Posted in music | tour dates on December 5, 2013

Femi Kuti in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
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New Year's Eve is just around the corner. We've already mentioned a few options of ways to celebrate in NYC, and here's a few more. Fela Kuti will be celebrated at Knitting Factory (12/31) with The Fela! Band and Rich Medina. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A similar celebration goes down at SOB's, where Fela-inspired afrobeat band Antibalas will be ringing in the new year. They're doing one show on 12/30 and then THREE shows on New Year's Eve (8 PM, 10 PM, 12:30 AM). Tickets for all four are on sale now.

Shabazz Palaces will celebrate NYE at the new Rough Trade NYC (tickets).

UPDATE: Shabazz Palaces is cancelled.

As usual, you've got jam/electronic options like Phish at MSG (tix), Infected Mushroom at Best Buy Theater (tix), Big Gigantic at Roseland (tix), Disco Biscuits at the Theater at MSG (tix), Deadmau5 at Nassau Coliseum (tix), and Gov't Mule at Beacon Theatre (tix).

For punk, you can catch Murphy's Law at Trash Bar with Urban Waste, Dead Serious and Zombie Fight or No Statik at Acheron with Nomad, La Misma, and Grudges.

For a DIY New Year's Eve, head to David Blaine's The Steakhouse (1131 Myrtle Ave, Apt. 303) for Elvis Depressedly, Spook Houses, Crying, Morrison Brook, and Alex G.

Other previously announced options include Gogol Bordello (which Man Man was added to), Andrew WK, Thurston Moore, Moon Boots, Mykki Blanco, Jill Scott and more.

If you're not in NYC, catch Screaming Females and Swearin' in Philly, Baauer in Philly, Danny Brown and Flatbush Zombies in San Francisco, Melvins and Mudhoney in San Francisco, The Breeders in Austin, Death in Chicago, Washed Out in Atlanta, or Run the Jewels in Raleigh.

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Comments (2)

It's not Melvins and Mudhoney, it's Melvins and Redd Kross with Frightwig!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 11:01 AM

Shabazz still going to happen at rough trade? hope it moves...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:45 PM

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