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New Year’s Eve is upon us. Here’s a list of musical diversions from dance DJs to country music to start out right in 2013.


Resolution 2013 with Dieselboy, Doctor P, Funtcase, Mord Fustang, Rusko

One of the year’s biggest parties with massive lighting displays, multiple stages and plenty of room to dance. Performers spinning dubstep, electro and house music with headliner Dieselboy ringing in the new year.

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8:30 p.m., WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $55 (800-745-3000 or

INFERNO New Year’s Eve Party

Burlesque performances, Champagne toast and glitter cannons with music by Christine Havrilla, Danie Ward and Lady Jane DJ. 8 p.m., Renaissance Madison Hotel, 515 Madison St., Seattle; $45-$55 (800-838-3006 or

New Year’s Eve Gala on the Eastside

Featuring Northwest musicians Charles Rus, Hyun-Ja Choi, organ; Natalya Ageyeva, piano; Zachary Kellogg, flute; Michael Nicolella, guitar; Catherine Blundell, soprano; Tim Blok, tenor; and Alyce Rogers, contralto. Dessert and Champagne. 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina; $15 (

Beats Antique

Seattle’s rococo electro-world beat band heads a New Year’s Eve dance lineup that also features Lynx, Y La Bamba and theatrics by Circus Contraption. 8:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $36.25-$146.25 (877-784-4849 or 8:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $40-$150 (877-784-4849 or

“The Lazer Ball” with Fresh Espresso, Grynch, Keyboard Kid, Metal Chocolates

Some of the best hip-hop acts Seattle has to offer. Fresh Espresso caps a stellar year on the heels of its second album, “Bossalona.” Keyboard Kid and Metal Chocolates both upped their game and presence locally in 2012. 9 p.m., Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th, Seattle; $20 (877-784-4849 or

Black and White Ball with DJ Mar Y Soul, DJ Yambu

An elegant and fun evening of dining, dancing and a midnight Champagne toast. 7 p.m., Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St. second floor, Seattle; $25-$110 (800-838-3006 or


Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

The best Afro-Cuban conguero in the West has made his beats a Seattle New Year’s tradition. 8:45 p.m., 11 p.m., Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $60.50-$175.50 (800-745-3000 or

“Lick! Loves NYE” with Thee Satisfaction (DJ set), DJs Mathematix, Dewey Decimal

Dance your way into 2013 with a gay DJ night. 9 p.m., Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison, Seattle; $5 (206-324-8000 or

“Atomic Rodeo: A NYE Throwdown” with Brent Amaker, Atomic Bombshells, Country Lips

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo are masters of the kind of punked-up country that calls for big hats, big boots and packed dance floors. 9 p.m., The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., Seattle; $25 (206-441-4618 or

“Tranny vs. Party Schmarty” with Ben Delacreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Kitten LaRue, the Intelligence

The Intelligence may no longer call Seattle home, but they’re still one of the best weirdo punk bands on the West Coast. 9 p.m., Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $22-$38 (206-709-9467 or

Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme, Fleurs D’Egypte Dance Company

A solid lineup featuring the horn-driven funk from Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme. 9 p.m., Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-632-2020 or

Pickwick, Radiation City, Tomten

One of Seattle’s favorite neo-soul groups, Pickwick, headlines this show. 9 p.m., The Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $21.50-$25 (206-628-3151 or

New Year’s Eve with Greta Matassa

Matassa’s swingin’ pizazz and pyrotechnic scat singing have been packing in jazz lovers all year. 8 p.m., Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 2214 Second Ave., Seattle; $40 (206-443-4221 or

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