Since New Year’s Eve 2012 falls on Monday, it seems a lot of Denver’s best acts are gearing up for big parties at local venues. As usual, there are plenty of great live shows going on around town all weekend, but this week’s picks include some of the more promising New Year’s Eve shows, as well. That said–here are the picks for this weekend!
LAURA GOLDHAMER & FRIENDS, DECEMBER 28 @ ORIENTAL THEATER
This FREE show at the Oriental Theater features Americana artist Laura Goldhamer, with additional performances by Chimney Choir, Shenandoah Davis, Natalie Tate, Roger Green and others! The Oriental Theater is at 4335 W. 44th Ave. in Denver. Doors at 7:00 PM. Ages 18+.
GLOWING HOUSE, DECEMBER 29 @ LARIMER LOUNGE
Local neo-folk act Glowing House is headlining Saturday night at the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. in Denver. Opening acts include Eye and the Arrow, Safe Boating Is No Accident, and The Cardinal Grey. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 day of show, available through Larimer Lounge. Doors at 8:00 PM; show starts at 9:00. Ages 21+.
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB, DEC. 30-31 @ THE ORIENTAL THEATER
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is holding a two-night stint at The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. in Denver. The Sterling Sisters will also perform both nights, with Denver Broncos UK opening Dec. 30, and Munly and the Lupercalians opening Dec. 31. Tickets are $15 on Sunday, $25 on Monday, or $35 for a two-day pass, available through Oriental Theater. Service charges apply. Doors at 8:00 PM nightly; shows start at 9:00. Ages 16+.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT “HOMETOWN THROWDOWN”, DEC. 29-31 AT 1STBANK CENTER
The String Cheese Incident is playing the last three nights of 2012 at 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane in Broomfield. New Year’s Eve is sold out, but tickets for the other two nights are still available at press time. Tickets are $55-$60, available from TicketHorse. Doors at 6:30 PM nightly; shows start at 7:30. These are all-ages shows!
THE PHOTO ATLAS, DEC. 31 @ THE WALNUT ROOM
Local dance/punk outfit The Photo Atlas are headlining at The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. in Denver. Openers include Monroe Monroe, The Foot. and Strange Kids. Tickets are $5 each, available from The Walnut Room. Service charge may apply. Doors at 8:00 PM. Ages 21+.
THE SAMPLES, DEC. 31 @ HERMAN’S HIDEAWAY
The Samples‘ New Year’s Eve Show will take place at Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway in Denver. Also appearing are On Second Thought (reunion performance!) and Highway 50. Tickets start at $25 (tables can be reserved for up to $240), available from Herman’s Hideaway. Service charges may apply. Doors at 7:00 PM; show starts at 7:30. Ages 21+.
Stay safe, and Happy New Year!