New Year's Eve Gigs 2016-2017
Unfortunately, the huge 4-day Countdown Japan festival at Makuhari Messe is already sold out for New Year's Eve. There are some tickets remaining for December 28th though. On that day you can see a large range of Japanese artists from Polysics to Perfume.
Koenji High have some of their favourite bands playing, including shoegaze outfits like Cruyff in the Bedroom and electro-pop groups like (M)otocompo.
Marz in Shinjuku is hosting Countdown 2016→2017 with some up-and-coming indie bands like Tempalay and Denims.
The Pillows are putting on Countdown Bump Show at Shibuya O-East where they are playing alongside Tomovsky, Pop Chocolat and others.
O-Crest in Shibuya are having a Year End Party with a collection of local rock bands like Large House Satisfaction and Necokicks.
7th Floor in Shibuya, they are holding quite an eclectic Count Down Party with artists such as Elekibass and Katsu Marley & The Soul Kitchen.
For a whole bunch of hardcore bands, head to Antiknock in Shinjuku for Burning Spirits 2017. Bands include Systematic Death, Die You Bastard! and System Fucker.
DANCE & ELECTRONIC
An interesting range of live electronic musicians and DJs including Solar and DJ Nobu will gather for Future Terror at Unit in Daikanyama.
Liquidroom's New Year Eve Party 2017 features the Japanese techno DJs Takkyu Ishino and Fumiya Tanaka.
Over at Contact in Shibuya, catch Francois K and Toshiyuki Goto.
Ageha in Shin-Kiba are hosting another massive Count Down party with DJs like R3HAB and Yasutaka Nakata.
New Year Countdown to 2017 at Womb will include Techno and house DJs Josh Wink, DJ Sodeyama and more.
Taicoclub, WWW and Frue are planning a big NYE Countdown to 2017 at WWW and WWWX in Shibuya. The lineup is yet to be dropped.
Tecnho legend Ken Ishii is playing with other DJs at Vision New Years EVE Party Count Down to 2017 at Sound Museum Vision.
Drinks Out for Harambe is planned at Cross Point in Shibuya with a bunch of DJs and alcohol.
Shinjuku's Pit Inn is planning another of their massive All Night Concerts with loads of jazz legends including the Takeshi Shibuya Orchestra and Orquesta Libre.
For smoother jazz, FOURPLAY are serenading Blue Note in Omotesando.
The acoustic jazz duo of Kazuhiko Obata and Natsuki Kido are performing at Cafe Tone in Urawa, Saitama.
An interesting performance event including dance, art and music called Joyamai is planned for Kid Ailack Art Hall in Meidaimae.
Full list of New Year's Eve gigs