Remember 1995, a gangsta’s paradise, the first time we deemed Brad Pitt the sexiest man alive, and that awful catalyst when white people had only just begun stiffly wriggling to the Macarena? Well, that’s not exactly the kind of nostalgic vibe you can expect to find revived at Will’s Pub this week, when the Pauses and Teen Agers present a wonderwall of rock hits from the year, including evocations of unique acts like Radiohead and Björk. We suspect that like the 1994 show last year, it’ll be the more mainstream numbers from bands like Green Day and Foo Fighters that get both the bands and the crowd really jumping around, though. Add in laughs from local stand-up comedian Larry Fulford (fingers crossed, poking fun at major 1995 figures like O.J. Simpson and Bill Gates), an array of throwback party favors, a Seinfeld photo booth and a DJ set from ’90s know-it-all Jason Ferguson and it becomes a tasteful evening of transportation (which might help erase the painful knowledge that the No. 1 record in 1995 was Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do”).
with the Pauses, Teen Agers, Larry Fulford, DJ Jason Ferguson | 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org