Holiday spirit is slowly seeping into the Valley's December's concert lineup, and add local indie poppers Kinch to the long list of seasonal soirees. Slotted within days of shock-rocker and driving-range master Alice Cooper's annual Christmas Pudding party at Dodge, the emo pop Winter Wonder Slam at US Airways Center and a head-banging Marquee showcase from Flickerspell Promotions, Kinch aggregated a list of local who's who for the so-called Kinch Christmas Party. Dear and the Headlights will give attendees the best of excuses to get drunk like Bible times. The emotive pop act serves as a 'nog-like nightcap to a bash promising classic carols and lively Yuletide libations at Phoenix's venerable Rhythm Room. Tempe's inseparable and Wise Men-esque triad of blues boogie boys What Laura Says, vanilla soul cats Black Carl, and rock radio ready Kinch bolster the blustery jollity. Rajiv Patel brings intricate guitar work to the table's delectable spread. Oh, and the night gets even holier with proceeds directly benefiting local charities for the homeless. Santa hats and elf shoes optional. Grooving required.


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