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posted Friday, December 3, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 49
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Where It's At: 'Deck the Hall Ball' rings joyfully with two Bells

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

'Deck the Hall Ball' w/ Broken Bells, Jimmy Eat World, Cake, Sleigh Bells, The Black Keys, Temper Trap
December 8
WaMu Theater


The holiday season in Seattle wouldn't be the same without the merry-go-round at Westlake Center (it spins too fast, in my opinion), or without Nordstrom's massive photo shop encroaching their storefront sidewalk, or without those infectiously flavored beverages Starbucks elves seem to stir up (gingerbread latte? Yes please!). Another reminder of the giving season is the long list of cheery live entertainment, from The Nutcracker to Dina Martina to The End's annual 'Deck the Hall Ball,' which this year packs a mighty blow with six alternative music acts that separately would be worth seeing.

Among the bands taking part in the radio station's bash on Wednesday are two kinds of bells - allow me to differentiate them for you. Broken Bells is the collaborative team of Danger Mouse and James Mercer (of The Shins, formerly based in Seattle), while Sleigh Bells is an established duo comprised of Derek E. Miller and Alexis Krauss. Both produce some form of electronic music, Broken Bells combing it through light rock songs like 'The High Road' and 'The Ghost Inside,' Sleigh Bells pounding it onto punk-heavy tracks like 'Crown on the Ground' and 'Tell 'Em.' Their albums are two of the most critically acclaimed in 2010, Broken Bells' self-titled release and Sleigh Bells' Treats.

Now that we have our bells in order, the rest of the lineup includes The Black Keys, Jimmy Eat World, Cake, and Temper Trap. Each of these groups can or has sold out venues as big as The Showbox SoDo, and thus uniting them - with the aforementioned acts - under one roof on the same night is a helluva stocking stuffer. The only drawback to a show with multiple performers is the crunched set times, reminding me of how disappointed I was last year when Phoenix was on and off the stage in less time than it took me to get to WaMu Theater. On the plus side, DTHB usually attracts the chill alternative crowd, the dot commers, the tattooed baristas, the wispy girls wearing skirts and boots, the hoodie-wearers, and all those city folk that wouldn't otherwise escape into their introverted worlds; somehow they converge at events like this - a mini-Sasquatch without the long drive.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with the first band hitting the stage at 4:30 p.m. Light rail is the best transportation for getting to/from the venue; the Stadium station is what you want. And drinks are pricey at the venue, so you've been warned. For more details, visit www.1077theend.com.

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