David Dondero with Barton Carroll and Narcissy
Tue. Dec. 10 | Barton Carroll is best known as an integral part of Eric Bachmann's Crooked Fingers band, but the Seattle-based singer/guitarist has branched further out on each of his four solo albums since 2006. His latest and best, Avery County, I'm Bound to You (Skybucket), surveys the blue ridges and great smoky valleys of his native North Carolina. Narcissy opens and David Dondero headlines at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.
Sun. Dec . 15 | In recent years, Aaron Neville has released albums of gospel (I Know I've Been Changed) and doo-wop tunes (My True Story). He presents a holiday concert at 8 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
The Grasshoppers with Aurora Nealand
and Blind Texas Marlin
Sun. Dec. 15 | Dave Fera's reliable, cyclical canon (Mahayla, Big Blue Marble) gets a new update with the Grasshoppers, featuring New Orleans rock scenesters Ike Aguilar, Adam Campagna, Sam Craft and Jason Songe. Blind Texas Marlin and Aurora Nealand open at 9 p.m. at Siberia.