Greylag/Jake Bugg @ The Bluebird (12/4)

Good news for those of you with the pre-finals blues! You can catch Jake Bugg with opener Greylag this Thursday at the Bluebird. Bugg is this year’s performer for WTTS’s Toys For Tots annual Christmas concert. Rock ‘n’ roll for a good cause? What could be better?

Doors open at 7 p.m. and Portland-based Greylag will start the evening at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $15 and the show is 21+ (Although Jake Bugg is only 20—some of us consider this age limit unfair, but them’s the rules).

Greylag will be doling out some solid folk-inflected rock. Their self-titled album, which came out in October, will surely lend itself to some foot-stomping and maybe even low-key head-banging. They manage to cover some really dark themes while still producing a sound that’s extremely palatable. I predict greatness from their set.

Jake Bugg will follow up with his signature mix of Dylan-esque folk tunes and pure rock ‘n’ roll songs depicting the gritty street life of Nottingham. Although Bugg is surely used to playing larger venues and festivals following the success of his two LPs, he’s decided to grace the Bluebird. And hey, if you go, you might just see a marriage proposal (just kidding, I’m a professional—I’ll wait until after the show).

This should be a no-brainer, but if you need more evidence you can listen to Greylag’s “Another” and Jake Bugg’s “Two Fingers.” See you Thursday.