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Washed Out at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Washed Out

While many from his genre have faded away, Washed Out is still riding those chill waves and will be doing some DJ dates this December including NYC on New Year's Eve at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for this chance to dance your way into the new year with Ernest Greene and his selection of jams go on sale at 10 AM today (11/21).

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Washed Out schedules DJ dates, including NYC on NYE"

!!! @ Central Park Summerstage in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
!!!

The NYC New Year's Eve options continue to grow. If you want to ring in 2015 with extra exclamation points and new age mysticism, !!! (chk chk chk) will be playing with Prince Rama on NYE at Knitting Factory. "Special Guests" are also promised and you also get a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM.

Prince Rama DJ'd at Baby's last night with Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. Anyone go to that?

Spirit Family Reunion in Central Park in August (more by Chris La Putt)
SFR

The year is coming to a close before we know it, and more and more New Year's Eve shows happening in NYC are being announced. The newest one is traditional bluegrass devotees Spirit Family Reunion, who will be playing Rough Trade on NYE this year. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (11/19) at noon.

Other NYE options in NYC include The Hold Steady, Rainer Maria, Disclosure, Diplo & Skrillex, Holy Ghost!, Deer Tick, The Dictators and more.

Watch a Spirit Family Reunion video below...

Continue reading "Spirit Family Reunion playing NYC on New Year's Eve"

Dead

As discussed, Animal Collective are on a DJ tour which hits NYC tonight (11/14) at Brooklyn Bowl with Avey Tare, Geologist and Deakin in tow. It also returns to that same venue on December 12 without Avey Tare. Tickets for both nights are still available.

While Geologist is in town this weekend, he'll stop by Baby's All Right on Saturday (11/15) to DJ their recurring Grateful Dead brunch, which as you may have guessed is an afternoon of brunch and DJs spinning Dead tunes. Saturday's show will be hosted by Schaeffer Beach (aka TAO's Rich Schaefer and Bowery Presents' Johnny Beach), goes from noon to 4 PM and is free (the music, not the brunch). Flyer below. As you may remember, Animal Collective are no strangers to the Grateful Dead, having gotten the first ever licensed Grateful Dead sample in their song "What Would I Want? Sky."

Meanwhile, to hear some Dead tunes in a live environment, the ongoing Phil Lesh & Friends residency at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre continues this weekend with shows tonight (tickets) and Saturday (sold out). You can also get tickets to their upcoming shows the following two Fridays and Saturdays -- 11/21, 11/22, 11/28, and 11/29. Phil also plays three shows leading up to New Year's Eve at that venue with JRAD. 12/30 and 12/31 are sold out, but tickets to 12/29 go on sale today at noon.

Continue reading "Geologist DJing Grateful Dead brunch at Baby's after AnCo DJ Brooklyn Bowl +++ more Phil Lesh shows on sale"

The Hold Steady at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (more by PSquared)
Hold Steady

The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn and The So So Glos are already on board for the BrooklynVegan-presented 'Champagne Jam' holiday show at Webster Hall headlined by The Front Bottoms, and now it's been announced that just ten days later the full Hold Steady crew and the So So Glos will team up yet again to play New Year's Eve at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show also doubles as Hold Steady bassist Galen Polivka's birthday party. Here's the details:

The Hold Steady will be celebrating bass player Galen Polivka's birthday in extra special style to end 2014, by having a Birthday Bash at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 31, 2014. Special Guests The So-So Glos will start the evening off right before The Hold Steady blast through their 111th (and last) live show of 2014. Join in for a birthday toast at midnight as Galen enjoys day two of a new year. There are a limited number of tickets for the post-show Birthday Bash to be held downstairs at Music Hall. The Birthday ticket includes a limited edition numbered and THS-signed show poster and access to the Birthday Bash, where The Hold Steady will be DJ'ing from 1am until the streets are clear from that other holiday happening on December 31.
Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (10/31) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/29) at noon. For $30 extra, you can get the birthday ticket which "includes screened poster signed by the band and an invite to post-show birthday celebration downstairs where The Hold Steady will be DJ'ing."

