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Get down Mayan-style with end-of-world bashes

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 08:55 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Cue up the R.E.M. and 1980s hairband, Europe.

Whether you're an "End of the World as We Know It" kind of person or a "Final Countdown" fan, there will be plenty of places to get your Mayan calendar-ending drink on this weekend.

Here's a look at just a few of the places that'll be raging into the abyss.

This Ain't No Disco! presents a Last Night on Earth Party

Brett Fuller's been destroying the dance floor for years as Charlie Brown Superstar and now on Thursday night's with his epic, live bands and DJ mash up, This Ain't No Disco! at The V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington.

Fuller, who often dresses like he just raided P Funk's wardrobe, brings out blasts of rock from Sly Roosevelt and Sangoma splashed with West Virginia's hip hop rocketship, Dinosaur Burps for his Last Night on Earth Party set for Thursday, Dec. 20.

The bands will be playing and then Fuller, as DJ Franklin Furnace will be closing the night down with a fiery set to help you dance yourself into oblivion. Cover is $5. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 10 p.m.

Go online at www.facebook.com/ThisAintNoDiscoWV.

'Recipe' for jam and disaster

Hula hoop your way into the end, as the veteran West Virginia jam band, The Recipe, brings its Volkswagen full of jams to the stage of The Sound Factory, 812 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

'Ridin' Away'

OK, so it's not the world ending but it is the end of an era on Saturday as top shelf regionally traveling cowgirl Sasha Colette and her band, The Magnolias, get together for a final show at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the V Club.

The band, which put out the poignant and powerful prairie-themed EP "Ridin' Away" earlier this year, is calling it quits but not before guitarist Jeremy Short and crew load up the guns and ride into several watering holes.

Also on the bill is Kentucky singer/songwriter Tyler Childers as well as a reunion show by the bluegrass band, The Good Ol' Boys and a Girl, featuring banjoist Brandon Branham who now lives in New Orleans.

Cover is $5 and the show is 18 and up.

A heart of 'Glass'

Before the rivers turn to blood and the dead walk the earth, there's time for one last visit to one of the country's coolest little cozy clubs, Charleston's famous The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St., Charleston.

Friday night is a broad buffet of bands including Brain Trauma, Godmode Broadway Flounder, Dinosaur Burps, The Fabulous Brothers Steele, Time And Distance, Konspiracy Ent and Patterns Of Force.

Last night/first gig

Scott Niles' veteran modern rock unit Threefold Theory has traveled extensively rocking the casbah.

The band dials up its melodic rock for the first time at Skybox Sportsbar, off of 5th Street Hill, at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Ironically, their first gig at the bar is on the alleged last day of Earth.