Happy GOO Year

Dec. 31 Happy GOO Year Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 21+, $15 ADV/$20 DOS, theslowdown.com For those of you brave enough to have attended a GOO New Year’s party, you know it’s kind of like an episode of “Survivor.” Only those who can survive the lines and massive crowd are worthy to reap the benefits of a party so epic that I’m surprised it isn’t sold out as I write this. For those not...

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Secret Weapon New Year’s Bash

Dec. 31 Secret Weapon New Year’s Bash Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com The only thing better than New Year’s Eve is New Year’s Eve on a Friday night. Celebrate this double dose of bacchanalia with ’80s cover band Secret Weapon. Priding itself on performing rock concerts rather than background noise, Secret Weapon transports audiences to the dawn of the MTV Generation....

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Learning to Floyd w/ Disposable Heroes

Dec. 31 Learning to Floyd w/ Disposable Heroes Stir Live and Loud, Harrah’s Casino 9 p.m., FREE, 21+, harrahscouncilbluffs.com I love Pink Floyd, from the sweeping guitars to the trippy synths echoing under Roger Water’s operatic vocals, so I’m glad there is a free cover show featuring their material. But really, “Learning to Floyd” was the best name they could come up with? Bad monikers aside, these guys...

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All-Ska New Year’s Eve w/ Linoma Mashers and The Bishops

Dec. 31 All-Ska New Year’s Eve w/ Linoma Mashers and The Bishops Pauli’s, 4016 Leavenworth St. 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$13 DOS, 21+, 345.7959 From its chill roots in 1960s Jamaica to the punk edge of Sublime, ska has come a long way. Pauli’s presents A New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Reggae N Ska Party, featuring locals Linoma Mashers and The Bishops. The Linoma Mashers are a power calypso-ska sextet that defy its...

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The Song Remains the Same w/ Ten Club and Surfer Rosa

Dec. 31 The Song Remains the Same w/ Ten Club and Surfer Rosa Horseshoe Casino, Council Bluffs 8 p.m., FREE, 712.329.6000 horseshoecouncilbluffs.com How often do Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam and The Pixies get to share a stage? Probably as rarely as cover bands of those groups sharing one. (Well, except one band is long broken up with a dead drummer and another is on-again-off-again due to infighting.) But that's just...

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Poinsettia Show

Through Jan. 9 Poinsettia Show Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed New Years Day), $6/$3 children 6-13/FREE for members and children under 6 346.4002, lauritzengardens.org Catch some coveted fresh air in the cozy atmosphere of Lauritzen Gardens’ greenhouse winter wonderland before it closes. Take in over 5,600 poinsettias of deep reds, and sparkling whites, amid the over 300-foot...

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Cowboy Mouth w/ Dash Rip Rock

Jan. 1 Cowboy Mouth w/ Dash Rip Rock Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com When you were sitting there stoned, watching the movie Half Baked, a cover of Steppenwolf’s “The Pusher” played in the background at some point. The song was revamped by a little band called Cowboy Mouth, a New Orleans-based rock quartet with a reputation for putting on live shows equivalent to...

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