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confetti at Amanda Palmer's NYE show last year (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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The fact that Phish will play the refurbished Madison Square Garden again this New Year's Eve is old news already, but Barclays Center just announced today (10/31) who will be playing the Brooklyn arena's second-ever New Year's Eve show, and the honor goes to.... Billy Joel (UPDATE: and the recently reunited Ben Folds Five) (last year was Jay-Z and Coldplay).

Here are a few already-announced New Year's Eve shows we're rather be at this year...

Thurston Moore will set up shop at the Stone in the East Village for two special shows on 12/31, one with John Zorn and another with Mike Watt.

Gogol Bordello are at Terminal 5 for two rowdy nights (12/30 & 31) (where Amanda Palmer played last year).

Andrew WK parties at Irving Plaza.

Mykki Blanco will help make Gramercy Theater ghetto fabulous.

Moon Boots plays Output.

Delta Spirit plays Brooklyn Bowl.

DIIV, Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth and Nothing play Baby's All Right.

Patti Smith doesn't play on NYE proper, but does play year-end shows right before that on December 29 and 30 at Webster Hall.

Browse more NYC NYE Concert Options in our new year-round concert calendar.

Or maybe just head to Mexico!

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P.S. If you're in Austin, you'll want to catch the Breeders.

Raymond Pettibon, Mike Watt & Thurston Moore
Mike Ray Thurston

Punk veteran Mike Watt (co-founder of The Minutemen, and also of fIREHOSE, The Stooges, and more) has some shows with various projects coming up this year. First, he'll do a few dates with his band The Missingmen, including a Halloween show in LA at Olystis. Then, after a more shows with different groups throughout the year, he'll team up for another holiday show with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and visual artist Raymond Pettibon (brother of Greg Ginn), who designed Sonic Youth's Goo cover, a couple Minutemen covers, the Black Flag bars, and more. The trio will play John Zorn's East Village club The Stone on New Year's Eve (12/31) as a late set (10 PM), after Thurston and Zorn do an earlier duo set (8 PM). All Mike Watt dates are listed below.

For Thurston Moore, that show happens after his band Chelsea Light Moving tours with Merchandise. All of his dates are listed below too.

John Zorn also has a bunch of other upcoming dates, many of which are in NYC. Check out his full show schedule on Facebook.

All Thurston Moore and Mike Watt dates are listed, along with a video of Mike Watt, J Mascis, and Thurston Moore covering The Stooges' "Fun House" at Le Poisson Rouge in 2012, below...

Continue reading "Mike Watt playing Halloween at Olystis in LA, New Year's Eve with Thurston Moore in NYC & other dates"

John Zorn and Lou Reed

Frequent Lou Reed collaborator John Zorn, who just turned 60, paid tribute to his friend on Facebook (update: which is approved by but not actually run by Zorn) by posting the above picture along with the words "RIP Lou Reed". A comment by the page also includes a link to the NY Times obituary entitled "Outsider Whose Dark, Lyrical Vision Helped Shape Rock 'n' Roll".

Hours earlier, It was announced on the same Facebook that John will be playing with Thurston Moore as a duo at his non-profit club The Stone on New Year's Eve. Thurston is no stranger to the Stone where he has played and curated before. It also won't be the first time John and Thurston play together, as you can see in one of the videos below.

Lou and Laurie Anderson were also regulars and curators at the stone. Check out a video of Lou, Laurie and John playing together (not at the Stone), also below...

Continue reading "John Zorn playing NYE at The Stone with Thurston Moore; Facebook page says 'RIP Lou Reed'"

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

If you're wondering if Andrew WK ever stops partying, no, he doesn't. He's got 'The Party Bible' coming out, and there's still a few European dates left on his tour with Marky Ramone (which hit NYC twice). And now he's announced a headlining NYC show to happen on one of the biggest party days of the year: New Year's Eve (12/31) (not his first time). Andrew and his band will ring in the new year at Irving Plaza, and you can probably count on this getting prettttttty crazy. Tickets are on Live Nation and Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") now, and the general on-sale begins Friday (10/18) at 10 AM.