The Hold Steady's only other announced dates are a four-night run in Toronto for The Horseshoe Tavern's 67th birthday celebration. The first two nights are with Single Mothers, a band who are definitely inspired by The Hold Steady. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Hold Steady playing shows, including New Year's Eve at MHOW w/ So So Glos after 'Champagne Jam' (dates)"

Fishbone at Afropunk 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Fishbone

Long-running eclectic alternative band Fishbone are still going strong, having released a new EP, Intrinsically Intertwined, earlier this year. They've also played a few festivals, including NYC's Afropunk, and have more tour dates coming up including a return to NYC before the year ends. Following an opening slot at The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Homedown Throwdown (12/26) and a NJ show in Stanhope (12/27), Fishbone will hit NYC's Gramercy Theatre on December 28 with with Shinobi Ninja. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (10/24) at 10 AA with Live Nation/Music Geeks (password: musicgeeks) presales starting today (10/22) at 10 AM.

After Gramercy, Fishbone will head across the country for a New Year's Eve show in San Diego. All of their dates are listed, with a stream of "Unstruck" from the new EP, below...

Continue reading "Fishbone playing year-end shows in Boston, NJ, NYC & more"

by Andrew Sacher

Rainer Maria

The emo reunions have been aplenty lately (like American Football, Mineral, The Jazz June, etc), and here's another one to get excited about: Rainer Maria! They've just announced that they'll be headlining NYC's Bowery Ballroom on New Year's Eve this year, which may just be the best way your emo self can ring in the new year in NYC. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/15) at noon (update: no presale). It's their only announced date at the moment but we'll let you know if we hear of more.

Rainer Maria were initially around from 1995 to 2006, when they played their final show at Northsix (what is now Music Hall of Williamsburg). Like fellow emo reuniters American Football, Rainer Maria were on Polyvinyl for most of their career and put out several albums for the label including classics like 1997's Past Worn Searching, 1999's Look Now Look Again, 2001's A Better Version of Me and more. Revisit some classic material below...

Continue reading "Rainer Maria reuniting, playing NYC on New Year's Eve"

Disclosure in Chicago in August (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Disclosure

Disclosure have announced another of their WILD LIFE shows, this one happening New Year's Eve at NYC's Pier 94 (indoors). They'll be DJing, and there will also be sets from Claude Vonstroke, Dusky, Ten Walls, Kyle Hall and Isaac Tichauer. Tickets for this danceable way to ring in the new year go on sale Friday (10/1) at noon. Show flyer, and Disclosure's full list of upcoming dates, below.

Other New Year's shows in NYC include Diplo & Skrillex, Holy Ghost!, Deer Tick, Gogol Bordello, The Dictators, Patti Smith and more.

Continue reading "Disclosure playing shows, including 'WILD LIFE' in NYC on New Year's Eve (dates)"

Bouncing Souls at House of Vans in July (more by Mimi Hong)
Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls, who turned 25 earlier this year and played the Court Tavern earlier this month, have announced their annual 'Home for the Holiday's shows for 2014. The NJ band will return to Asbury Park's Stone Pony from Friday, December 26 to Sunday, December 28. Lineups, ticket packages and afterparties will be announced October 6. A pre-sale begins October 7 at the Chunksaah site and general on-sale begins October 10.

The Souls are also celebrating New Year's Eve with shows on December 30 & 31 in Denver this year. All upcoming dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Bouncing Souls announce 2014 'Home for the Holidays' shows, playing NYE in Denver (dates)"

Dictators

Patti Smith isn't the only NYC punk legend celebrating the new year in her hometown this year. The Dictators, whose 1975 album Go Girl Crazy! was highly influential on the early punk scene and included a cover of "California Sun" two years before the Ramones released one, will hit the small Bowery Electric on New Year's Eve with support from two younger garage punk bands, Dirty Fences and Hector's Pets. There will be a champagne toast at midnight, and tickets are on sale now. Their current lineup includes lead singer Handsome Dick Manitoba with other longtime members Ross The Boss and JP "Thunderbolt" Patterson, plus Daniel Rey and Dean Rispler.

Before that, The Dictators will be in Austin for one of the FFF Nites shows which are all free with your Fun Fun Fun Fest wristband. Stay tuned for more info on the exact show they'll play. After NYE, The Dictators will go on their first west coast year in over ten years.

