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The burlesque concerts produced by OpenHouse Music in the past year have been mostly undecorated, DIY endeavors, but the startup entertainment company led by New York transplant Zac Kushner has something else in store for The Throwdown! New Year's Eve. Part music festival, part Dick Clark Carnival hallucination, the shoot-for-the-moon shindig earns its exclamation point with a ridiculous mashup of some of the top New Orleans pop makers of 2010: Newborn club rockers Big History (pictured) and Empress Hotel share a stage with bounce rap pioneers Partners-N-Crime; exhibitionist dance agitators Jean-Eric vie for the striptease crown with Northshore cabaret troupe Dames D'Lish. The lavish setting is a 10,000-square-foot warehouse/staging area for local production company Studio 3, which specializes in parade floats, movie props and commercial sculpture — i.e., eye candy in bulk. Openers and Mod Dance Party DJs Kristen Zoller and Matty Uhlman can leave the rickety tables at the Saturn Bar. Their turntable station will be the life-size catapult from the Capital One Viking television ads. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 door (VIP $75/$100). — Noah Bonaparte Pais

Dec. 31

The Throwdown! New Year's Eve

9:30 p.m. Friday

Studio 3 Warehouse, 3610 Toulouse St.;