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This New Year's Eve, turn the clocks back to 1979 at Skipper's

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Well, here's an innovative way to spend New Year's Eve. Rather than looking ahead to 2010, WMNF is looking back to 1979 with their newst tribute concert concept.

The WMN Tribute to 1979 will feature a slew of local performers imitating some of the coolest acts of that year, including: Ted Lukas and the Misled as Tom Petty; Sons of Hippies as Blondie; Johnny Zoom Cheerlead Squad as Elvis Costello, Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets as SupertrampPalantine as The Clash and the reunited Barely Pink, above, as Cheap Trick. (Hey, maybe they can convince Robin Zander to come over and join in!)

And as if you needed another reason to sign on ... the show-stopping countdown to midnight will be conducted by Jeremy Gloff performing as Stevie Nicks. Totally worth the price of admission, we must say.

Tickets will be $30-$40 (including party favors, champagne and breakfast) and will go onsale soon at Skipper's and wmnf.org. Get the linup of performers (and who they'll be covering) after the jump.

Via Skipper's Web site:

Johnny Zoom and the Cheerlead Squad as Elvis Costello

Will Quinlan and the Diviners as Neil Young

Ted Lukas and the Misled as Tom Petty

Barely Pink as Cheap Trick

Sons of Hippies as Blondie   

Talk To Mark as The Cars

Palantine as The Clash

Urbane Cowboys as Joe Jackson

Captain Obvious and Duh! Patrol as AC/DC

Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets as Supertramp

Ricky Wilcox as Graham Parker

DJ CenFlo and Ryan Bauer as The Sugarhill Gang

Jeremy Gloff as Stevie Nicks

Vodkanauts  performing some of 1979’s one-hit wonders

(And before you ask, no, they don't have anyone lined up as Smashing Pumpkins just yet ... although that's not a bad idea...)

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13pm]

    

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