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Big band sound or gentle harp: Two choices for your New Year’s Eve

December 25, 2013 · Updated 10:06 AM

Loose Change / Courtesy Photo

Let loose with Loose Change at The Red Bicycle

Ring — and dance — in the new year with the big band sound of an old-time Vashon favorite, Loose Change, at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Inspired by the R&B soul sound of the 1960s, this tight 10-piece band of keyboards, lead guitar, bass and drums, plus a dynamic three-piece horn section, produces the energetic sound of nonstop danceable tunes. Troy Kindred, the band’s leader, sings and entertains along with two female vocalists, Lori Means and Roxanne Lyons.

All ages are welcome at this free show until 11 p.m., then only 21 and older.

A relaxing New Year’s Eve at Nirvana

What do musician Loreena McKennitt and composer Ludwig van Beethoven have in common? Influencing the music of Mike Gurule, who will play his harp on New Year’s Eve from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nirvana Bar & Bistro.

Gurule recently moved to Seattle from Glenwood Springs, Colo. He has previously performed in Boulder and Aspen, Colo., and in Venice and Santa Monica, Calif.

All ages are welcome at this free event.

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