Today’s coverage of the major parties in L.A. by the Times reminded me that it is, indeed, only three more days to New Year’s Eve. And, once again, I’m delighted to be celebrating it in Los Angeles. It’s warmer here than it is on most places the night of December 31st/January 1st, which means it’s easy to traipse around in cute outfits without having to worry about freezing one’s ass off. I can’t imagine celebrating in, say, Chicago, waiting for cabs and waiting in lines to get into clubs in the snow, and then checking a twenty-pound coat. Yay, SoCal microclimate!
However, there are those of us for whom spending NYE at a major festival-style party like Giant or Together as One doesn’t sound like fun. I’m not a big fan of crowds. So I went off searching for smaller parties. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a major goth event this year. Last year, Bar Sinister was open, because it was New Year’s Eve on a Saturday. This year, it’s a Sunday – but the Sunday night goth club is Malediction Society, which takes place in a club used for hip-hop and R&B on Saturdays. Tragically, the Saturday promoter bought out the club at a higher price than the goth promoters could afford. And while Evil Club Empire, who run Blacklist on Sundays at the Knitting Factory still have possession of the club, they’re using it for an 18+ event focusing on 80s music, which doesn’t even sound like as much fun as the live 80s tribute Club London is throwing at Boardners, featuring a Depeche Mode tribute band.
So that leaves just the fetish parties for the dark-minded. Miss Kitty’s is throwing a major party, of course, but will have DJ Amanda Jones spinning. The Catch One has a party, but haven’t even specified what type of music the “four hot DJs” will play. And those of you familiar with DJ Xian and her LA Dead community may want to go check the site for rumors on the small event she may be doing, and come by Malediction Society on Monday the 1st instead.
I’m sure there are a zillion other parties and clubs and events happening in L.A., and if there’s one with a particularly cool lineup, I invite you to share it in the comments. I’ll update with another post on Saturday if there’s worthwhile happenings in town I haven’t looked in on by then. And my commentary on the BIG events happening in the L.A. region is behind the cut.