Entries tagged with: New Years Eve
Phish @ MSG (photo by AZN Pics)
As usual, Phish had a surprise in store for the final set, and this year's performance saw the band performing at the bottom of an hourglass tent on the opposite side of the venue, with psychedelic visuals on the top portion and a spectacular light show going on around it. The band started off with the recent "No Men In No Man's Land," an appropriate title for their location on the MSG floor, stretching the song out to over 20 minutes as the four members faced each other in the hourglass and played toward the new year.Phish once again rang in the new year at NYC's Madison Square Garden, with shows on Dec 30, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Jan 2. As you'd expect, every setlist was different. They played two sets a night, except New Year's Eve which got three, the third of which was played at the bottom of an hourglass tent (as mentioned in the review quoted above and seen in that pic). It looked pretty wild -- see for yourself in the video below.
As midnight drew near, smoke filled the band's small playing space and one by one the members exited the hourglass, but the music kept playing even as they abandoned their instruments. As the countdown finished and the balloons rained down, the quartet, back on the main stage, struck up the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" which quickly morphed into "Blaze On," starting the year with some real zest. [Jambands.com]
All four setlists and more pictures below too...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
As the 10(ish) members of the band hit the stage at 9 p.m. and the giant banner of Underdog World Strike's cover began to rise behind them, celebrating the end of 2015 and kicking off 2016 came early for those in the packed house.Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello rang in the new year like they usually do, with some Northeast shows including a two-night run at NYC's Terminal 5. This time they played T5 on the 30th and New Year's Eve proper, the latter of which had them playing 2005's Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike in full for its 10th anniversary. More pictures and a video from NYE, below.
...Using fan favorites like "Wonderlust King," "Start Wearing Purple," "Think Locally, Fuck Globally," and the ode to the 2003 New York City blackout, "Avenue B," the band had fans jumping and dancing for the two hours on stage.
As the confetti from cannons came down on the audience like the rain outside the venue, as the clock struck 11, Terminal 5 told the band their night was done.
"We had another for you but they won't let us fucking play it. So, that is it," Hutz told the crowd who proceeded to boo the venue. As the sweat-soaked fans walked out of the place, they found an indescribable way to end the year. [Huffington Post]
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Happy New Year's Eve! There are a TON of awesome shows going on tonight, which we outlined for you in our handy NYE concert guide. Check it out: there's DIIV, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cymbals Eat Guitars, They Might Be Giants, Mutoid Man, Gogol Bordello, Deer Tick, Justice, Breakbot, Odesza, Future, Travi$ Scott, Dej Loaf, Phish, and much, much more.
We hope you have a safe and awesome night, and we'll see you in 2016!
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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photo: Cymbals Eat Guitars in Philly this month (more by Mimi Hong)
We just told you about a zillion New Year's Eve shows in NYC, and here's one more: Local indie rock staples Cymbals Eat Guitars (who played a lot this month) team up with chiptuners Anamanaguchi to ring in the new year at Baby's All Right. Many more TBA.
Tickets are on sale now, and they're $25 or free with the purchase of a Baby's All Right Keychain. Like the watch they had for sale ahead of last year's NYE show, the keychain gets you into any Baby's All Right show in 2016. The keychain is $150 now but the price will go up in 2016.
Listen to some Cymbals and Anamanguchi below...
Christmas is just around the corner, and right after that it's one of the biggest party nights of the year, New Year's Eve. We've already posted about a bunch of musical ways to ring in 2016 (browse our "New Year's Eve" tag), and here's a roundup of those, with even more options included:
First, for the rockers out there, there's the Mutoid Man and Royal Thunder shows at Saint Vitus on NYE and NYD (tickets); the Gogol Bordello shows at Terminal 5 on 12/30 and NYE, the latter of which has them playing Gypsy Punks in full (buy tickets or win them); and the Deer Tick shows at Brooklyn Bowl on 12/30 and NYE (tickets). After Deer Tick's NYE show, there's a DFA party at the venue with DJ sets from Museum of Love featuring Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany (tickets).
For indie rock on the slightly lighter side, there's DIIV, Tamaryn, and a special guest at Bowery Ballroom (tickets); and the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at Rough Trade (tickets). Union Pool has a night featuring dancerock outfit Motion Studies, DJ Preskool & DJ Matt Ca$h ($10 at the door). For something quirkier, They Might Be Giants kick off a three-night run at MHOW on NYE that continues on Jan 1 & 2 (tickets).
