by Paul Bowers
You know that scene in Independence Day where all the new agers gather for a rooftop party to welcome the doomsday aliens to Earth? Haven’t you always wanted to be a part of something like that?
Well, now’s your chance. Assuming the world hasn’t ended by nightfall on Dec. 21, Heart Beats Entertainment will throw a rager from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sand Shack. There’s no rooftop access, but there will be two bars and two stages (indoor and outdoor) featuring at least a dozen acts ranging from heavy metal to pop-punk to hip-hop to DJs.
Just Darwin will play ragged rock with a reggae beat, Projekt Zero will portend the end of days with glitchy nerdcore hip-hop, and Summerville’s Rule #9 will supply the apocalyptic hardcore breakdowns. Other artists on the list include Badmotor Uzi, Apnea, Affectation, DJ George, Go Jenny Go, Primo Noctis, Antidrive, 5 Silent Miles, Forty Fl.Oz, and A Better Understanding of Nothing.
Exotic Impressions will have a booth set up to give discounted piercings because, you know, you won’t have to explain anything to anybody in the morning, and event organizer George Courville says to expect a big surprise finale at 2 a.m. on Dec. 22, as long as the planet hasn’t been reduced to a wisp of ash by then. “We’re hoping we can actually make it to the end of the show,” Courville says.
Check it out. Because when the aliens come to reap their bloody harvest, we can’t all be Will Smith. Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit itstheend.info to order tickets.