WHILE THE LIST below is certainly not complete, it does offer a roundup of some of the more interesting music-related New Year's Eve shindigs in and around Seattle, complete with contact and advance purchase information where needed. All events are 21-and-over unless otherwise noted.
DJ Soonami, Mojo Jojo, DJ Doug 6 p.m.-4 a.m. $10 includes appetizers, cocktails. Dress code. 622-4344 for information and advance tickets.
La Movida, Rockin' Teenage Combo 9 p.m. $22.50/$25. www.ticketmaster.com for infor- mation and advance tickets.
Zeke, Dirtybirds, Cookie, Federation X 8 p.m. $10. Olympia residents can ride Dick's New Year's Eve Beer Bus. $30 includes transportation to and from the Eastside Club (410 E. Fourth, Olympia, 360-357-9985) and free beer on the bus. www.ticketweb.com or Eastside club for information and advance tickets.
Battle of the Bands—Salsa vs. Swing—with Casey MacGill & the Spirits of Rhythm and Latin Expression 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $95 includes dinner, dancing, and champagne toast at midnight. $40 without dinner. Formal attire requested. www.centuryballroom.com for details, tickets available at location in advance or by calling 324-7263.
Heaven and Hell Ball—Garden of Earthly Delights featuring Kinski, IQU, Gun St. Girls, DJ Suspence, Sub_Sonic, Matt Corwine, plastiq phantom, Crictor, DJ J-Justice 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $30 adv./$40. (866) 468-7623 or www.ticketweb.com for information and advance tickets.
Monkeywrench, Gun St. Girls, and guests 9 p.m. $15 adv. 441-5611 for information and advance tickets.
EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT
Electronic DJ Bash featuring Roy Davis Jr., Czech, Peter Christianson, DJ Smile 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15/$10 members. All ages; bar with ID. 770-2702 or 877-I-LISTEN, or by fax at 770-2742 for information and advance tickets.
Danny Godinez Band 525-0752 for information and advance tickets (reservations required).
Dance Factory 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $50 per couple includes prime rib and lobster dinner, champagne toast at midnight, 15 card gaming tables, arcade, and band performance. For additional $60 per couple, free shuttle and accommodation at nearby West Coast Gateway Hotel. 988-4888 or www.funsters.com for information and advance tickets.
Shins, Standard, Minus the Bear 7 p.m. $12 adv. www.ticketweb.com or 381-3094 for information and advance tickets.
I-SPY AND NATION
Maktub, Piece of Sol, Shawn Smith (of Pigeonhed and Brad), DJs 9 p.m. $25 adv. www.ticketweb.com or Orpheum Records for information and advance tickets.
Tim Turner Band featuring Michael Kahler, DJ Shawn Speed 7 p.m. $75 adv. (available until Dec. 20)/ $100 includes complimentary champagne, wine, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, holiday feast, and prizes (including $1,000 first prize). VIP tables available, fine dress requested. 283-4548 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information and advance tickets.
Miller Lane, Six Foot Savage, Zen Driver 9 p.m. $15 includes moonlight buffet and champagne toast. 634-2433 for information.
SIT & SPIN
A Very Special Fauxbang! with surprise guests 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Price TBA. www.sitandspin.net for information and advance tickets.
A Special Remedy featuring DJ Onionz, Brian Lyons, DJ Federal, Kipp, Brian Asher 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $20-$40 includes champagne toast at midnight. 800-849-TIXX for information and advance tickets. VIP seating available: e-mail remedyVIP@yahoo.com.
Left Hand Smoke 9:30 p.m. $15/$20. www.ticketweb.com for information and advance tickets.