1036 NE Alberta, 284-7665, 9 pm, $10
Nocturnal--The Big Bang w/ T-Rexa, The Divided, The Playroom Genderfuck Cabaret (Eva Ning & Max Voltage), Double Trouble, and DJ Devrox. Wow, this is one hell of a gay party. Gender bending, award winning drag performers, a radical fly girl tag team, plus bands, plus the DJ--best bang for buck.
1800 E Burnside, 239-5900, 9 pm, $8, All Ages
Bitter End--I Can Lick Any Son Of A Bitch In The House and The Runaway Boys perform, plus there's free champagne at midnight as well as "party favors," which is probably not meant to be taken in the vernacular.
1981 W Burnside, 517-0179, 8 pm, $10
Level--Attack Of The Killer New Year, Episode III: NYE Masquerade. This is an apocalyptic, DJ dance to the death extravaganza, with nine DJs battling on four turntables for seven hours. Meet the contestants: Powers, Flipsta, Forrest Avery, Mr. T, bluchris, RNA, Won d'Funk, Josh Banks, and Andrew Gonzalez. Also there's gobs of GoGo dancers, a free champagne toast, "VIP area," drink specials, and $2 domestics all nightÉ
13 NW 6th, 10 pm, $10 ($5 for ladies)
Ohm--New Years Eve at Hohm--(get it, get it?!) Harmony, Demetre, Aizlynn & Mena, Manoj, Solovox, Ravi & Ben, and Destiny all pitch in to keep you dancin' to the breaka breaka. Plus there's a heated porch hosted by DJs No Thing, Noah D, and Shylock.
31 NW 1st, 223-9919, 9 pm, $15
Egyptian--Damn, gay people hella like New Year's, and they know how to throw a party, with dancing, karaoke, an electric scooter prize, bubbly, and a buffet. What more do you need? Plus it's open 'til 4 am for the hardcore, and there's a continental breakfast served at 2:30 amÉ can we just move in?
3701 SE Division, 236-8689, 7 pm, $10-12
Goodfoot--Triclops Family Superband's got the funk, with this expanded version of the popular stalwart. Most interesting is the collaboration with DJ Magneto, who mixes beats and samples into the live instrumentation. Multimedia, yo.
2845 SE Stark, 239-9292, 9 pm, $15
Fez--DJ Wicked and DJ Gregarious? There's gonna be a riot. Two of the town's best-loved DJs spin hiphop and '80s classics. It's just that simple.
316 SW 11th, 221-7262 ext. 41, 9 pm, $8
Conan's--A slam-dunk for "most original," Big Island Shindig hosts a "Disco Aquarium" along with cronies Ashbury Park. Um, last time they threw a party there was a gigantic Stay Puft marshmallow man. Wear a costume that matches the decorations (so, like a shiny tie with a plastic crab stapled to it?).
3862 SE Hawthorne, 234-7474, 9:30 pm, $10
Tonic--Good old rock and roll tonight, with Longshot, Watch It Burn, Everyday Victory, Tilt Wheel, Last Season, and newbie DJ Amai.
3100 NE Sandy, 238-0543, 8 pm, $8
Berbati's--Helio Sequence, Swords Project, and DJ Sean Croghan make up this local star-studded affair. People say it's best to spend the holidays with family, right? Plus, a surprise midnight performance from someone who probably isn't your drunk uncle--for once!
231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9:30 pm, $10
Blue Monk--Class it up tonight with the jazz of The Original Cats, and DJ G-Wiz spinning funk and jazz.
3314 SE Belmont, 9 pm, $10 downstairs live music, upstairs DJ free
Dante's--Storm & The Balls performs their lounge take on punk and metal standards, and Karaoke From Hell humors you with live backing as you launch into your brilliant rendition of "18 & Life." Plus, local eccentric DJ Dairy gives you the cheese farts.
1 SW 3rd, 226-6630, 8 pm, $12-13
DV8--DV8 is like the Ritz compared to the crapass, dog hair-spiked margarita-serving Mexican joint that preceded it. The same can not be said for Sado-Nation, Naked Violence, Altar Boys, Dirty Harriet, and the Civvies, who will rock you straight out of your filthy britches.
5021 SE Powell, 772-2907, 9 pm, $7
Paris--Have yourself a crusty New Year with local sweetums Defiance, Lower Class Brats, Deathcharge, KrumBums, and American Made Assholes. No deodorant necessary!
6 SW 3rd, 224-8313, 7:30 pm, $8
APWU Union Hall--What? Well, it doesn't quite have that ring, but this will be fun: The Queen Size Revolution entails a lot of dancing, karaoke, F.A.T.A.S.S. cheerleaders, and educational material explaining how being fat totally rules.
2360 SE Morrison, 231-4599, 8 pm, $2-5 sliding, All Ages (no alcohol will be served)