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Search’s New Year’s Eve Guide

New Year’s Eve. It’s a glorious holiday complete with champagne and kissing, topped by the only countdown you’ve paid attention to since you watched TRL. will be attending both BassLights and Bassnectar’s 360 Extravaganza. Unfortunately, scientists haven’t yet figured out how we can be in two places at one time, but if they had, here’s where my particles would split:

Lights All Night @ Fair Park (Dallas, TX)

Lights All Night is Dallas’ biggest event of the year. The three-day festival boasts a great line up comprised of the main players in electronic music. A DJ set by Nero on the 31st along with Bassnectar tearing it down the night before is reason enough for me to head to Texas. Add that with Crizzly, Minnesota, Baauer, Diplo and Break Science all on the last day of 2012? DOWN.

String Cheese Incident @ 1st Bank Center (Broomfield, CO)

The String Cheese Incident will pay homage to their home state with a three-night run at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO. Tickets for the run are $55 a night, with a 3-day pass sitting at $175. If you’ve ever seen this six-piece jam band in action, you know that Cheese will be warming up the snowy Colorado sky to ring in 2013.

Bassnectar 360 @ Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)

Lorin Ashton will ring in 2013 at the same venue he entered 2012. His second NYE show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena will undoubtably be crazier than last year’s because of his 360 set up. Bassnectar performing in the center of the crowd with 360 sound and a rotating stage? And Two Fresh and Treasure Fingers opening up? Sounds EPIC to me!

Snowglobe @ Lake Tahoe Community College campus (South Lake Tahoe, CO)

As a hip-hop head, I have to first say that if you’re going to Snowglobe, do NOT just write Wiz Khalifa off as the “Black and Yellow” rapper. Wiz brought out a 5-piece band at his show in Orlando and I’m betting that the band will be there at Snowglobe, too. It sounded awesome and was definitely one of the illest hip-hop shows I’ve ever seen. With that being said, you have Deadmau5, Beats, Big G, Chromeo, Flosstradamus, Boombox and more to help you dance and keep those bones warm!

Phish @ Madison Square Garden

Phish is playing four nights in a row at Madison Square Garden. The last night is followed by a late show by the Disco Biscuits. I don’t really have much else to say about that aside from “jealous.” If you’re in the area and can afford it, make sure you see Trey and company rock it out at the Garden.

Carl Cox @ Mansion (Miami, FL)

If you’re ballin’ out in Miami this New Year’s Eve, there is only one spot to be. Go and see Carl Cox at Mansion for an evening filled with funky tech-house beats, gorgeous women, and one of the world’s greatest DJs.


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