‘Tis the season for giving, and rocking is always in season, so why not do both? Get out and catch some holiday-themed festivities in LA this weekend before you reach your tinsel-and-peppermint threshold. Bonus: the warm and fuzzy feeling induced by contributing to worthy causes!

KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball @ Staples Center – Friday, December 6, 2013 – Tickets


If you missed Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Wednesday at Staples Center, here’s your chance to make up for it, as well as an arena-sized way to ring in the most wonderful time of the year. The star-studded lineup also includes Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derülo, and more. In the spirit of the season, $1 from each ticket sold will benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which is dedicated to inspiring youth through entertainment and education-based initiatives.

2nd Annual ShockBoxTV Holiday Rock Concert & Toy Drive featuring The Shakers and Better Off Blonde @ Busby’s East – Saturday, December 7, 2013

Spark of Love

Busby’s East hosts the 2nd Annual ShockBoxTV Holiday Rock Concert & Toy Drive on Saturday night, featuring LA bands The Shakers and Better Off Blonde. Cost of admission is $15 worth of new children’s toys at the door in partnership with ABC7 and the Southern California Firefighters’ Spark of Love toy drive, which benefits underprivileged kids in the greater Los Angeles area and is now in its twenty-first year. Not only is this event affordable, but you’ll finally have a good reason to hit up that toy store you’ve had your eye on without looking like a creep.

Lissie @ The Fonda Theatre – Monday, December 9, 2013 – Tickets

By Sunday, you’ll probably be Christmased out and looking for a nice palate-cleanser. Let indie folk rocker Lissie be your sorbet. Lissie wraps up her North American tour with a Southern California leg, beginning at the Fonda Theatre Monday night with opening act the Kopecky Family Band. She’ll hit San Diego and Santa Ana before gearing up for a European tour in the spring, all in support of her latest album, Back to Forever. We’re big fans of Lissie’s live performances here at LA Music Blog, so don’t miss your chance to catch her here in SoCal this Monday and wash all that Christmas out of your mouth.