It’s Beginning to Look at Lot Like the Complete Concert Calendar for December 6-12
Pretty much all the live music you can catch in the area this week.
1:32 PM CST on December 6, 2022
Christmas is coming, and the concert calendar is starting to reflect that, with seasonal fare nudging its way in to your favorite clubs. Here's the whole shebang.
Tuesday, December 6
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show Live @ Fitzgerald Theatre—FEATURED IN EVENT HORIZON
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8
- The 43rd Annual John Lennon Tribute @ First AvenueYou gotta admire Curtis A's commitment. John Lennon was murdered 42 years ago on December 8. That year and each going forward, the local rocker has gathered a group of friends and neighbors to celebrate the late Beatle on this date. The first tribute, hastily assembled when the news broke, was held in the Entry, with Curt and Slip Dunlap and the club's scheduled band, Safety Last. In the years since, it's become a real institution. And this year, in addition to taking over the Mainroom, the tribute will be livestreamed as well, a newer, pandemic-driven tradition that began by necessity in 2020.
Friday, December 9
- The Lemonheads with Juliana Hatfield, Bass Drum of Death and On Being an Angel @ First Avenue — FEATURED IN EVENT HORIZON
- Trailer Trash's Trashy Little Xmas @ Hook and LadderSpeaking of holiday institutions. For 22 years, these local, good-humored, tireless country music fellers set up their Santa's workshop in Lee's Liquor Lounge, where, over the course of several sets, they'd pull one Christmas novelty after another from a seemingly bottomless bag of songs. Disputes with new management prodded the band out of Lee's, and since, like Santa himself, they've taken their show on the road. This year, these fellers are just about everywhere this Xmas season—they've already played the Parkway and a couple out of town gigs. Upcoming they've got a Granada show on Sunday (see below) and they're decking the halls of the Turf Club on December 16 and 17. Ho, ho, holy shit.
Saturday, December 10
- Minneapolis Afrobeats Dance Party @ Cedar Cultural CenterAfrobeats, as you should know by now, is the urbane Nigerian club music expanded beyond West Africa to entrance Europe and, to a slightly lesser extent, the U.S. And now Afrobeats (not to be confused with Afrobeat, Fela fans) comes to the Cedar, as the venue continues to expand its programming to include more contemporary global styles. There will be sets from DJ Fawzi and DJ K-Little, as well as performances by Carolyne Naomi and Faraka Nation. Sounds like a fun night.
- Death Is Not The End Vol. 1 @ Uptown VFWNorman Truman, a punk mainstay nobody in the community had a bad word to say about, died in August 2021 due to brain swelling, quite likely caused by a "non-lethal" round fired by MPD. (The city settled with his widow, Alisha, for $15,000 earlier this year.) Now an assortment of bands, from Chicago's the Crombies, locals Askerozos and The Rope, and Antagonizers from Atlanta to celebrate their friend's life.
Sunday, December 11
Monday, December 12
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