Jazz-grass fusionists Bela Fleck & The Flecktones return to town Wednesday for a genre-defying Christmas show to raise funds for KPOV. In case you missed it, it’s totally December, which means you’ll soon have your fill of Bing Crosby and Burl Ives. So seek out some non-traditional holiday sounds! I have some suggestions for you — plus more on Fleck’s skewed take on Christmas music — right here.
Elsewhere in the music section, we’ve got my review of Tennessee alt-country band Lucero’s show at the Domino Room on Tuesday, plus everything you need to know about this weekend’s Rise Up benefit shows at Century Center, as well as briefs on Yamn at McMenamins and Grant Sabin at Silver Moon.