White Ford Bronco (Photo courtesy the band)
Still looking for New Years Eve plans? Well, Parklife DC has you covered! You can win two tickets to see White Ford Bronco, DC’s top ’90s cover band, live at The Anthem on Dec. 31! Ring in the new year as you dance with careless abandon — at The Anthem!
80s band buttons!
Looking for a simple, fun night on the town for New Year’s Eve? Union Stage and DJ Marco have you covered with That Big 80’s NYE Part at Union Stage on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Trombone Shorty performs at The Anthem on Dec. 31, 2018. (Photos by Ari Strauss)
Trombone Shorty Heats Up New Years Eve at The Anthem
Words by Juliet Van Wagenen and Ari Strauss
With vibrant notes, Trombone Shorty blasted an energetic and enthusiastic crowd at The Anthem into the New Year as the clock struck 2019.
The Band of Heathens performs at Michael Hearne’s 15th annual Big Barndance in Taos, New Mexico, on Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo by Dave Hensley)
Coming from one of America’s great musical cities, Austin, Texas, The Band of Heathens played on New Year’s Eve at Hill Country BBQ. Formed in 2008, the BoH mixes Americana influences with roots rock. On their most recent project, A Message from the People Revisited, they journey into soul, gospel, and R&B.
Trombone Shorty (Photo courtesy the artist)
Looking for something to do on New Years Eve? Look no further than The Anthem for a night full of fantastic music as Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue take over the big stage with some help from George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Trouble Funk! Catch this funky show at The Anthem on Monday, Dec. 31.
Gogol Bordello (Photo by Rene Huemer)
Gogol Bordello loves a good New Year’s Eve show, and they are delivering one as openers for the Thievery Corporation at The Anthem on Sunday, Dec. 31.
White Reaper (Photo by Jesse DeFlorio)
Spoon is set to ring in the new year at 9:30 Club on Dec. 31. In fact, Spoon have sold out two shows for Saturday, Dec. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 31. If you’re going, don’t miss White Reaper, the garage punk band from Louisville, Kentucky, opening both shows!
Duran Duran perform at MGM National Harbor on Dec. 31, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
“Did you get your smoked salmon and your caviar? Or is anybody hungry?” roared Simon LeBon, introducing “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran on New Year’s Eve.
Booked for a special weekend of shows on New Year’s Eve and then New Year’s Day 2017, Duran Duran fed a ravenous sold-out crowd song after song at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Saturday, fielding one of the very first concerts in the brand new casino and entertainment complex on the cusp of DC city limits in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Peaches O’Dell at the Black Cat on Dec. 31, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
I arrived late to the show on Saturday (due to another commitment), but I still managed to catch some tunes in the last set by Peaches O’Dell and Her Orchestra at the Black Cat’s New Year’s Eve Ball on Saturday.
For 23 years on New Years Eve at the Black Cat, Ms. Peaches O’Dell leads her big band through classic dance numbers from the ’20s to the ’50s.
And every year, it’s a hit that cultiminates in a famous conga line. Come out to the Black Cat, where Peaches O’Dell & Her Orchestra will do it again this year! Peaches and company roll through Latin dance classics, swing, jazz, and more. You can check out some live recordings on YouTube, which are presented in a quirky retro style that captures her taste and style.
Watch a video for a “retro sci-fi” version of “Mambo No. 5” by Peaches O’Dell & Her Orchestra on YouTube:
“My ultimate goal is happines and celebration for one and all through some remarkable music and crowd energy,” Peaches said in an email to Parklife DC.
Lounge act Tony Anthony & His Malvivants will provide entertainment between sets when Peaches and Her Orchestra take a break. Downstairs in the back stage, DJ Dredd provides more contemporary entertainment.
Metrorail will run until 3am on New Year’s Eve, and the Black Cat is conveniently located a few blocks away from the U Street Metro Station. Make plans to dance the night away with Peaches O’Dell & Her Orchestra.
Tickets are available online.
Peaches O’Dell & Her Orchestra
w/ Tony Anthony & His Malvivants, DJ Dredd
Saturday, Dec. 31