Candy canes, tinsel, and plastic Santas go up on store shelves earlier and earlier every year. It’s no longer shocking to see twinkling lights and velvet bows nestled next to the Halloween candy and fall decor. Now, if RiteAid or QFC aren’t decorated with faux snow and artificial trees in August, we begin to panic. Well, sorry to get all department store on you before we’ve even had the chance to eat turkey or duke it out with each other on Black Friday, but I’m just reminding you that KEXP’s 7th Annual Yule Benefit is right around the corner.
This year, local bands The Thermals, The Cave Singers, The Builders and The Butchers, and Grand Hallway will grace Neumos’ stage on Saturday, December 12. Twenty bucks (in advanced) will get you a taste of Northwest indie, pop punk, folk and gothic Americana, and possibly the warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing your money directly benefits KEXP. Conjured up seven years ago, the event was created not only as a fundraiser for KEXP but also as way to bring everyone together for a nondenominational celebration of great music (“You’ll benefit”, get it?). So take out your jingly velor hats, pour yourself a class of eggnog and get your tickets now for this musical holiday extravaganza.
The Cave Singers
The Builders and The Butchers
KEXP Yule Benefit 2009 Information:
Where: Neumos 1122 E. Pike St.
Tickets: $20 (advanced) at Moe Bar, select QFC’s, Rudy’s Barbershop, TicketsWest.com/ $22 (at the door)
*Show is +21*