Top Indie/Alternative Concert Tickets of the Week (12/29)
December 29, 2014
This week features 10 of the most diverse and unique shows. First off on the 29th Sublime with Rome will be at the House of Blues in Anaheim and will be a warm welcome for the California band. On New Year’s Eve there are a slew of shows happening across the country. Electronic band Lotus will be playing at the National in Richmond, Virginia while Spoon will pay in Dallas. STS9 will be playing in Denver at the Fillmore Auditorium. California will see The Flaming Lips play at the Warfield in San Francisco, Cake will be at the City National Civic Auditorium in San Jose and Primus will be in Oakland at the Fox Theatre. New York City will see The Hold Steady play in their own Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Erasure will be at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. NYC will also get Gogol Bordello coming through on the 2nd also at Terminal 5.
12/31 Lotus at the National - Limited Tickets Available
Lotus the electronic jam band from Indiana will be at the National in Richmond, Virginia on December 31st, New Year’s Eve. The band put out their eighth record Gilded Age this year and are kicking off on a national tour next month. Before the tour starts Lotus will play three shows leading up until New Year’s starting with a show on the 29th at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia. The band will then play the National in Richmond on the 30th as well at the aforementioned New Year’s Eve show at the National.
1/2/15 Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5 - Limited Tickets Available
Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello will be playing their native New York City on January 2nd at Terminal 5. The band last released Pura Vida Conspiracy in 2013, the band’s sixth full length effort. Known for their chaotic and energetic live shows, Gogol Bordello will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia at the Electric Factory before playing their much anticipated Terminal 5 shows on the 2nd and the 3rd.
12/31 Spoon at the House of Blues Dallas - Limited Tickets Available
Austin natives Spoon will be in their home state of Texas on New Year’s Eve with a show in Dallas at the House of Blues on the 31st. The band put out their eighth studio album They Want My Soul over the summer. The band also play in Houston, Texas at the House of Blues in December 30th. Both Texas shows will feature opening act and fellow Austin natives I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness. After these last two December shows Spoon will head to Australia in February.
12/31 Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Fillmore Auditorium - Average Ticket Price: $131.08 | Get-in: $79
Sound Tribe Sector 9 or better known as simply STS9 will be at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. This show has an average ticket price of $131.08 but fans will be able to get in for as low as $79. This New Year’s Eve show should be a frenetic and special one for all of STS9’s fans. For those who can’t make it to the electro-funk band’s nye show can check them out at the Fillmore on January 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd.
12/29 Sublime with Rome at the House of Blues Anaheim - Average Ticket Price: $115.21 | Get-in: $88
Sublime with Rome will be at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California this week on December 29th. The California natives last released Yours Truly in 2011 and the first with this incarnation. Fans still flock in droves to shows to hear both new songs and classic songs from Sublime’s heyday. This show on the 29th will be the last of 2014 for the band and has an average ticket price of $115.21 and a low get-in price of $88.
12/31 The Hold Steady at the Music Hall of Williamsburg - Average Ticket Price: $111.38 | Get-in: $9
Indie rockers The Hold Steady will be at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York City on the 31st. This New Year’s Eve show for the Brooklyn natives has an average ticket price of $111.38 but with everything else happening in NYC that night the lowest get-in price is a steal at only $9. The band last released their sixth album Teeth Dreams earlier this year. For fans who have other plans on the 31st The Hold Steady and opener The So So Glos will also be in Williamsburg on the 30th.
12/31 Cake at the City National Civic Auditorium - Limited Tickets Available
Alternative rock band Cake will be at the City National Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California. The Northern California natives have a new album in the works for 2015, their seventh total. This New Year’s Eve show is the only one announced for Cake but fans should be on the lookout for a tour next year in support of their new album. Fans at the show might also hear some new songs in addition to Cake classics like “Going the Distance” and “No Phone”.
12/31 The Flaming Lips at the Warfield - Average Ticket Price $95.20 | Get-in: $63
Psychedelic rock band The Flaming Lips will be at the Warfield in San Francisco, California this week on the 31st. This New Year’s Eve show has an average ticket price of $95.20 and a low get-in price of $63. The band put out of Sgt. Peppers tribute album With a Little Help From My Fwends this year most notable with the contribution of Miley Cyrus to their interpretation of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. The Flaming Lips will also be at the Warfield on the 30th for fans who have other plans for New Year’s Eve.
12/31 Erasure at Terminal 5 - Average Ticket Price $58.28 | Get-in: $23
Synth-pop duo Erasure will be at Terminal 5 in New York City this week on the 31st. This New Year’s Eve show has an average ticket price of $58.28 though fans will be able to get in for as low as $23. Rising to fame in the 80s with the height of new wave, Erasure has been steadily releasing music for three decades and put out their sixteenth album The Violent Flame in September. The duo will also be at Terminal 5 on the 30th for fans who can’t make it to the New Year’s show.
12/31 Primus at The Fox Theatre Oakland - Limited Tickets Available
Funk rock band Primus will be at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California this week on the 31st. This New Year’s Eve show for the California natives will feature Tool drummer Danny Carey for the Uber Drum Spectacular. This unique set will be a break from the “Chocolate Factory” tour which was in support of Primus’ recent Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble. This show is certainly a can’t miss for Primus fans.