New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year, is a time to celebrate all the good things that happened in 2012 and kiss off any of the bad things. We at certainly hope that your year was filled with mostly the good things. NYE is also is a time to look forward to another great year of Bay Area Music that is headed your way. So in order to help you make your New Year’s Eve plans and get 2013 started the right way, we have complied a very diversified list of music, comedy, and dance things to do. Have a wonderful holiday season, and we’ll see you in 2013!

ADD/C & Shotgun Harlot – Spanky’s, Cotati (Free! Added bonus: Red Carpet Photo Ops w/ BAM’s own CK Shotz!)

Alameda All Stars – Tradewinds Bar, Cotati

Aqua Nett & Counterbalance – First Edition, Petaluma

Belle of the Ball NYE Cruise – Pier 3, SF

Black Comedy Explosion 2012- Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Brass Menazerie – The New Parish, SF

Buckethead – Great American Music Hall, SF

Comedy Countdown – The Masonic, SF

Dawes – The Independent, SF

Dammaj, Kidd Blue & The Wicked Fools – Quarternote, Sunnyvale

Erykah Badu – Fox Theater, Oakland

Fantasy Island NYE 2013 – Treasure Island, SF

Furthur – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SF

Hillbilly New Year’s Eve – The Plough & Stars, SF

Hot Buttered Rum & Family – Brick & Mortar, SF

Howlin’ Rain, Vetiver – Cafe Du Nord, SF

John Lee Hooker, Jr. – Biscuits & Blues, SF

Kim Nalley, Tammy Hall, Michael Zisman – The Rrazz Room, SF

Maceo Parker’s Funky New Year’s Party – Yoshi’s, SF

Megatones – Top of the Mark, SF

New Monsoon – Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball – Davies Symphony Hall, SF

Nick Waterhouse, Quinn DeVeaux & Blue Beat Review – Bimbo’s 365 Club, SF

Pete Escovedo’s Latin Jazz Orchestra – Yoshi’s, Oakland

Pop Rocks NYE – Red Devil Lounge, SF

Primus – Warfield Theatre, SF

Remedy NYE – Mezzanine, SF

Rock Down The Clock – The Saddle Rack, Fremont

Ron Hacker – The Saloon, SF

San Francisco Chic w/Top Shelf – Westin San Francisco, SF

Sea of Dreams – Concourse Exhibition Center, SF

Tainted Love – Regency Ballroom, SF

Terry Malts, Toys That Kill – Hemlock Tavern, SF

The Fresh & Onlys – The Chapel, SF

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave – The Fillmore, SF

The Remones – The Riptide, SF

Tumbleweed Wanderers, Big Tree, The She’s – Bottom of the Hill, SF