Patti Smith @ the 2010 Tibet Benefit (more by Chris La Putt)
today in NYC
* Elderflower @ Barbes
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub
* The Roots @ Starland Ballroom
* Patti Smith @ Bowery Ballroom
* Less Than Jake @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Wu-Tang Clan @ Best Buy Theater
* Otis Heat, Translations, LUSHES @ Cake Shop
* The Disco Biscuits, The Crystal Method @ Terminal 5
* Rebirth Brass Band, Rubblebucket @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo @ Highline Ballroom
* Prince, Mint Condition, Janelle Monae @ Madison Square Garden
* Workout, Jimmy Carroll, Fin Moore & SECRET GUEST @ Bruar Falls
* Borgore, J.Rabbit, Hellfire Machina, Trigon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Loren Connors, Ancient Ocean, Daniel Carter, American Spinx, Tom Carter, Steve Gunn/John Truscinski Duo @ Zebulon
* Annual End Of Year Improv Benefit with many special guests w/ Raz Mesinai, Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ned Rothenberg @ The Stone
The Bruar Falls show is especially interesting tonight. It's the "Workout & Friends Holiday Bash" and will feature a set by Jim Carroll of Hope Conspiracy and Acid Tiger, and there are rumored appearances by Joe McGinty, and Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces. FREE.
Sandra Bernhard plays her first two of eight New Years shows at Joe's Pub tonight.
Patti Smith kicks off her New Years run too.
There is no Bouncing Souls show tonight, but there will be one in February.
Mike Birbiglia plays a make-up show at Union Hall tonight.