DG's Tap House (127 Main Street in Ames) has planned a big New Year's Eve bash for Central Iowans. The NYE Throwdown will feature performances by five bands with Iowa ties on one stage. Doors for the NYE Throwdown will open at 7 p.m., and the music will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $10, and they may be purchased in advance through MidwesTix. The NYE Throwdown at DG's Tap House is a 21-and-over event.
Here is a look at the bands performing at DG's Tap House on New Year's Eve:
Ames band Mumford's has big plans for their New Year's Eve performance. The psychotic folk rock dance band will be performing with members of the Iowa School of Burlesque onstage with them. The band recently finished recording their latest album, Immediate Family, which will be released on Maximum Ames Records.
Dead Larry got their start in Iowa City several years back. The funk rock dance band then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011. Dead Larry has played shows all over the U.S. and has earned invites to festivals like the 10,000 Lakes Festival. You can listen to "Your Funky Friends" from the band's first full-length album, entitled Story Time, in the nearby video box.
Starting out as Porno Galactica, Utopia Park eventually changed their name to honor the trailer park that they grew up in in Fairfield, Iowa. The electronica band's 2011 Conquest of Dreams Tour produced Utopia Park's 13-track Summer Tour Sampler.
Fairfield, Iowa also produced electro-pop dance duo Trouble Lights. Singer Adrien Daller and producer Philip Rabalais released their debut album, The Endless Prom, on Maximum Ames Records earlier this year.
Doctor Murdock came together in Clarion, Iowa a couple of years back. Now relocated to Ames, the quintet continues to home its trademark sound that incorporates rock, alternative, blues, Latin, dance, and psychedelia.