Dec 09, 2010
Loud and Cheer
A host of benefit shows to stoke the holiday spirit
By Jonathan Perry
HOLIDAY BENEFIT AND BASH WITH THE VIVS
We’ve long touted the hyper-hooky Vivs (and their ’09 debut, “Mouth to Mouth’’) as one of Boston’s best semi-secrets, but we wouldn’t want to keep this cool show under wraps. Next Saturday, the Vivs host a fund-raiser to benefit the Children’s Room, an organization that offers support for grieving children and their families in Greater Boston. Also on the bill: Ed’s Redeeming Qualities alum Carrie Bradley, who also played with the Breeders and went on to form 100 Watt Smile; Big Dipper singer-guitarist Bill Goffrier (who also led the criminally under-heard Wichita, Kan.-based indie rockers the Embarrassment); and ’90s alt-pop rockers Scatterfield, who are reuniting for this special night . Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. Tickets: $10 (plus $5 suggested donation).
2ND ANNUAL ROCK & SOUL HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT
In what’s becoming a holiday tradition, a galaxy of New England rock and soul stars align at the Regent Theatre to raise funds for a pair of worthy nonprofit organizations: OurSpace , which provides creative support and space for teens with cancer; and the Music Drives Us Foundation, which supplies grants for a variety of music education programs. Also worthy of your attention are the night’s performers, among them Barrence Whitfield, Danny Klein’s Full House, Bellevue Cadillac, Casey Desmond, the Fools, Robin Lane, Sal Baglio, Johnny Barnes & the NightCrawlers, Cindy Daley & Satch Romano, Classic Ruins, the Liz Borden Band, and Tomo Fujita. Attendees are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy or child’s holiday gift for Toys for Tots (http://www.toysfortots.org). Dec. 19, 8 p.m., Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. Tickets: $25 (reserved seats), $30 (preferred seats). 781-646-4849, http://www.regenttheatre.com