COLUMN: FIVE THINGS TO DO
Let's face it: With some bills, you just can't go wrong, and putting four of Worcester's favorite local bands together is a pretty good way to ring out the year a little early. Huck, the Curtain Society, Thinner and the Bee's Knees. From lovely, moody pieces such as The Curtain Society's "Every Corner of the Room" to textured and energetic songs such as Huck's "Mendelbrot Set"; from the twangy soulfulness of the Bee's Knees' "Saturday Sigh" to the straight-up grind of Thinner's rocker, "945," these are four bands that consistently put forward vibrant, contemporary-sounding indie rock, and prove over and over again why they're some of the region's favorites. Huck, the Curtain Society, Thinner and the Bee's Knees perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St., Worcester. (508) 753-9543.