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Byline: - Sandra Barrera

Yule be boot-scoot boogieing, shaking your fists and boppin' with the sounds this holiday season brings.

By year's end, country superstars Toby Keith and Dolly Parton ride through town, Green Day and Social Distortion pack the pits, and teen queens Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne rein in KIIS-FM listeners for one of the first star-studded radio events of the season.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

From Bette Midler's tribute to Rosemary Clooney to the high drama of Sarah Brightman and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, concertgoers have plenty to choose from. Here are some highlights. Tickets for all the events are available at Ticketmaster outlets, (213) 480-3232, or


Simple Plan, El Rey Theatre, $24.

Bad Religion, Ventura Theatre, also Friday and Saturday at Hollywood Palladium, $22.

B.B. King, Agoura Hills' Canyon Club, $75.

Wilco, Wiltern LG, also Friday, $30.

Cake, Universal Amphitheatre, $32.


Alejandro Fernandez, Universal Amphitheatre, also Sunday, $50-$155.

David Bisbal, Avalon Hollywood, also Saturday at the Wiltern LG, $40.


Toby Keith, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, $42.75-$59.75.

Nellie McKay, Roxy, $15-$17.50.

McDonald's Gospelfest, Shrine Auditorium, featuring Cissy Houston, Melba Moore, Vickie Winans and more, $30-$40.


Clay Aiken, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, $48-$83.

Raphael Saadiq, House of Blues Sunset Strip, $25.

Dan Zanes, UCLA's Royce Hall, $10-$20.


Cafe Tacuba, Wiltern LG, $37.50.

Nikhil Korula, House of Blues Sunset Strip, $15.

Sarah Brightman, Staples Center, $50-$250.

Yahir, Universal Amphitheatre, $19.50-$54.50.


Green Day, Long Beach Arena, $19.50-$39.50.

Jay-Z, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, also Wednesday at Staples Center, $50-$125.

John Spencer Blues Explosion, Henry Fonda Theatre, $16.

Tears for Fears, Universal Amphitheatre, $39.50-$59.50.


Social Distortion, Wiltern LG, through Nov. 29, $25.

NOV. 26

Yellowcard, Hollywood Palladium, $20.

Bruce Hornsby, Wilshire Theatre, $35.

John Fogerty, Pantages Theatre, $42-$52.

NOV. 27

Metallica, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, $55-$75.

Skinny Puppy, Avalon Hollywood, $28.50.

NOV. 29

Everclear, House of Blues Sunset Strip, $25.

NOV. 30

Bette Midler, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, $45.50-$250.50.

Kenny Loggins, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, also Dec. 3 and 4 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, $35-$65.

The Kills, Troubadour, $13.

DEC. 1

VH1 Big in '04, Shrine Auditorium, with Maroon5, Black Eyed Peas, Velvet Revolver and Green Day, $50.

DEC. 2

Jaguares, benefit for Justice for the Women of Juarez, House of Blues Sunset Strip, $50-$100.

Peter Cincotti, El Rey Theatre, also Dec. 4 at Pepperdine University, $28.50.

DEC. 3

KIIS Jingle Ball, featuring Ashlee Simpson, Snoop Dogg, Maroon5, Christina Milian, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys and Jo-Jo, $35-$150.

The Blind Boys of Alabama, Pepperdine University, $40.

DEC. 4

Neil Sedaka, Wilshire Theatre, also Dec. 5, $35-$55.

Neko Case, El Rey Theatre, with the Sadies and Dexter Romweber, $19.50.

DEC. 6

Kevin Spacey, Wiltern LG, $40-$50.

Star 98.7 FM's Not So Silent Night, Theatre at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, featuring Duran Duran, Los Lonely Boys, Alanis Morissette and John Mayer.

DEC. 8

KCRW'S Gimme Shelter, Roxy Theatre, featuring Jason Mraz, The Like, Donovan Frankenfreiter, The Speechwriters, $25.

DEC. 9

Tom Jones, House of Blues Sunset Strip, through Dec. 12, $60.

Dolly Parton, Theatre at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, $44-$54.

Dierks Bentley, Avalon Hollywood, $19.50.

DEC. 10

KZLA Christmas Concert, Kodak Theatre, featuring Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, $32.50-$75.

The Hives, Wiltern LG, $20.

DEC. 14

Keith Urban, Wiltern LG, also Dec. 15, $39.50.

DEC. 15

Jem, El Rey Theatre, $15.50.

Aaron Carter, House of Blues Sunset Strip, $30.

100.3 ``The Beat'' FM's Holiday Cooldown, Universal Amphitheatre, featuring Destiny's Child, Ashanti, Faith Evans, Mary Mary and Mario, $35-$125.

DEC. 17

Jagermeister Music Tour, Universal Amphitheatre, featuring Slayer with Killswitch Engage and Mastodon, $32.50.

Black Eyed Peas, Key Club, $75.

DEC. 18

Brian Setzer Orchestra, Universal Amphitheatre, $36-$70.

DEC. 19

Reggae Explosion 2004, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, with Kevin Lyttle, Spragga Benz, Kymani Marley, Merciless, Mad Cobra, Tanto Merto & Devonte, Red Rat, Professor Nuts, Rempage, Romeo, Briggy Benz, Sugar Slick and Greg Hines, $28.

DEC. 22

The Vandals, House of Blues Sunset Strip, $15.

DEC. 23

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Theatre at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, $29.50-$49.50.

DEC. 30

Danzig, Wiltern LG, $29.75.


7 photos


(1 -- color) Jay-Z Tuesday

(2 -- color) Alicia Keys Dec. 3

Michael Caulfield/

(3 -- color) John Fogerty Nov. 26

Kevin Mazur/

(4 -- color) Mike Dirnt of Green Day Tuesday and Dec. 1

(5 -- color) Dolly Parton Dec. 9

(6 -- color) Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys Dec. 6

(7 -- color) Bette Midler Nov. 30
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