— Go the comedy route: The top five from this year’s version of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — winner Ilsa Shlesinger, plus Jim Tavare, Jeff Dye, Louis Ramey and Marcus — will hit the stage at the Kravis Center. Personally, getting the chance to see the quiet wonder that is Jim Tavare might just be worth a trip.
— Go the jam route: Check out England’s New Mastersounds and New Orleans’ Bonerama (as in TROMbone-rama) at City Limits in Delray Beach. Had a chance to see New Mastersounds at Langerado a couple of times — they do well by incorporating pop elements into their jam sound.
Have a great new year’s and I’ll talk to you in ’09!