Tonight is New Year's Eve–we know what you'll be doing, and we know what we hope we'll be doing, at least. So out of the eight million options available, we want you to start out with Rebelution NYE at the House of Blues in Anaheim, one of our featured events in the music section this week.
LA-based reggae band the Aggrolites headline the evening. They're still chugging along after nearly ten years of their own work, as well as backing up a number of other performers; there aren't many bands that can say they've worked with Prince Buster, Tim Armstrong and Yo Gabba Gabba!
Saturday night promises rest, recuperation and a very loud David Lee Roth impersonator doing things with his voice and, likely, his crotch at the House of Blues in Anaheim on January 1. The Atomic Punks are back in action, and, given how utterly ridiculous the story of Van Halen has become in recent years, we'll take the ersatz over whatever the “real thing” is supposed to be.
Tuesday is another Detroit Bar event, with the OC Music Awards kicking off 2011 with their first Showcase Night of the year. A free evening of five bands is scheduled, including favorites like the Colourist and the New Limb. There's also Fullerton's Preacher's Sons, whose first album Looks Like a Flood, Feels Like a Drought came out a few months back, and who look to be aiming for even higher goals this year, as well. They're also our Locals Only focus this week, so read up on them and then head on over to check them out live.