If you're interested in hearing live music this New Year's Eve, check out our special club guide, as well as our regular club listings. But there's also some don't-miss shows this weekend for those of you who don't plan on tearin' it up on the Eve itself, since it falls on the decidedly non-festive day of Monday. There'll be two holiday shows reuniting the original Dillon Fence lineup with fellow Triangle rock vets The Veldt: Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro (call 967-9053 for details) and Saturday, Dec. 29 at Raleigh's Lincoln Theatre (call 821-4111 for details).
Also, catch former Squirrel Nut Zipper Ken Moeser's pop outfit The b-sides this Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro. That same evening, Chapel Hill's Local 506 hosts Atlanta garage greats The Forty Fives with The Needles for a night of loud, sweaty, danceable rock. Call 942-5506 for details. --Angie Carlson