Come January 1st, y’all be equipped with health insurance, so no reason to let loose and drink in the new year. Here is where you can do that.
DJ Paul, you know, the guy who warned you on Three Six Mafia’s “Stay Fly” that if you leave your drink around him it will get drunk up? Well, that rule still applies if you choose to party with the Academy Award-winner at the NYE edition of Good Life’s monthly PVRPLE party, where he’ll be spinning alongside Knife, Amadeezy and Reel Drama.
GOOD LIFE BAR, 28 KINGSTON ST., BOSTON. 10PM/21+/$40-$50. GOODLIFEBAR.COM
BAD RABBITS AT THE PARADISE [Sold Out]
Any night is a good night to see Bad Rabbits perform, but NYE slightly edges out the other 355 days on the calendar as our pick. After lighting up The Sinclair last year, the Boston Music Award “Best Live Act” winners head to the Paradise, where STL GLD and Dillon Cooper join them on the bill.
THE PARADISE, 967 COMM AVE., BOSTON. 9PM/18+/SOLD OUT. CROSSROADSPRESETS.COM
LAKE STREET DIVE AT THE SINCLAIR [Sold Out]
The band return to their old stomping grounds after a breakout year for a themed three-night run that culminates in a “prom night” party on December 31, with Dietrich Strause and the Chaperones and TJ Connelly.
THE SINCLAIR, 52 CHURCH ST., CAMBRIDGE. 9:30PM/21+/SOLD OUT. SINCLAIRCAMBRIDGE.COM
Noticing a sold-out theme here? Don’t worry—the W Hotel will provide bass-heavy solace in the guise of a special set by new resident DJ Durkin, plus some fancy pants cotton candy (for real), all for no cover.
W HOTEL, 100 STUART ST., BOSTON. 10PM/21+/FREE. WBOSTON.COM
For those seeking action closer to the eye of the New Year’s party storm, there are few better options than packing into Great Scott for an onslaught of banging beats brought to you by the Together Boston team. Dance your face off to special guests Venus X and Mike Q til 2am, then stumble out in search of a random Allston party to start the new year off right. Some things won’t ever change.
GREAT SCOTT, 1222 COMM AVE., ALLSTON. 9PM/$30/21+. GREATSCOTTBOSTON.COM
For all those who would rather stay home and save money—listen to music, eat pizza, and guzzle Tall Boys— than journey into the NYE fray, fear not: there’s a party that has all those things, minus your scrappy living room couch. BMA Best Music Blog winners Allston Pudding will be hosting a free show that boasts—you guessed it—pizza ($2 slices), Tall Boys, and live local music courtesy of Bent Shapes, Kid Mountain and Abadabad. Don’t worry—that couch will still be there when you get back in 2015.
REGINA PIZZA, 353 CAMBRIDGE ST., ALLSTON. 8PM/ALL AGES/FREE. ALLSTONPUDDING.COM