1.Florence and the Machine

1/13

Wednesday night at the intimate New York City club Don Hill's, SPIN celebrated the year in music with a party featuring three of the hottest acts of 2010: Brit rockers Florence and the Machine, Florida indie quintet Surfer Blood, and Brooklyn psychedelic outfit Yeasayer.

At the event, presented by New Era and sponsored by mike's HARD PUNCH® and Rdio, Florence Welch (above) wowed the audience with a stripped-down set backed only by acoustic guitar, harp, and keyboard. For more about the night, start the photo gallery below.

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2.Florence and the Machine

2/13

Wednesday night at the intimate New York City club Don Hill's, SPIN celebrated the year in music with a party featuring three of the hottest acts of 2010: Brit rockers Florence and the Machine, Florida indie quintet Surfer Blood, and Brooklyn psychedelic outfit Yeasayer.

At the event, presented by New Era and sponsored by mike's HARD PUNCH® and Rdio, Florence Welch (above) wowed the audience with a stripped-down set backed only by acoustic guitar, harp, and keyboard. For more about the night, start the photo gallery below.

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3.Harp Attack

3/13

"Lungs," the title track of Florence and the Machine's excellent debut, was a set highlight, as was the show-closer "Dog Days Are Over."

4.Portrait of the Artist

4/13

Florence and the Machine's emotionally-charged set demonstrated why we picked the band as an Artist of the Year for 2010.

5.Cheers!

5/13

Florence offered a toast to the crowd, who sipped complimentary MIKE'S HARD PUNCH® and 42 below vodka.

6.Free Spirit

6/13

Florence closes her set with a lady-like curtsy.

7.Surfer Blood

7/13

The West Palm Beach, Florida, band played a 10-song set from their breakout debut, Astro Coast, plus a pair of new tracks.

8.Action Hero

8/13

Frontman John Paul Pitts led the surging build-ups on "Swim" and "Take It Easy."

9.Blood Brothers

9/13

"This one goes out to all the single ladies in the house," Pitts quipped, before crooning about his weakness for cocaine and whiskey, and how a woman helped him stop his hard-partying lifestyle.

10.Season's Greetings

10/13

The venue was packed with SPIN staffers and invited guests, like these two unidentified music fans.

11.Yeasayer's Chris Keating

11/13

The singer for the Brooklyn psych-rock band kicked off the party by spinning an eclectic sample of tunes, from vintage soul obscurities to hip-hip and R&B dance hits from the '90s, including Big Pun's "Still Not a Player" and Redman and Method Man's "Da Rockwilder."

12.Drink Up!

12/13

13.Closing Time

13/13

As the show proved, 2010 was a music year to remember.

Here's to another one ahead!