by Brad Roberts
Christmas approacheth and lots of bands are on break so the pickings begin to thin out this week. But there are parties and holiday events to usher in what is bound to be a deadly next week. A couple of busy nights lead up to a fairly quiet weekend.
Monday things are still hopping with all the residencies offering lots of reasons to venture out on the first day of the week. Lord Huron are in town to play a benefit at El Rey and Psychic Love have picked up a date at Harvard & Stone also on Monday.
There's a wonderful Tribute to Linda Ronstadt Benefit for Parkinson's Disease on Tuesday over at The Satellite with some of our most highly regarded female vocalists (and some males too) reinterpreting songs from the huge and varied catalog of music sung by Ms. Ronstadt during her long and illustrious career as one of America's most legendary singers. Performers include Alana Amram, Sarah Ault, Lauren Barth, Pearl Charles, Baskerville Jones, Miranda Lee Richards, Leslie Stevens, and The Zmed Brothers.
yOya are playing the Bootleg HiFi on Tuesday, two faces of Matt Van Winkle in two different bands at Villains Tavern on Thursday, and the big weekend finale of the Christof & Neil's Christmas Extravaganza at HM157 which features a daunting line up of artists from Ruthann Friedman to Whispering Pines to Miranda Lee Richards to Fort King.