The Ten Best New Year's Eve 2012 Parties in St. Louis

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Orgone - Ringing in the New Year at Old Rock House
  • Orgone - Ringing in the New Year at Old Rock House

New Year's Eve is upon us! And in 2012 too -- it is the New Year's Eve that they said would never happen. Boy do they look dumb now.

Now that all that Mayan Calendar crap has passed, can we finally all agree that these end-of-the-world prophecies are completely stupid? I mean, that was the biggest one yet, right? I don't even think Y2K had that much hype surrounding it.

Anyway, being that the world still exists (DUH), you might find yourself wanting to celebrate with a glass a champagne or fifteen, and see some live music. Well you are in luck! We here at RFT Music have compiled a handy list of the ten best New Years Eve shows in town. Go to all of them!

((Thorlock)) w/ White Fire, Cathedral Fever, Rites of Impiety @ Fubar 8:00 p.m. | $8 Drone in the New Year with ((Thorlock))! Father Time won't be the only one wearing a robe at this show. Also, Cathedral Fever is fucking rad, and not to be missed. Go! (DH)

Schaffrin w/ Loud Mouth Soup @ Blueberry Hill 9:00 p.m | $35 $35 gets you an open bar, party favors and a champagne toast. Plus! The number two band from High Hill, Missouri. (KM)

New Year's Eve with JJ Grey & Mofro @ The Pageant 8:00 p.m. | $30-$40 I got two tickets for this thing sitting on the desk in front of me....First person to make mention of this in the comments can have them! Now let's see if anybody actually reads these things.... (DH)

Cornmeal w/ Acoustics Anonymous @ 2720 Cherokee 8:30 p.m. | $25 As per usual, Loyal Family brings a good time filled with an eclectic range of great music. Sponsored by 4 Hands Brewing Company, with a free toast at midnight! That's free alcohol, I said! (DH)

Orgone @ Old Rock House 8:00 p.m. | $12-$25 Los Angeles funk mainstay Orgone is spending New Year's Eve just a few block south of Busch -- head on down prepared to shake something. (KM)

Cornmeal - Twanging in the New Year at 2720

New Year's at the Livery w/ the Union Electric, 3 to 5, the Jump Starts @ The Livery Company 9:00 p.m. | Free Ring in the New Year with the reliably-excellent rock & roll stylings of the Union Electric along with a healthy dose of strange (3 to 5) and catchy (The Jump Starts). (KM)

The Annual Off Broadway Free New Year's Eve Party w/ The Blind Eyes, Kentucky Knife Fight, Dino's House Band @ Off Broadway 8:00 p.m | Free The Blind Eyes and Kentucky Knife Fight return for a third attempt at concocting the perfect South City party. Both are stellar bands in their own right, and you'll get a set of original tunes before they bring out some all-star friends for a carefully selected set of covers. If it's anything like last year, it will be sufficiently memorable that all that champagne won't be enough to blot out the highlights. (KM)

New Year's Eve at The LUAS w/ Tef Poe, Midwest Avengers, Doorway, Mathias & the Pirates, Red Zero, Legend C4mp, DJ OB Juan, Kold Kace, Beast Mode, Fuzzy Bunnies of Death @ The LUAS 8:00 p.m. | $20-$40 Spend your New Year's Eve at "a crazy drunken party in a gigantic 160-year-old cathedral!" Huge line-up for local hip-hop fans, including an appearance by Tef Poe, fresh off of his recent appearance (and victory!) on BET's 106 & Park. (DH)

The Able Few New Year's Party w/ Bear Hive, Union Tree Review, Tonos Triad, DJ Jazzy Josh, DJ MAKossa, Franco Hill, Anthony Hann, Michael Bishop, Dook Laruse @ Foam / The Able Few HQ 7:00 p.m. | Free Find depths of space and capacity to consume alcohol at Foam (and above it). Rock & roll downstairs and a killer lineup of DJs up in the Able Few's office. (KM)

New Year's Eve at Lemmons w/ Soma, Carriage House, Ruka Puff, Saluda @ Lemmon's 8:00 p.m. | $5 This lineup has something for everyone, and Lemmons' food is goddamn delicious. You know how they say that whatever you are doing at the stroke of midnight sets the tone for the rest of the New Year? I'd recommend stuffing Black Thorn pizza in your face starting at 11:59. (DH)

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