Local music: Where to rock on New Year’s Eve

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From the December 27, 2011 edition

The George Elliot Underground, Cadaver Dogs, Karate Coyote, Dirty Girls, The Kraze

Want to rage with hard-drinking rockers? (Or is that hard-rocking drinkers?) This is the show for you.

Kobo

8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

2590 N. High St., Campus

kobolive.com

Washington Beach Bums, The Ferals, Bassholes, Guinea Worms, Space Aces

Take the Kobo show and add 10 years, a handful of art degrees and an altogether less optimistic outlook on life. The Beach Bums proclaim “Living the Dream is Easy,” but don’t tell that to the rest of the howlers on the bill, who glean glorious noise from bashing their despair away.

The Summit

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

2210 Summit St., Campus

thesummitproject.com

Mike Perkins

In addition to Perkins and his usual conspirator John Zuck playing virtuosic folk-pop for the sophisticated neo-hippie, Woodlands is offering a free buffet and champagne toast.

Woodlands Tavern

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

1200 W 3rd Ave., Grandview

woodlandstavern.com

Envelope & DJ Detox, Freaky Franz & Cornelius Jackson, Sex Tide

The hippest of hip-hop acts join with a perilously artsy noise-punk band to make Ace of Cups the place to be if you’re the type who worries about being in the place to be.

Ace of Cups

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

2619 N. High St., Campus

facebook.com/aceofcupsbar

The Spikedrivers

The Spikedrivers are more or less a cultural institution by now, and their annual New Year’s gig at Rumba is becoming a time-honored tradition. Beards are preferred but not required.

Rumba Cafe

10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

2507 Summit St., Campus

columbusrumbacafe.com

Struck by Lightning, Masakari, MF Gnar, Axe Bomber, Prosanctus Inferi

It’s about to get heavy.

Carabar

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31

115 Parsons Ave., Olde Towne East

Facebook: “Carabar Bar”