Vetiver/Howlin' Rain NYE Poster

Those who prefer a little – or, more realistically, a whole lot — of retro rock ‘n’ roll with their New Year’s Eve celebration can head on out to Café du Nord on New Year’s Eve to check out two San Francisco rock ‘n’ roll powerhouses, Vetiver and Howlin’ Rain. The show, said to be born out of a “mutual musical admiration” between the bands, will start at 9:30 and go straight on ‘til morning.

If you’ve already made NYE plans, never fear – they’ve secured a three-night string of shows together at Cafe du Nord starting the 28th (skipping the 30th), so you’ve got plenty of chances to catch this teaming of rad local bands. Tickets for all dates can be purchased here.

Not yet familiar with these long-time San Francisco faves? You’re in luck – they both have mini-documentaries at the ready on YouTube. Brush up on your band histories before you head out to the show below.

Vetiver, Howlin’ Rain
Cafe du Nord
December 28, 29, 31, 2012
9/9:30, $16