It's time to reset your doomsday clock and squeeze in a pre-New Year's Eve bash that features four epic bands. The Absolutes (pictured) is a young group with an old soul. I mean that in a good way. The quartet has 60's garage rock down pat and is a comfortable fit among like-minded bands. Guitar-and-drum duo Routine Involvements stays loose and focused at the same time. The group has been compared to the White Stripes and the Black Keys, but I hear some Pavement and Nirvana, too. The Ginger Faye Bakers create intense and hypnotic songs on digital album "Feast" by blending equal amounts of power and melody. Grunge quartet Anchorage Nebraska is gaining traction like a big-load pick-up with snow tires. Lead singer/guitarist Dusty West and company are rock 'n' roll lifers and the road goes on forever.
The World is Already Over Show takes place Sunday, December 30, 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $5-$7. 454-2966, bugjar.com.