With all due respect to Staind, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Simple Plan and the other acts coming to the area this weekend, we're going to pass. Instead, and despite how cliched it sounds, it feels right to support a cause around the holidays.
The all-ages show Giving Thanks: A Benefit Concert for Baltimore City Public Schools will feature all groups from the area: Shook, Lifted, the Dialogue, Greasy Hands and the Tressels. The best part: the proceeds form your $10 ticket will go towards purchasing instruments for local music programs. A true win-win.
For a sample of Shook, a band that channels new wave and vocals reminiscent of Mike Posner and Adam Levine, check out their video for "Nobody" from last year's "Can U Still Dance?" EP below.
Giving Thanks: A Benefit Concert for Baltimore City Public Schools plays the Ottobar on Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, are still available here.