Another week, another Mercury music section to ignore as you read the sickening news that for money, two Indiana women falsified claims of injuries at the tragic Sugarland concert at the Indianapolis State Fair, when the stage collapsed and killed seven, injuring dozens more. Nothing is sacred anymore. Not even Sugarland.

Have you made your New Year's Eve plans? We can help. There are LOTS of great shows going on tomorrow night, so we talked to many of the musicians who are performing, in order to give you an idea of what to expect and where you need to be. We talked to Kevin O'Connor of Talkdemonic (pictured above, who are rumored to be playing with Menomena and Isaac Brock for their NYE set), Storm Large, Adam Shearer of Weinland, Dave Depper of Fruit Bats, Bim Ditson of And And And, Laura Veirs, DJ Cooky Parker, Evan Way of the Parson Red Heads, Caleb Klauder, Aaron Beam of Red Fang, Travis Wainwright of Big Black Cloud, the Miracles Club, Josh Martinez of the Chicharones, Langhorne Slim, DJ Anjali, and John Bowers of Nurses. Whew! That's a lot of Q&A. You'd better start reading.

Plus the usual Up and Comings.