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Death Cab For Cutie rolls back to San Diego for 91X’s annual ‘Wrex the Halls’ marathon gig

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Ben Gibbard, of Death Cab for Cutie, performs at the 2018 KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Inglewood, Calif.
(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Death Cab For Cutie is one of the two best-known bands to take its name from “Rock Notes,” Eric Idle’s classic 1980 Monty Python skit. (The other band, incidentally, is Toad The Wet Sprocket).

Led by Ben Gibbard, Death Cab celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017 and released its newest album, “Thank You for Today,” this year.

While Gibbard and his group have yet to record a full-fledged Christmas album, they have performed at plenty of holiday shows and will do so again Friday at San Diego radio station 91X’s “Wrex the Halls 2018” marathon concert at the newly named Pechanga Arena San Diego.

The six-act lineup also includes the precociously gifted troubadour Billie Eilish, who will turn 18 next week.

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91X presents “Wrex the Halls 2018,” with Death Cab For Cutie, Third Eye Blind, Billie Eilish, Lord Huron, The Interrupters and Barns Courtney: 5:30 p.m. Friday. Pechanga Arena San Diego (formerly Valley View Casino Center), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $50-$95. (619) 224-4171. axs.com

george.varga@sduniontribune.com

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