Things are slowing down a bit for the holidays, but there’s still plenty of live music to be heard over the weekend.
Tonight is the 43rd incarnation of The Round at Fremont Abbey, featuring artists such as Aaron Sprinkle of Fair, Josh Dawson of Slender Means, Gabe Archer of The Pale Pacific, as well as slam poets and painters to add some variety. The holiday party, open to all ages, will benefit youth programs. Doors open at 7:30 and tickets cost $8-12 on a sliding scale.
At High Dive, tonight marks the final show for band Atomic Bride and the 39 Steps. The show will also include The Bug Nasties, The Saboteurs, Spaceship Excellent, and Electrolux. It also starts at 8 p.m. and has a $6 cover charge.
Nectar will have a hip-hop show tonight, with Macklemore Clockwork, Xperience, Candidt and DJ Marc Sense. The show starts at 9 p.m.- tickets were $8 in advance. Tost will have Salem and 3 Spot on hand; Salem has been heavily featured at ski and snowboard events across the country. Cover is $6 at Tost, and the show starts at 9 p.m.
Tomorrow will feature electronic music at Nectar from James Pants, Daedalus, Velella Velella, and WD4D. Tickets cost $10 in advance and the show starts at 9 p.m. Meanwhile, High Dive will have two CD release parties for Iris I and Something Vital, and will also feature Bee Simonds and Vibrant Society. Tost will have the Jake Shaw Trio, Role: 1 at 9 p.m. for $5.
Sunday is a little quieter. Only the High Dive will feature live music on the 14th- they will have Lady Drama, Eclectic Approach, Order of the Crimson Wizard, and The Vague Prophets at 7 p.m. for $6.