All it takes is my first glimpse of the adorable adoptable kittens (seen here) in the SF/SPCA Holiday Windows in Union Square each year to put me in the holiday spirit. (And this year, I’m extra happy that they replaced the annoying animatronic Mickey’s Christmas Carol.)
Since I am thus sufficiently imbued with the holiday spirit, I’m compelled to share my musical “must do” list with you:
- Tuesday, Dec. 7: go see the Dears and the Robbers on High Street at Cafe du Nord. The Robbers on High Street put on a great show when they opened for Elefant at GAMH in August, so be sure to get there early.
- Thursday, Dec. 9: You can get your holiday shopping done while listening to live music and having your photo taken while sitting on a Bad Santa’s knee at the semiannual Rock n’ Shop.
- Sunday, Dec. 11: Get online early (yes, almost 4 months early) to buy your tickets for the only SF appearance of the newly-reformed Slint. That’s right, thanks to the enthusiastic response to the announcement of their reforming and curating the UK edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties, they’re doing a small reunion tour.