November 6th, 2009 3:06 pm

Ah, the sentimental season.

Cricket on the hearth. Tubas in the square. Lights on Peacock Lane. Storm on the prowl.

Hold on. Which of these things is not like the others?

Bingo: “Storm’s Holiday Ordeal,” the new season’s greeting of a variety show from Portland rock goddess Storm Large, threatens to kick the stuffings out of Santa when it hits the stage for two performances Nov. 27 at the Aladdin Theater. The effervescent Ms. Large has ambitions eight miles high, and whatever dreams she inspires among her fervid following of headbangers, theater nuts, metrosexuals, gay scenesters, West Hills nightcrawlers and the underground intelligentsia are unlikely to involve Bing Crosby crooning in a Vermont ski lodge.

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