Death Cab for Cutie (photo: Ryan Russell)
Death Cab for Cutie (photo: Ryan Russell)


‘Tis the season for little morsels of holiday music.

Or, more appropriately, big bites.

Between now and Christmas, the largest shows of the season are lined up like oversized Yule logs, ready to light your fire. And two of them are already sold out.

First up is KNDD’s marathon “Deck the Hall Ball,” featuring Mumford & Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Grouplove and Two Door Cinema Club. The concert is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at KeyArena.

Death Cab for Cutie are the hometown heroes of the stellar lineup, but Mumford & Sons and Foster the People (with its hit song “Pumped Up Kicks”) are enjoying a lot of airplay right now. Tickets are sold out. For more information, visit the station’s website.

The boisterous “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Show” featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 to $35. Get all the details here.

KMTT’s sold-out “Winter Warmth” concert, happening at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at WaMu Theatre, includes Florence + the Machine, The Head and the Heart and Mat Kearney. Seattle’s The Head and the Heart has made the leap from tavern to theater after months of touring in support of its debut album on Sub Pop Records. For more information, visit the station’s website.

The Dusty 45s will stoke the holiday fires with a special show at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at The Triple Door. The “Billy Joe Show Holiday Spectacular with the Dusty 45s and Special Guests” will be an extravaganza of classic holiday music and “rockabilly madness.” Find the details here.

Finally, KISS’ “Jingle Bell Bash” is at 4 p.m., Dec. 18, at WaMu Theatre. The pop-oriented event leans toward hip-hop with a lineup featuring Selena Gomez, Onerepublic, Cobra Starship, Hot Chelle Rae, Tinie Tempah and Karmin. It’s your last chance to attend a big pop concert before the countdown to Christmas day. Tickets are $46. Visit the station’s website for further information.

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