Music » Critics' Picks

New Year's Eve at Off Broadway

8 p.m. December 31. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.



One of the dangers of the annual Under Cover Weekend is the threat of having a band's temporary alter ego overtake its original persona. (After the Hibernauts' Four Tops set, I secretly want the quartet to only play Motown tunes dressed in matching dinner jackets.) If you missed this fall's all-covers celebration, you can catch two of the better sets at New Year's Eve at Off Broadway. Fattback will transform back into populist superpower Huey Lewis & the News, and the Monads will once again abandon banjos and fiddles in favor of electric guitars and synths and devolve into Devo. Both bands will perform two sets — one of originals and one of covers — and the all-male Madonna tribute band the Mandonnas will round out this free evening of '80s pop magic.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.