Andrew WK is also giving a lecture on partying (seems kind of contradictory, no?) in Brooklyn on October 29 at Bedford + Bowery Newsroom (155 Grand St), and he'll be doing a solo "Grand Piano Party" at NYC's Subculture on November 15 and 16. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 of the Grand Piano Party are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Andrew WK still touring, playing New Year's Eve in NYC, giving a lecture on partying, playing solo 'Grand Piano Parties'"

Felice Brothers at Terminal 5 in May (more by Robert Altman)
Felice Brothers

Like they did last year, NY folk rockers The Felice Brothers are going on a short year-end tour of the Northeast, and though their actual New Year's Eve show happens in Boston, they'll be in NYC a day earlier to play Brooklyn Bowl (12/30). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale today (10/11) at noon. All dates, including a Halloween show in CT, are listed below.

Felice Bros' last NYC show was Terminal 5 in May, where they opened for Josh Ritter, who coincidentally also just announced an acoustic tour with Gregory Alan Isakov which hits NYC on March 7 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show also go on sale today at noon.

All dates for Felice Bros and Josh Ritter are listed below...

Continue reading "Felice Brothers playing Northeast year-end shows; Josh Ritter announced an acoustic tour (dates)"

Phish at MSG in 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
Phish

Phish are only a few weeks away from their Halloween shows in Atlantic City (sold out), but they've just announced another holiday celebration for the NYC-area: their annual New Year's run at Madison Square Garden, which goes from December 28-31. Tickets for all four shows go on sale Saturday (10/12) at noon.

Other upcoming multi-night holiday jam band runs in NYC include Phil Lesh & Friends (Halloween) and The Disco Biscuits (New Year's).

And don't forget a bunch of indie type bands are working on a Grateful Dead tribute.

For New Year's shows in NYC with less dreads, tie-dye shirts and shrooms, there's also Patti Smith, Punch Brothers, Clutch, Jim Jones Revue, Mykki Blanco, and Gogol Bordello.

All Phish dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Phish returning to MSG for four-night NYE run (updated dates)"

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Tickets to see Flatbush Zombies and Bodega Bamz at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the The English Beat show at Irving Plaza go on sale today 10 AM.

Tickets to see MGMT, Dinosaur Jr. and Kuroma at Barclays Center go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets to see Dum Dum Girls at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sondre Lerche, TEEN, Wet and Saint Rich at Bowery Ballroom during CMJ are on sale now.

Tickets to the Cher shows at Barclays Center and IZOD Center go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Code Orange Kids open for Every Time I Die at Saint Vitus go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Har Mar Superstar show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Savoir Adore and French Horn Rebellion at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Lord Huron at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Leverage Models at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

The Disco Biscuits are ringing in the new year with a 4-night run at Best Buy Theater from December 26-29 and a New Year's Eve show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden (12/31). Tickets to those shows all go on sale today at noon.

Another New Year's Eve option is Big Gigantic at Roseland Ballroom on 12/30 & 12/31. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see The Early November play The Room's Too Cold at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Royal Canoe are playing Glasslands on November 20. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Patti Smith at Bowery Ballroom in June (more by Adela LaConte)
Patti Smith

NYC punk legend Patti Smith has announced that her annual hometown end of year shows will take place at Webster Hall on December 29 and 30 this year. Tickets for those shows, which usually happen at the smaller Bowery Ballroom (Punch Brothers steal the dates?) go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon.

Sooner than that, Patti plays the previously discussed Inside Llewyn Davis celebration at Town Hall on September 29 with Jack White, Colin Meloy, Cono Oberst, and more. That's sold out. And even sooner, she'll be doing a tribute to Hildegard of Bingen at The Met on Friday (9/20), which is also sold out.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Patti Smith announces New Year's shows at Webster Hall (and other dates)"

Punch Brothers at Rockwood Music Hall in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Punch Brothers

Brooklyn bluegrass band Punch Brothers are doing some shows this year, including a just-announced three-night run in NYC for New Year's Eve at Bowery Ballroom on December 29-31. Tickets to those shows go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/18) at noon. There's also a three-day pass option that will go on presale soon via the band's website.

