We would bet that you or someone close to you plans to make a New Year's resolution that includes terms like "healthier" or the word "more" before the word "exercise." When Jan. 1 hits, you don't want to look back, knowing that long painful hours on the stair-stepper await you, wishing you had partied like it's 1999 while you still had the chance.
If you want to send 2009 into the history books with a bang, make plans to hang out at The Bouquet on New Year's Eve with local folky funksters Stoney Holiday, The Shook Twins and Polyphonic Pomegranate. Even the names sound entertaining, right?
Stoney Holiday is a groovy amalgamation of vocalist Tyler "Stoney" Stonehocker and members of psychedelic jam band, Jupiter Holiday.
Northern Idaho twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook (another apropos band name) blend not only their harmonically perfect voices, but a variety of instrumentation from banjo and fiddle to beat-box and ocarina--Link would be jealous. You can find them featured on a number of songs by other Boise musicians.
Polyphonic Pomegranate (we're not even sure how to start poking fun at their name) will bring a keyboard-laden, jazzy funk fusion to the night.
The night of bluegrass, funk, folk and dance music will have you tapping your feet and clapping your hands so hard, you'll work off at least a few of those Christmas cookie calories.
Thursday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $5. The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., 208-345-6605, thebouquet.net.