In-Store Performances: Free & All Ages!

Shinyribs live at Waterloo Tues. 12/11 at 5pm
Album: The Kringle Tingle

Refreshments provided by Lagunitas! A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. Itís a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world-class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns, and The Shiny Soul Sisters - Kelley Mickwee & Alice Spencer. Whether on his 6 string Uke or his Electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else. The freedom with which he moves, coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. His original songs laced with magical-realism along with novel interpretations of popular songs old and new (George Jones, TLC, Leadbelly, T-Pain) are the true art that runs throughout. Heís Burl Ives meets Al Green; Hank, Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass. Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry. Catch them Friday 12/14 at The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.

Glorietta live at Waterloo Wed. 12/12 at 6:30pm
Album: Glorietta

Refreshments provided by Lagunitas. The brainchild of Matthew Logan Vasquez, Glorietta was born out of a desire to collaborate with friends that Vasquez has collected over the lat 10 years. Those friends - Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson, David Ramirez, Grammy award winner Adrian Quesada, and Jason Robert Blum - came together over the course of a nine - day recording session in a rented house in Glorieta, New Mexico just outside of Santa Fe. "We chose Santa Fe because it was isolated enough to where it would feel like we were at camp," said Vasquez. " The only requirements were that the house had vaulted ceilings and a Jacuzzi." The players were all connected in one way or another, some of them old friends, some of them meeting for the first time when they arrived. The days were long with the tape running constantly as the players brought ideas for songs in various stages of completion to their new family of collaborators. Midway through the sessions, the group was joined by a guest appearance from Nathaniel Rateliff, who drove straight through the night to join the party. The result is their self - titled debut record; a beautiful mix of voices from six band leaders that fit perfectly together like a low-fidelity puzzle. Catch them Friday 12/14 at The Historic Scoot Inn.