Wednesday, December 30, 2009


No chit-chat today, let's get this party started. Not comprehensive, just a few of my faves. Commentary below.


New Years Day BBQ at Franklin's
Featuring French Toast Casserole, Black Eyed Peas, Cream Sausage Gravy, Grits, Buttermilk Biscuits, and (if all goes well) Chicken Fried Brisket
Tickets (TBD) and more info here

Parkside 2010 New Years Eve Party
Featuring: DJ's, open bar, champagne toast, photo booth, hors d'oeuvres and sweets
Tickets ($100) here
(This photo is of Parkside ceviche because I could not find a big enough poster JPEG; check out informative poster here)


2010: A Dance Odyssey
Tickets ($18 pre, $24 day of) here

New Years Eve Sock Hop
Tickets ($10) at door

Mad Classy WITH Irresponsible Voltron
Tickets ($10) here

New Years Eve at Beauty Bar
Tickets ($5 with RSVP, $10 at door): beautybaraustin(at)

New Years Eve with DJ Crown
Tickets ($50 pre, $60 at the door) here


Live at Seaholm
Featuring Flosstradamus, DJ Car Stereo (Wars) and SHIV
Tickets ($99) here

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears WITH Hard Proof Afrobeat
Tickets ($32) here

NYE Mohawk
Featuring: Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, and Peligrosa All-Stars
Tickets ($20 pre, $25 day of) here

New Years Eve at Emo's with Scott Biram
Tickets ($12 pre, $15 day of) here


First Night Austin
Featuring: Fireworks (!!)
Tickets (FREE except for events at Long Center): Info here

Metallagher (with stABBA and more) at Red 7
Tickets ($10) here

NYE Rock N' Roll Party
Featuring: Stooges cover band, '60s cover band, comedy, DJ's, more
Tickets (FREE for Spider House, $10 for USAA bands): Info here

Juan Pelota's 1st New Year's Day Ride
Tickets (FREE and there will also be free coffee: Info here

Ok so, CLEARLY, there's a loooot going on in this town on New Year's Eve. Austin Eavesdropper will be hitting up two house parties, but if I weren't doing that, I would:
  • Probably go to Second Sunday Sock Hop, because you can dress up in a big poofy skirt and dance 'til you're red and sweaty. Is like heaven for me!
  • If not that, it's a toss-up between The Parish, Stubb's (Black Joe Lewis and Hard Proof Afrobeat), and Red 7. "stABBA," if you're not familiar, is a metal ABBA cover band. RIGHT. Awesome.
  • I feel like every Austinite (and everyone who gets the chance) should see Scott Biram once in their lives. He's a crazy one-man rock, punk, and blues show. Also, R. told me that he survived being hit by a truck once. I'm pretty sure this is true.
  • I have always wanted to go to First Night, which is like a big citywide art party. Someday I will. My artistic, magic fairy-like friend Sarah went the first year, and said it was amazing. Sarah, unlike me, is not given to hyperbole and mad exaggeration so when she says "amazing" I believe her. I need to tell you guys about Sarah sometime.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know this is a bit late but Scott Biram was mowed over in his car by a semi. The pictures are crazy.