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by Alex Rauch

Watch the 21st Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night 2 webcast live, right here beginning tonight at 5pm PST. We’ll bring you all the performances live and uncut along with behind-the-scenes action as well as exclusive artist interviews.

Fortunately for us, we’re now working with so no matter what platform you’re running, Mac or PC, you’ll be able to view the webcast. Nicole Alvarez will host.

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If you’re unable to see the live video above, go to to watch a Mac-friendly HTML 5 stream.



A Day To Remember 6:00
Switchfoot 6:25
Anberlin 6:50
The Dirty Heads 7:15
Cake 7:40
Bad Religion 8:10
Jimmy Eat World 8:45
My Chemical Romance 9:25
Social Distortion 10:05
The Smashing Pumpkins 10:45


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 6:00
Broken Bells 6:25
The Temper Trap 6:50
Neon Trees 7:20
Florence & The Machine 7:50
The Black Keys 8:20
Brandon Flowers 8:55
Vampire Weekend 9:30
Phoenix 10:05


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For those of you on the go, you can take the webcast with you! Watch it live on your iPhone, iPad or Android via Ustream’s mobile player. Go to on your smartphone. In geek-speak, it’s HTML5.

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Comments (120)
  1. Tayde6 says:


  2. FRANK says:

    greatest band to ever stomp the earth. SD

  3. Music Man says:

    I’m watching live in Reno!!!! Thank you so much KROQ for bringing us this live tonight!!! I’ve been with yall since 1994 and lets just say keep it up!!!! KROQ 21 years and counting!!! 😛 I’m off to see The Smashing Pumpkins!!!! 😛

  4. laneybugg says:

    awe5ome Thanx! Ive been in the Mezz section at other venues but never at the Gibson so not too sure how good the view is …at this point though I’m just happy that we’ll be there for an amazing nite!

  5. Iueda says:

    well today was my bithday and i wanted to go sooo bad. I wasn’t able to get tickets or win tickets but i know everyone who goes has a blast maybe next year.

  6. Mike says:

    Anyone know how I can go back to see the Bad Religion set from tonight. I f”n missed it!

  7. Fatima says:

    Wow. Smashing Pumpkins are pretty good live. MCR were amazing! So were Bad Religion and Social D

  8. emde76 says:

    Wow, Smashing Pumpkins sucked, except for their old stuff. Dirty Heads, Cake, Bad Religion and Social D killed it. Good show!

    1. RV98103 says:

      @emde76: how exactly did SP “suck”? I’m sorry if you were expecting Justin Beiber or Miley Cyrus. Go watch the Disney Channel, this is music for grownups.

  9. juliana says:

    Billy’s really on tonight, this is rockin’!

  10. Moonman says:

    Bad Religion owned the night

  11. Moonman says:

    Bad Religion owned the night…. still remember the entire section (or maybe just me) losing their sh*t when the opening guitar riff hit for “Infected” hit …. first mosh pit of the night….

    Other highlights for me… Social D of cource!!… Dirty heads… Jimmy Eat World and Smashing pumpkins were alright until he talked crap about the lakers… in my mind I pictured everyone walking out on him after that comment…

    Good Night Kroq… lets do this again next year… but how about some more punk rock head lining… loved night 1 of 2009 show… lets get Tiger Army…

  12. deezs says:


  13. awe5ome718 says:

    Daft Punk will probably be the surprise guest for tonight. They are in LA since they were at the Tron: legacy premiere last night in Hollywood. They are most likely playing tonight!

  14. Manny says:

    Almost Aoustic Christmas night 1 was awesome. swithfoot, Cake, and the dirty head, were new for me and they were amazing. Cant wait to comment on night #2

  15. still no use for a name says:

    was that that tune from the car commercial?

  16. says:

    I dug Edward Sharpe the first time I heard them. They were called the Polyphonic Spree back then.

    1. still no use for a name says:

      i thought that dude looked familiar

  17. kingshockeyforlife` says:

    I don’t know how some of these bands get signed, let alone be asked to play a show like ACX.

  18. Bex says:

    I wanted this to be my Christmas present so BADLY. I can’t believe I forgot it was this weekend! Missed the first show… watching the second right now. Oh well. Hope everyone has a good time at the actual concerts. xD

  19. L.A. Rose says:

    Woo hoo! Broken Bells just blew me away … !
    Sorry to have missed the show, but Thank You!! for making sure I got to see the set anyway.

  20. dih says:

    My goodness, i need to get in on this acoustic christmas.. eff school, eff finals! Hey, when are you guys going to have Kings of Leon? 😉

  21. Nino says:

    saturday kinda blew ass mcr was all heroin’d out or somehing and w.t.f happened to soc.d playing there songs all slow f all the other band except dirty heads and pumpkins they saved the show.

  22. Armida Corral says:

    My daughter is soooo excited! She just can’t wait to hear Brandon Flowers. Can’t help but wonder if by some surprise the Killers will also perform. Just wondering. Thanks KROQ!

  23. BR says:

    Everyone from night one and so far in night 2 have done great, but neon trees and florence & the machine f**kin smashed. Great show

  24. OCLauri says:

    Great job on the webcast, guys – awesome!

  25. chloe says:

    pretty good webcast, think this is the best seat in the house!

  26. Alex says:

    I can’t thank KROQ enough for the live webcast of the show .I would of loved to have been there on Sunday but its a school night and it was nice seeing it in the comfort of my home without all the hassle.

  27. keith says:

    Sorry Kelly, but your an idiot. Look to your left, see that set list? What’s that word right before “Smashing Pumpkins” ?

  28. Sylvia says:

    Phoenix ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. harrison says:

    why was there no surprise guest?

  30. Jacob Smith says:

    So no special guest??? lameage…

  31. jah says:

    so what was all the surprise guest talk about people who kept rambling on about it? there was no surprise anything that I saw

  32. Robert says:

    Brandon’s performance kicked ass

  33. JJ says:

    i think KROQ should put night two on dvd and sell them because i would TOTALLY want to see this again at home!

  34. lex says:

    no daft punk hahaha

  35. Meg says:

    I can’t believe I missed this.

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