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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Mitch Gettman w/ Landing On The Moon and Lonely Estates

Jan. 5 Mitch Gettman w/ Landing On The Moon and Lonely Estates Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com Mitch Gettman, who is supposedly still in high school, is producing material that usually takes decades to formulate. Similar in both sound and looks to Jeff Buckley, Gettman’s croon is also reminiscent of early Radiohead (he does a mean acoustic rendition of “Paranoid Android”)....

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Read More in 2011

* Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can actually keep: to read more books this year. If you’re already an avid reader, try something out of your comfort zone. There are lots of terrific books in areas other than the fiction section. When next in a bookstore or the library (you still go to bookstores and the library, don’t you?), consider wandering over to the history, travel or cooking sections and leaf...

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Old Money w/ Satchel Grande

Dec. 23 Old Money w/ Satchel Grande Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com Be sure to check out this group with the funk-a-delic sound; a sweet, sweet jive that is the soul tree nine, otherwise know as Satchel Grande. It’s always a pleasure listening to the sounds of this nine-man band that incorporates a blend of covers as well as hit originals in its lineup. This aviator-wearin’,...

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