Fiona Apple, Beck, Oasis, the Foo Fighters, and Powerman 5000 are just a few of the artists that will offer up a little holiday cheer for charity, as they have signed on to perform at the Tenth Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas show, sponsored by Los Angeles radio station KROQ.Others also coming out for the concert, scheduled for December 11 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, include Bush, Tori Amos, 311, Save Ferris, and Blink-182, who also played at last year's event with Korn, Garbage, and the Offspring, among others. Proceeds from the 1999 Almost Acoustic show will be split among three area charities: Para Los Ninos, a group aiding needy children in Latino communities, the Al Wooten, Jr. Heritage youth center in Los Angeles, and Children of the Night, an organization offering shelter and support for youths involved in prostitution and pornography. KROQ has also just issued an album, "The Best Of The KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas" via Time Bomb
Recordings that samples some of the musical highlights from the show's first nine years (see "Blink-182, No Doubt, Smash Mouth Featured On KROQ 'Best Of'").For more information about the 1999 Almost Acoustic Christmas concert and whom it benefits, be sure to check out KROQ's official Web site.
-- David Basham