So many shows, so little time. One night to be precise. And oh, the expectations! Follow your instincts and don’t settle for your neighbor’s lame party with spinach artichoke dip and fireworks from Wal-Mart. There is more live music in Atlanta on NYE than you can shake a stick at to suit every taste bud. That is, enough to ensure you will wake-up happy (in spite of the potential hangover) and ready to take on the new year. Here’s a sampling of a baker’s half-dozen of the 20+ dishes on the buffet, so choose what makes you go back for more. And crack open your MusicLoon app to see the rest of the shows being served up.
Smithsonian + Clashinista @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Smithsonian and Clashinista will be upstairs at Smith’s Olde Bar to close out 2015 with their incomparable tributes to The Smiths and the only band that matters. These two bands never disappoint, so if you’re a fan of punk or post-punk, or the 97 other derivative genres, call an Uber and see the show! Get tix.
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics at Venkman’s
Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics will have you feeling good with their unique soulful sounds. Catch them at Venkman’s, 10:30 pm – 1:00 am. $20 is the price of enjoyment. If you haven’t been to the recently opened Venkman’s, this is a great time to check it out. Get Tix.
The Revivalists at The Buckhead Theatre
The Revivalists with Stokeswood and WRENN at The Buckhead Theatre. General admission tickets are $30+ (all ages). VIP tix (21+ only) will set you back $150+ each; here’s what you get: a seat in the Loge, unlimited beer and wine at the private VIP bar, a midnight champagne toast, Men Among Mountains CD, and exclusive access to the balcony. Get tix.
Yacht Rock at Park Tavern
Last – but certainly not least – go ahead and indulge that guilty pleasure and party with Yacht Rock Revue at Park Tavern! This is an all inclusive event…your $140 ticket gets you food and drinks from 9pm to 2am plus tunes from Yacht Rock Revue, Yacht Rock Schooner and a DJ. Get tix.
And in case you’ve already committed to going to that neighbor’s for NYE, just resolve to quickly redeem yourself in 2016 by checking out one of the many awesome shows coming up in January and beyond. Want to know who, where and when? Well you’ve got the MusicLoon app for that! Use it. Share it. Rate it.
Happy New Year…See you at a show!
P.S. If you’re hosting a NYE party for your neighbors, I’m sure it’s gonna be epic!