Hey all! Here's your rundown of notable local musical things going on this New Year's weekend. See good music and stay safe!
— Identity X presents its annual Abominable Snow Jam at Altar Bar; it kicks off early at 5 p.m. and features My Greater Sky, Curse Icon, The New Era and Doomsday Initiative in addition to the headliners. And there's a promise that Freddy the Yeti (pictured at left) will be present.
— Spinster and CP cover model Elliott Sussman at Lili Coffee Shop, supposedly starts at 7:30?
— Two shows at Smiling Moose tonight — The Beauregards (whom I reviewed this week) at 6:30 and German Shepherd and Onodrim, 10 p.m.
— Bear Cub headlines at Thunderbird Cafe, with Gypsy and His Band of Ghosts and City Dwelling Nature Seekers opening.
— It's a two-or-below show at Howlers tonight, where When Particles Collide, The Lopez, Dan Koshute and Action Camp all play. 9 p.m.-ish.
— Black Coffee plays at Club Cafe, late show, 10 p.m.
— Bropocalypse Now! dance party and drag show with Sharon Needles and Alaska Thunderfvck, Brillobox, 10 p.m.
— The Cheats headline at the 31st St. Pub for a punk rock New Year's.
— Guitar Zack & the Daves play with The Armadillos at Howlers.
— Backstabbing Good People play Thunderbird Cafe.
— Code Whiskey takes care of business at Smiling Moose.
— Brillobox is manned by DJs Keeb$, Cutups, Cucitroa, Dizcrepnnc and James Gyre.
— Shadow Lounge and AVA team up for a Title Town Soul and Funk Party New Year's with Kwest_ON spinning in the AVA part of the building.
— Down n Derby goes down at Belvedere's; don't break a hip as the ball drops!
— APPARENTLY BIZ MARKIE IS DJING AT SAVOY?!
Did I miss your event? Add it in the comments! Be safe this weekend! FYI, AAA's Tipsy Tow program is NOT offered by the local chapter of the organization, so don't rely on that. Call a cab, have a designated driver, wear your walking shoes, etc. etc.
I really wish I could have attended the Rob Mazurek show. How was the attendance?…