Published Dec 29, 2012The world hasn't ended, but come December 31, the year 2012 inevitably will. That's why you have to cram as much partying as possible into your New Year's Eve. To help, we've identified some of the best musical events happening that night, across the country. Find out what's happening in your burg below.
One Night Stand
A cavalcade of Canuck talent will flood the Media Club on New Year's Eve, including Exclaim! faves Brasstronaut, Mother Mother, Hannah Georgas, Said the Whale and others for the annual One Night Stand party.
Said the Whale
$35 at Media Club
The Winter Social: New Year's Eve
The Ice Cream Social DJs get together to spin the very best in '50s and '60s rock'n'roll, pop, psych and party music. Get your dancing shoes on, and your party horn ready.
$20 at the Biltmore Cabaret
Rickshaw New Years Eve Party
Party down, New Year's style, at the Rickshaw party, soundtracked by SpreadEagle, Black Wizard, Three Wolf Moon and more.
Three Wolf Moon
If We Are Machines
$20 at the Rickshaw Theatre
Waldorf Hotel NYE 2013
Hang out at the Waldorf's famous masquerade and party to the sounds of DJs Cherchez La Femme, the Chapel Sound DJs and surf rock cover artists the Amigos. Plus: chocolate fountain, anyone?
Cherchez La Femme
Chapel Sound DJs
$35 at the Waldorf Hotel
Green Burrito/Student Loan/Arbutus Records NYE Party
Pat's Pub hosts a pretty spectacular New Year's celebration replete with Exclaim!-approved acts: Blue Hawaii, Sean Nicholas Savage, Walter TV and Watermelon are all on the bill. Plus, first 50 ticket-buyers get in for $5!
Sean Nicholas Savage
$5 to $10 at Pat's Pub
Tiesto New Year's Eve Show
Get down, techo-style, by celebrating New Year's Eve with one of the world's most recognized names in house and trance, Tiesto. All that bumpin' and thumpin'? That's the sound of 2013 approaching.
Cemetery of Sound
$69.95 at BMO Centre
New Year's Eve Punkxplosion
Punk-rock hometown boys Chixdiggit will bring the good times to Calgary's Dickens Pub to celebrate the year that was. They're joined by the Von Zippers, the Mandates and the Old Wives.
The Von Zippers
The Old Wives
$23.25 at Dickens Pub
Tranzac New Year's Eve
Ring in the New Year with all-girl Weezer tribute band Sheezer and a cadre of Canadian musicians at Toronto's Tranzac.
$15 at Tranzac
Young Empires New Year's Eve Show
Hometown dance-rockers Young Empires headline the New Year's proceedings at Lee's Palace this year, with help from the Decades, New Hands and ColeCo.
$22.50 at Lee's Palace
The Horseshoe's 11th Annual New Years Eve Show
Shit-kickin' Toronto folk-rock mainstays the Sadies hold down the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern for what's sure to be a rollickin' good end-of-year celebration.
$25 at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
The Mahones New Year's Eve Show
The Mahones brings their celtic-punk to the Bovine for a night of brews and sing-alongs to ring in the New Year.
$20 at Bovine Sex Club
Yes Yes Y'all — New Year's Eve
The up-and-coming New York MC Angel Haze will spit rhymes from her mixtapes to ring in the New Year at Toronto's Annex Wreckroom. The next time she rolls into town, it will surely be a bigger venue; catch Haze in an intimate environment while you still can.
$15 at Annex Wreckroom
Wrongbar NYE 2013
DJs RAC and Goldroom are joined by Natural Animal and Arroghanz for a New Year's Eve Dance Party at Toronto's Wrongbar.
$30 at Wrongbar
New Year's Heave 2012 avec NOFX
A very punk New Year's Eve is about to go down at Olympia de Montreal, where pop-punks veterans NOFX will be joined by Snuff, the Bcasa and the Creepshow.
$45 at Olympia de Montreal
Nü Sensae New Year's Eve Show
The BC garage punks Nü Sensae will pummel Katacombes, closing out 2012 in loud, raucous, punk-rock style. Plus, only $12?!? We're in.
$12 at Katacombes
Omisoka NYE 2013 Party
If you like your electronic music eclectic, New Year's parties don't get any better than this. Led by Canadian turntable master Kid Koala, the lineup boasts Nosaj Thing, Lorn, Poirier and Ghostbeard, among others. Killer? Yes, we definitely think so.
Hesk vs Thomas White
Sibian & Faun
$35.50 at Fonderie Darling
Cousins New Year's Eve Show
New Year's Eve, served up deliciously by three fast-rising bands: Heaven for Real, Naza, Monomyths and Cousins. May the night not be forgotten.
Heaven for Real
$11 to $20 at Gus' Pub & Grill
The Stanfields New Year's Eve Show
Nova Scotians the Stanfields bring their mix of celtic rock and bluegrass to Halifax's Seahorse Tavern for a year-end blast.
$25 advance, $35 at door at the Seahorse Tavern