New Year’s Eve local concert picks

Chris Rutledge

Christmas has came and went so it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve plans. Here we’ve rounded up some of the coolest concerts within driving distance.

  • Thee Japanese Schoolgirls – Tidball’s – Bowling Green – Price to be announced
  • Canago – Hideaway Saloon – Louisville – $10*
  • Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin Tribute) – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington – $12
  • Guilty Pleasures – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville – $50
  • My So-Called Band – Mercy Lounge – Nashville – $25*
  • Paul Thorn – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville – $40
  • Bassnectar – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville – $47
  • Moon Taxi – Exit/In – Nashville – $20*

* Indicates writer’s pick

Local groove masters Canago are bringing their blend of improvisational rock to the Hideaway Saloon in Louisville. Ring in 2012 with Bowling Green’s tightest musicians this side of Sam Bush.

Nashville natives and frequent Starry Nights contributors, the members of Moon Taxi, have been rocking the Exit/In on New Year’s Eve for several years now. They tend to pull out all the stops for special occasions, making this a perfect opportunity to get acquainted with one of Nashville’s best live bands. This show has been known to sellout in the past, so don’t procrastinate.

My So-Called Band is dedicated to bring the 90s experience to the present. So trade your skinny jeans for some tattered baggies, toss on your best flannel, flip your hat around and get ready to spend New Year’s dancing to classic hits like “Come As You Are,” “Nuthin But a ’G’ Thang,” “Tubthumping,” and “Killing in the Name” at the Mercy Lounge. But make sure to bring your I.D. — it’s 21 and up.