December 5 — Robert Glasper Experiment at Fonda Theatre
Jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper, joined by bandmates Mark Colenburg on drums, Casey Benjamin on saxophone, and Derrick Hodge on bass come together to form Captain Planet. Just kidding! Together they form the Robert Glasper Experiment, whose unique take on jazz also incorporates elements of hip-hop, neo-soul, pop and rock. Their most recent release Everything’s Beautiful, pays tribute to the late, great Miles Davis and lucky fans may also get a sneak preview of forthcoming record ArtScience, currently available for pre-order.
December 6 — Miike Snow at El Rey Theatre
Tis the season to be jolly becase Alt-98.7’s annual “Altimate December 2 Remember” holiday concert series promises some fantastic headlining acts including Swedish indie electronic-pop trio Miike Snow. As soon as any of their lastest tracks off new album iii start playing, whether it be “Genghis Khan” or “My Trigger” it’s impossible not to let your body move to the beat. It’ll be a full house of willing dance participants at this show, so join in, dance and be merry! Morgxn opens.
December 7 — Cold War Kids at El Rey Theatre
Alt 98.7’s “Altimate December 2 Remember” holiday concert series continues to kick some serious ass with indie rock hometown heroes Cold War Kids, a surefire cure for any holiday blues or anxieties you may be experiencing during the hectic month of December. Let Cold War Kids’ live performance melt your troubles away, with songs off their latest release Hold My Home. Supporting act is The Shelters.
December 7 — The Japanese House at The Echo
Up-and-coming UK indie artist The Japanese House aka Amber Bain has been gaining fast praise for her 2015 releases Pools to Bathe In and Clean EP. Lucky state side fans can catch her playing those glorious tunes, along with fresh tracks from her latest Swim Against The Tide EP, including the single “Face Like Thunder.” London quartet The Big Moon support.
December 8 — La Luz at El Rey Theatre
Who knew something so sunny and Southern California-esque could come from Seattle? Well surf doo-wop quartet La Luz are proving that the light of their gorgeous melodies, catchy guitar riffs and awesome energy are keeping things bright in a city that is known for it’s staggering rain. Expect to hear songs from their sophomore full-length Weirdo Shrine and perhaps a sneak preview of brand new tunes from their forthcoming album, due out in 2017. Supporting acts are Feels and The Cairo Gang.
December 8 — Empire of The Sun at The Novo
If you’re looking to treat yo self this holiday season why not grab yourself some concert tickets and get into the holiday spirit with Empire of The Sun who will be playing a special performance at The Novo as part of Alt 98.7’s “Altimate December 2 Remember” holiday concert series. Experience the euphoric soundscapes, embellished visuals and sensational showmanship that Empire of The Sun brings to the stage.
December 8 — The Spits with Zig Zags at Union NightClub
Punk rock misfits The Spits will be churning out their irresistible punk songs for all ye hooligans to thrash and mosh to. Joining them for this raucous night of musical mayhem are psych fueled skate punks Zig Zags who will be shredding up a storm. Don’t miss out on this prime opportunity to jump in the circle pit and go! Dirty and His Fists support.
December 8 — Morgan Delt at The Echo
If you’ve got an inkling for all things psychedelic, your new jam/mantra just very well may come from the mind-bending tunes of Los Angeles rocker Morgan Delt. His debut record for Sub Pop is the enthralling, musical escape pod known as Phase Zero. Enjoy the celestial beauty of new tracks such as “Some Sunsick Day” and “The System of 1000 Lies” in the intimate Echo venue. Alex Cameron and Hand Habits support.
December 9 — The Handsome Family at Bootleg Theater
The Handsome Family aka the hubby/wife duo of Rennie and Brett Sparks have been writing songs for 20+ years but in 2014 they’re song “Far From Any Road” was used as the opening theme for the HBO hit series True Detective and since then it’s been a whirlwind of touring and recognition. Despite that the duo just released 10 more brilliant alternative-Americana tracks on their 2016 album Unseen which will leave you yearning for more. Drunken Prayer supports.
December 9 — Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Lionel Richie at Microsoft Theater
Grammy Award winning soul music icon Stevie Wonder is getting into the holiday spirit and pumping up the joy this season with his House Full of Toys 20th Anniversary benefit concert. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy with can be donated to children, those with disabilities and families in need. Joining him for this special evening are special guests John Legend, Lionel Richie, Microsoft Theater musical director Rickey Minor and more!