But enough about rock. It's New Year's Eve and you want to dance, right?? As always, there's plenty of options in that realm. Justice and Gesaffelstein are DJing Brooklyn Hangar with Bob Moses and With You (tickets). Wherever it is, there's an after hours party at the same venue (3 AM to 10 AM) with Odesza, Chrome Sparks (DJ) and Julia Niko (tickets). Justice's Ed Banger labelmate Breakbot will be at Slake (tix). DFA's Holy Ghost! and Nancy Whang are DJing Pioneer Works (tickets). Miami house vet Oscar G plays Output with Ace Alvarez and Viviana Toscanini (tickets); and the venue's Panther Room hosts Penguin Prison (DJ), Teddy Stuart and Pint (tickets). Verboten has Hot Since 82 and Julia Govor (tix); and Palisades has Obey City, Photay, Sonnymoon, Shore and Nick Hakim (tix).
Webster Hall's annual New Year's Eve Ball has a ton of stuff going on, including sets from Tchami (who has a brand new EP), Klingande and Classixx. Plus there's a bunch of recurring parties, like Tiki Disco at Good Room; a Rinsed party at a secret Brooklyn location with Dinamo Azari, Jacques Greene, Morgan Geist, Paris Mitchell and Todd Edwards; a Mister New Year's Eve party at a secret Brooklyn location; a Mutual Dreaming party at Space Is The Place; The Bunker at Trans-Pecos; and the annual The Rub party at The Bell House.
If you'd rather see a rap show on New Year's Eve, there's no shortage of that either. Future wraps up an incredible year on Pier 36 with a DJ set from Rudimental (tickets). That's part of Big Week NYC, which also includes rapper Travi$ Scott on Pier 94 opening for Nicky Romero and The Chainsmokers (tickets). Future collaborator Dej Loaf plays a Queens show on NYE at Amazura (91-12 144th Place) (tickets). For something more on the indie-rap side, there's Ratking's Wiki at Aviv (tickets). And queer rappers Mykki Blanco and Cakes Da Killa team up at Mercury Lounge (tickets).
Another New Year's Eve tradition is jam bands, and there are good options in that world too. There's of course Phish's sold-out MSG run from 12/30 - 1/2. If you aren't going, you can stream the webcast on LivePhish.com. Webcast tickets are up for pre-order. The Disco Biscuits also have their run at Playstation Theater (fka Best Buy Theater) the same four days (tickets), and Gov't Mule do their Beacon Theatre run on 12/30 and NYE. Night 1 is a regular Mule set, but NYE has them playing three sets, paying homage to The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and The Grateful Dead, respectively. NYE is sold out but resale tickets are available and so are tix for 12/30.
If seeing tributes to classic British bands is your idea of a fun New Year's Eve, you can see Smiths/Morrissey tribute The Sons & Heirs at Littlfield with an opening set from Nada Surf/Guided by Voices' Doug Gillard and special guests (tickets). There's also Beatles tribute The Fab Faux's run at City Winery from 12/27 to 12/31. New Year's Eve proper has two shows, an early set billed as "The Beatles at Shea Stadium & more" and a late set of "mixed Beatles favorites." Tickets for both are available.
If you'd like to party like it's 1999, Videology is hosting a Purple Rain danceparty with sets heavy on Prince, Shelia E, The Time, Apollonia 6, plus other early '80s favorites. $10 at the door.
Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls and her hubby Brandon of Crocodiles will be DJing at Night of Joy, which is free and has an open vodka bar from 11:30 PM till the ball drops. Flyer below.
Other options include Macy Gray playing early and late sets at the Iridum on NYE, followed by a NYD show and two Jan 2 shows (tickets). Knitting Factory Brooklyn has a show with Avan Lava, French Horn Rebellion, Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture DJ sets), Computer Magic (DJ), Deidre & the Dark, and more (tickets).
Something you probably don't want to do is stand out in the cold (actually it might be like 50° but still) and watch Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in Times Square with no one good playing... unless you like Jimmy Buffett, who also plays Barclays Center with Huey Lewis and the News the same night (tickets).
