While checking out unauthorized fan videos of the Rolling Stones' first "50 and Counting" 50th anniversary show Sunday night in London, I thought I'd catch you up on some concert news.
(By the way, it was fun watching an animated Mick Taylor playing bluesy leads on slightly sloppy "Midnight Rambler"; 39 years after the once still-as-a-statue guitarist last played it with them, all those years fronting his own bands has loosened him up a bit.)
On to the show news:
• The latest tour of the classic Broadway musical "Hair" comes to the Plaza Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, part of its Broadway series, which launched Nov. 19 with another classic, "A Chorus Line."
Tickets for "Hair" are $35 and $60, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the box and Ticketmaster.
Presales start at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 and run through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 6.
• Look for the third Yo Gabba Gabba! Live tour to hit town on March 11.
Called "Get the Sillies Out!," it features DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, Plex and rapper Biz Markie in a new show, their third in three years and third to come to El Paso.
The show will play the Plaza Theatre instead of the Chavez Theatre this time.
No ticket prices or onsale dates have been announced, but the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live site lists "coming soon" with the local date.
• Christian gore metal band Impending Doom brings its "Chaos Reborn" tour to the Open Gate Community Church, 8821 McCombs, at 5 p.m. Jan. 6.
The eight-act bill includes The Browning, Hearts and Hands, Thick as Blood and This Or the Apocalypse.
Tickets are $15, on sale at Ticketbully.
• Canadian singer-songwriter Tia McGraff returns for a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, a great place to see a singer and writer of her caliber.
She's a duo, by the way, joined by Colorado singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Parham.
• When he's not running Border Theatre or directing next month's production of "A Christmas Carol" at UTEP, Austin Savage is stages a free series of shows at the Tequila Garage.
This week's installment of No Cover Garage Rock features the Dismissal, Medvedi, Alabama Deathwalk and others.
It's at 9 p.m. Nov. 29.
• Pollstar is listing a July 27 Plaza Theatre date for "The Music of Abba," featuring the tribute act Arrival From Sweden, which includes musicians from the real group's band.
It's listed on the band's website, too.
No ticket info yet.