It's radio station concert day! Apparently!
KROQ has announced their lineup for day two (Dec. 14) of Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and it is predictably pretty great: The Cure, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Paramore, Franz Ferdinand (!), Scott Weiland, Snow Patrol and Vampire Weekend.
In the spirit of “one of these things is not like the other things,” I choose you, Scott Weiland! Stone Temple Pilots are already playing day one; I guess if you manage to get Scott Weiland to show up for a weekend, you gotta get the most out of it you can. Well, Paramore doesn't really fit either, but not quite so egregiously.
In the last few years of the nearly two-decade-old concert, they've pretty much divided things thusly: the more aggro RAWK! on the first night, and the more melodic, poppy stuff on night two. Clearly, this tradition is maintained this year, with Huntington Beach's The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Rise Against, AFI (a “special appearance”), Staind, Three Days Grace, Slightly Stoopid and Hollywood Undead appearing the first night. Very different crowds they're expecting. Sorry, that sounded kind of like Yoda-speak.