Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins


JD McPherson - Socks: A Rock 'n' Roll Christmas Tour

Nov. 29
7 p.m.
Holiday, Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Oklahoma retro rocker JD McPherson’s sound is nestled in the glory days of ’40s R&B and ’50s nascent rock ’n’ roll. His new Christmas album, Socks, is a collection of all originals that glisten right alongside yuletide classics of earlier eras. A disgruntled footwear recipient laments on a title track laced with doo-wop vocals, twangy guitar, and effervescent organ. Elsewhere, a hotrod replaces the trad sled on the boogieing “Santa’s Got a Mean Machine,” pedal steel and crooning vocals knit “Ugly Sweater Blues,” and a sax chortles the delights of “Every Single Christmas.” Eddie Angel opens.