Best New Year’s Eve concerts in L.A.
Flamboyant Sacramento six-piece !!! (whose Google-unfriendly name is pronounced “chik-chik-chik”) has been plying its geeky-chic punk-funk throb since the mid-’90s. Here, the esteemed dance commanders play out 2018 with a set at the Regent.
Zachary Cole Smith & Co. crafted a killer debut in 2012 that blended shoegaze, pyschedelia and a pounding postpunk beat to dreamily delicious effect. The double-album follow-up, 2016’s Is the Is Are, delves deeper into the crew’s dark, liquidy guitar rock textures. Here the crew celebrates the New Year at the intimate Highland Park Ebell Club.
Ring in 2019 with Ozzy Osbourne and a slew of totally-‘90s metal acts during this New Year’s Eve edition of Ozzfest. The day kicks off with support sets outside of the Forum before transitioning inside for Rob Zombie, Narilyn Manson, Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Body Count featuring Ice-T.
A couple times a year, Minimal Effort brings together some of the top talent in the underground house and techno scene. They throw a helluva party that requires, well, minimal effort on your part to have a good time. For New Year’s Eve, the quarterly concert includes sets from Sasha, Justin Jay, Layton Giordani and more.
Ring in the New Year with confetti, pyro and 30,000 of your closest friends at Countdown. Nearly 30 dance acts invade San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center for this year-end fest. Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Tiësto, Zedd and more top this year’s lineup.