What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Bruno Mars, Andrew W.K., and 50 More Shows to Ring In 2014

Patti Smith, Against Me!, Deadmau5, Thurston Moore, Gogol Bordello, and more

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Bruno Mars will perform in Las Vegas on December 31 Photo by Getty Images
WRITTEN BY
Jeanette D. Moses

Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Blondie, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will all ring in 2014 for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. The annual televised event — which broadcasts live from Times Square in New York City — will once again be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy. 

Over on the West Coast, Fergie will emcee a showcase featuring performances by Robin Thicke, Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande, Capital Cities, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson, Daughtry, the Fray, Enrique Iglesias, and Jason Derulo. The night kicks off at 8 p.m. EST with the two-hour TV countdown special New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women in Music.

If watching the ball drop with a few thousand strangers in midtown Manhattan sounds ulcer-inducing and sitting on the couch seems dull, fear not: There are plenty of champagne-soaked events featuring live music, and SPIN has collected all of them to ease your party planning.

There are decadent thousand-dollar nights in Vegas, EDM festivals, and aging punk bands in Brooklyn dive bars. Here is to (hopefully) avoiding amateur hour this NYE.

Concert: Against Me
Venue: Altar Bar (Pittsburgh, PA)
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $42.96-$161.13

Concert: Allah-Las
Venue: Ace Hotel (Palm Springs, CA)
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $23.49

Concert: Andrew W.K.
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York City, NY)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $48

Concert: Bassnectar
Venue: Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $64.76

Concert: Big Gigantic
Venue: Roseland Ballroom (New York City, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $83.75

Concert: Billy Joel
Venue: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $81-$239

Concert: Black Joe Lewis
Venue: Metro (Chicago, IL)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $68.77-$250

Concert: Black Taxi, Starlight Girls, Grandchildren
Venue: Mercury Lounge (New York City, NY)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $23.85-$25

Concert: Bruno Mars
Venue: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas, NV)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $150-$243

Concert: Clutch, Into Another, Lionize 
Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $40.25

Concert: Danny Brown
Venue: Mezzanine (San Francisco, CA)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $45 / $85 VIP

Concert: Dawes
Venue: Varsity Theater (Minneapolis, MN)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $84-$135.50

Concert: Deadmau5 NYE
Venue: Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $79.15-$222.10

Concert: Death
Venue: Reggie's
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25.49-$89.87

Concert: Delta Spirit
Venue: Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $47.58

Concert: The Disco Biscuits
Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY)
Time: 11 p.m.
Tickets: $85.05

Concert: Flosstradamus
Venue: The Riviera Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Time: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $71.66

Concert: FPH NYE (featuring George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Girl Talk, Big Freedia and many more)
Venue: Sam Houston Park (Houston, TX)
Time: 4 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$250

Concert: The Fresh & Onlys, Vetiver
Venue: The Chapel (San Francisco, CA)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Concert: Gogol Bordello, Man Man
Venue: Terminal 5 (New York City, NY)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $41.75

Concert: Goo Goo Dolls
Venue: House of Blues Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Time: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $144

Concert: Gov't Mule
Venue: Beacon Theater (New York City, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $80.95-$107.05

Concert: Infected Mushroom, Astrix and Savant
Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York City, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $74.50-$100

Concert: Jill Scott, Luke James, DJ Premier
Venue: Radio City Music Hall (New York City, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $86.05-$286.80

Concert: Jimmy Eat World, Smoking Popes
Venue: House of Blues Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Time: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $113.65

Concert: The Jim Jones Revue, The Compulsions, Jeremy and the Harlequins, New York Junk, Graveyard Lovers
Venue: Bowery Electric (New York City, NY)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45.29

Concert: The Lawrence Arms
Venue: Concord Music Hall (Chicago, IL)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $31.49

Concert: John Legend
Venue: Haze Nightclub (Las Vegas, NV)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $55-$1,281

Concert: Lil Jon
Venue: Tryst Nightclub (Las Vegas, NV)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $22.60-$56.50

Concert: Melvins, Red Kross
Venue: Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$64.95

Concert: Moon Boots, JKRIV, Free Magic, Faso
Venue: Glasslands Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $36.58

Concert: Motion City Soundtrack
Venue: Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $51.92

Concert: Murphys Law
Venue: The Trash Bar (Brooklyn, NY)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12

Concert: Mykki Blanco and Friends, Boychild, DJ Larry B, DJ Rashad, Ian Isiah, Junlep***Y, Michael Magnan, Princess Nokia, T.E.A.M.S.
Venue: Gramercy Theater (New York City, NY)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $37

Concert: Nick Waterhouse, Walker Lukens and the Side Arms
Venue: Empire Control Room & Garage (Austin, TX)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$50

Concert: Old 97's
Venue: House of Blues Dallas (Dallas, TX)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $40.83-$72.99

Concert: OMFG NYE LA (featuring Boys Noize, Madeon, WE ARE GTA, and many more)
Venue: Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall (Los Angeles, CA)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $51.05

Concert: Patti Smith
Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium - First Night Boston (Boston, MA)
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39.38

Concert: Phish
Venue: Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $92.20

Concert: Pickwick
Venue: Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL)
Time: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $32.75-$35

Concert: Pitbull
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, FL)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $71-$197.35

Concert: Punch Brothers
Venue: The Bowery Ballroom (New York City, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $55

Concert: Shabazz Palaces
Venue: Rough Trade NYC (Brooklyn, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $29.55

Concert: SnowGlobe 2013 Music Festival (featuring Tiesto, Kaskade, Cut Copy, and many more)
Venue: Lake Tahoe Community College (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Time: TBA
Tickets: $164-$179

Concert: The String Cheese Incident
Venue: 1stBANK Center (Broomfield, CO)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75

Concert: Thomas Gold
Venue: Pacha NYC (New York City, NY)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $67.78-$389.60

Concert: Thurston Moore's New Year's Eve Double Bill
Venue: The Stone (New York City, NY)
Time: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $50

Concert: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Venue: 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $88.40

Concert: Sea of Dreams (featuring Thievery Corporation, A-Trak, Dillon Francis, and many more)
Venue: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA)
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $121-$287

Concert: Uprising Tour: Alesso, Clockwork, Deniz, Koyu, Don Diablo
Venue: Pier 94 (New York City, NY)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $139.91- $566.66

Concert: Willie Nelson & Friends
Venue: The Moody Theater (Austin, TX)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59.50-$279

Concert: Wolfgang Gartner
Venue: Bijou Nightclub (Boston, MA)
Time: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $112

Concert: Zedd
Venue: Aragon Ballroom (Chicago, IL)
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49-$115

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