It's been a busy day for '70s NYC punk, with Blondie and Johnny Thunders news too.

All Dictators dates are listed, with a couple classic song streams, below...

Continue reading "The Dictators playing NYC on NYE w/ Dirty Fences & Hector's Pets, FFF Nites, touring West Coast (dates)"

Diplo

Diplo has a few dates coming up this year, and he'll be ringing in the new year in a big way when he teams up with Skrillex for a New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden. The show will include solo sets from each producer, plus a set as their collaborative project Jack U. Tickets are currently on AmEx presale with a Live Nation presale beginning Thursday (9/18) at 10 AM and the general on-sale starting Friday (9/19) at noon. All Diplo dates are listed below.

The pair have also premiered the studio version of their collaboration with pop singer Kiesza, "Take Ü There," on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. You can stream that below. Maybe Kiesza will show up on NYE? We know for sure she'll play NYC in October though, for the Downtown Music Festival.

List of dates and song stream below...

Continue reading "Diplo & Skrillex playing MSG on New Year's Eve, released "Take U There" ft. Kiesza (listen + dates)"

Holy Ghost!

More New Year's Eve options for those who'll be in NYC: DFA dance duo Holy Ghost! will be keep bodies moving at Irving Plaza (12/31) with "special guests" TBA. Tickets are currently on presale (password is "DONYC") and the go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 AM.

Between now and the drop of the ball, Holy Ghost! have other tour dates and will also be working on new music -- their last album was 2013's Dynamics. Flyer for their NYE show, with their list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Holy Ghost! playing Irving Plaza on New Year's Eve (and other dates)"

Deer Tick at one of their 2012 Brooklyn Bowl holiday shows (more by Tracy Allison)
Deer Tick
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Deer Tick

How are you spending your week between Christmas and New Years? For Deer Tick, who have their 10th anniversary this year, they'll be celebrating at at Brooklyn Bowl for a special six-night run from December 26 - December 31. The first five nights, in addition to their own material, they'll be covering some of their favorite albums in full:

12/26: NRBQ - Tiddlywinks / Deer Tick: War Elephant (tix)
12/27: Lou Reed - Transformer (tix)
12/28: The Beatles - Meet the Beatles (tix)
12/29: Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (tix)
12/30: Elvis Costello - My Aim is True (tix)
12/31 fan chosen Deer Tick Set (tix)
More excitingly, at the 12/26 show they'll be performing their 2007 album War Elephant in full too! For the final (New Year's Eve) show, it will be an entirely fan-chosen setlist. The band are promising "many friends, special guests, and great bands joining the party each night." Tickets for these Brooklyn Bowl shows go on sale Friday (9/12) at noon with a presale beginning Wednesday (9/10) at noon.

Congrats to Deer Tick on on 10 great years! We're glad to have spent most of that ride with them. Highlights include Deer Tick's opening set at our very first official SXSW showcase and their headlining set at our show at the same venue just one year later. War Elephant was their only album released both of those years, and I'm especially excited about that one being performed in full.

Deer Tick are no strangers to holiday shows at Brooklyn Bowl or performing lots of covers. Meanwhile, the band will open for The Replacements next week (9/19) at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens with The Hold Steady on the bill too. Tickets are still available (you can win them too). Updated tour dates, plus Rdio/YouTube streams of the albums they're covering, are below.

Continue reading "Deer Tick playing War Elephant in full, covering their favorite albums at six New Year's week shows at Brooklyn Bowl (dates)"

Gogol Bordello at MHOW in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Gogol

It's become a tradition for Gogol Bordello to play NYC's Terminal 5 on New Year's Eve, but this year the gypsy punk crew will be in Philly hat night instead. However, the following Friday and Saturday (January 2 and 3), they'll be at the NYC venue for a two-night stand. Tickets for those shows, including a 2-day pass option, go on sale Friday (9/5) at noon. AmEx presales for the individual shows start Wednesday (9/3) at noon. There's also an ongoing presale for the NYC dates and other US dates using the password: puravida.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Gogol Bordello touring, playing Philly on New Year's Eve, 2 nights at Terminal 5 soon after (dates)"

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

Patti Smith

Patti Smith's annual end of year shows will happen once again on December 29 and 30 at Webster Hall (where they were last year) in her hometown of NYC. Tickets for those shows go on sale Saturday (9/6) at 10 AM with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Friday (9/5) at 10 AM. Check back here Friday morning for the password.

