Low Key, Big Payoff New Year's Eve: Hwy 99, Skylark

hwy_99_poster.jpgBecause not all of us are looking for a 5-course menu, some of us just want some solid music, food and plenty of drinks to forget ourselves into 2009.

Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way, 382-2171
festivities begin at 7:00pm, $15 cover2171
Enjoy The Wages of Sin (rockabilly+bluegrass with a little surf/speed), Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers (straight up old school country fun), Purty Mouth (John Waters' would be favorite country band, if he only knew), AND...burlesque. Straight up bar food with a southern flare. eat your weight in catfish bites, suck back a few hurricanes, and hoot and hollar your way into 2009.

Skylark Cafe & Club
3803 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2111
festivities begin at 8:00pm, NO cover
Featuring The Velveteen Lotharios (loungy swank, possibly dancing girls) early and The Stevedore (hmmm...twang and whimsy meets early glam?) late. Top notch pub grub, including a "miss your momma" worthy meatloaf special, Skylark has one of my favorite dips in town.

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