They will also be playing the Inside Llewyn Davis celebration happening in NYC at Town Hall on September 29 with Jack White, Patti Smith, Colin Meloy, Conor Oberst and more (sold out). And right before that, they'll play the first day (Friday, 9/27) of Raleigh, NC's two-day Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Tickets, including 2-day passes and Friday passes, are still available. Full schedule here.

In related news, Punch Brothers member Chris Thile is playing his own NYC shows at The Bell House on September 22 and Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on September 23 and 25. Tickets to the Bell House show are on sale now. Tickets for night one and night two at Rockwood Music Hall are also on sale now.

Michael Daves, who often plays with Thile, will be joining him at The Bell House show, and he also plays a solo show tonight (9/17) at Rockwood Music Hall, as part of his weekly Tuesday residency at the venue. Other upcoming dates include September 24, October 5, October 8, and October 15.

All dates for each artist are listed, along with some videos, below...

Continue reading "Punch Brothers playing shows, including a 3-night run for New Year's Eve; Chris Thile & Michael Daves playing shows too"

Clutch in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Clutch

Clutch were supposed to tour this month but had to reschedule their September dates due to a health issue with singer Neil Fallon. A message from Neil on the band's Facebook reads:

Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs.

In some instances these conditions can be treated non-surgically. This is not the case for me. I have been advised by several neurosurgeons that my spinal cord has already been damaged and that I risk further damage were I not to address the situation. For this reason, I've decided to take care of this ASAP. Believe me, re scheduling a tour turns my stomach, but I believe this is the wisest choice given the prognosis.

On Tuesday I will undergo surgery. The procedure will fuse three vertebrae together with a small titanium plate. I have faith that this surgery will go as well as it can, and that I will be back in the saddle for our October-November tour. On behalf of my spine, deepest apologies to those who had been looking forward to seeing CLUTCH over the next two weeks. We'll make it up to you.

Health and Happiness,

Neil

Those dates include the Port Chester show that would've happened at Capitol Theatre on 9/26 which is now rescheduled for January 11 with The Sword and Crobot (tickets) and the Long Island show that would've happened at The Paramount on 9/27 (not rescheduled at the moment).

The band's second leg of dates, which kick off in late October, are still happening as planned though. Those shows include a previously discussed NJ show happening at Starland Ballroom on December 27 (tickets), and they've also added a Brooklyn show happening on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The Starland and MHOW shows will both be opened by reunited post-hardcore vets Into Another. Starland also includes Empire Escorts and Mike Dillon Band, and MHOW also includes Lionize. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/18) at noon.

Updated dates are listed, along with a video, below...

Continue reading "Clutch reschedule September dates due to health issue, add NYE show in NYC w/ Into Another (updated dates)"

Jim Jones Revue

The Jim Jones Revue released their new album, The Savage Heart, this week (8/27) and it's another blast of their signature punk rock blues. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify and check out "Where Da Money Go?" from it below. They also have a new, non-LP single, "Collision Boogie," coming out in October and you can stream that below too.

The JJR only have one upcoming North American show: NYC on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Bowery Electric and tickets are on sale now.

Jim Jones also recently remixed Depeche Mode's "Should Be Higher" and it's a pretty radical version of the song. You can stream that below too.

Depeche Mode's tour is inching towards NYC, hitting Atlantic City tonight (8/30) (look out for pictures from that). Then they'll play Brooklyn's Barclays Center next Friday (9/6) and Jones Beach the next day (9/7). Bat for Lashes, who plays NYC tonight, opens both shows and tickets are still availble.

Depeche Mode and Jim Jones Revue tour dates are listed, along with DM remix and JJR streams, below.

Continue reading "Jim Jones Revue released a new LP, ready new 7" & remixed Depeche Mode whose tour is underway (dates & streams)"

Mykki Blanco at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mykki Blanco

NYC rapper Mykki Blanco likes to spend a lot of time on the road (and playing locally), and he recently announced more shows for this year, including a hometown gig on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are currently on PopGun presale (password: "CosmicAngel"). They go on Live Nation/Mobile App and Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") presales Thursday (8/8) at 10 AM, and general on-sale starts Friday (8/9) at 10 AM.

