Charlie Hunter Trio, 3 Inches of Blood and Holy Ghost Revival made the list too. Check out briefs and photos for our recommended shows for December 10 through 15.
[Thursday, December 11] If Viva Voce represents the early passion and infatuation between husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Anita Robinson, then Blue Giant is the comfortable, easy-going stage that comes with a healthy musical marriage. Maybe that shift is because the Portland-based couple brought some outsiders in to their relationship: After nearly a decade of creating psychedelic, romantic pop as Viva Voce, this spring the Robinsons teamed up with a rotating handful of musicians â€” Sleater Kinney's Corin Tucker was a one-time addition, and Chris Funk of the Decemberists is now a permanent member â€” to create the twangy, folk-inspired sound of Blue Giant. With See Me River, Casey Neill & the Norway Rats. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. 9 p.m., $8. Listen to Target Heart.