Live Photos: M83, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Day 1

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Live Photos: M83, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Day 1

Last Saturday kicked off KROQ’s annual holiday show, Almost Acoustic Christmas, with performances from AFI, The Strumbellas, X Ambassadors, M83, AFI, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon and headliner Blink-182. Lest we comment on (Strumbellas and X Ambassadors aside) the lineup’s loyalty to veteran alt rock stewards of the aughties, Blink dethroned Drake’s number one spot on the charts back in July when the group—sporting Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba on guitar—released their latest LP, California. Speaking of the aughties, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello joined X Ambassadors on stage for their collaboration, “Collider.” Amy Harris captured the show in the gallery above; check back tomorrow for Day 2 featuring Green Day, The Head and The Heart and Beck.