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Still need plans for New Year's Eve?


Still dragging your feet figuring out plans for New Years Eve? Maybe you've already seen The Jesus Lizards and/or Crystal Castles this year, want to avoid the madhouse that is called Girl Talk at the Congress, or are just overwhelmed by the many options. Do you crave something simple? If a solid night of music, no dress code of any kind, and a hosted bar sound like the perfect plan to you, then take my cue and head over to Double Door for NYE this Thursday.

I'm a no-frills type of gal, so the perfect way to ring in the new year to me is dressed down, drink in hand, listening to loud guitars in the back of a bar. And I want all of that at a reasonable price. The Double Door is dishing up just that with Local H, Electric Six, and White Mystery. Local H will be bringing back their popular "Odyssey" New Year's Eve performance, where they'll perform a spaceman-themed set, all while dressed in costume, before launching into some of their favorites and hits. Before you'll get to bust some moves on the dance floor with one of Double Door's favorite acts that roll into town, Electric Six. Odds are you'll find me singing along to "Gay Bar" in the back corner. And to kick things off is one of my favorite hometown acts, the garage rock sibling duo White Mystery, who are busy at work on their debut full length. Doors open at 9:00pm, and music starts at 9:30pm.

And the best part? All of this will just cost you just $65, and that price includes a hosted bar, which is the real kicker. This means you won't lose track of your NYE celebration tab and end up broke when you sober up on January 1st. The hosted bar includes draught beer, well drinks, wine, water, and soda. Regular priced bottled beer, call drinks, and premium drinks will also be available for purchase according to the Double Door's site.

So head over and get your ticket now, stop worrying about what you're doing Thursday night, and head over to the Double Door to kick of the new year with myself and some of the finest folks in Chicago.

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Chitrip09 / December 30, 2009 10:19 AM

We'll see you there

Chitrip09 / December 30, 2009 10:20 AM

We'll see you there

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

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