Friday, December 30, 2011

NYE picks

Okay, I'm going to cheat ...

Go to this post at Oregon Music News ... it's a pretty comprehensive list of NYE music options ... but first a few they missed in the list:

My pick show is sold out! .... The Two Beers Veirs' New Years Celebration at the Laurelthirst.  Once again, Laura Veirs will be hosting this annual New Years' Eve party. This year's show will feature: Laura Veirs, Black Prairie, Israel Nebeker from Blind Pilot, Willy Vlautin from Richmond Fontaine, Sallie Ford, Ritchie Young from Loc Lomond, Kevin and Anita from Viva Voce, Scott McCaughey from Minus 5, John Moen from Decemberists and more! 

But that means you can pick from the following:
Mary Flower with band at Brasserie Montmartre - here's what Mary has to say about the gig: I'll be playing some lap steel and a big old ES 125 Gibson with the Mighty Band: Carlton Jackson (drums), Dave Fleshner (piano) and Kevin Deitz (bass). We'll be ringing in 2012 starting at 10:00PM downtown at the Brasserie Montmartre.

Rich Layton & The Troublemakers at Vino Vixens ... I'll let Rich describe it:  This New Year's Eve, we'll be rockin' the Vino Vixens Lounge (at a reasonable volume, of course) for your listening and dancing pleasure. You can also spread out to one of 3 other rooms for some intimate conversation, enjoy the free pool table or play some serious foosball. The kitchen features a hip new menu along with some special dishes. We guarantee an evening of good friends, good music and good cheer. Cover is just $15 or $25/couple and includes party favors, snacks and a decent glass of bubbly for the midnight toast.

...or, the Jack McMahon Band at O'Connors Vault ... 9 pm, $10

Now here's my picks from the OMN list:

The Caleb Klauder Country Band and The Foghorn Stringband at The Spare Room

New Year’s Eve Bash at Secret Society Ballroom: Saloon Ensemble, The Ukeladies

The Sultans of Slide at Vie de Boheme

The Weinland Supergroup featuring The Fruit Bats at the Doug Fir

Langhorne Slim and the Law and The Builders and the Butchers at the Bagdad Theater

Soul Vaccination at Jimmy Mak's

The Shanghai Woollies’ Roaring 20s Havana New Year’s Eve at the TA Event Center 

The Quarterflash: 30th Anniversary Show with Jon Koonce at the Aladdin

Leftover Salmon at the Roseland

The Rev. Horton Heat at the Crystal Ballroom

Or, you can avoid the public festivities entirely and just stay home for a quiet evening waiting for the ball to drop (really, that's a great option, too!) .... 

Happy New Year everyone!  Wishing you a wonderful 2012!  And get out to some live music!!!

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