|Artwork by Nate Jones of Kentucky Knife Fight|
New Year’s Eve can be hard, man. It’s usually flavored with the cynicism of downtrodden naysayers or the overly high expectations of innocent eager beavers (see: all the people who paid money to see this). Between the solo whiskey sippers and the prix fixe four course dinners at The Melting Pot, the happy medium can be difficult to achieve.
So, you want a laid back, yet waaaay fun, New Year’s Eve that still feels different – more special – than your typical night out in Saint Louie?
You’ve come to the right place.
May we suggest the annual FREE par-tay at one of our favorite music venues in town, Off Broadway (co-hosted by Speakers in Code and New Belgium)? Nope, we didn’t stutter. We said FREE.
For the second year in a row (and we attended last year’s shindig, so we can affirm the fun factor), The Blind Eyes and Kentucky Knife Fight are kicking the night off with mouthwatering live sets of the rock ‘n’ roll variety. Local supergroup, Dino’s House Band, will finish the night off real propa like with a tasty selection of covers and obscurities. Get ready for special guest appearances from Cassie Morgan, Beth Bombara, John Joern (Old Lights), David Beeman (Old Lights), Kristin Dennis (Née), and many more! Expect DJ Christian Schaffer (of The Dive Poets) to play the hot jams in between sets. Oh yes, there will be dancing. Probably to some Billy Ocean.
The event is 21+, and your smile gets you inside. Doors are at 7:30 PM; music starts at 8:00 PM. RSVP on Facebook HERE.
Because we’re old fashioned like that, we asked some of the evening’s stars to set the mood by sharing their 2012 New Year’s resolutions with us.
James Baker (Kentucky Knife Fight):
[I resolve] to be more like Mark Twain, but in a bad way.
Curt Brewer (Kentucky Knife Fight):
This year I plan on gaining enough weight to make it onto The Biggest Loser then I plan to start smoking to lose said weight. Bam.
Kristin Dennis (Née):
My New Year’s resolution for 2012 is to party hard all year long until December 21st when the end of the Mayan calender brings about an apocalyptic galactic alignment and, ultimately, the end of time.
Jason Koenig (Kentucky Knife Fight):
This year, I plan to learn Portuguese and to finally get my career as a hand model off the ground.
Matt Picker (The Blind Eyes):