Amplif[ie]d|The 10 Hottest Concerts in December

By: Katrina Honer

Hello Friends and Neighbors!

It’s that time of year again where amongst your favorite hip-hop, rock and country concerts you will find a variety of holiday special performances. Whether you are in the mood for christmas tunes or simply want to rock out to your favorite band, we’ve got a list of the 10 hottest December concerts that will heat up this winter season.

12/3, Casey Donahew Band – Slip on your best pair of cowboy boots and be prepared to swing to the country beats of the Casey Donhahew Band at the M15 Concert Hall and Bar in Corona. Doors open at 7p.m. Tickets start at $15.

12/5, Act of Defiance – Rock out to an evening of heavy metal as Act of Defiance takes the stage at The Glass House in Pomona. Doors open at 7p.m., and show starts at 8p.m. Tickets range from $15-$17.

12/5, Summit College X103.9's Merry Meltdown 2015 with P.O.D. (Payable On Death) – If Incubus and Taking Back Sunday combined, you get the band  P.O.D., whose Christian alternative rocks beats aim to deliver a positive message. P.O.D. will be making their appearance at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. Shows starts at 6p.m.

12/8, KFROG'S Christmas at The Fox Featuring Josh Turner – Enjoy Christmas classics with a country flair as Josh Turner makes his appearance at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside at 7p.m. Tickets range from $20-$55.

12/9, Ray Zeigler – If the steak and lobster isn’t what brings you to The Magic Lamp Inn in Rancho Cucamonga, the indie tunes, such as “Got To Be Live” that Ray Zeigler is popular for, certainly will. Show begins at 7:30p.m.

12/11, Knock Out – Get into the holiday spirit as Riverside’s own Punk/Reggae band Knock Out takes the stage at Romano’s Concert Lounge in Riverside for the first time in years. Special guests include Chris Murray, Eve of Destruction and Insecure Alex. Doors open at 9p.m. with tickets for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Table reservations are recommended so be sure to call (951) 781-7662 to reserve a seat.

12/17, Quita Penas – Groove to the eclectic Afro-Latin beats of Quita Penas whose songs such as “Me Llevaba” will keep you dancing on your feet all night long at the Mission Tobacco Lounge in Riverside. Special guests include Very Be Careful, DJ King Steady Beat and Thee Commons. Shows begins at 9p.m. Quita Penas goes on live at 11p.m.

12/17, Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2015 – Dave Koz will bring Christmas cheer to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland as he performs jazzy holiday hits with some special guests Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Billy Medley. Doors open at 6:30p.m., and show begins at 7:30p.m. Tickets range from $40-50.

12/19, Bad Chemistry – Don’t let the name fool you—we guarantee this will be the only bad chemistry you will actually enjoy. Bad Chemistry will bring down the house with their rock 'n’ roll beats at HK's Bar & Grill in Rancho Cucamonga. Show begins at 8:30p.m.

12/26, Suzie and the Cruisers – Suzie and the Cruisers bring the party home with their catchy rockabilly beats. Be sure to check them out at The Bottle and Barrel in Claremont. Show begins at 8p.m.