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

Patti has a couple other upcoming dates, including Riot Fest Chicago. All currently announced dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Patti Smith playing year-end shows at Webster Hall & other dates (BrooklynVegan presale included)"

allah-las

We're a month out from Allah-Las' second albumWorship the Sun, which is out September 16 via Innovative Leisure. You can check out a couple new tracks from the LP -- "Buffalo Nickel" and the video for "No Werewolf" -- below.

With the summer almost over, Allah-Las will be on tour for most of the fall, much of which will be with Tashaki Miyaki (who were just in town). That includes a stop in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24 and wraps up in San Francisco on New Year's Eve. Tickets are currently on AmEx presale with the general on-sale beginning Friday (8/22) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with track streams, below..

Continue reading "Allah-Las share more tracks from forthcoming LP, touring this fall with Tashaki Miyaki (dates, streams)"

Andrew WK at Santos in 2013 (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Andrew WK

At the tail end of 2013, Andrew WK celebrated New Year's Eve at Irving Plaza, and we weren't there but it unsurprisingly sounds like it was pretty wild. Whether you were there or not, you can remember it forever by purchasing one of Andrew's new limited edition New Year's Eve posters. For $10 more, you can get it autographed by Andrew. Available to purchase here. Also check out a video from NYE below.

Andrew also has some other dates coming up, including more of his solo Grand Piano Parties at Subculture like the ones he did in November. He'll be at Subculture on April 25 and 26, and tickets for night 1 and night 2 are on sale now.

All upcoming dates are listed, along with that video, below...

Continue reading "Andrew WK selling New Year's Eve show poster, playing more Grand Piano Parties (dates & video)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Wyatt Marshall

Dev Hynes / DIIV / Potty Mouth @ Baby's All Right 12/31/2013
Dev Hynes
DIIV
Potty Mouth

Attending a show might not be the worst way to spend New Year's Eve in NYC, but there's no escaping wasted revelers. The New Years Eve DIIV, Nothing, Ratking, Potty Mouth and LODRO show at Baby's All Right was packed to the brim with party people by the time DIIV took the stage to countdown to midnight (with bubbly), and subsequently delivered an hour-long set which was peppered with new material as well as a cover of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

I didn't catch LORDO's set that kicked off the night, but Potty Mouth sounded good with their indie/punk jams and, as usual, Nothing was loud as hell. (Perfect Pussy were also originally supposed to play but ended up playing at Acheron instead.) It's a shame most people dipped out before Manhattan rap trio Ratking took the stage at 1AM, because those three teenagers packed a serious punch with their angry, energetic performance. The place filled back up at 2AM, though, for a surprise performance from Blood Orange's Dev Hynes who played a set  exclusively made up of songs left over from his Cupid Deluxe sessions. Pictures from the whole night are in this post.

How did you spend your New Year's Eve? More pics from Baby's All Right below...

Continue reading "Dev Hynes, DIIV, Nothing, Potty Mouth, Ratking and LODRO rang in 2014 at Baby's All Right (pics)"

The xx in Tulum - 12/31/13 (via @hickduarte)
Young Turks

There were tons of New Year's Eve shows here in NYC, as well as around the rest of the country, and down in Mexico, the Young Turks label threw a party on the beach in popular tourist site Tulum (famous, among other things, for its ruins). It literally went all night, kicking off with some of the label's DJs at 8 PM, followed by Sampha, John Talabot, Chairlift, The xx, Grimes, SBTRKT, Koreless, Pional, Four Tet and others playing past 11 AM New Year's Day.

During SBTRKT's set, he revealed an unreleased Jessie Ware collaboration, "Runaway." You can stream that, along with a video featuring clips of multiple sets from the show, and a few more pics, below...

Continue reading "The xx, Grimes, SBTRKT, Sampha & more played the Young Turks NYE party in Mexico (pics, video, new SBTRKT song)"

Calvin Hobbes NYE

It's New Year's Eve and every place in the city is trying to get your last dollars of 2013. There are a bunch of great show options tonight. Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ Terminal 5
It wouldn't be New Year's in NYC without the high-energy, vodka-filled gypsy punk sets of Gogol Bordello. They're at Terminal 5 tonight and weirdo rock band Man Man provides quality support.

