22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights – Night 1

The 22nd Almost Acoustic Christmas takes place in L.A. this weekend, Dec. 10-11, and you can watch it via live webcast starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT!

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.

BLINK-182

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Blink-182 performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live // Photo: Cody Black

blink 182 jimmy kimmel live cody black 5 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 1[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.

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Blink-182’s Official Site
Blink-182 On Facebook
@blink182
Blink-182 On iTunes



BUSH

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Bush performing at Kevin & Bean's Bush Bash // Photo: Cody Black

img 3489 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 1[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.

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Bush’s Official Site
Bush On Facebook
@BushOfficial
Bush On iTunes

Click here for ticket info and details on night 1 of the 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas.

CHEVELLE

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Chevelle performing at Weenie Roast 2010 // Photo: Cody Black

img 3189 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 1Chevelle Perform Live At Weenie… [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chevelle[/lastfm] has sold over three million albums in the United States. The band’s first full-length album, Point #1 was released on a small record label called Squint Entertainment. Chevelle’s second album, Wonder What’s Next, was certified Platinum by the RIAA after a debut at No. 14 on the United States albums chart, Billboard 200.

This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), the band’s third album debuted at No. 8 and has been certified Gold. Chevelle has since released a fourth album, Vena Sera, a fifth album, Sci-Fi Crimes, which was released on August 31, 2009, and a sixth album Hats Off to the Bull due December 6, 2011.

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Chevelle’s Official Site
Chevelle On Facebook
@ChevelleInc
Chevelle On iTunes

NEW FOUND GLORY

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NFG performing at the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ // Photo: Cam Wachs

new found glory kroq sound space 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 1[Gallery] New Found Glory Perform Live… Formed in the late 90’s in Coral Springs, Florida, NFG have released 7 studio albums, including their latest Radiosurgery, which came out October 4th and was celebrated with a live performance from the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ.

Along with Blink-182, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]New Found Glory[/lastfm] played a crucial role in the spread of the pop-punk genre. They’ve managed to stay relevant and create good music, even when fans seemed to be fading away from the genre. Their current Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour has set the band out to prove exactly that.

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New Found Glory’s Official Site
New Found Glory On Facebook
@NewFoundGlory
New Found Glory On iTunes



SOCIAL DISTORTION

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Social Distortion's Mike Ness at the Palladium // Photo: Cody Black

social17 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 1[PHOTO GALLERY] Social Distortion @ The… [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Social Distortion[/lastfm] is one of So-Cal’s legendary punk bands, formed by Mike Ness, who also happens to be the only remaining original band member. Hailing from Fullerton, Social D has released 7 studio albums, including their self-titled album which included KROQ favorites like “Ball And Chain” and “Story Of My Life.”

The band released their latest album Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes in January 2011 and found themselves entering the Billboard 200 chart at #4, their highest entry ever.

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Social Distortion’s Official Site
Social Distortion On Facebook
@SocialD1
Social Distortion On iTunes

Click here for ticket info and details on night 1 of the 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas here.

311

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311 performing at the Unity Tour 2011 // Photo: Cody Black

unity tour sublime with rome cody black 9 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 1[Photo Gallery] The Unity Tour Featuring… Hailing from the Omaha, Nebraska, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]311[/lastfm] was one of the first rock bands to incorporate turntablism into their sound. It’s incredible that throughout their 23 year span, the band has only encountered one lineup change, replacing original guitarist Jim Watson with Tim Mahoney in 1991.

311 has released 10 studio albums, including their latest release Universal Pulse. They’re also known for their annual Unity Tour, which has featured bands like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sublime With Rome[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Slightly Stoopid[/lastfm] in recent years. They’re best-known for their self-titled released, which had songs like “Don’t Stay Home,” “Down” and “All Mixed Up.”

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311’s Official Site
311 On Facebook
@311
311 On iTunes



YOUNG THE GIANT

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Young The Giant at Weenie Roast 2011 // Photo: Faith-Ann Young

wr2011 neon trees by faith ann young 7 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 1[Photo Gallery] Weenie Roast 2011 Bud… Once known by the name The Jakes, indie rock five-piece [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Young The Giant[/lastfm] blasted onto the music scene with their hit “My Body,” was listed by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Morrissey[/lastfm] as one of his favorite new bands, and became MTV Push Artist Of The Week in July of this year.

On top of that, Young The Giant played at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, toured with fellow Almost Acoustic Xmas Night One performer, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Incubus[/lastfm], and received music critic accolades at a plethora of festivals including SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.

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Young The Giant’s Official Site
Young The Giant On Facebook
@YoungTheGiant
Young The Giant On iTunes
Click here for ticket info and details on night 1 of the 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas.

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