can
- And And And, the Black Apples, guest @ Eleven
- Meshell Ndegeocello @ Anthology
- Soda Pants, Ugly Boogie, Julia Stine @ The Griffin
- Wreck Shop Wednesday featuring Pigeon, Gift Curse, Collision Creation @ The Office
- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots @ La Jolla Playhouse
- Mittens and Vanja James @ Riviera Supper Club
- True Stories @ Bar Pink
- RIP Entertainment Presents @ Ruby Room
- Bret Michaels @ Sycuan Casino
- Love Rangers @ Humphreys Backstage Live
- Sunset Trivia hosts Trivia Night @ House of Blues
- Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
- Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
- Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
- Karaoke @ Chico Club
- Greatest Parties of the Year Vol. 3 feat DJ Fries @ U-31
- Sue Palmer @ Croce's
- All Shook Up @ Coyote Bar & Grill
- Laguna @ McP's Irish Pub
- Eyes Without A Face: Jeff Corrigan Solo Art Show @ Quality Social