If you’re like us, you’re probably scrambling to make last minute New Years Eve plans – where can you turn up with your friends without spending all your money and being inundated by d-bags? We got you. Before you set off to complete those healthy, responsible NYE resolutions you’ve made, take your last chance to make an absolute mess of yourself (and lose/break your phone for the fourth time this year).
The team here at Remezcla has compiled a dope selection of New Years parties and concerts to choose from in Chicago, so grab that glass of champagne, a hottie to share a midnight kiss with, and get ready to go hard into 2015.
NYE with Mucca Pazza, 8:00 PM
Mucca Pazza is a intriguing group who have truly taken the idea of a marching band to the next level. These former highschool band nerds have gone on to create a unique genre-less sound and an edgy live show with incredible energy, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by acclaimed venues such asLollapalooza and the Late Show with Conan O’Brien. Mucca Pazza have proved time and time again that they can rock any crowd, so whether you’re a fan or never heard of them before, head over to Double Door on NYE and you likely won’t regret it.
Voyager NYE with TOKiMONSTA, Esta, Flamingosis, & Edamame, 8:00 PM
Voyager NYE brings together a stellar lineup of creative communities to build an installation-based space for you this New Year’s Eve at Chop Shop & 1st Ward. The music lineup is nothing to shake a stick at either, with TOKiMONSTA, ESTA, FLAMINGOSIS, & BEDAMAME all bringing the synth, soul & bass-heavy lullabies to help you ring in the new year. With an event description heralding “giant glowing jellyfish, glowing ice shards, strange sea creatures, a time warp portal, and more,” it’s pretty hard to look away from this one. More info here.
Mostly Disco NYE Feat. Lancelot and Golf Clap, 9:00 PM
Ringing in the New Year at Primary’s signature Mostly Disco night will be Lancelot, who’s been making noise across Europe and his native Australia for his productions and DJ sets. He’ll be joined on the bill by Detroit duo Golf Clap who have also been making a similar stir. Warming up the floor for them will be REDUX DJs and Alinka, so there will surely be good vibes all night long. More info here.
NYE with The Hood Internet, 8:00 PM
This New Years Eve, The East Room is bringing in mash-up masters The Hood Internet, who are a Chicago based duo comprised of ABX and STV SLV. Receiving praise from outlets like Time and SPIN Magazine, The Hood Internet have built up a cult fan-base with their mashups of hip-hop tracks and their recent originals. These alternative hip-hop heads will be bringing the party to the East Room this NYE, along with a midnight champagne toast and some special guests that have yet to be announced. More info here.
NYE with Zeds Dead, 8:00 PM
Go big this New Year’s Eve with Zeds Dead live at the Aragon Ballroom. Tickets for this NYE soiree are relatively cheap, so if you’re into the Canadian electronic duo this is a prime opportunity to do it right. Brought to you by the people at React, the show’s also themed as a “Space Oddity Costume Party”. There will be a photo booth by our buddies at GlitterGuts and more artists are to be announced. More info here.
Mirror Ball, 9:00 PM
Celebrate New Years Eve in Wrigleyville at Mirror Ball (New Years Eve) with Smart Bar residents Justin Long, Michael Serafini, Jeff Derringer, Olin, and Harry & JPEG spinning the finest in underground house & techno. Tip: the party’s just $20 after 1am with a Facebook RSVP. More info here.
WBEZ NYE, 9:00 PM
Join WBEZ and Vocalo radio for a New Year’s party featuring signature cocktails by Johnny Costello, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and live jazz by the Douglas Peck Trio and singers Rob Lindley, Alexis Rogers, and Evan Tyrone Martin. The party moves upstairs late night with DJ Ayana Contreras‘ jazz & hip hop fusions. More info here.
NYE with Afrojack, 9:00 PM
Celebrate New Years Eve with Afrojack at Studio Paris. If going big is your plan for NYE and price doesn’t matter, seeing the 26-year old superstar DJ at a local hot spot like Studio Paris probably tops your list. Food’s included for this black tie affair, plus reserved tables & parking at an additional cost. More info here.
Dirtybird NYE 2015, 9:00 PM
Dirtybird Music collective takes over gorgeous Lacuna Artists Lofts for New Year’s this December 31st. DJs Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin & Ardalan provide the music across 2 rooms and general admission includes 3 drink tickets plus a champagne toast. Only Pre-sales are available so get yours very early. More info here.
NYE with Sinkane and The Numero Group DJs, 8:00 PM
Forward-thinking worldly musician Sinkane is coming to Chicago’s intimate Schubas Tavern for a New Years show, promoting his new album Mean Love. Born in London and raised in Sudan, Sinkane combines elements of krautrock, free jazz and funk with traditional Sudanese music. Renowned soul label The Numero Group will be sending a group of their DJs to kick off the evening for what is sure to be a great end of year celebration. More info here.