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Pretty much every single house in the Triad that has access to a smartphone and even a Bluetooth speaker will be the best place to party this week, you know, because it’s New Year’s Eve and all that jazz. But after all the confetti falls from the heavens, the disco balls stop scattering reflections on the wall, and all the champagne bottles have been popped, there’s still more partying to come. Besides, NYE is on a Wednesday this year, which might as well be the primer for the weekend.

Carrying on the NYE vibes into the weekend is DJ Precise, perhaps better known as Freddie Fontaine, at Churchill’s On Elm this Friday night. Since Jan. 2 is the first First Friday of the year, it’s only appropriate that DJ Precise is hosting Unwind – something you’ll probably still be doing following the weekday festivities. There’s a listening party starting at 7 p.m. featuring free appetizers, because twerking and finger foods go together like c igars and patios.

As you probably read in the feature, Ed E. Ruger will be keeping the hip-hop alive at Greene Street Club on Saturday night with a stacked lineup of rappers, and the sounds of DJ Phillie Phresh. Keep your ears tuned for the hip-hop horn, perhaps the most notorious sound in all of hip-hop.

As we reported last week, Gibb’s Hundred Brewing has opened up the speakers to anyone who wants to bring in records to listen to while sipping craft beers. We’re still waiting for feedback as to whether or not anyone brought any dance music, but either way, your own music with your favorite beer is always a good combination.

The Black Lodge’s resident DJ and bartender Jerry Cooper will be manning the decks per usual on Wednesday night, with drink-slinging help from Jessica Barker. Since Welcome to Wax happens to fall on New Year’s Eve, party favors and decorations will adorn the otherwise blacked out bar.

Other than that, send us your pictures from New Year’s Eve to be featured in an upcoming issue of YES! Weekly. You can find us on Instagram @yesweekly336, or on Twitter @ yesweekly.

Have a safe and happy first week of 2015. We hope you have resolutions of buying all your favorite music on vinyl from all the local record shops. We also enjoyed partying with you. !

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