In case you’re still not sure what to do on New Year’s Eve (and the weekend after), my friends over at Cassette Deck are throwing their annual Ian’s Party in Elgin. Now in its third year, it’s a four-day festival of midwest (mostly punk) bands, with shows split between Mad Maggie’s and the Gasthaus. Sets at the two venues overlap slightly, which will mean a lot of running back and forth to catch the maximum amount of music—but luckily they’re on the same street, just a few blocks apart. The party begins New Year’s Eve and runs through Sunday, January 3; tickets are $15 per day, $10 per show, or $30 for a weekend pass (which also gets you a copy of the new Vicelords record and a silk-screened Ian’s Party 2010 poster). The full schedule and all the details are here. There are more than 70 bands to choose from, but after the jump I’ve listed a few especially worth checking out.