That show comes after a number of other North American shows this summer/fall, including Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, and another NYC appearance as part of the free Afro-Punk Festival, which goes down on August 24-25 at Commodore Barry Park with Danny Brown, Le1f, Big Freedia, Death, Chuck D, and more. RSVP for Afro-Punk Fest is still open.

All Mykki Blanco dates are listed, along with a video, below...

Continue reading "Mykki Blanco expands tour, playing Gramercy on NYE (dates)"

Tickets

Alice Cooper, who just played Beacon Theatre, is playing Capitol Theatre on October 13. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Simple Minds at Roseland Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Dismemberment Plan at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Orange Goblin show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets to see Hop Along and The Sidekicks at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets to see Empire of the Sun at Pier 26 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Gogol Bordello New Year's Eve shows at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Speaking of NYE shows, The Jim Jones Revue are playing Bowery Electric on New Year's Eve (12/31). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for The Head & the Heart shows at Terminal 5 and Webster hall go on sale at noon.

Tickets to see Warpaint at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Monster Magnet at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Frankie Rose and Tamaryn at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Basia Bulat show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Blow at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Bob Odenkirk and David Cross at Town Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Quasi at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside and Mount Moriah at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the The Stepkids show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Drowners show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the J. Roddy Walston & the Business show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Gogol Bordello at Vintage Vinyl - 7/22/13 (via Emily Ragle)
Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello's new album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, just hit stores today (7/23), and they've also taken today as an opportunity to announce that like they usually do, they'll be celebrating New Year's Eve right here in NYC. The gypsy punks will be doing two nights at Terminal 5: December 30 and 31. Tickets for the T5 shows (2-day pass included) go on sale Friday (7/26) at noon.

Meanwhile, Gogol are also in NYC today for a previously discussed in-store at the SoHo Urban Outfitters at 1 PM and a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight with A Tribe Called Red.

They also played an in-store at NJ's Vintage Vinyl yesterday (7/22). Some videos from that show and an updated list of tour dates below...

Continue reading "Gogol Bordello played Vintage Vinyl, playing New Year's Eve at Terminal 5, MHOW tonight (updated dates & videos)"

The xx at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The xx

Beggars Group-affiliated label Young Turks is throwing its first New Year's Eve party in Mexico this year. The party happens on December 31 in Tulum with sets from Grimes, Four Tet, The xx, John Talabot, Pional, Koreless, Chairlift, Sampha, Tasker, and more TBA. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Flyer below...

Continue reading "Young Turks throwing New Year's Eve party in Mexico with Grimes, The xx, Four Tet, John Talabot, Sampha & more"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer

There were a ton of great New Year's Eve shows in NYC, but no doubt one of the craziest ones was Amanda Palmer's Terminal 5 show. The show began with a set from Jherek Bischoff (who also plays as a member of Amanda's band) joined by string players, followed by The Simple Pleasure (which included members of Amanda's Grand Theft Orchestra), who were then followed by Skella (aka bellydancers Belladona and SuperKate). Then finally Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra came on for their first set, which included mostly original material from Amanda's solo project and Dresden Dolls, in addition to the theme from '60s kids show Fireball XL-5 (in tribute to its creator, Gerry Anderson, who just died) with help from husband Neil Gaiman and a cover of Bat For Lashes' "Laura."

Then Amanda left the stage for a set by Ronald Reagan ("Boston's Premiere '80s Pop Saxophone Duo") and then finally the clock struck midnight and confetti cannons were shot off into the venue. Then Amanda and her band returned to the stage to perform Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety and a two-song encore. She was joined by John Cameron Mitchell of Hedwig fame for two songs including Prince's "Darling Nikki" and a cover of Hedwig song "Midnight Radio" in the encore. During the Purple Rain portion. And before the encore the venue was graced one more time with confetti.

The full setlist and more pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Amanda Palmer celebrated NYE at Terminal 5 w/ Prince covers, special guests, bellydancers & confetti (pics, setlist)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Coldplay at Barclays Center - 12/30/12
Coldplay

Coldplay began their three-night New Year's run of the NYC area at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday (12/29), and last night (12/30) they kicked off night 2 of the run, which was also the first of two Barclays Center shows. Their set at Barclays Center focused on mainly on Coldplay's 2011 album, Mylo Xyloto, and also included a good chunk of A Rush of Blood to the Head. The full setlist and pictures from last night are in this post.

