22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights – Night 1
We’ve got killer lineups on both nights of the 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas, put together by our friends in L.A. Maybe you already know the bands that are playing night 1. But do you really know about the bands of night 1?
We’ve gathered a little bit of info about each of the artists playing Saturday, December 10 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in L.A., to help get you more familiar with what to expect.
Note: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Incubus[/lastfm], originally scheduled for Night 1 at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas this weekend, had to drop out due to illness. They are being replaced by Sublime with Rome.
[Gallery] Blink-182 Perform On Jimmy… Formed in 1992 in Poway (San Diego) by Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Scott Raynor, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Blink-182[/lastfm] released their first two albums (Cheshire Cat and Dude Ranch) before replacing Raynor with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aquabats![/lastfm] drummer Travis Barker in 1998.
The rest is history. Their ’99 album Enema Of The State brought them multi-platinum success with songs like “What’s My Age Again” and “All The Small Things,” while their follow-up album Take Off Your Pants And Jacket solidified their stance as pop-punk gods.
Their eponymous album, which was released in 2003, took on a different sound for the band. That, coupled with the band’s several side projects, eventually led to DeLonge leaving the band and putting them on indefinite hiatus. The hiatus ended in early 2009 and Blink hit the studio once again to work on their latest masterpiece, Neighborhoods, which dropped on September 27th.
[Gallery] Kevin & Bean’s Bush… Forming in the early ’90s and around the same time as Incubus, British alt-rockers [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bush[/lastfm] reached almost immediate success with their six-times multi-platinum debut album, 1994′s Sixteen Stone which includes hit singles like “Everything Zen,” “Glycerine,” “Comedown,” and “Machinehead.”
Since their explosive start, Bush has put out five records with even more single rocketing up to the top of the Billboard charts and award nominations from the Grammys, MTV, and a win for Best Alternative Group from the American Music Awards.