Ten Best New Year's Eve Parties in Los Angeles
Thanksgiving is for turkeys and Christmas Eve for church-goers -- but New Year's Eve? That's the night for a party! It may be amateur night to many, but the promoters behind these are anything but. Here are the 10 most promising parties in the clubs planned for L.A. this Dec. 31.
Also see the Public Spectacle arts blog for more of the Best New Year's Eve Events in Los Angeles 2013.
10. LA Loves Techno
Insomniac offers this over-21 rave and rage in downtown with perpetual dance floor pumper Sasha (formerly half of "Sasha and John Digweed") along with Adam Beyer, Art Department and Damian Lazarus. At Exchange LA, 618 S. Spring St., dwntwn. Tickets and info at http://insomniac.com/eventDetails.php?event=951 Facebook invite here.
Via Daedelus' Facebook
Here's the perfect opportunity to start your new year by expanding your musical palette, Expansion offers an eccentric mesh of musical stylists. Daedelus headlines (what the arty electronic madman has planned for midnight is anyone's guess), while supporting talent includes lo-fi hip-hop flowster Robert Raimon Roy (who was discovered by Erykah Badu, of all peeps) and pianist/beatsmith TokiMonsta (Jennifer Lee). Location with ticket purchase info at http://fusicology.com/event/?event_id=61511.
8. Diamond Ball NYE 2013
Via Stripper Circus
Start the new year off gay with this multi-faceted mega-fete from the promoters behind Hype Fridays & Stripper Circus. Diamonds are a boy's best friend at this one: "Thousands of shimmering diamonds" will adorn the club, plus state-of-the-art lasers and lights. At midnight, instead of the ball dropping, they're doing a diamond drop. Three dance floors, DJs including Derek Monteiro & Ryan Kenney spinning dance & top 40, and rock-hard Go Go boys should make this one shine brighter than the best cubic zirconia. At Ultra Suede, 661 N Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood. www.DiamondBall.net. Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/474416379268722/
7. New Year Emerges With SSION & Casey Spooner
Via SSION Facebook
The unconventional and somewhat unlikely pairing of SSION's Cody and Fischerspooner's Casey Spooner, on the Sunset Strip no less, should make for pan-sexual shenanigans of the craziest kind. SSION bring their shameless art rock (live) to the Standard and host DJs Kim Anh (Booby Trap! / Saint Le Roq), Saratonin (Modern Love), Aaron Castle (Full House, The Hump), Sandra Le (Dick & Fanny, UK) provide sounds for dancing and debauchery before and after. Spooner is master of ceremonies, so we expect a colorful countdown to say the least. Admission includes a free midnight champagne toast. At the Standard Hollywood, 8300 W. Sunset Blvd. Facebook invite here.