New wave, gothic, industrial featured in New Year’s Eve countdown party at Rockford’s Bar 3

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Ring in the New Year with new wave, gothic and industrial music at Rockford’s Bar 3, 326 E. State St.

Bar 3 is hosting a special New Year’s Eve countdown party with hors d’oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight, Monday, Dec. 31, at Bar 3, 326 E. State St., Rockford.

The event will feature four DJs — Daniel Minick, Eric Nofsinger, Thom Kuss and Micah Skaritka — and theatrical performances by the Go-Go Ghouls of the Apocalypse.

The party runs 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., with $10 entry (ages 21 and older only).

The DJs will be serving up six hours of dark dance floor music from Skinny Puppy, Nitzer Ebb, Nine Inch Nails, Hex RX, Chrysalide, She Wants Revenge, Noisuf-X, Faderhead, Wumpscut, VNV Nation, IAMX, Ladytron, Shiny Toy Guns, Eisenfunk, Aesthetic Perfection, Blaqk Audio, Covenant, Joy Division, Wolfsheim, And One, Combichrist and many more classic tracks and obscure gems. The DJs also welcome requests consistent with the genre.

Schedule is as follows:

8-9:30 p.m. — Daniel Minick with ’80s era new wave;

9:30-11 p.m. — Thom Kuss with ’90s era goth and industrial;

11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — Eric Nofsinger with industrial and dark dance music; and

12:30 a.m.-close — DJ -+ with New EBM and hard club music.

Special performances by the Go-Go Ghouls of the Apocalypse will be held throughout the evening.

For more information, visit or join the Ritual Control event on Facebook,

Bar 3 is in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Rockford and has been hosting live shows, parties and concerts since 2007.

Contact Donna Clement at (815) 988-4189 for more details.

Posted Dec. 27, 2012

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