Hot Ticket (NYE Edition): The Sadies, Elliott Brood, Gentleman Reg, The Creepshow, & More...
New Year's Eve live music picks in Toronto, as we say goodbye to 2009 and hello to 2010.
THE SADIES & RON SEXSMITH / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN ST W / $20 / 19+
THE SADIES headline the Horseshoe Tavern for their 9th annual NYE show, taking the stage at 11:30pm after sets from RON SEXSMITH and THE SCHOMBERG FAIR. Roots-rock three-piece THE SCHOMBERG FAIR just released their sophomore effort Gospel this past October, a collection of banjo-heavy tunes played at a breakneck pace. The SADIES are led by brothers Travis and Dallas Good, and their longstanding NYE bash at the Shoe boasts a packed house every year.
GENTLEMAN REG, THE MAGIC & JIM GUTHRIE / TRANZAC / 292 BRUNSWICK AVE / $12 / 19+
There will be a full house at the Tranzac for their wallet friendly NYE party, which features performances from GENTLEMAN REG, JIM GUTHRIE, THE MAGIC, DIAMOND RINGS, MANTLER, LAURA BARRETT, RONLY TEPER & HER LIPLINERS, THOMAS, SHEEZER, HUGH OLIVER and DJ CRAIG DUNSMUIR. Showcasing some of our picks for best bands in 2009, the line-up is stacked with local talent and promises to be an incredible night. While advance tickets are sold out the Tranzac promises a limited batch will be available at the door, so make sure to get there before 8 if you expect to get in.
ELLIOTT BROOD / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR ST W / $20 / 19+
For an alt-country take on New Year's Eve, head to Lee's Palace where $100 will open up for ELLIOTT BROOD. After touring hard in 2009, ELLIOTT BROOD celebrate the arrival of 2010 by playing two sets at Lee's - at 11:30pm and 1am. The Polaris nominated trio keep their annual tradition alive, offering a much needed alternative to the wildly popular SADIES NYE shows at the Shoe.
THE CREEPSHOW / BOVINE SEX CLUB / 542 QUEEN ST W / $10 / 19+
Psychobilly fans should make their way to the Bovine on Thursday night, where THE CREEPSHOW will deliver an explosive live set to ring in the new year. The sole opening act are newcomers DARLINGS OF CHELSEA, which features former members of THE BLACK HALOS, ROBIN BLACK AND THE IRS and CJ SLEEZ, amongst others. Admission is only $10, and gets you a midnight toast.
CITYTV NEW YEARS BASH / NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE / 100 QUEEN ST W / FREE / ALL AGES
This year's Citytv NYE Bash offers an all ages, family-friendly party at Nathan Phillips Square, where more than 50,000 people are expected to brave the cold for the outdoor bash. Hosted by Gord Martineau, Tracy Moore and BT's Kevin Frankish and Dina Pugliese, the guest list includes SUZIE MCNEIL, KREESHA TURNER, DRU, TRISTAN AVAKIAN, DANNY FERNANDES and the cast of The Jersey Boys.
CityTV NYE Bash 2010
Photo of Gentleman Reg by Robin Sharp.
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