Party like it’s 2006

The weather gods were deaf to the pleas of New Year’s Eve revelers last weekend. Although the skies cleared up in time for the midnight countdown, the weekend floods dampened many spirits, and the cancellation of the fireworks show ensured a quiet night at home for many residents. But those who put their New Year’s celebrations on hold have another chance to ring in 2006. Mumbo Gumbo headlines Reno Hilton’s Break Your New Year’s Resolution Dance Party. The Sacramento, Calif. septet is a regular visitor to the Reno-Tahoe area. Their mix of blues, country, rockabilly, zydeco and other musical influences from north and south of the border often puts audience members in a dancing mood. The band has released six albums in their 13-year career. Their latest CD is, oddly enough, Seven. Mumbo Gumbo performs 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Reno Hilton Theater, 2500 E. Second St. Tickets are $16.50. Call 789-2285.