Coming to venues this week (we're thinking tickets still available):
• Touring in support of "New World Arisin'," the band's 11th full-length LP, Big Head Todd & the Monsters play Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The band marks its 30th year together. Tickets: $35, www.revolutionhall.com.
• The Killers are coming, playing the Moda Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Tickets: $39-$59, www.rosequarter.com.
• Cindy Wilson of the B-52s is going on a solo tour, and she'll be joined by Sarah Jaffe at the Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave., 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets: $20-$35, www.startheaterportland.com. Wilson has a new solo album, "Change."
• Some of Portland's best funk, R&B and soul artists gather for the "Ettabration 2017," an annual celebration to feature Arietta "Ms. Etta" Ward, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St. Tickets: $15, $17 day of show, www.etix.com.
• Blitzen Trapper plays Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Tickets: $26, $29 day of show, www.revolutionhall.com. The band has a new album, "Wild and Reckless," a spinoff from their musical stage show earlier this year at The Armory that ran for 28 performances. Frontman Eric Earley also sees the album as a companion to the band's 2008 breakthrough album "Furr."
• There are standing-room-only and balcony seats available for Nicole Atkins, who's touring in support of a new album ("Goodnight Rhonda Lee") and will play at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. Tickets: $15, $18 day of show, Well>www.mississippistudios.com.Well, dang
A lot of shows sell out. We'll occasionally try to alert you to certain events that don't have tickets for sale anymore, which would allow you to ask — bother? — friends to take you. Or, evaluate the secondary market.
Well, even though it's sold out, we'd be remiss without reminding fans that Billy Joel will be performing at the Moda Center on Friday, Dec. 8. It's been 10 years since Joel performed in Portland.
• Grizzly Bear make an appearance in Portland after a five-year absence this Sunday. The Brooklyn power pop foursome come toting their fifth album "Painted Ruins", a gorgeous bottleneck of emotions. 2012's 'Shields' and their third album 'Vecktamist' (2009) played out moody soundscapes and harmonies with an indie brittleness. "Ruins" brings it all back with a touch of sophistication. You'll have to scratch around for tickets on the aftermarket, but live they are worth it. Plus: frontman Ed Droste does not like Trump. How normie is that?
Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave, 8 p.m. Saturday Dec. 9, 971 230 0033. All ages, sold out.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• Jay-Z is coming to perform at the Moda Center, Dec. 14, and there apparently still are tickets available. They range from $27-$288 and are available at www.rosequarter.com.
• Grammy Awards nominee Khalid, a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, will perform at Moda Center on May 1. Tickets are on sale at www.rosequarter.com.
• Tickets are expensive ($660-$900) for the June 23 appearance by world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli at the Moda Center. It's one of five special concert dates by Bocelli in the United States. General tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 11, at www.AndreaBocelli.com.
• No stranger to Northwest fans, Foreigner has announced a July 28 date at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington. They'll be joined by Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening on their "Juke Box Heroes Tour." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at www.LiveNation.com.