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Ride out the last night of the year at the Bike with Ian Moore

Ian Moore is ready to rock. - Courtesy photo
Ian Moore is ready to rock.
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Ian Moore and his band The Lassy Coils will headline a special New Year’s Eve celebration at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, with music slated to start at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 and last into the wee hours of the first morning of 2009.

Lassy Coil band members are Islander Jason Stazek on keyboards and B3 Hammond organ, Mike Musberger on drums and Matt Harris on bass.

Moore first gained national attention in the 1990s as a rising star in the roots rock scene of Austin, Texas. With six top 20 Billboard singles to his credit, he has toured internationally with his band, opening North American tours for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and Paul Weller.

Now hailing from Vashon, with seven albums under his belt, Moore has shed the blues guitar mantle for more diverse stylings, inspired by his interests in British pop, psychedelia, roots rock and gospel.

His signature vocals, lyrics and musicianship have continued to garner critical acclaim, including a review in Billboard Magazine that raved, “He doesn’t fly with angels, he dances with devils.”

Opening up for Moore will be special guests Kwab Copeland and Konny Kindlund. Copeland grew up on Vashon and performed in many Island bands before eventually moving to Seattle. He will perform songs from an album he is in the process of recording on the Island with Moore.

Kindlund was the leader of the band The Kent 3, which put out four albums and a collection of singles and toured the world with Mudhoney.

Moore will perform until about a half hour past midnight. At that point, Moore will have a DJ setup, and he’ll spin, along with Matt Harris, some personal picks of what show organizers promise will be “really hip, super danceable, early soul and rhythm and blues.”

Moore said he is “putting a lot of energy “into the show and thinks it will be a special night.”

“We’re encouraging girls to wear their go-go outfits,” Moore said, adding that the evening should have “a little bit of shimmy shimmy shake shake.”

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is planning entrée specials, and all dinners will include noisemakers and a champagne toast.

Tickets for the music show are $15 and the Bike recommends purchasing them in advance. Call 463-5959 for tickets and reservations. The show is for ages 21 and older only.

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