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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Let's Go Crazy .... again. How many shows can we see New Year's Eve?

On Thanksgiving Eve I made an effort to hit nearly every major show in town and darn near succeeded to follow my itinerary. Near success says only one thing: I clearly wasn't ambitious enough.

There are even more worthwhile shows taking place New Year's Eve, and I'm going to try it again, but this time I'll have a partner in crime, the lovely Ms. Mei Young of Drive 105 and the Radio Homegrown program has graciously volunteered to do the driving.

Below are the main events from which we'll be picking from. By tomorrow I'll publish a more specific timeline that will enable us to hit as many of these shows as possible.

Assuming Mei and I survive the night, we'll be discussing our adventures on Radio Homegrown at 10PM as I begin my first Sunday of every month residency on that progam. (Lindsey Thomas was kind enough to write a flattering A-List pick in this week's City Pages about my debut on the program. I'll link in when I find the online version.)

If you have show suggestions to add to the list below, feel free to add them in the comments. And I'm looking forward to seeing you all out New Year's Eve!

Mark Mallman w/ Melodious Owl / God Damn Doo Wop Band / Dark City Dames - 7th Street Entry 2 shows AA at 5PM and 21+ at 9 $8/10 (Note Melodious Owl headlines the AA show and Mallman headlines the drunk one, Dark City Dames play only the drunk show)

Tim Mahoney / Catchpenny / The Hopefuls (11:30) / Leroy Smokes / The New Congress - Hyatt Regency

Fab Tab & the Teds (featuring Katy Vernon), and The Wag (with guest appearances by Curtiss A., Robert Wilkinson, Stephanie Winter & Gini Dodds). Brits Pub 10PM Free!

Bridge Club / Thunder in the Valley / Fort Wilson Riot - Hexagon Bar

Le Cirque Rouge de Gus Cabaret and Burlesque NYE BASH 10pm $5

NYE Party fe: the world famous First Avenue DJ's and the First Avenue Dancers! - First Avenue $10.00/ $20.00/ 8:00pm/ 21+

Big Wu w/ Trampled By Turtles - Roy Wilkins

Pat McCurdy with Enchanted Ape all inclusive NYE Party - Fine Line $65/75

NYE Bash at the Bell (Auditorium), featuring Andrew Broder & FOG along with Traditional Methods scoring silent films with Free wine, beer, food and music in the adjoining museum. $15 general/$12 MPR, MFA or Bell members Reserve your tickets here

Hookers and Blow - Lee's Liquor Lounge

Action Vs. Action - 400 Bar

Gingerjake w/ Crashing By Design, The Payback & The Lid - Urban Wildlife 5PM

McKinley Place and Nothing Static - Bunkers 9:30

Bodeans - Pantages

Malachi Constant / Arctic Universe / Sims / Birthday Suits - Turf Club

The Gleam - Trollhaugen (spelling fixed - thanks Aaron)


Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the "Lingerie Ball" at the Varsity. The sexiest party in town. With Revolver Modele, Solid Gold, and So It Goes

Special cocktailing by The Minnesota Roller Girls!

Sexy Films all night, Free Champagne toast, DJ's Molotov Cocktail & Chris Strouth.

David said...

Wow, I can't believe I left that one off. We may try to stop through there. Other updates: Gingerjake is cancelled from the Urban Wildlife. Action Vs. Action is at the 400 Bar. The Big Wu play w/ Trampled By Turtles, God Johns & the White Iron Band there at Roy Wilkins. Chooglin' w/ The Retainers, The Awkwards & Cockfight are at The Triple Rock. (And that TRock show is $0, yes, FREE. No joke.)

s4xton said...

BTW it's spelled "Trollhaugen" and good luck on your trip out to Dresser, WI if you decide to hit that one. I'm going to go through and make sure all the venues are on Dodgeball properly too for people that might be stalking you that way.


Not2Sure said...

Hmm people are actually starting to use twincities dodgeball?

I've been in there since before google bought them and never could convince anybody to use it.

I'm tagging you andrea and david as friends for giggles.

David said...

The more the merrier. It's still not going to be too useful until there are more people on, but most of the HWTS writers are on there now and it helps me to keep track of them, and to remember where I am. Should be a total blast tomorrow as we shoot for a dozen check ins in one night.