’s Concert Picks for the Week of 12/20


Picked By: Liz Livengood

Who: Belle and Sebastian

Where: Barrowland in Glasgow, Scotland

When: Monday, December 20


Age Restrictions: 14+, but if under 16 must be accompanied by guardian 18+



Picked By: Cervante Pope

Who: Elvis Costello

Where: The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL

When: Monday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $39.50-$75

Age Restrictions: All Ages



Picked By: Claire Gallagher

Who: Kelli Scarr Band with The Grand Concourse and Sneaky Legends

Where: Zebulon Cafe in Brooklyn, NY

When: Tuesday, December 21 at 7 p.m.

Cost: TBD

Age Restrictions: All Ages



Picked By: Monica Christoffels

Who: Matt Coughlin and the Growlers

Where: Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA

When: Tuesday, December 21 at 8 p.m.

Cost: $6, purchase tickets here

Age Restrictions:  21+



Picked By: Kelly Montgomery

Who: Norman

Where: Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR

When: Wednesday, December 22 at 9 p.m.

Cost: $7 Adv, $8 Day of

Age Restrictions: 21+



Picked By: Kristina Villarini and Cervante Pope

Who: As Tall As Lions

Where: Highline Ballroom in New York, NY

When: Tuesday, December 21-Wednesday, December 22. Both at 8 p.m.

Cost: $16

Age Restrictions: All Ages

Says Kristina: This September, New York’s As Tall As Lions announced that the band was calling it quits . Julio, Saen, and Cliff will continue making music in their experimental instrumental band Kilimanjaro, and singer Dan Nigro is moving on to a new project called Blocks. If you’re a fan of ATAL, this is your last chance to see them live as a unit.



Picked By: Jesse Diener-Bennett

Who: Big Boi w/ Calvin Harris DJ set

Where: Terminal 5 in New York, NY

When: Wednesday, December 22 at 8 p.m.

Cost: $45

Age Restrictions: All Ages



Picked By: Monica Christoffels

Who: Unnatural Helpers

Where: the Crocodile in Seattle, WA

When: Wednesday, December 22 at 8 p.m.

Cost: Free with RSVP here

Age Restrictions: 21+



Picked By: Laurel Johnston

This Saturday, December 25th, Damon Albarn will be giving the gift of music to hungry Gorillaz fans everywhere. I enjoyed their latest album Plastic Beach, but not quite as much as their debut eponymous album or Demon Days; there were so many cameos that made the album more commercial-friendly and less mold-breaking. But never fear, because the world’s first virtual band will be participating in another world’s first: the first album recorded on an iPad. That’s right, Damon Albarn spend the month of October writing and recording an entire album on the iPad. On Christmas Eve, a music video for one of the songs will be released, and on Christmas Day the entire album will be available for free download on their website.  If you or someone you know is a Gorillaz fan, then don’t miss this exciting and thrifty gift for the holiday season. Even if you don’t like the Gorillaz, it would still be worth a listen to see what the recording capabilities are on the iPad. If anyone could make it work, it’s the Gorillaz. Be sure to visit their website next weekend and find out for yourself!