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New Year's Eve 2015: Ten Hot Spots Across the Mile High City

New Year's Eve is the night for premium parties, costume balls and epic, end-of-the-year blowouts. On December 31, Denver will be filled with everything from sweaty dance floors packed with crowds getting down to the best DJs to dress-to-impress galas. We've rounded up ten of the best New Year's Eve throwdowns;check out Westword's calendar for a full list of events and concerts.

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10) Soul Gloss with Lipgloss and Mile High Soul Club at Meadowlark ($25) Lipgloss and Mile High Soul Club have teamed up to ring in 2015 with Soul Gloss, a New Year's Eve party for audiophiles and vinyl purists. The Meadowlark's intimate main room will transform into a sweaty dance floor as Lipgloss DJs Michael Trundle, aka boyhollow, and DJ Tower throw down everything from David Bowie and the Stones to Cut Copy and LCD Soundsystem. Wander upstairs to the bar's enclosed and heated patio, and you'll enjoy the best in Motown, Northern soul, funk and vinyl rarities as Mile High Soul Club's Tyler Jacobson, DJ Dogboy and Steve Cervantes spin all night long.

9) New Year's Eve at the Speakeasy at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art ($30 to $40) The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will transform itself into a roaring '20s speakeasy for this New Year's Eve bash. Dress up in flapper and gangster attire and enjoy live jazz and burlesque, cocktails, tarot card readings and a special mugshot-styled photo opportunity. The party is put on by the BMOCA's young patrons group, Friends With Benefits, and the get-together benefits the museum's exhibitions and programs.

8) Time Capsule at Tracks ($20) Always the place for a multi-faceted party, Tracks will bring two distinct experiences to its massive nightclub complex on December 31. The EXDO side will feature a live performance from pop diva Michelle Visage as well as a full display of drag royalty with RuPaul's Drag Race alum Darianne Lake joining local Drag Nation superstars on the catwalk. The Tracks side will be burning up the dance floor all night long as DJs Chris Cornell, Sean OGrady, Markie and DJ Blaque Gurl throw down the hottest tracks. One ticket gets you into both parties.

7) Rowdy Shadehouse at La Rumba ($15 to $25) La Rumba will welcome Denver's funkiest band, Rowdy Shadehouse, to the stage for a night of epic dancing and an adult-themed set of good vibe tracks and call-and-response songs. The full-fledged sexy funk band shares the bill with Winehouse, Denver's own eleven-piece Amy Winehouse tribute band, featuring the perfect vocals of Amy channeler Toddy Walters. For a full list of concerts happening on New Year's Eve, check the Westword events calendar and our music section, Backbeat.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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