Dec. 8: Thievery Corporation at the National
The Washington-based DJ collective mixes a variety of deep music, including dub, trance, reggae, hip-hop, Middle Eastern, and Brazilian. Progressive in its multilingual politics — and getting those backsides shaking on the dance floor — the show is Thursday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $39.50-$43. Also on the bill, Colorado hip-hop duo the Reminders. thenationalva.com.
Dec. 8: Gritty City is for the Kids 2 Toy Drive at the Camel
Featuring many of Richmond’s “hip-hop elite,” including members of Gritty City, Charged Up, Company FTL and the Life Company. Also performing is Reks from Boston, famous for his work with DJ Premier and Action Bronson, along with Poe Mack from Roanoke.
Thursday, Dec. 8, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Donations of a toy or a $1 or more at the door. thecamel.org.
Dec. 9: Event Pick: Nels Cline, Larry Ochs and Gerald Cleaver Trio at Gallery5
If you’ve never seen Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, he’ll make you rethink the possibilities of electric guitar — joined here by two other great experimental players, saxophonist Larry Ochs and drummer Gerald Cleaver.
Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., at Gallery5. Tickets cost $18. gallery5arts.org.
- Harmony Gerber
- The Rev. Horton Heat
Dec. 9: Event Pick: The Rev. Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Unknown Hinson and Lucky Tubb at the National
Like a punk rocket out of rockabilly hell, the good Reverend returns to sing songs of tequila, wild women and space heaters. This was a barnburner last time at the Broadberry. Check it out Friday, Dec. 9, at the National.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $19.50-$23. thenationalva.com.