Even though it's looking more and more likely that we're going not going to have a white Christmas here in the Twin Cities, at least the lush, elegant sounds of the Twilight Hours (pictured) can get you in the holiday spirit. Trip Shakespeare vets Matt Wilson and John Munson have been crafting soaring, indelible melodies for years now, which consistently sound stellar in a proper live setting, and the Varsity is the ideal venue for their hushed, charming numbers. Local openers Rogue Valley, who recently completed their ambitious project of making four full-length records, one for each of the four seasons, should have plenty of appropriate songs in store for this time of year. The young quintet are bound to be the perfect complement to the Twilight Hours, setting up the headliners well with their own particular brand of heady, acoustic guitar-driven pop. 18+.
Wed., Dec. 21, 7 p.m., 2011