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22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights – Night 2

[photogallerylink id=109747 align=left]The 22nd annual Almost Acoustic Christmas takes place in L.A. this weekend, Dec. 10-11, and you can watch it via live webcast starting each day at 8pm ET/5pm PT!

Our friends in L.A. have got killer lineups on both nights of their 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas. We previously acquainted you with the bands of night 1, and now it’s time to find out about the acts performing the second night.

We’ve gathered a little bit of info about each of the artists playing Sunday, December 11 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in L.A., to help get you more familiar with what to expect.



THE BLACK KEYS

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The Black Keys // Photos: Cody Black

img 8795 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 2[Gallery] The Black Keys RAGE It Up At… A blues-rock duo from Akron, Ohio, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Black Keys[/lastfm] have been grinding out grimy, sexy guitar-and-drum rock since their inception a decade ago.

Despite their inscrutable, modest natures, The Black Keys have consistently surged under the radar of mainstream popular music until their sixth album, 2010’s Brothers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for another two. Now The Black Keys are set to release their highly anticipated seventh album, El Camino.

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The Black Keys’ Official Site
The Black Keys On Facebook
@TheBlackKeys
The Black Keys On iTunes



CAGE THE ELEPHANT

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Cage The Elephant performing at the Forum // Photo: Alex Rauch

cte 8 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 2[Gallery] Cage The Elephant Performing… Feisty, freewheeling Kentucky-born alternative rock group, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cage The Elephant[/lastfm], has brought back the fun of rock ‘n roll with lively songs and energy-infused live performances.

Since coming together in 2006, the five-piece has released two albums, 2008’s self-titled and this year’s Thank You, Happy Birthday. The group has topped charts—both national and worldwide—with their hits “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” and “Shake Me Down.”

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Cage The Elephant’s Official Site
Cage The Elephant On Facebook
@CageTheElephant
Cage The Elephant On iTunes


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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

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Death Cab For Cutie

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Considered one the quintessential alternative-pop bands that helped spearhead the “indie” band movement, Seattle-spawned [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Death Cab For Cutie[/lastfm] has released seven albums since 1999 boasting such hits as “Soul Meets Body,” “I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” and “I Will Posses You Heart.”

Death Cab For Cutie’s quirky, wry lyrics and dreamy pop sound has made them consistently popular and a Billboard chart-topping band despite not technically being an “indie” band anymore.

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Death Cab For Cutie’s Official Site
Death Cab For Cutie On Facebook
@DCFC
Death Cab For Cutie On iTunes



FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

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Florence + The Machine at ACX 2010 // Photo: Alex Rauch

acx night2 florenceandthemachine rauch 0012 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 2[Photo Gallery] ACX 2010 Florence &… Infamously scarlet-haired Florence Welch, the creative mistress behind [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Florence + The Machine[/lastfm], started spinning her web of soulful, baroque pop sounds in South London in 2007.

Since then, Welch has put out two albums–the amazingly popular Lungs in 2009 and the incandescent Ceremonials which was recently released. Welch has been nominated for over fifty-six awards including Britain’s acclaimed Mercury Prize and Best New Artist at the Grammys.

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Florence + The Machine’s Official Site
Florence + The Machine On Facebook
@Flo_tweet
Florence + The Machine On iTunes


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FOSTER THE PEOPLE

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Foster The People at Weenie Roast 2011 // Photo: Alex Rauch

img 0003 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 2[Photo Gallery] Foster The People… From an up-and-coming indie band struggling on the music-saturated streets of Los Angeles to an immensely successful international musical force, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foster The People[/lastfm] are models for many other small bands looking to reach mainstream success while maintaining their musical integrity and not selling out.

Though less than a year ago, Foster the People played a free residency at a small bar in Los Angeles, they are now playing huge shows like Live on Letterman, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. The band has been nominated for six awards and will surely be a contender for Best New Artist at new year’s Grammy Awards.

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Foster the People’s Official Site
Foster the People On Facebook
@FosterThePeople
Foster the People On iTunes



GROUPLOVE

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Grouplove

Quirky, art-drenched Los Angeles-based five-piece [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Grouplove[/lastfm] is considered by music critics and other musicians (like Acoustic Christmas stage-mate Foster The People) as a band to watch for 2012.

The band met at an art residency in Crete and from there sweet music was made–a sound strong enough to get them tour dates with other Acoustic Christmas stage-mate Florence + The Machine.

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


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JANE’S ADDICTION

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Jane's Addiction on Jimmy Kimmel Live // Photos: Cody Black

janes addiction jkl cody black 10 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 2[Gallery] Jane’s Addiction Perform… Three of the four original members of LA-based [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jane’s Addiction[/lastfm] are still around today, and their latest album The Great Escape Artist proves that they’re still an “Irresistible Force.”

Jane’s was one of the first alternative rock bands to achieve commercial success in the early 90’s, with songs like “Jane Says,” “Just Because,” “Been Caught Stealing” and “Stop!” Their 1990 album Rio de lo Habitual is certified double platinum, 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking reached platinum, and their 2003 album Strays reached Gold.

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Jane’s Addiction’s Official Site
Jane’s Addiction On Facebook
@JanesAddiction
Jane’s Addiction On iTunes



MUMFORD & SONS

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Mumford & Sons at the KROQ Coachella House // Photo: Alex Rauch

pre grammy party 20 22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights   Night 2[Photo Gallery] KROQ Pre-GRAMMY’s… Indie British folk quartet [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mumford & Sons[/lastfm]–named after charming dimpled frontman Marcus Mumford–is comprised of talented multi-instrumentalists who are pivotal players in the increasingly popular West London folk scene.

Mumford & Sons organic, irreverent–almost vintage–sound garnered them two Grammy nominations this year and a win for British Album Of The Year from the Brit Awards.

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Mumford & Sons’ Official Site
Mumford & Sons On Facebook
@MumfordOfficial
Mumford & Sons On iTunes


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THE NAKED AND FAMOUS

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Naked And Famous[/lastfm] is an up-and-coming indie-electronic post-punk group from New Zealand.

While their single “Young Blood” became number one on the New Zealand charts and received winning nods from the New Zealand Music Awards, the band began to permeate the United States music scene by getting their songs placed on popular television shows like Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and The Secret Circle.

 

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The Naked And Famous’ Official Site
The Naked And Famous On Facebook
@TNAF
The Naked And Famous On iTunes



NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

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Photo by Jo Hale//Getty Images

Part of the infamous duo of brothers that made up iconic Britpop band, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Oasis[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Noel Gallagher[/lastfm] is forging his own path as a songwriter with the ’90s alt-rock grit and glamour fused with ’60s psychedelia of his debut solo album, High Flying Birds.

After being released last week, High Flying Birds has received many positive reviews with stand out tracks being songs like “If I Had A Gun,” “The Death Of Me And You,” and “AKA…What A Life!”

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Official Site
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds On Facebook
@NoelGallagher
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds On iTunes


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