For some, there is too much holiday music pumped through speakers in the last couple months of the year — waiting in line at the grocery store or in ads on TV — but no matter your opinions about the onslaught of jingles, there’s something especially lovely about a live holiday concert. This winter, Oakland has a selection that includes choirs, soul, punk and the classic Bay Area rock concert, Not So Silent Night, produced by Live 105. Whether you want classic songs or just nights with holiday lights and eggnog drink specials, there’s something out there.

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir – Holiday concert
December 6, 7 p.m., The Paramount Theatre, $12-42
Featuring Ms. Kim Burrell, the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir and more

Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus Presents: Wholly Family
December 6, 7 p.m. and December 7, 3 p.m., Laney College, $20-25

Jazz Up The Holidays
December 6, 8 p.m. The Sound Room, $25
Jazz singer Lisa Ferraro, and featuring original arrangements by Mike Tomaro to classic holiday favorites

Joey DeFrancesco Trio: Home for the Holidays
December 11, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, $24-49
Joey DeFrancesco with trio members Jeffrey Parker and George Fludas

Balanced Breakfast Presents: A Holiday Benefit Show
December 11, 8:30 p.m., The Legionnaire, $7 or $5 and two cans of food
Mr. Kind, Osage, and Lords of Sealand, with DJ Chemistry

Not So Silent Night
December 12-13, 6 p.m., Oracle Arena, $39.50-69.50
NIGHT #1 : Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, Young the Giant, Future Islands, Walk the Moon
NIGHT #2: Imagine Dragons, Alt-J, Interpol, Cage the Elephant, Spoon, Vance Joy

Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday Spectacular
December 17, 8 p.m., Leo’s Club, $8-12 ($2 off with tacky holiday sweater)
The Bay Bridged, BFF.fm, and Father/Daughter Records Presents: Cocktails, bAd bAd, Michael & The Strange Land

A Peter White Christmas
December 18, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, $39-69
Peter White featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair

Soul 4 The Season
December 23, 8 p.m., Yoshi’s, $19
Featuring Lydia Pense, Paula Harris, Dana Moret and Terrie Odabi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.