Sea of Dreams New Year's Eve 2012

2012 is almost upon us, and if you’re like me and my friends, you’re bickering over 6 different New Years Eve plans floating around. Well, allow us to confuse you even more. Here’s Thrillcall’s recommendations of the best concerts on New Years Eve in San Francisco to ring in 2012:

Primus – “Hawaiian Hukilau” at Great American Music Hall

  • Who: Primus
  • When: Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
  • Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell (at Polk)
  • Tickets

Les Claypool’s annual New Years Eve party is a thing of legends, which explains why it sold out the Great American Music Hall weeks before the end of the year – but if you can pony up cash for resale tickets or slip in at the door, you’ll enjoy one of the weirdest parties to exist in this already-very-weird city. This should carry that extra special reunion vibe considering 2011’s Green Naugahyde was Primus’ first album in a decade.

“Loose Joints” at Makeout Room

  • Who: Tom Thump, Damon Bell, and DJ Centipede
  • When: 10pm – 2am
  • Where: Makeout Room, 3225 22nd St. (at Mission)
  • Tickets: $5 at the door.

We know this is an every Friday thing, but that won’t make it any less crazy on New Years Eve. Tom Thump, Damon Bell and DJ Centipede drop one of the best throwback nights in the city with soul, afrobeat and all sort of antique breaks to make your booty shake. “Loose Joints” is the ultimate party of decades past, not at all a bad way to honor the coming of the future.

“Sea of Dreams” at Concourse Center

We dropped knowledge on Amon Tobin’s ISAM installation a while back – a stunning audiovisual project that will no doubt provide eye candy to massage your senses this New Years Eve. Speaking of massages eye candy: Santigold. Am I right? Beat junkies, this is your spot: Beats Antique are well on their way to joining the headliner ranks as well, and the bill rounds out with a whole host of other support.

Fresh & Onlys / Thee Oh Sees at Brick and Mortar

Didn’t think we’d turn our backs on the indie crowd, did you? The Fresh and Onlys (who are touring) and The Oh Sees (who are cruising) make Brick and Mortar their New Years Eve destination. At least one of us will be posted up here when the clock strikes midnight, and we hope it looks something like this (twitchiness included):