Not So Silent Night is pulling out all the stops this year, appealing to every kind of listener they have. Besides the Soundcheck Holiday Ball happening at Bimbo's 365 tonight, we're most excited about tomorrow's (12/10) Pre-Party at Mezzanine featuring sets from Gossip and Passion Pit, both of which we've been huge fans as of late. Unfortunately, as of writing, every one of Live 105's various Not So Silent Night events are completely sold out.
Jordan Catalano fest, err, NSSN 2009 isn't just an opportunity to stalk Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) or Emily Haines (Metric) but your chance to make some local band's dream come true. Once again, Live 105 is holding a local band competition, pitting 15 bands against each other in an American Idol-style face off (vote/listen, here). The top five vote getting bands will battle it out at the Bottom of the Hill on Monday, December 7th. (Our money is on Mister Loveless or Scene of Action.) The winning band gets to open the sold-out event at the Oakland Arena. A far cry from the garage.