New Year’s Eve with Tickle Torture

Dec. 31
9 p.m.
Holiday, DJ, Electro Pop, Experimental, Indie Pop

The most erotic NYE live-music option in the Twin Cities will once again be at the Fine Line and headlined by Tickle Torture, the alias of L.A.-via-Minneapolis journeyman Elliott Kozel. Tickle Torture’s music is a propulsive, noisy blend of ’80s pop, steamy R&B, and fizzy electro with an ever-present Prince influence. While he hasn’t released a record since 2014’s Spectrophilia EP, he had a local hit with last year’s “Full Court Press” (named City Pages’ Best Song to Have Sex to 2017), and more new music is expected in February. TT’s live performances are notoriously freaky and visually stimulating, with a veiled, body-painted Kozel joined by male and female dancers. With dream-popper Suzie, alt-R&B singer/producer Velvet Negroni (Kozel’s guest on “Full Court Press”), and DJ Greenery.