Blue Scholars’ MC Geologic (left) and DJ Sabzi. Photo: Ryan Lewis.

You won’t go wrong with any of these upcoming shows:

Thursday, December 2

Ahmad Jamal @ Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 7:30 & 10pm
Even if you don’t recognize his name, Jamal’s a formidable force in jazz. Just ask Common, Nas, or Jay-Z, who’ve all sampled his beats. Through Saturday.

Mountain @ ACT Theatre, 8pm
Guitar-slinging John Osebold and “Awesome” bandmate Kirk Anderson tell the story of a mountain and its mishaps through film, live music, and theater. Second show Friday.

Friday, December 3

The Dandy Warhols @ Showbox at the Market, 8pm
Stumptown’s psychedelic rockers tour behind their 2010 album, The Capital Years 1995–2007.

Mad Rad CD Release Party @ Neumos, 8pm
The local rap/electro-pop crew celebrates the release of its frisky new album The Youth Die Young. Champagne Champagne opens.

Saturday, December 4

Benefit for Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation @ Showbox at the Market, 7pm
Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Fruit Bats, and more play a benefit concert for the family of the beloved Sub Pop VP who died suddenly this fall. More details at subpop.com/andy.

Redhook’s Rad Winter Party feat. Blue Scholars @ the Crocodile, 8pm
Seattle’s hip-hop icons play a rare intimate show—plus, the $10 ticket covers two beers. With DJ Mike Nipper.

Monday, December 6

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds @ McCaw Hall, 7:30pm
Two dudes, two guitars, hoping to raise $1 million for JustGive.org. Tickets are $150 and all proceeds go to charity. Second show Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 8

Deck the Hall Ball @ WaMu Theatre, 4:30pm
107.7 The End’s annual bash features Broken Bells, the Black Keys, Jimmy Eat World, Cake, Temper Trap, and Sleigh Bells. The last Black Keys show in Seattle sold out in seconds, so we’d brave the caverns of WaMu just to see them.

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