City Planner: Monday 12/4


Blind Boys of Alabama @ Guthrie

class=img_thumbleft>From today's A-List: "The Blind Boys were supposed to give the final musical performance at the old Guthrie last March, but bad weather scuttled the gig. Now they're back at the new joint with a holiday show based on their 2003 Christmas album Go Tell It on the Mountain, a genuine charmer that matched the Boys' classic gospel harmonies with a slew of higher-profile musical guests. It's a strategy they've used effectively since hooking up with Peter Gabriel's record label Real World about five years ago, but it's been hardly necessary. Sixty-five years (!) into their career, the Boys--still led by founding members Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter--easily conjure spirit so ferocious and harmonies so rich they would inspire even the meanest humbugger to mend his ways. Or at least quit the Bush administration."

$36. 7:30 p.m.


+44 @ First Avenue

Go to the A-List.