Speaking of New Year’s Eve options, one of the best appears to be the Blue Moon Bash going down at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom in Bend. Three excellent local acts — Eric Tollefson, Mosley Wotta and Empty Space Orchestra — will perform starting around 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Get there early, though … the place is going to be packed, I’d guess.
Empty Space guitarist Shane Thomas was nice enough to send along a brand new ESO track for free downloading by all you fine Frequency aficionados. It was recorded live recently in the band’s practice space, and it’s vintage ESO — noisy, with some serpentine synth work and big, crunchy guitars that’ll stomp all over you till your soul crawls out and begs for mercy. Recent word out of the band’s camp is that they’re getting heavier and heavier, and “Jovian Barnacle” is proof of that. Snap it up:
If that’s not your thing, we have a huge list of New Year’s Eve goings-on right here. You’re sure to find something your speed.