Did we miss anything good? Whatever you do, have a safe and happy New Year!
photo: Mutoid Man at FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Two bands who mix metal and heavy blues, Mutoid Man and Royal Thunder, will ring in the new year together in NYC. They play New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at Saint Vitus with different openers each night. The first is with Ageist and the second is with UnWed (mem Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike). Tickets for NYE and NYD are on sale now. No other dates announced at the moment.
Mutoid Man frontman Stephen Brodsky (who also fronts Cave In) also told us his top 10 of 2015, which includes albums, a couple movies, a TV show, and Fun Fun Fun Fest. One band that made it is Wild Throne, who Mutoid Man played Invisible Oranges SXSW with in 2014, and who Royal Thunder toured with this year.
Check out Brodsky's full list below...
photo: Tamaryn @ LPR in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
If you're still weighing your NYC New Year's Eve options, DIIV just announced they'll play Bowery Ballroom on NYE with Tamaryn and a "special surprise guest." Tickets for that show will go on sale Friday (12/18) at noon.
Earlier this week, DIIV shared "Under the Sun," the most promising song yet from their forthcoming Is the Is Are LP and if you haven't checked that out, you can stream it below. Tamaryn, meanwhile, released her very good new album Cranekiss, back in August. You can stream that below, too.
It's Tamaryn's only upcoming show at the moment, but DIIV will be heading to Australia in early 2016. Updated dates are listed below.
Lil Durk released his official debut album Remember My Name earlier this year, and today he followed it with a new mixtape, 300 Days, 300 Nights. It features his Dej Loaf collaboration "My Beyonce," that he put out about a month ago, and collabs with Future, Meek Mill and more. You can download the whole thing at DatPiff and stream it below.
Dej Loaf also has a few shows coming up this month and next, including New Year's Eve in NYC at Amazura (91-12 144th Place in Jamaica, Queens). Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
photo: Murphy's Law at Warsaw in April (more by Keith Marlowe)
NYC punk vets Murphy's Law always celebrate New Year's Eve with a hometown show. While it's usually at Williamsburg's Trash Bar, that venue is now closed (but may re-open in Bushwick) and this year they'll do it at The Shop in Bushwick. Turn It Up is opening. Tickets are on sale now. Flyer below.
photo: Cakes Da Killa at BV-RBSS in September (more by Drew Gurian)
Two of NYC's finest queer rappers, Mykki Blanco and Cakes Da Killa, are teaming up for a New Year's Eve show at Mercury Lounge with DJ MikeQ. Tickets go on sale Friday (12/11) at noon.
It's Mykki's only upcoming date at the moment, but one of two shows Cakes is playing this month. The other is just a few days before with Jessica 6 at Gramercy Theatre (12/26). Tickets for that one are still available.
Mykki Blanco recently made a video for "Coke White, Starlight" (dir. Tristan Patterson) off the compilation C-ORE, which is out now on Dogfood, the label Mykki runs. Watch that, and a 360° live video of Cakes at Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA, below...
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
photo: Animal Collective at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Animal Collective will release their new album Painting With on February 19 via Domino, and they'll support it on an international tour that kicks off in Philly on release day and ends in NJ in May. The tour has two U.S. runs, one with Ratking and one with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
The run with Ratking hits NYC for a BV-presented show on February 23 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/11) at 10 AM, but first there's a BrooklynVegan presale starting Wednesday (12/9) at 10 AM. Check back here Wednesday morning for the password.
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
The run with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith hits NJ on May 14 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday for that show too. All dates are listed below.
In related news, Ratking member Wiki released a solo album today called Lil Me, via Letter Racer. Check out the video for "Livin' With My Moms" (ft. Nasty Nigel, prod. Black Noi$e) and stream the whole thing below.
Wiki also plays a New Year's Eve show at Aviv with Show Me The Body, Jaguar Pyramids, Gloss Gang, Spewing Cum and Lee Bannon. Tickets are on sale.
Philly neo-soul singer Jazmine Sullivan released the great Reality Show earlier this year (it ended up on Rolling Stone's year-end list), and she'll be wrapping up a great 2015 with a run of shows leading up to New Year's Eve in her hometown.
The dates include a NYC show on December 29 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/4) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting today (12/2) at 10 AM (passwords = "BELLS" and "MUSICGEEKS").
