Deadmau5, You Say Party, John Maus and Bloodshot Bill Lead Our New Year's Eve Can't Miss Concerts

Deadmau5, You Say Party, John Maus and Bloodshot Bill Lead Our New Year's Eve Can't Miss Concerts
As is our Thursday tradition, we have dug through the mass of Canadian concert listings to give you Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly concert guide. This week, we present our guide to New Year's Eve, giving you your best Canadian concert bets for Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.


Friday, December 31
Vancouver has no shortage of amazing New Year's Eve parties, but the must-see event is arguably outsider pop sensation John Maus. The Minnesota-bred political philosophy instructor has collaborated with various projects, including Ariel Pink, and will bring his bizarre sounds to the Waldorf for the most off-kilter dance party of the evening.

John Maus
Geneva Jaccuzi
$35 at The Waldorf


Friday, December 31
Bid farewell to 2010 with a strong sense of local pride as Calgary acts Deadhorse and Ghostkeeper take over Broken City with their diverse blends of psychedelia, garage pop and indie folk for one of the most interesting party soundtracks in a while.

$TBA at Broken City


Friday, December 31
The second of two nights at Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre, rodent-masked electro hero Deadmau5 will usher in the new year with pulsating beats and an exuberant live show. Edmontonians, count yourselves lucky that you can share the festivities with this hotly tipped name.

$TBA at Shaw Conference Centre


Friday, December 31
On the upswing from the tragic loss of drummer Devon Clifford, Abbotsford, BC dance popsters You Say Party have just completed a full European tour. Now, they're capping off the extreme highs and lows of 2010 with a likely epic dance party at Winnipeg's Royal Albert Arms.

You Say Party
$TBA at Royal Albert Arms


Friday, December 31
Toronto's slate of New Year's Eve celebrations is something of a CanCon love-in, with scheduled performances from Shawn Desman, Great Big Sea and Faber Drive across the city. It's not all awful, however, as proved by the performance from stompin' garage guru Bloodshot Bill at the Silver Dollar Room. With classic soul and proto-punk tracks being spun by DJ Mark Sultan, this is a surefire party.

Bloodshot Bill
Mark Sultan (DJ set)
$TBA at Silver Dollar Room