New Year’s Eve 2022 in Portland promises to be like many other winter days in the Northwest. It’s a cold, rainy, 1940s day like spending indoors unless cultural obligations make him party a year away.
But from sassy young rock band performances to exhilarating DJ sets to star-studded arena shows, there’s more than enough to get you out of the house in town. Here are eight of the coolest things you can do in Portland to ring in the new year.
alien boy One of Portland’s most important young rock bands. Standing at the crossroads of emo and shoegaze, barely hiding heartfelt songwriting behind layers of fuzz and flange, this “loud gay band” led by singer-songwriter Sonia Weber is a Portland indie. · Becoming one of Rock’s him. A success story for the 2020s.
Show Bar at Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #101, Portland, OR 97214. Doors open at 8:30pm, show $20 at 10pm. 21+.
Some of the world’s most original and creative pop music is now coming out of Latin America, led by the 28-year-old Puerto Rican who performs as Bad Bunny.Unfortunately he is not at Dante’s house Bad Bunny Themed New Year’s Eve Partybut his music — futuristic, historically literary, furiously post-genre — will be.
Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209. 9pm $12-20. Ages 21 and up.
Besides being a great performer and singer-songwriter, Brandi Carlyle From Tanya Tucker to Joni Mitchell to the co-conspirators of country-pop supergroup High Women, they seem to know just about everyone in the music industry. No doubt some guests will show up to help her ring in the New Year at the Moda Center.
Moda Center, 1 Center Court Portland, OR 97227. $36-$246 at 9pm. All ages.
a planet that can be mined Emerging in the early 90s as one of the most innovative groups combining jazz and rap. Although they haven’t made an album since his 1994, the three band and his members are enough to suggest that this isn’t just a reunion, but an opportunity to take their sound to reach across time and space. I was not very calm.
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209. $35-$80. Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9:45pm. All ages.
Gareth Emery He is one of the most acclaimed figures in trance music, an electronic genre that combines New Age vibes with uplifting excitement.His NYE set supported by a fellow British DJ christophe Even a fleeting saucer moment might convince you that 2023 could be the best year of your life.
45 East, 315 SE 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214. $50 at 10 p.m. 21+.
Surrealism and other modernist art movements arose in response to the horrors and trauma of World War I. eyeball—The Surrealist Dance Party at Polaris Hall allows revelers to ride a wave of pure, unrestrained weirdness to survive the annual shit show. Featuring DJ Rescue, DJ Gregarious and Sun Atoms. Read his interview with Sun Atoms founder Jsun Atoms.
Polaris Hall, 635 N Killingsworth Ct, Portland, OR 97217. 8:00 pm $20-$25. Ages 21 and up.
pink martini, Portland Civic Life’s unofficial cocktail jazz band features the most iconic singer, relatively newcomer from China Forbes (and America’s Got Talent finalist!) Jimmy Herrod.
Arlene Schnitzer Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205. Early show at 7pm, late show at 10:30pm, $35-$118. All ages.
Operating in New York in the ’70s and ’80s, the Studio 54 club still holds a prominent place in dance music’s cultural memory. Studio ’23 at Holocene resembles a NYE party in a hallowed venue, complete with disco and house tunes that Mick Jagger and Liza Minnelli were obsessed with at the time.
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214. 8 pm $15-$45 (tickets available at door only). 21+