With Christmas behind us, it is time to look ahead to New Year’s Eve in Austin and there are plently of shows to consider. LCD Soundsystem tribute band All My Friends play Beauty Bar, The Black Angels host an evening at Emo’s East and White Denim headlines the Slacker Magazine launch party. Grupo Fantasma, T-Bird and The Breaks and Russian Circles are on the books as well. There is no shortage of good live music concerts to choose from to celebrate the New Year.
All My Friends + Ulovei + Kid Slyce – Beauty Bar – 10pm – $10 ($5 w/ RSVP)
All My Friends recently began performing again after a year hiatus, headlining the ND at 501 Studios in October. Their second show back will be at Beauty Bar with DJs, Ulovei and Kid Slyce. If dancing 2011 away is your thing then read no further, you have found your event. AMF is always a fun time and NYE promises a few surprises. Be sure to RSVP at do512.com for $5 tickets.
The Black Angels + Wooden Shjips + Ume – Emo’s East – 8pm – $25
Austin’s kings of psych rock, The Black Angels will grace the newly opened Emo’s East stage in what promises to be an epic show. The band known for producing Austin Psych Fest and headlining their own incredible music event are bringing their act to Emo’s $15 million dollar venue Sunday. If seeing some great pysch rock was not enough, indie-rock trio, Ume opens the show. If you haven’t seen Lauren Larson swing her long blonde hair around while she tears up a solo, get ready to be impressed.
White Denim + Royal Bangs – Empire Automotive – 730pm – $22
White Denim‘s James Petrali can wail with the best of them and his band wails too. Formely a power trio, the band added guitarist, Austin Jenkins and got even better. Examiner covered the progessive rock act at Wild Frontier Fest before Emo’s shuttered it’s Sixth Street location at the end of the year. The show was the best performance we saw the the festival that day. NYE attendees can expect more of the same from this popular local and. Dress for the outdoors for this one as Empire Automotive is the lot across from Red 7 with the partially enclosed former garage.
Russian Circles + The Roller + Eagle Claw + Boyfrndz – Red 7 – 830PM
Russian Circles have performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, SxSW and more. The progressive act returns to Austin for a final 2011 performance. The Chicago natives play their own brand of instrumental rock that has audiences crowding in front of them since they formed in 2004. The Roller, Eagle Claw and Boyfrndz opens.
Grupo Fantasma + Maneja Beto + DJ Chorizo Funk – The Beauty Ballroom – 8pm
Grammy-winning act, Grupo Fantasma has been tapped to open Beauty Bar’s newest endevor, The Beauty Ballroom. While we cannot speak for the venue’s sound quality yet, if the neighboring Emo’s East is any indication, the sound should be first rate. With Latin act, Maneja Beto playing with DJ Chorizo Funk, dig in because this NYE show has legs.
T-Bird and the Breaks + The Sideshow Tradgedy – Stubb’s BBQ – 9pm – $35
We finally got to take in a set by T-Bird at ACL Festival and they were great. The high-energy performance is special and they are ready to make your last night of 2011 special too. The Sideshow Tradgedy opens. Get tickets here.
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