As the collective New Year’s Eve hangover fades, everyone is looking for a fresh start for 2012 and what better way than to hear some new music from bands that are gracing us with their presence. This week’s playlist includes tracks from STRFKR, Idle Warship, Battlehooch, Buxter Hoot’n and more. So whether you scored that midnight kiss with your favorite hottie, or rang in the new year on the couch, this week’s playlist is looking to start 2012 on the right track.

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Wed Jan 4: STRFKR @ The New Parish – “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second”, “Florida”

AND Sat Jan 7: STRFKR @ The Independent

Fri Jan 6 & Sat Jan 7: Idle Warship @ Yoshi’s SF – “Laser Beams”, “Rat Race”

Fri Jan 6: Return to Mono (CD Release) @ The Rickshaw Stop – “Framebreaker”

Sat Jan 7: Battlehooch @ Slim’s – “Somersaults”, “Caliphate”

Sat Jan 7: Buxter Hoot’n @ Cafe du Nord – “Blue Night”

Sat Jan 7: Phonte and 9th Wonder @ The New Parish – “Eternally”