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Battle of the Bands

I was dreamin' when I wrote this: ...forgive me if I go astray. You wanna party like it's 1999? Too bad, Prince! It's 2005! Here's how we presently party on December 31... Rock Out With Your Clock Out: Battle of the Bands at City Museum (701 North 15th Street; 314-231-2489; Flavor Flav's personal recommendation! This all-ages celebration includes bands battling for $500, a post-fracas DJ and party favors. 5 p.m. $10 ... Fire and Ice at Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street; 314-421-3853). This all-inclusive features top-shelf liquor (half-shot Firewater, half-shot Rumple Minze, anyone?), DJ Silver and Noize City artists. 9 p.m. $60 ... Champagne Supernova at KY (4168 Manchester Avenue; 314-775-0775). Where were you while we were getting high? Why, with Grayarea, Reid Speed, East Coast Boogiemen, Julius The Mad Thinker and more! 9 p.m. $15-$25 ... New Years Eve Gala at Immanuel Congregational Church (3460 Jamieson Avenue; 314-645-8956). Get started on your resolutions early by partying in God's house. He has the best food, desserts, party favors, raffle, silent auction and champagne toast. 7 p.m. $25 ... Ring In The New Year! at Brandt's Red Carpet Lounge (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-3663). Get jazzy with Mae Wheeler, Peanut Whalum and Kim Massie. 10 p.m. $10-$55... Celebration with Dr. Zhivegas at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard; 314-726-6161). The doctor prescribes an open bar, party favors and champagne toast. 8 p.m. $47.50 ... New Years Eve Party at Magee's (4500 Clayton Avenue; 314-535-8061). Still regret missing Phish's NYE show at Madison Square Garden? The next best thing is the Helping Phriendly Band, food and party favors. 9 p.m. ... Swing In The New Year at Finale (8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton; 314-863-8631). Comin' for to carry you home are Billy Peek, Swing Set and Swing Cat Swing; includes four-course meal, unlimited champagne, complimentary buffet on terrace. 5 p.m. $149 ... Mike Dambra's New Years Eve Party at Comedy Forum (4141 North Cloverleaf Drive, St. Peters; 636-498-1234). There is nothing funny about complimentary champagne, party favors, and a midnight countdown. 10:15 p.m. $15-$25 ... Honorable Mention NYE Parties go to Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulelvard; 314-862-0009), Stratford Bar & Grill (800 South Highway, Fenton; 636-343-5757), Frederick's (4454 Chippewa Street; 314-351-5711), That One Place (1005 Majestic Drive, Fenton; 636-861-1902) and Ten Mile House (9420 Gravois Avenue; 314-638-9082).

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