New Year’s Eve at Cheer Up Charlie’s


New Year’s Eve at Cheer Up Charlie’s is always an event. They always feature low prices, local music and great people. And this year will be the last one.

If you haven’t heard already, Cheer Up Charlie’s will be closing (moving?) on January 15th. This Eastside Institution only gets one more shot at an epic New Year’s Eve party, and we’re going to be there. We’re proud to partner with a bunch of other cool companies (including our friends over at Side One Track One) in bringing you a great lineup of local music to ring in 2014.

Some of the artists at Cheer Up’s will be very familiar to regular readers, as they’ve each been featured on our year-end countdowns:

SPEAK – 10:30-11:15
Dana Falconberry – 9:30-10:30
The Sour Notes – 9:00-9:30
Letting Up Despite Great Faults – 11:40-12:30

The other acts that will be there include:
Gretchen Phillips’ Disco Plague – 8:00-9:00 – Phillips is a seminal Austin musician, who has been involved in the scene since the 80s. Her musical wanderlust has taken her in a variety of different directions, and I’m not exactly sure what the sound of this new project is. However, she has been well-known for her theatrical, engaging live shows, so no matter what the sound is, it promises to be a good time.

Future Death – 7:30-8:00 – Having just listened to a few of the tracks on their recently released self-titled debut EP (LP?), I can confidently say that I am looking forward to seeing Future Death live. They have that energetic, garage-y punk sound that is favored by so many bands here, but with an ear for really solid hooks. If they can translate even half of the energy on the record to their live show, this should be great.

Deejay Honeycomb – 12:45-2:00AM – Closing out the night will be the hip-hop DJ, Deejay Honeycomb. I’m excited to hear her in person, since there aren’t too many mixes of hers online. By this point in the night, everyone will probably be easily coaxed onto the dancefloor.

I could tell you that the first 100 cocktails are sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, but really, this event kind of sells itself. Look at that lineup. Look at the price ($5 advance/$7 at the door). If you still don’t want to come, it’s probably for the best. Happy New Year’s!