Gasoline Lollipops, with River Arkansas and Grant Farm, Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., foxtheatre.com.
We have no idea what Clay Rose’s alter ego Mortimer Leech — the zombie ringleader of Boulder’s punk-cabaret act The Widow’s Bane — will be doing on New Year’s Eve, and that’s probably for the best. What we do know is that Rose’s proper band, the Americana-inclined Gasoline Lollipops, will be taking the stage at their hometown Fox Theatre to perform Tom Petty’s Wildflowers
album in its entirety. After that, Rose and his bandmates will be flying out to San Pedro for their Third Annual Gasoline Lollipops Weekend in Belize. So, in the spirit of the season, we asked the bandleader what his resolutions are for the coming year. “As a rule, I tend to avoid these because, historically speaking, my track record ain’t that good,” Rose admits. “But for the sake of promotion and the integrity of the press, my 2019 New Year’s resolution for Gasoline Lollipops is to play Red Rocks again, put out another album, complete a successful West Coast tour, land a lucrative licensing placement, and have a single played on radio stations nationwide. My resolution for myself is to be of better service to those around me. Listen more, talk less. Pick up trash when I see it. Stop trying to get places and enjoy where I am. Say ‘I love you’ when I feel it. Play, dance, sing, laugh, repeat.”