New Year's Eve: Twin Cities Music

In less than two weeks we will be stumbling our way into another year! With the holidays still left to endure it's difficult to think about where you want to be when that ball drops at Midnight.  House party? On a couch w/ a loved one? Drunk outside The Drink in Uptown?

Well, the Twin Cities' music scene is giving you plenty of reasons to spend your last seconds of 2009 at a concert venue near you. Some of the best in local music are throwing killer parties throughout our little metropolitan area. Here's three that are on my radar:

Veteran rocker, Mark Mallman, has put together a stellar lineup for his New Year's Eve bash in Dinkytown.

Featuring: Mark Mallman, White Light Riot, & First Communion Afterparty

Where: The Varsity Theater

Details: Doors @ 8pm
                Tickets: $12


89.3 The Current presents this benefit for music programs at Edison High School in Minneapolis. It may be one of the more expensive events of the night (go figure, it's in Downtown...at a hotel), but what it has to offer could be well worth the admission.

Featuring: Solid Gold (above), Freddy Fresh, Heatbox, & The Histronic

Where: Marriott City Center Ballroom

Details: Doors @ 8pm
                Tickets: $25 General/$75 VIP or donate an instrument

Perhaps one of the more eclectic shows of New Year's Eve, the Triple Rock is offering a night of R&B, hip hop, reggae, and soul. Also included...champagne jello shots and Confessions of 2009.

Where: Triple Rock Social Club

Featuring: Black Blondie (above right), Toki Wright, The Prizefighters, & DJ Turtleneck (of MPLS Kids Have More Fun)

Details: Doors @ 9pm
                Tickets: $7 Advance/$10 Door

Just a little food for thought. I began 2009 with a flying-champagne-cork to the head at a house party, so I plan on starting this new year a bit more positively with some good music and friends. Hope to see you out.

Here's City Pages' list of music events for Dec. 31st 2009.



Mike Lord said...

I'd love to see Solid Gold on New years. the event looks...interesting. Bit expensive.

Mel said...

My vote is Triple Rock, awesome bar, cool lineup.

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Become One of the Willing said...

I am looking forward to see black blondie.I will try and make it up for it ,they are really cool....

Anonymous said...

LOVE the varsity. So nice since they've redone it. Maybe start there and move to the t rock(?).

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