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 www.ticketmaster.com).
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 www.brownpapertickets.com/event/290891).
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 (stthomasmedina.org).
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 www.stgpresents.org). 8:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $40-$150 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
“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 stgpresents.org).
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 brownpapertickets.com).
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 www.ticketmaster.com).
“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 www.chopsuey.com).
“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 www.thecrocodile.com).
“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 neumos.com).
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 www.nectarlounge.com).
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 www.showboxonline.com).
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 www.tulas.com).
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