Take advantage of the quality entertainment and much more reasonable pricing by checking out any of the following:
1. Asher Roth at The Viper Room w/ special guests Midnite Theory, Rob Roy, Luke Christoher and Kosha Dillz.
Asher Roth will be performing as part of a promotional run to support his Pabst & Jazz mix tape that highlights the maturation of the former "College" loving MC. It is the precursor to his 2012 Def Jam release and he's recruited some other lyrically talented individuals to join him on the Sunset Strip stage. Local artist and Dim Mak act, Rob Roy, may still have fur in his cap. Haven't heard a ton from him since he blazed trails on the internet with the "Fur In My Cap" video. Young buck Luke Christopher also joins the party. You might remember him from his Asher Roth collabo "Roof Tops."
World touring, Jersey born Kosha Dillz is also supposed to join the party as a surprise guest. He is performing on New Years Eve at Viper Room, but will probably join Asher to spit some of his "West Coast Flavor" as well as cuts from his 2011 release Gina & The Garage Sale.
Midnite Theory opens up the whole damn thing.
We've got a pair of tickets to give away for this one so shout us out on twitter (@supergoodmusic) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the contest.
2. Beats Antique, Random Rab, Emancipator & Lynx @ Club Nokia
Get your fulfillment of booty shaking beats and bass at Club Nokia with this awesome line up put together by The Do Lab. For those that acquired a bit too many party supplies to close out 2011, get after it early with this pseudo-festival line up.
Emancipator compose electronic sonicscapes with the best of them. Entirely instrumental - with orchestral elements layered on some tracks (including "Nevergreen" below) - Emancipator music is organic, beautiful and relaxing.
Random Rab composes bass-strumentals himself. His sonic textures differ from Emancipator's; less of an orchestrated feel with Rab, who seems to be driven much more by beat (although his tunes have great melody). Check out "Jewel of Now" below:
Beats Antique will get you in the festive mode before NYE even starts with their belly-dancing, costumed, beat-enthused performance. They always make sure things get a little weird - in the drugged out, hippie-esque good sort of weird way. Check them out at Bonnaroo -
3. The Growlers, Allah-Las, TRMRS @ The Echo
The raspy, folky/blues-like indie rock from The Growlers ends its series of end of 2011 shows at The Echo with a stellar support group of Allah-Las and TRMRS.
The former are high on lots of local bloggers lists of LA bands to watch for. This video of an earlier performance at The Echo gives you an idea of the soundtrack they'd be providing. Nostalgic feeling indie rock jams.....filled with shakers.
TRMRS are the act on the bill I know too little about. I can't say much about them other than that they use cool color filters in their "One Foot" video (see below), but my guess is they are a suitable musical hors'douvres for this bill.
Growlers are the veteran act here - with a honed and tasteful grit to their indie rock. Clearly a favorite of someone important at The Echo - its not hard to understand why. There is an undeniable charm to their music. A charm that hopefully sets the mood right as you close out your 2011.
4. Caspa & Dillon Francis @ Avalon
Why would you want to go to this show? Probably cause Dillon Francis is a bad ass whose name won't be going anywhere for a really long time. Just check out this video for "I.D.G.A.F.O.S." Don't know what that means? Check your urban dictionary, because I don't give a fuck or shit enough to tell you....
Dillon is a rising star - a darling artist for many more established in the electronic game. You can expect a lot more from Mr. Francis, including great supporting artists because he won't be joined by just anyone either. He'll be joined by bad ass dub stepper Caspa. Check out Caspa with Mr. Hudson - "Love Never Dies (Back for the First Time)."
5. Tim Reynolds @ The Mint
If you like guitar play - see Tim. That's all I have to say - this video says the rest.