New Year’s Eve 2012 Concert Guide


Looking for an alternative to watching five hours of Ryan Seacrest while your Mom serves you tortilla chips and mild salsa with a glass of bubbly grape soda? There are plenty of great concerts scheduled for New Year’s Eve 2012, which we’ve highlighted for you below.


– Afrojack: Pier 94

– Amanda Palmer (covering Prince’s Purple Rain): Terminal 5

– Azealia Banks: Boom Boom Room

– Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils: Irving Plaza

– The Disco Biscuits: Theatre at Madison Square Garden

– The Felice Brothers: Mercury Lounge

– Gov’t Mule: Beacon Theatre

– Holy Ghost!Midnight Magic, and The Juan MacLean: Brooklyn Bowl

– Jay-Z & Coldplay: Barclays Center

– Kid Congo and the K-Holes and DJ Jonathan Toubin: Home Sweet Home

– Matthew Dear: Le Bain

– Manitoba (of New York Dolls): Bowery Electric

– Merchandise: 285 Kent

– Nas: Radio City Music Hall

– Phish: Madison Square Garden

– Pretty Lights: Roseland Ballroom

– Psychic Ills: Saint Vitus

– Punch Brothers: Bowery Ballroom

– RJD2 and Com Truise: The Gramercy Theatre

– Titus Andronicus and Dapwell: Glasslands


– The Airborne Toxic Event: Metro

– Big Gigantic: Aragon

– Butch Walker: Bottom Lounge

– Chandeliers: The Hideout

– Charles Bradley: Lincoln Hall

– Hannibal Burress: Zanie’s Comedy Club

– The Hood Internet: Beauty Kitchen

– JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: Mayne Stage

– Leftover Salmon and The Lee Boys: Vic Theater

– Local H: Beat Kitchen

– Los Lobos: City Winery

– Maps & Atlases: Schubas

– Mucca Pazza: Empty Bottle

– MUTEMATH: House of Blues

– Naked Raygun and The Dwarves: Cobra Lounge

– Orchard Lounge: Smart Bar

– Paradise Waits (Grateful Dead): Ace Bar

– Paul Oakenfold: The Castle

– Porter Robinson: Congress Theater

– Robert Randolph & Karl Denson: Park West

– Screeching Weasel: Reggie’s

– Tilly and the Wall: Subterranean

– Wanda Jackson: Double Door

– White Mystery: Logan Square Auditorium


– ASAP Rocky: House of Blues

– Cake: The Wiltern

– Daedelus and Tokimonsta: Secret

– The Henry Clay People: The Satellite

– Kendrick Lamar: The Observatory (Santa Ana)

– Rebelution: Hollywood Palladium

– Redd Kross and The Melvins: The Alexandria

– Sasha: Exchange L.A.

– ZeddNicky Romero: Club Nokia


– Bad Rabbits: Brighton Music Hall

– Deer Tick and Two Gallants: The Sinclair (Cambridge)

– Lee Fields & the Expressions: Jordan Hall

– The Magnetic Fields: Symphony Hall

– The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: House of Blues

– My Morning Jacket and Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Agganis Arena

– Soulive: Paradise Rock Club


– Buckethead: Great American Music Hall

– Dawes: The Independent

– Erykah Badu: Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

– The Fresh & Onlys and Sonny and the Sunsets: The Chapel

– Furthur: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

– Futuropolis (feat. Star SlingerHoly Other and LowRIDERz): 1015 Folsom

– Sea of Dreams NYE (Gogol Bordello, Shpongle and The Glitch Mob): Concourse Exhibition Center

– Nick Waterhouse: Bimbo’s 365 Club

– Primus: The Warfield

– Sea of Dreams (feat. Gogol BordelloShpongleThe Glitch Mob andTrentemøller): Concourse Exhibition Center

– Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: The Fillmore

– Vetiver: Cafe du Nord


– Chase & Status: O2 Academy

– Four Tet: Fabric

 John Talabot: Corsica Studios

– Julio Bashmore: Troxy

– Marina and the Diamonds: Sanderson Hotel

– Simian Mobile Disco and Hercules and Love Affair Soundsystem: XOYO

– Tribes: The Water Rats



– DeVotchka: Bear Tooth Theatre


– Goodie Mob: Belly Up


– Cherub: Grand Hyatt

– Man or Astroman?: The Earl

– Umphrey’s McGee: The Tabernacle

Athens (GA)

