Big Time Rush is coming for Jingle Ball/ Associated Press photo

KDWB started announcing acts today for its annual Jingle Ball concert Dec. 4 at Target Center. The first bands are Big Time Rush. and Gym Class Heroes. Other participants will be announced at 7:20 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. throughout the week. We’re betting on Foster the People as one of the performers. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

O.A.R. is set for Feb. 11 at the State Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday. Other new shows include Tommy Stinson Nov. 14 at the Fine Line (a night after his Guns N' Roses gig at Target Center), Buddy Guy March 2 at the State, Mutemath Feb. 18 at First Avenue and Sounds of Blackness Dec. 19 at the Guthrie.

Sam Llanas of BoDeans fame drops his solo disc, "4 a.m.," on Oct. 25. He officially left the BoDeans in mid-August....Candi Staton’s "Who’s Hurting Now" will be released Nov. 8; it was issued in Europe in 2009.

"The Bridge School Concert Film" will be screened at 7 p.m. next Monday at the Edina. It features highlights from 25 years of benefit concerts organized by Neil Young for the Bridge School for students with severe speech or physical impairments. Performers include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Brian Wilson, Pearl Jam, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel and, of course, Young. A 3-DVD and a 2-CD version of the movie also will go on sale next week.