Tonight in Music: New Year's Eve!
THE CALEB KLAUDER COUNTRY BAND, COPPER AND COAL
(The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd) Oh no! Which New Year's Eve party do you go to?! At the Caleb Klauder Country Band's annual yearend show at the Spare Room, you get (1) outstanding country music played by ace pickers; (2) a packed, super-fun dance floor populated by an enthused crowd of young and old; and (3) one of the homiest, friendliest dive bars in all the land. Phew, that was easy. NED LANNAMANN Also see our NYE feature.
BUILT TO SPILL, SLAM DUNK, THE APOSTROPHES
(Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan) You know them. You love them. And whether you're currently experiencing your college stoner phase, or just want to nostalgically relive it, Built to Spill is here for you, with a jaggedly psychedelic sound that somehow keeps getting better. You've got three chances to see for yourself at their Three-Night New Year's Celebration. ALISON HALLETT Also see our NYE feature.
MORE NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS
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FLIGHT: GUSTAVO LANZAS, JACK COLEMAN, MODAL-NODES, EASY COMPANY, ANDREW BOIE, SIMON HOWLETT, URKEL
(The Spare Room, 111 SW Ash) Five house and techno duos tag-team on the decks to give you some serious reasons to dance this New Year's Eve. The swinging grooves and deep basslines of Modal-Nodes (Chris Demetras and David Gross) knit together complex soundscapes that twist and turn with a flirtatious kind of funk. No doubt they will be dropping sultry selections from their forthcoming Undercurrent EP. Local techno heroes and label owners Gustavo Lanzas and Jack Coleman will go back to back, showcasing their discriminating musical tastes built up from years of dedication—a testament that's the perfect way to ring in the new year. CHRISTINA BROUSSARD