Friday, December 28, 2012

Where to Get Your Rockin' New Year's Eve On

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM


New Year's Eve is one of the few nights of the year when no matter how square you may be, you get down anyhow. And Boise has plenty of opportunities to do just that on Monday, Dec. 31.

If you have been in Boise for any time whatsoever, then you already ought to know that alt-country group Mickey and the Motorcars is doing its annual performance at Knitting Factory for the occasion, with Muzzie Braun and Audio Moonshine opening. That show starts at 8:30 p.m. and costs $26.

If you’re looking for something weirder, you might want to hit up Red Room for the return of Green Jello, who is not only bringing its punk-rock puppet show to the floor, it's doing so with its new lineup of Boise musicians backing singer Bill Manspeaker.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $7 at the door. Punkers Black Bolt and folksters Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars are opening. The Sneezz—one of the Boise musicians now in Jello—is set to perform songs during the many costume changes.

Also in the rocking and screaming department is Punk Mondays at Liquid, which will feature a wave of locals. Piranhas, Heibargar, Roofied Resistance and Jimmy Sinn will kick it old school from 9 p.m. until 2013. Cost is $5 and bubbly will be served at midnight.

Those looking for music that is less of a full-body experience, two places you can hit up are Pengilly’s, where local Americana group Joshua Tree is crooning in the new year, or The Piper Pub, where Boise indie-blues group Waiting For a Lion will wait for the new year. Those wanting blues sans hyphenated indie, can go to The Linen Building, where The Blues Addicts will reel in the years with the classics of classic rock from 8 p.m. until 2013. There will be door prizes all night and free CDs for the first 50 people through the door. All that for the low introductory price of $10.

But if that ain’t your bag on New Year's Eve, and you’d prefer to spend your evening dancing, and then possibly drinking too much and going home with an attractive stranger, you still have plenty of options.

The first is Neurolux, which is hosting the EP release show for Boise’s best fake German dance band, The Dirty Moogs. The show starts at 7 p.m., with Edmond Dantes opening and tunes from DJ Noah Hyde afterwards. It costs $5 to get in.

Or you can swing over to Fatty’s for the Elevate NYE dance party, featuring headlining DJ Mike Balance, supported by locals Just Some Clown, Indigo, Jeffrey Danger, Jeremiah and Keegan Stark. That party starts at 9 p.m. and costs $10 at the door.

Or if you prefer a larger number of dance partners, you can head to the Revolution Concert House in Garden City for Resolution Black 2013, featuring big-time DJs J Rabbit and Robo Rob, supported by local Distraction, Skape and Qix, as well as all kinds of schmancy lights, balloons and freakin’ lasers. The show is inexplicably black tie and runs from 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. and costs $15 in advance or $25 at the door.

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