New Year's Eve concerts

Updated 12/31/2013

TUESDAY: Rock in 2014 with Solid Gold, Har Mar, Night Moves and other NYE shows.

Solid Gold
John Carlucci

Solid Gold

10 p.m. • Icehouse • $20-$100

The first chance to catch the full Solid Gold lineup in a couple months is also a good opportunity to celebrate the first full year of business by the most popular new music room in Minneapolis, which happens to also be a pretty fine restaurant. Tickets are thus being sold with or without dining options. Rounded out by omnipresent brothers Jeremy and Jacob Hanson, Solid Gold’s live shows remain psychedelic forays, but with synth-rock grooves festive enough for the occasion. Offshoot band Year of the Horse opens. Chris Riemenschneider


Crystal Ball

8 p.m. • International Market Square, 275 Market St., Mpls. • $50-$100

Following the classic soul sound of his latest record, “Bye Bye 17,” Har Mar Superstar is taking a classier approach to New Year’s Eve this year vs. the usual club gig, leaving open the question how long it takes to strip out of a tux. He’s headlining the 10th annual Crystal Ball, an elaborate bash spread out over five floors of International Market Square and featuring comedians, dancers, DJs and a laser-light show. C.R.



9 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $10

For those who want to send out 2013 with a head thrashing and a raised middle finger, the Triple Rock has a real doozy of a noise fest for its NYE celebration. Metallic sludge-punk duo Bloodnstuff heads up a lineup of loud and heavy local bands, also featuring Red Daughters, Buildings and Speed’s the Name. C.R.


Sexy Hexy NYE Bash

9:30 p.m. • Hexagon Bar • free

Four reasons to hit up the Hex: One: The lineup features the proto-punk copping Frozen Teens and gloom-pop band Hollow Boys. Two: Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band will host live karaoke. Three: There’s a B-52s cover band. Four: It’s free. Jahna Peloquin


Infrasound New Year’s Eve

7 p.m. Dec. 30-31 • Skyway Theatre • 18-plus • $15-$35

Because one night of bass bombs just wouldn’t cut it, the Skyway again hosts the annual two-night Infrasound blowout. Brooklyn-based hip-hop/electro producer Eliot Lipp headlines night one, with support from dubstep/DnB lurker the Widdler — whose Owsla-issued “Spacetime” EP dropped in December — Desert Dwellers and more. The Dec. 31 lineup features Katy Perry-remixing trap, er, “twonk” artist Brillz, West Coast-rooted beat monster and Ableton sensei ill.Gates, hometown hero Vaski, Megalodon, Midnight Tyrannosaurus and more. Michael Rietmulder


Night Moves

9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10-$12

Record deals with cool indie labels are well and good, but this year Night Moves finally arrived when Glam Doll paid homage to the twangy psych-rockers in doughnut form. We’re not aware of any Pony Bwoy pastries, but the chill-out electro/hip-hop/R&B tandem of Jeremy Nutzman (aka Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) and Hunter Morley built some buzz with their self-titled debut. Carroll, too, had a breakout year, winning’s Are You Local? contest and with a strong showing in City Pages’ Picked to Click poll. The Fatty Acids open. M.R.


Turf Club’s NYE Cover Band Show

10 p.m. • Turf Club • $10

Since David Bowie himself didn’t tour this year despite finally issuing a killer new record, there’s extra cause to celebrate him at the Turf Club’s NYE Cover Band Show, wherein members of the bands who regularly play there pay tribute to bands that never will. Members of the Seawhores and STNNNG will perform the music of Bowie along with another set of Blue Öyster Cult tunes (yep, with cowbell). There will also be a Doors montage with the dudes of Vampire Hands and Robust Worlds. C.R.