The Ultimate New Year's Eve Dallas Concert Guide

Oh New Year's Eve. The alcoholic in us all thinks of you as "amateur's night," all gaudy drunkenness and desperation. Why does it always happen like this? Well, New Year's is inevitably a microcosm of our year past: We always head out with very high expectations and have them crushed with disappointment. We set the bar too high. Or maybe we're just pathetic.

But there is an alternative. Why not just get a little tipsy and check out some music? There are enough options around Dallas this New Year's to make anyone feel good about the prospects for 2015. Here are out suggestions on where to make this happen, starting in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...

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