All dates are listed, with the video for Reality Show standout "Dumb," below...
Atlanta rapper Future put out four full length releases this year -- DS2, the Drake collab What A Time To Be Alive, and the Beast Mode and 56 Nights mixtapes -- and he'll be wrapping up this banner year with a New Year's Eve show at NYC's Pier 36 with a DJ set from Rudimental. It's part of the RPM-presented Big Week NYC and tickets are on sale now.
Future put out a video for "Rich $ex" off DS2 this week. Watch that, with the list of all of his tour dates, below...
photo: XXYYXX at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Orlando-based producer XXYYXX, aka Marcel Everett, has announced a few upcoming dates, including a New Years Eve show in San Francisco and a NYC date on December 30 at Output. Tickets for NYC are on sale now.
XXYYXX has released a couple new songs in the past couple days. One is a collaboration with Australian singer Vanessa Elisha called "Out of Time," and another is a solo track called "Red". You can stream both, and check out upcoming dates for XXYYXX, below.
photo: Justice at Moogfest 2012 (more by Diana Wong)
French duo Justice haven't come to NYC since the Ed Banger 10th anniversary tour hit Hammerstein in 2013, but they'll return to DJ a New Year's Eve show at a Brooklyn warehouse with Bob Moses, With You. and Gesaffelstein (previously listed as special guest). The exact location is not revealed, but tickets go on sale Friday, 11/13, at noon. UPDATE: It's happening at Brooklyn Hangar (2 52nd Street in Sunset Park).
Justice's only other date that we're currently aware of is in Australia four days prior to NYE. Listen to some Justice below...
As in years past, there will be a New Year's Eve festival in Tulum, Mexico. This year's lineup features Icelandic band Gus Gus, plus Claptone, Damian Lazarus, Apparat (DJ set), Psychemagik, Concret, Andre VII b2b Soni Ceron and more still to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.
In addition to the main NYE festival, there will also be an opening party on December 29 and a closing party on January 2, details still TBA.
A week after that festival, XLR8R is throwing a festival in Tulum on January 6 with Mike Shannon, Dewalta, Blond:ish, Dauwd, Deadbeat (live), Rebolledo, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Clovis, Roam, and TBA guests.
photo: CYHSY @ Bowery Ballroom in August (more by Greg Cristman)
Just a couple months ago, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah went on a tour playing their self-titled debut in full, and in a few days they'll kick off their November tour of living room shows. After that, the band will ring in 2016 with a Brooklyn show at Rough Trade NYC on New Year's Eve. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/30) at noon.
All dates are listed below...
photo: Deer Tick at Brooklyn Bowl in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Deer Tick are once again celebrating New Year's Eve in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bowl this year. Unlike last year, when they played 6 nights, they'll only do a mere two nights: December 30 and 31. Tickets for the 30th and the 31st go on sale Friday (10/23) at 10 AM.
Special guests are promised, and you may remember that last year's guests included Sharon Van Etten, Patrick Stickles, Tommy Stinson, Stevie Nicks and more. If you missed it, check out a video of Deer Tick playing "Rhiannon" with Stevie Nicks at last year's show, below.
They also celebrate another holiday, Halloween, in New Haven. That's part of a two-night run with The Felice Brothers which also includes Rockville Centre, NY on 10/30. All dates are listed below...
photo: Warren Haynes in Atlanta - 10/10/15 (via)
Phish and The Disco Biscuits aren't the only New Year's Eve options in NYC for jam band fans. Gov't Mule will do their recurring 2-night run at Beacon Theatre on December 30 & 31. Tickets for those shows go on Citi, Chase, Live Nation and local presales today (10/14) at 10 AM (password: PIANO) and the general on-sale starts Friday (10/16) at 11 AM.
Speaking of jam bands and the Beacon, Umphrey's McGee do 3 nights there in January.
photo: Gogol Bordello at Lollapalooza 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Gogol Bordello will play Halloween in Colombia, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and then kick off a North American tour playing 2005's Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike in full for its 10th anniversary. That tour ends in late November, and then they'll do their annual New Year's Eve celebration.