Andrew W.K., The Original Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke Band, Team Spirit, Aleister X @ Irving Plaza
Literally nothing says party like Andrew WK, and if you're looking for a New Year's Eve PARTY, Irving Plaza may very well be your best bet.

Thurston Moore, Chelsea Light Moving, Mike Watt, John Zorn & more @ The Stone
Thurston Moore has quite the night planned for New Years Eve. At 8 PM, he'll do an early duo set with avant-sax great John Zorn ($25 at the door), and then he's got a second from from 10 PM - 1 AM that starts with a trio set of Thurston, The Minutemen's Mike Watt, and Black Flag/Sonic Youth/Minutemen/etc album designer Raymond Pettibon (brother of Greg Ginn), followed by Thurston's current band Chelsea Light Moving. The late show is $50 at the door. Doors open at 9:45 and only 75 people will be admitted.

Mykki Blanco, DJ Rashad, Boychild, DJ Larry B, T.E.A.M.S., Ian Isiah, Princess Nokia, Michael Magnan @ Gramercy Theatre
Mykki Blanco makes forward thinking rap that also makes for a party at the live shows. Mykki's got a stacked list of guests for tonight too including footwork mastermind DJ Rashad.

Blood Orange (solo), DIIV, Potty Mouth, Nothing, Ratking @ Baby's All Right
New-ish Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right has put together a pretty stacked show for New Year's Eve with the shoegazey indie pop of DIIV, the punky indie rock of Potty Mouth, the super heavy shoegaze of Nothing, and the alt-rap of Ratking. Perfect Pussy was initially on this bill, but unfortunately they dropped off. UPDATE: Last minute addition, Dev Hynes will be performing at 2AM, playing "unheard & unreleased music from CUPID DELUXE sessions."

No Statik, Nomad, Perfect Pussy, La Misma, Grudges, Creeping Dose @ Acheron
...because Perfect Pussy are now playing this show instead. The Syracuse noise punks whose live show cannot be ignored will be joined by a genre-appropriate lineup that includes Bay Area hardcore shredders No Statik and some of NYC's best current punk bands like Nomad, La Misma, and others.

Elvis Depressedly, Spook Houses, Crying, Morrison Brook, Alex G @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
It's a DIY New Year's Eve at this Brooklyn house show that includes the indie rock of Spook Houses, the chiptune of Crying, the lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G, and more.

Phish @ MSG
Love 'em or hate 'em, Phish's New Year's run at Madison Square Garden is always quite the event for jam fans, and it wraps up tonight with the grand NYE finale.

Clutch, Into Another, Lionize @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Stoner rock greats Clutch ring in the new year with reunited post-hardcore vets Into Another and Lionize, who are no strangers to wild NYE shows.

Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Para One, Lenvi, Don Clark, Hiyawatha, Branchez, Arnold, Tony Quattro @ Slake
This show leans a bit towards bombastic EDM, but one producer we wouldn't miss is France's Para One whose "You Too" single is one of the finest disco house tracks of the year.

DJ Spinn & Secret Guest, Traxman, L-Vis 1990, Nick Hook, J-Cush, Durban, TCJ @ 285 Kent
While 285 Kent may or may not be closing, they'll definitely be open tonight for this NYE rave thrown by the folks at Lit City Trax.

Antibalas, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ SOB's
Fela-inspired afrobeat band Antibalas play THREE shows at SOB's tonight (8 PM, 10 PM, 12:30 AM), and they're joined by Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra who do salsa covers of indie songs.

The Fela! Band, Rich Medina @ Knitting Factory
With there being three different Antibalas shows tonight, you might have time to squeeze in this other Fela-related NYE show too.

Murphy's Law, Urban Waste, Zombie Fight, Skum City, Death to Slater, Sewage @ Trash Bar
Long-running NYC punks Murphy's Law will ring in the new year in their hometown at the dingy Trash Bar.

Jill Scott, Luke James, DJ Premier @ Radio City
Neo-soul great Jill Scott will be doing a pretty classy New Year's Eve celebration at NYC's historic Radio City Music Hall.

Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn bluegrass band Punch Brothers wrap up their three-night Bowery Ballroom stint with this final, festive performance. Tickets are still available.

Jim Jones Revue, The Compulsions, Jeremy and the Harlequins, New York Junk, Graveyard Lovers @ Bowery Electric
For an old school sneer-n-attitude rock n' roll way to ring in 2014, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than The Jim Jones Revue. The rest of the bill is an equally denim-and-leather kind of vibe. Tickets are still available.

Moon Boots, Jkriv, Free Magic, Faso @ Glasslands
There's been much talk about a "house revival" this year thanks to breakthroughs from Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, and others, and Chicago's Moon Boots is right up there with them, making the kind of catchy stuff you can dance to all night.

Matthew Dekay, Avatism, Jimmy Edgar, DJ Three, Konrad Black, Taimur & Fahad & more @ Output
Brooklyn's new-ish dance club Output has tons of electronic musicians and DJs lined up for this big New Year's Eve party. The venue's been home to some of the best dance parties of the year, and tonight's will hopefully be no different.

MikeQ, Venus X, $hayne, Rizzla, Uniique, LSDXOXO, DANII PHAE @ GHE20G0TH1K Warehouse
GHE20G0TH1K is gathering up some regulars from their parties to celebrate NYE GHE20G0TH1K style.

Delta Spirit, (Cults DJ set), Sacco @ Brooklyn Bowl
Rootsy anthemic rockers Delta Spirit will be tearing it up at Brooklyn Bowl with a DJ set from Cults. The show is sold-out but there will be limited tickets available at the door.

Tanlines (DJ), Cale Parks (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
After Delta Spirit, stick around for what's sure to be a fun night of dancing with Tanlines and Cale Parks on the 1s & 2s.

Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Roxy Cottontail @ El Privado
Party-centric electro rapper Spank Rock performs tonight with frequent cohort Amanda Blank at this Chelsea lounge.

Avan Lava, Juan Maclean (DJ), JDH, Justin Strauss, Evan Michael, Alan + Andrew Blancato, Mondo @ Cameo
A bit of a hodgepodge, but this looks like a fun night of NYE dancing that goes from Mondo's indiepop leanings to Juan Maclean's house-centric dancefloor fillers, to Avan Lava's over-the-top style.

Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
"Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says." If that sounds like your way to celebrate the new year, head to Park Slope's Barbes which is open from 10 PM until late.

Blondie & others @ Times Square
If you're planning on going to this, you're probably heading there pretty soon (and probably a tourist), but for the rest of us who will watch 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest' from our televisions (if at all), we can count on seeing Blondie among the list of performers that also includes Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Miley Cyrus.

Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and Brandon of Crocodiles are DJing at Night of Joy (667 Lorimer in Williamsburg) and that's free.

Also browse our New Year's Eve Guide and our "New Year's Eve" tag for more.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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The Lawrence Arms at Riot Fest 2010 (more by Katie Hovland)
Lawrence Arms

Chicago punk vets The Lawrence Arms hadn't been too active for a while, only doing a few shows a year. But earlier this year they picked back up again with more shows and they've announced that their first album in eight years, Metropole, will be out on January 28 via Epitaph. You can watch the video for that album's single, "You Are Here," below.

The Lawrence Arms play a New Year's Eve show in Chicago, and after that they'll head out on a full US tour in 2014. That tour hits NYC on March 5 at Gramercy Theatre with The Copyrights and Elway. Tickets to that show go on sale Saturday (12/28) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Mobile App/Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") presales starting Thursday (12/26) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

If you want to see Elway headline a smaller NYC show, they're at Saint Vitus on February 16 (tickets).

Speaking of New Year's Eve shows in Chicago, if you'll be in the Windy City for the holidays, check out our Chicago New Year's Eve concert guide that includes Death, Flosstradamus, Roky Erickson and more.

