The way The Joy Kills tear into a song recalls the Motor City rock scene of the late '60s, echoing icons like The Stooges and the MC5. Vocalist Eric Haugh approaches the deranged, sometimes cartoonish mania of Iggy Pop in his self-mutilating heyday, while his backers are almost militant in their intense onslaught of drums of and power chords. Though no less passionate, local headliner Daddy Lion takes a lower-key approach to its own hazy and reverberating indie rock, showing more interest in exploring its own ideas than rilin’ up the kids. The songs rumble with some appealing grit, but the band’s intentions seem mostly docile. With Coast Nothing.
Foxfield Bar and Grille: 8:30 p.m., $5; 728-0420, facebook.com/foxfieldbar
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
F/T and P/T avail. Must have a clean driving record, organized and have a prof appearance. Please call for an interview or email resume to Kerry@crystalpool.com. Must bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Call 803-865-1200
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