This year they play NYE proper and 12/30 at NYC's Terminal 5, followed by New Year's Day and January 2 shows in DC. Tickets for T5, including a two-night pass, go on sale Friday (10/2) at noon. AmEx presales for each individual night begin Wednesday (9/30) at noon. The 12/31 and 1/1 dates will be Gypsy Punks shows, but not the 12/30 or 1/2 ones.
All dates are listed, with the video for "Start Wearing Purple" from Gypsy Punks, below...
Handsome Dick Manitoba's current version of legendary NYC punk band The Dictators are making a tradition out of playing New Year's Eve at hometown venue Bowery Electric. They've announced that they're doing it again this year, though no openers revealed yet. Tickets are on sale now. The band is touring Europe first, and all dates are listed below.
Another long-running NYC punk institution, Murphy's Law, also plays a holiday show at that same venue. They'll be there on Halloween, a day they tend to celebrate with hometown shows. No openers for this one at the moment either. Tickets are on sale now. They also have a few other dates, which are listed below.
Meanwhile, this weekend Bowery Electric hosts another legendary punk band (but from Vancouver), D.O.A., on Saturday (9/26). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.
photo: Phish at MSG in 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Phish will make their return to Madison Square Garden for their 32nd to 35th times at their just-announced New Year's Eve run. They play the arena on December 30 & 31 and January 1 & 2. An online ticket request period is underway now at tickets.phish.com and runs through September 28 at noon. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 2 at noon.
Phish also play three Mexico shows in January. All dates are listed below...
They Might be Giants are continuing their monthly residency at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg and have added shows for the remaining months of 2015. (They're taking August off.) On September 27 they'll perform their 1992 album Apollo 18, plus Dial-A-Song selections and more. On October 25 the theme is "Horntober" (featuring the Tricerachops horn section of Stan Harrison on saxophone, Curt Ramm on trumpet,
and Dan "The Machine" Levine on trombone) and on November 29 they'll be back to their roots and play as a duo.
John and John will close out 2015 with three New Year's MHOW shows on December 31, January 1 and January 2. Themes for the two January shows have yet to be announced. Tickets to all five of those MHOW shows are currently on TMBG fanclub presale (password is DIALNYE16), will be on AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/5) at noon and go on sale to the general public on Friday (8/7) at noon.
TMBG have some non-Brooklyn shows too, including a tour of Australia in November, and are dates are listed, along with their two latest Dial-a-Song songs, below.
Punk legend Patti Smith and her band are on tour now in Europe performing her seminal 1975 album, Horses, in full for its 40th anniversary. A full North American leg hasn't been revealed yet, but Patti did just announce a Horses show for her hometown of NYC happening November 10 at Beacon Theatre! Tickets go on sale Friday (6/5) at 11 AM.
She also recently announced a New Year's Eve show for San Francisco (maybe that and the Beacon show means she isn't doing her annual New Year's shows in New York this year?). All currently known dates are listed, with streams of a couple Horses cuts, below...
Photo: Stevie Nicks & Deer Tick at Brooklyn Bowl on NYE (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Deer Tick completed their 6-night run at Brooklyn Bowl leading up to New Year's Eve, which included a ton of guest appearances including Sharon Van Etten, Patrick Stickles, other members of Titus Andronicus, Jana Hunter, Marshall Crenshaw, The Felice Brothers, Dawes, and many more.
The most exciting appearance of all happened the night of New Year's Eve though, with Stevie Nicks joining the band to perform her classic "Rhiannon" from Fleetwood Mac's self-titled 1975 album. Watch a video of that below.
Also on stage for that song was Deer Tick frontman John McCauley's mom, and his 9 months pregnant (!) wife Vanessa Carlton who has toured and collaborated with Stevie before. Stevie also officiated John and Vanessa's wedding.
Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac -- currently with their classic lineup of Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham -- are returning to the NYC-area soon on their 2015 tour which hits MSG on 1/22, Atlantic City on 1/24, Nassau Coliseum on 1/25 and Prudential Center on 2/8 (tickets). This may be your last chance to see them though. The Guardian points out that Lindsey Buckingham told PBS that their 2015 tour and the new album they have planned (their first since 2003) will be their "last act." Lindsey also spoke about his collaborations for the album with Christine McVie, who recently rejoined the band for the first time since 1998, calling them "the best songs we've co-written in years."
Watch the Stevie Nicks/Deer Tick video below...