Happy hour? I'd head to the Laurelthirst for Lewi Longmire at 6 pm ...
Other cheap (but quality!) choices ... Mel Brown's B3 Organ Band at Jimmy Mak's (8 pm, $5), Steve Kerin on the Chapel Pub organ (8 pm, no cover), Sarah Gwen Peters & Scott Weddle, Mike Midlo at Mississippi Pizza (9 pm, $??), or the Alan Jones Jazz Jam at The Blue Monk (8 pm, $5)
The sublime vocal/piano duo of Rebecca Kilgore and Dave Frishberg are at Touche ... (8 pm, $5 plus $10 food/drink minimum)
Kicking of a NYE weekend of shows at the Alberta Rose tonight is a fine double bill of Black Prairie and Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons ... 9 pm, $15 (sorry, but tomorrow and Saturday's Storm Large/Holcomb Waller shows are sold out!)
Casey Anderson & The Honkies and Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs are at Mississippi Studios ... 9 pm, $10
Lauren Sheehan and Terry Robb make for an excellent string-bending duo at the Muddy Rudder ... 8 pm, no cover
The Linda Hornbuckle Band checks into Jimmy Mak's for some soulful pre-NYE tunes ... 8 pm, $10
Nothing fishy about Lloyd Jones playing at Halibuts ... 8 pm, no cover
The Pete Krebs Swing Trio will keep things mellow and swingin' at the Press Club ... 8:30 pm, no cover
If your a fan of Johnny Cash, you should check out Get Rhythm at Duff's Garage ... 9:30 pm, $??
Rock hard at the Doug Fir with Ants In The Kitchen, Morgan Grace, and Ramble On (Led Zep tribute) ... 9 pm, $8
Trio Subtonic and The Ocular Concern are joining forces for a pre-NYE show at The Blue Monk ... 9 pm, $??
Excellent show at Mississippi Studios with Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons (who are also at Dante's on NYE) and The Minus Five ... 9 pm, $15
More on NYE later or tomorrow! Stay tuned!