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Pick: Lon Bronson Band CD release party

[BIG BAND] Thursday, Nov. 29

You scoff at lounge bands, but you dare not dismiss the Lon Bronson Band, a 22-year institution in Las Vegas, as festive and irreverent as it is talented. Bronson and crew is finally releasing a new CD this week, and for Doc Goes Vegas, the band has teamed with “Funky Doctor” Doc Kupka of Tower of Power to record both originals and fresh takes on Tower songs. It’ll be worth the northwestern trek to see members of both bands perform those numbers together on Thursday. 8 p.m.; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, 658-4900, free.