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New Years Eve

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).

Or if classic punk is more your thing, you have Handsome Dick Manitoba's current version of The Dictators at Bowery Electric (tickets) and Murphy's Law at The Shop (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 want to rock and dance, you probably want to see Cymbals Eat Guitars and Anamaguchi at Baby's All Right (tickets).

Future

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!

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar's Grammy nominated, Barack Obama-loved album spawned the single "Alright," which topped multiple "Best Tracks of 2015" lists and became something of a cultural anthem for the year. It was originally produced by Pharrell and Sounwave, but today it gets a new remix by Terrace Martin, who produced a few other tracks on TBAP and has worked with Kendrick several times before this album too. Terrace's version is jazzier than the original, and it fits right in with some of his other productions on TPAB like "For Free?". Listen below (via The FADER).

Another Kendrick collaborator, Anna Wise (of Sonnymoon), who sings on the new album and good kid, m.A.A.d city, will be in residency in NYC this January. She'll be at C'mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave in Brooklyn) every Tuesday in January with different lineups each night. The schedule looks like this:

Jan 5 - WORKFLOWW (Suzi Analogue & DJ Earl), Nappy Nina & The Sons
Jan 12 - Chaos Chaos, Salt Cathedral
Jan 19 - Jean Grae, Quelle Chris, Binary Sol
Jan 26 - BOSCO, Jake Sherman
Anna's own sets will have her playing new solo material that she has only performed once before in LA. Listen to some of the Kendrick songs she features on below...

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Dum Dum Girls at SXSW 2014 (more by Steven Noreyko)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Dum Dum Girls, Blouse @ Bowery Ballroom
Having released their poppy Too True earlier this year, Dum Dum Girls' tour hits NYC this week for two shows. Don't miss openers Blouse who have turned into a formidable live band.

Solids, PUP, Pachangacha @ Mercury Lounge
These three rowdy rock bands just hit Glasslands last night, and tonight they return to rage with you at Mercury Lounge. The Japandroids-y Solids and SideOneDummy-signed punks PUP are in town on their way back to Canada from SXSW, and Pachangacha bring over their Dino Jr-isms from CT.

Classixx, GEMS @ MHOW
LA dance duo Classixx return to NYC to get the dancefloors moving here once again, and this time they're bringing Washington ethereal dancepop duo GEMS with them.

Ava Luna, Ryan Power, Guerilla Toss, Jerry Paper, Krill, Ashcan Orchestra, Railings @ Silent Barn
This bill is loaded with Northeast representation: it's the last hometown show for NYC funk punks Ava Luna before they head to Europe, plus Vermont pop weirdo Ryan Power, Massachusetts art punks Guerilla Toss, their indie rock Mass. neighbors Krill and more.

Vertical Scratchers, Boogarins, Adult Dude @ Glasslands
John Schmersal has previously led the great Brainiac and Enon, and now he's fronting a new project, Vertical Scratchers. They make their NYC debut tonight, and the whole bill is solid with Brazilian psych rockers Boogarins (one of the more talked about bands at SXSW this year) and NYC punks Adult Dude.

Liam Finn w/ Connan Mockasin, Love As Laughter @ Union Pool
Liam Finn wraps up his March "murmuration" residency at Union Pool with fellow New Zealander Connan Mockasin who definitely will bring a wildcard element to the evening.

Talib Kweli, Res, Sonnymoon, Soul Inscribed, Gentei Kaijo, Javi Santiago, EE Delray, Malik Work, Alex Pasternak of Lemonade, Aka Suga @ LPR
Via LPR's site, "Started in 2012, The Lesson is a live band, improvised 'experimental hip-hop groove session' that takes place every Thursday night on the Lower East Side, and welcomes a variety of musicians, singers, and emcees to its stage." Tonight The Lesson celebrates its 2-year anniversary with some great guests including Talib Kweli and his Idle Warship partner Res.

Delicate Steve, Javelin, Anand Wilder @ Rough Trade
Tonight as part of Rough Trade's Moog installation, Delicate Steve, Javelin and Yeasayer guitarist Anand Wilder will put on a collaborative performance with its equipment. It's free, 8 - 11 PM. Flyer below.

Bluffing, Huge Pupils, Heaven's Gate, Slonk Donkerson, M.O.T.O. @ Shea Stadium
Tonight's a record release show for Bluffing's new EP, Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom. We like Heaven's Gate and Slonk Donkerson too.

DTCV, Spaceships, Max Low, Marzipan @ The Grand Victory
Jim Greer spent time in Guided by Voices and, for many years, was one of SPIN's best writers. His band DTCV (pronounced "detective") make post-VU indie rock.

Martha Wainwright, JD Samson (of Le Tigre), Edie Falco, Dawn O'Porter, Yael Stone, Amelia Lester @ The Bell House
"Australian literary salon" Women of Letters, which "involves five or six female writers, performers, actors, politicians, and artists joining together to revive the lost art of letter writing," returns to the US tonight with various guests including singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright, The Sopranos' Edie Falco, MEN/Le Tigre's JD Samson, Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone, and more.

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx continue their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory which run through March 29. Each show is extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

RAC, Prides, Panama Wedding @ Webster Hall
RAC, who work with many artists including Bloc Party's Kele, wrap up their 2-night run in NYC tonight.

Tonight's Allman Brothers Band show (and the rest of their run) at Beacon Theatre has been postponed.

