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Aimee Mann’s Christmas Show nabs Gibbard, Deschanel

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Every holiday season Aimee Man throws a little Christmas shindig that just happens to feature half a dozen talented musicians and coincidentally entertains sold out crowds. In the past, she’s surprised audiences with Jackson Browne, Amos Lee, Ben Lee, and even John C. Reilly. This year, however, she’s bringing a little more youthful decadence to the table as she’s managed to snag indie rock’s hottest newlyweds: Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel.

The uber-talented couple will join Mann on the first two shows, December 13 and 14th, at Los Angeles’ trendy nightclub, Largo. Both dates are sold out, though fans interested in seeing Mann and her husband, Michael Penn, will have the opportunity to do so on December 15th. And while Gibbard and Deschanel will be absent on the third night, given Mann’s track record, it’s likely she’ll have a few surprise guests. Maybe Jon Brion? Oh, that would be too unfair for us out-of-towners.

However, fingers crossed that she takes requests. Odds are she’ll stick to her 2006 Christmas album, One More Drifter in the Snow, but wouldn’t it be a remarkable holiday gift to find YouTube videos of her singing “Today’s the Day” or “Voices Carry” alongside Deschanel? Hey, a guy can dream.

Then again, this could happen on the third night…

Oh hush, Mike.

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