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Calendar Pick: Five Eight, Mercyland

Five Eight. Credit: Jason Thrasher.

There are plenty of choices for New Year’s celebrations after 9 p.m., but listen: You’ve got the whole day off; you’re trying to pre-game; where do you go? Well, look no further than Nowhere Bar, where two bands are eager to supply you with energy to last you through the evening. Five Eight and Mercyland will be playing an early set. Five Eight is known for its energetic live shows, and has also released six albums. It has toured with just about every big Athens band, and has remained active since 1992. Mercyland, on the other hand, had a bit of a hiatus after its formation in 1985, with principal songwriter David Barbe opting instead to open up Chase Park Transduction. Now, it’s back, with a vinyl release and new energy that will ring in the new year.

WHO: Five Eight, Mercyland
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Nowhere Bar