The Shit List: FIVE Best New Year's Eve Shows In Chitown


If you haven't already made plans (i.e., scored tickets) to one of the many awesome NYE shows taking place around the city, you best shift things into high gear ASAP. To help you in solidifying your NYE festivities, we here at The Shit are more than happy to provide you with our list of the five best NYE shows in town, in no particular order.

The Black Keys @ Aragon Ballroom

This is the second of three nights that will see this dynamic blues-based duo rock the Aragon off its foundation. Seriously, if you haven't caught these guys yet, you owe it to yourself to bust a move and make at least one of these shows, if not all three. Of course, the 12/31 show is sold-out, but there is always Craigslist!

Ike Reilly Assassination @ House Of Blues Back Porch

Once you catch the IRA live, you will be a convert for life, trust us. Obviously, the opportunity to catch them in such an intimate venue on New Year's Eve is a total slam dunk that you will be talking about for years.

Rusted Root and Michael McDermott @ InterContinental O'Hare

Rusted Root and McDermott always put on a good show, but the best part about this show is the four-hour open bar. Well worth the price of admission ($75), if you ask us. You may also wanna book a room so you won't have to drive home.

Smoking Popes @ Reggie's Rock Club

The Popes are just as great these days as they were back in their Capitol Records heyday, so if you're looking for a "sure thing" on NYE, you could never go wrong with these guys. Company of Thieves and The Fold provide some cool opening act action.

Japandroids @ Schubas

Garage rock duo Japandroids are one of those rare duos that make you forget all about the fact that there are only two guys up onstage. Make a bee-line for this one if you don't already have Black Keys tickets.

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