– Kishi BashiYip Deceiver and Modern Skirts: Georgia Theatre

Atlantic City

– Jane’s Addiction: House of Blues

– Rev Run and DJ Ruckus: Mixx Nightclub at Borgata

– Tiësto: Revel Ovation Hall


– Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Emo’s

– Grupo Fantasma: Beauty Ballroom

– Keys N Krates: Lamberts

– Neon Indian: The Mohawk

– Ringo DeathstarrMegafauna, and Japanther: Frontier Bar

– Willie Nelson and Iron & Wine: Moody Theater

Charlotte (NC)

– The Avett Brothers and Amos Lee: Greensboro Coliseum Complex (Greensboro, NC)

– Joker and Skream: The Fillmore

– Widespread Panic: Time Warner Cable Arena


 The Afghan Whigs: Bogart’s


– Cloud Nothings: Ohio City Masonic Temple


– Big Freedia: Club DaDa

– Lights All Night (feat. Ghostland ObservatoryDiploAxwellNero and 12th Planet): Fair Park

– Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights: Granada Theater


– Amon Tobin: City Hall Events Center

 The Black Angels: Bluebird Theater

– Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

– Decadence New Year’s Eve (feat. ATBMiM0SA, Zeds DeadWolfgang Gartner and Flosstradamus): Colorado Convention Center

– The Lumineers: Ogden Theatre

– STS9: The Fillmore


– SkrillexBoys NoizeFlosstradamus and Destructo: The Palace of Auburn Hills

– Zac Brown Band: Joe Louis Arena

Lake Tahoe

– SnowGlobe Music Festival (feat. ChromeoLaidback LukePolica andPoolside): Lake Tahoe Community College

Las Vegas

– Avicii: XS Nightclub at Encore

– Benny Benassi: Marquee Nightclub

– The Black Keys and Divine Fits: The Joint

– Mayer Hawthorne: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan

– Nicky Minaj: Pure Nightclub

– Red Hot Chili Peppers: Chelsea Ballroom

– Travis Barker: Rain

Manchester (UK)

– Simian Mobile DiscoFelix da HousecatBenoit & SergioTensnake, Annie Mac: The Warehouse Project


– Carl Cox: The Mansion

– Claude Von Stroke: Grand Central

– Kaskade: Amnesia

– Santigold: Delano


– Astronautalis: Triple Rock

Montclair (NJ)

– The Hold Steady and Lucero: The Wellmont Theatre


– Bassnectar and Two Fresh: Bridgestone Arena

– Keller WilliamsDel McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys: Marathon Music Works

– Moon Taxi: 3rd & Lindsley

– Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge: Ryman Auditorium

– PUJOL: Fort Nashville

New Orleans

– Black Lips: One Eyed Jacks

– Galactic: Tipitina’s Uptown

– Gregg Allman: House of Blues

– The Soul Rebels: d.b.a.

– Toubab KreweHoney Island Swamp Band: Blue Nile


– Erykah Badu and The Coup: Fox Theater


– The Devil Makes Three: Theater of the Living Arts

– The War on Drugs and Purling Hiss: Johnny Brenda’s

Portland (OR)

– The Minus 5: Dour Fir Lounge

– Paper Diamond and Nero: Oregon Convention Center

– Typhoon: Mississippi Studios

San Diego

– DJ Z-Trip: Block 16

– Drop the Lime: Ivy Nightclub

– Little Hurricane: Lafayette Hotel And Suites

– Geezer (Weezer Tribute Band) and Red Not Chili Peppers (Tribute Band): The Ruby Room

– OMFG NYE (feat. Laidback LukeHardwellZedd and Dillon Francis): Valley View Casino Center


– Beats Antique: Paramount Theatre

– L.A. Riots: Foundation Nightclub

– Rusko: WaMu Theatre

– Supersuckers: Tractor Tavern


– Beach Day and Natural Child: Crowbar


– Machinedrum: Metropolis

 The Sadies: Horseshoe Tavern

– Young Empires: Lee’s Palace

Washington, DC

– Drive-By Truckers and North Mississippi Allstars: 9:30 Club

– The Roots: The Fillmore (Silver Spring, MD)

— articles taken from sam willett and alex young for