Big Nick and the Gila Monsters: "We've Been Together Longer Than Any of Us Has Been Married"

Big Nick and the Gila Monsters have some experience ringing in new years -- they've been together for 21 of them. Last week, they closed out 2013 with a New Year's Eve gig at Janey's in Cave Creek, where they play at least once a month; they'll return this Saturday.

The idea behind their New Year's Eve gig was to get the music in before, in Big Nick's words, "All the crazies came out."

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