Coldplay wrap up their run at Barclays Center tonight (12/31) (New Year's Eve) and tonight's show, unlike the others, is with Jay-Z. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

More pics (including opener Naturally 7) and setlist below...

Continue reading "Coldplay played Barclays Center, do it again tonight w/ Jay-Z (night 1 pics, setlist)"

NYE

Cake Shop added a last minute New Year's Eve show:

CAKESHOP's NEW YEARS EVE 2012/2013!!
ring in that new better year with
>> PICTUREPLANE << full set [lovepump united]
+DJ DOG DICK (11pm and COUNTDOWN)
+THE SUZAN [fools gold] 10pm
+SASHA DESREE 1am [splash/blissed out]
plus special guests and multiple surprises
$15, ADMISSION INCLUDES FREE DRINK(S)
9:45 DOORS
21+, please bring your ID
Everything else is listed HERE.

Speaking of Cake Shop, did you see Andy Bodor's end of year list?

Also check out our guides to NYE shows in Austin and Chicago.

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Happy New Year!

What else?

Baby New Year

Love it or loathe it, New Year's Eve is coming. Here are some of this year's NYC concert options, of which there are many.

One of the biggest shows of the night is Coldplay and Jay-Z at Barclays Center. If you've seen pictures of Coldplay's tour this year, you know they have this bluetooth controlled, light-up wristbands that (no matter how you feel about their music) makes for a spectacular interactive experience. And certainly Jay-Z will throw a good party at his own house.

Jay-Z's pal Kanye West is doing a three-night run in Atlantic City right before NYE (12/28-30) at Revel. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Another hip hop option includes Nas at Radio City Music Hall that also features Elle Varner. Tickets are still available.

Azealia Banks is playing a black tie party on top of The Standard Hotel (aka Boom Boom Room). More info is at the facebook event. You can RSVP for tickets ($250 minimum) by emailing unifiedpromo@unifiedpromo.com.

Also in the biggest NYE show race there is also Phish's sold-out night at MSG, part of a four night run at the venue.

If jam bands are your thing, you might also want to catch The Disco Biscuits, who kick off their four-night run at Best Buy Theater tonight (12/26) and then play NYE at The Theatre at MSG (tickets).

Another jammy option is Gov't Mule's two-night run at Beacon Theatre (12/30-31). Tickets for both nights are on sale.

If you're more into dancing, RJD2 will be DJing at Gramercy Theater with Com Truise and Chrome Sparks; and Moby and many others will be DJing at an as-yet undisclosed location (tickets).

Pretty Lights is also doing two sold nights at Roseland Ballroom (12/30-31). Another dance option that you might want to avoid is Afrojack is playing two nights on Pier 94 (12/30-31), but it's worth mentioning that if you get there early on night 1, you can catch opening sets by Diplo and Rusko. Night 2 (aka NYE) is sold out but night 1 is still on sale.

Brooklyn dance party The Bunker is throwing an event at the 70 N 6 St loft (above Public Assembly) with John Roberts, Mike Parker, Bryan Kasenic, and Mike Servito. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Downstairs at the actual Public Assembly, Gaze 4 Daze is throwing two queer parties. Room 1 has DJ sets by Rizzla, Sebastian, and D'Hana, along with Emcee Ryann Supamakenzi and host Cherlyn. In room 2, they've got MIchael Magnan, Amber Valentine, Telfar, Mursi Layne, host Helen Harris, and live performances by House of Ladosha, Cakes Da Killa, and Abdu Ali. $10 at the door gets you into both parties.

Brooklyn warehouse party group Rubulad is presenting "Party-Go-Round" in three separate secret Bushwick locations near the Jefferson L stop. There will be live music by Friend Roulette, Not Waving but Drowning, Viva, and more; dance parties with music by DJ Shakey, Ol' Stark, DJ Mojo, $mall ¢hange and more; a puppet show, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Admission is $20, the events start at 9 PM, and there will be a party bus to navigate between the three locations.