All Lawrence Arms dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

Continue reading "The Lawrence Arms releasing first LP in 8 years, playing NYE in Chicago, touring in 2014 (dates & video)"

DOWNLOAD: Mykki Blanco - Booty Bamboo (MP3)

Mykki Blanco

Will hip hop ever accept me? Who gives a fuck. Will the gay community turn their back on me if I stop dressing in drag? Who gives a fuck. Will I get signed? Who gives a fuck. I did a world tour off the strength of soundcloud singles, a lo-fi mixtape and my first EP. I was out there, I saw the power of music and saw the power of love and now I just want to develop my music and have fun. People who fuck with Mykki Blanco fuck with Mykki Blanco no image or politics needed.

Light a blunt with your friends and listen to my new track Booty Bamboo. I feel free, I hope you do to.

NYC rapper Mykki Blanco already has a mixtape and EP out, and plans to follow it with an official LP in 2014. That album is being teased with the new single "Booty Bamboo" that Mykki just posted to Soundcloud along with the above message. It was produced by Amnesia Scanner and can be downloaded above or streamed below.

As discussed, Mykki rings in the new year in NYC at Gramercy Theatre on New Year's Eve with a ton of excellent guests, including production wizard DJ Rashad, UNO R&B singer Ian Isiah, Boychild, DJ Larry B, T.E.A.M.S., Junglepussy, Princess Nokia, and Michael Magnan. Tickets to that show are still available.

All upcoming dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Mykki Blanco released a new single, planning LP, playing New Year's Eve at Gramercy w/ DJ Rashad, Ian Isiah & many others"

by Doug Moore

Perfect Pussy at NYU, 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We mentioned a few weeks ago that Syracuse-based noise punkers Perfect Pussy were slated to play a New Year's Eve party at Baby's All Right, along with DIIV, Nothing, Potty Mouth and Ratking. For reasons unknown (the band hasn't issued a statement), they've dropped off the Baby's bill, and instead hopped aboard the lineup for the previously mentioned NYE party at Acheron, which features No Statik, Nomad, Grudges, La Misma and Creeping Dose. Perfect Pussy took a lineup hit as part of the switch; they're billed fourth to last at the Acheron as opposed to second to last at Baby's All Right, but they arguably fit into Ach's lineup a little better.

Tickets for both the No Statik/Perfect Pussy show at the Acheron and the DIIV/Nothing show at Baby's All Right are on sale.

Chelsea Light Moving at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Greg Cristman)
CLM

As discussed, Thurston Moore is kicking off a residency at The Stone with two New Year's Eve shows at the venue. His first show is an 8 PM duo set with the venue's artistic director John Zorn ($25 at the door), and since we last spoke, he's expanded the schedule for the second show.

It begins at 10 PM with a previously discussed trio set of Thurston, The Minutemen's Mike Watt, and Black Flag/Sonic Youth/Minutemen/etc album designer Raymond Pettibon (brother of Greg Ginn). Then from 11:30 PM to 1 AM, Thurston's current band Chelsea Light Moving will play. Admission for the late show is $50 at the door and that gets you into the 10 PM set and the 11:30 set. Doors open at 9:45 and only 75 people will be admitted, so get there early.

Thurston's residency continues through January 5, and includes shows with his Chelsea Light Moving bandmate Samara Lubelkski (1/2), his Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley (1/3), and SY's Lee Ranaldo was added to the one with CLM's John Moloney (1/4).

Full schedule below...

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by Doug Moore

Dying Fetus at Santos Party House, 2010 (more by Suren Karapetyan)
Dying Fetus

The last week of 2013 is shaping up to be a good one for death metal of the ignorantly technical (it's a thing), slam-heavy variety. We already mentioned that Suffocation and Pyrexia will be playing a show at Webster Hall's Marlin Room on 12/28 (tix here). Two days later, Pyrexia will join the long-running and even more slam-centric Dying Fetus for another gig, this time at Saint Vitus on December 30 (tickets here). Dying Fetus typically play substantially larger venues -- they headlined Gramercy last time they came to town -- so expect close quarters at this one.

The following day (12/31), both Dying Fetus and Pyrexia will head to Hartford, CT for a New Year's Eve show at the Webster. (Not to be confused with Webster Hall here in NYC.) Revocation, Internal Bleeding, and Sexcrement (yeah...) will join in the fun. Tickets for that show are on sale as well.

Chances are pretty good that DF will sell out the Vitus gig, so you'd be wise to pick up a ticket in advance if you're interested. Stream their peak effort Destroy the Opposition below.

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