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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'Anna Nicole' kicks off BAM's 2013 Next Wave Fest...
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BAM has announced the 2013 Next Wave Festival which runs from September 17 - December 22. The line-up features a diverse range of programming including opera, theater, music and dance. This year's fest kicks off with the US premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Anna Nicole which has performances at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from September 17 - 28:

The 2013 Next Wave Festival launches with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and New York City Opera co-production of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith.
Other highlights include... the New York premiere of Jem Cohen's "We Have an Anchor" at BAM Harvey Theater from September 26 - 28:
DIY auteur and consummate independent filmmaker Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) collaborates with a supergroup of acclaimed musicians-- Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), T. Griffin (The Quavers), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion), plus guest vocalist Mira Billotte (White Magic)--in this cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton.
And there's "21c Liederabend, op. 3" featuring compositions by compositions by new-music's finest: Thomas Cabaniss, Christopher Ceronne, Thomas Cipullo, Anna Clyne, Mohammed Fairouz, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, Marie Incontrera, David T. Little, Tod Machover, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Huang Ruo, Timur and the Dime Museum, Michael van der Aa, Alexandra Vrebalov, Julian Wachner, Holcombe Waller, Eric Whitacre, and Du Yun.

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There's also Questlove with "Electronium: The Future Was Then," which happens at Howard Gilman Opera House on October 25 & 26:

Following the success of Shuffle Culture (2012 Spring Season), BAM welcomes back Questlove with Electronium: The Future Was Then, a freely-associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979. Questlove will be joined on stage by artists including Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon, and others to be announced. In Electronium, seminal electronic and archival recordings will be paired with modern riffs on classic electronic music models such as Busoni's New Esthetic in Music and Pierre Schaffer's Cinq Etudes--in addition to music from technological innovators such as Bob Moog, Stevie Wonder, and George Clinton.
Choreographer Bill T. Jones will have the New York premiere of his colaborative work, A Rite at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from October 3 - 5:
Coinciding with the centenary of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, director Anne Bogart and choreographer Bill T. Jones present the collaborative work A Rite. A true dance-theater piece, A Rite examines the revolutionary score through the lens of our present cultural moment, incorporating the writings of physicist Brian Greene, musicologist Severine Neff, and Jonah Lehrer's bestselling book Proust was a Neuroscientist. The cast of dancers and actors blend seamlessly--from a discourse on the piece and its controversial reception to large group dances that reflect Nijinsky's famous steps--all set to a deconstruction of the score that ranges from a modern recording to an old crackling one to a section sung by the cast.
Then there's Gary Lucas - "The Edge of Heaven" at October 4 & 5 at BAM Fisher:
Acclaimed American guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas returns to BAM with a live performance of his album The Edge of Heaven (2010), a series of Chinese pop tunes from the 1930s, arranged and performed with a blues inflection. Those songs were made famous by two of the biggest music and film stars--Bai Kwong and Chow Hsuan--in an era when Shanghai was known as the Paris of the East. The Edge of Heaven album reached number one on the World Music charts in Canada and was chosen as one of the Best Discs of the Year by the French newspaper Libération. Featuring Lucas, his band Gods and Monsters, and two female vocalists--Sally Kwok and Mo Hai Jin-- from Shanghai, the cabaret-style performance received standing ovations in 2011 at both the 64th Holland Festival in Amsterdam and the 28th Nijmegen Music Meeting.
And also post-classical string quartet ETHEL who are premiering their new work Documerica on October 2 at BAM Harvey Theater.

Season tickets to BAM Next Wave go on sale June 10 to Friends of BAM and June 17 to the general public. Tickets to individual performances of Anna Nicole, The Blue Dragon, and We Have An Anchor go on sale August 5 to Friends of BAM and August 12 to the general public. Everything else goes on sale August 26 to Friends of BAM and September 3 to the general public.

There's lots more than this happening at BAM Next Wave and the rundown of all this season's programming is below.

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Roots Picnic

The Roots are putting on their 6th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly on June 1 at Penns Landing with a pretty great lineup of Grimes, Solange, Joey Bada$$, How to Dress Well, Hit-Boy, Araabmuzik, DJ Premier, Naughty By Nature (backed by The Roots), Robert Glasper, Gary Clark Jr., Lushlife, and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Teebs, Sonnymoon, Time Wharp - "Tour Promo Mix" (WAV)

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Brainfeeder beatsmith Teebs and Prefuse 73, who Teebs probably picked up a few tricks from along the way, have announced that they'll be putting a collaborative album out together under the name Sons of the Morning. Prefix points to a series of tweets between the two producers starting with Teebs tweeting, "@prefuse73 im in NY on the 30th...you home then ?" and Prefuse 73 responding, "@teebsio yup! I'm there! + this musical email is amazing. I gt the Other '5/5/2k12'. @teebsio + @ prefuse73 are: "SONS OF THE MORNING."

Meanwhile, the reason that Teebs will be in NY today (3/30) is because his North American tour with Sonnymoon and Time Wharp is hitting Santos Party House TONIGHT (3/30). Doors are at 9 PM and tickets are $10 at the door. To promote the tour, the three producers made a "collaborative mix featuring recently released tracks from Teebs, Sonnymoon, & Time Wharp, as well as support acts, personal favorites, and remixes." Download that above or stream it below along with the tracklist, and a the tour flier.

All dates, mix, and flier below...

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