Matthew Dear and Superpitcher are at Le Bain (tix); Ian Pooley, Pat Mahoney and more at Cameo; Onra, Nick Catchdubs, and Samo Sound Boy are at Williamsburg's Villian (tickets).

Holy Ghost! and Midnight Magic are at Brooklyn Bowl (sold out) and after that, Holy Ghost!'s DFA labelmate Juan Maclean will DJ an afterparty at the same venue (tickets).

Chris Keating of Yeasayer is DJing a BangOn!NYC-presented party at a secret warehouse location in Williamsburg near the Montrose L stop with Felix Cartal, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, and many others. There will also be live music by Carousel, Suntalk, and more TBA, art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and more. Tickets (more info at that link) are on sale and RSVP is open. Location will be revealed with the purchase of tickets or an RSVP.

If you'd rather dance to classic soul and R&B, there's New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball at Home Sweet Home featuring a live performance from Kid Congo and the K-Holes, plus Jonathan Toubin and a crew of DJs.

For the indie rock inclined, you could go see Titus Andronicus at Glasslands which is a pretty small venue for them these days. While So So Glos were originally on the bill for this, they have since dropped off. Dapwell, formerly of Das Racist, is your MC for the evening and tickets are still available.

Right next door at 285 Kent, Florida's (awesomely) mopey Merchandise will visit,  plus Blanche Blanche Blanche, Tonstartssbandht and "speciial guests" (note the two ii's is "speciial") will surely be a wild night. Dive in, tickets ($20) are on sale now.

After that, DJ Rashad, DJ Manny, Sasha Go Hard, and others will play an afterparty at 285 Kent (tickets).

Psychic Ills and Herb Craft are playing Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale.

Also happening in Williamsburg, They Might be Giants play a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (one of three shows there that week; Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir will be at Union Pool (free); and at Knitting Factory it's a night of cabaret hosted by the great Murray Hill (tix).

More indie rock: Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils are at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available and you can also win a pair from us.

Swimming Cities and Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St) are presenting The First Party Ever: Primal Reset for the Year Zero with dance parties by Barney Iller, DJ Shakey, and DJ Tinseltown; live music at midnight by Stumblebum Brass Band; an open bar from 11:30-12:30; visuals; "Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine"; "Live birth of the antichrist, according to Doctor Adventure"; and more. $15 tickets are on sale now (or $20 at the door, cash only) and all proceeds go to recovery at Serret Metal Works and the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Meanwhile across the Hudson, The Hold Steady will ring in 2013 with Lucero at The Wellmont Theatre in NJ. Tickets are still available.

Before that, Lucero will do a two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl (12/28-29) with Nude Beach supporting on night 1 and Hollis Brown on night 2. Tickets for night 1, night 2, or both are still available.

Amanda Palmer will be at Terminal 5, playing Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety which will surely be a spectacle. She'll play a set of originals too. Tickets are still available.

If you'd like to party like it's 1929, Spirit Family Reunion are bringing the old time religion to Pianos. Tickets are still available, includes a champagne toast.

More rootsy options include The Punch Brothers and Michael Daves at Bowery Ballroom (sold out); and The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, and Mail the Horse at Mercury Lounge (sold out).

The Felice Brothers also play Maxwell's (12/30) a day earlier (sold out), and on New Year's Eve, the Hoboken venue will host "Maxwell's Rockin' & Rollin' Ass Kickin' New Year's Eve Dance Party feat. The Two Giants: Todd-O-Phonic Todd & Mono-O-Phonic Matt Porter." They get their name from being big San Francisco Giants fans, and they'll be spinning "some of the greatest soul, r'n'b, garage, rock'n'rol etc" all night. Admission is totally free, no cover.

My Morning Jacket is doing a sold out pre-New Year's Eve three-night run (12/27-29) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

After that, Capitol Theatre will host Steve Miller Band on 12/30 (tickets) and funky METERS with Dumpstaphunk on NYE (tickets).

For some old school punk, Manitoba (the project of Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba) and Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls) will play Bowery Electric with The A-Bones and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets for that show are on sale.

To keep the party going the next day, head to SOB's for Questlove's holiday party.

Whatever you end up doing, be safe!.

What did we miss?

Heading to Austin? We have a list of shows happening there too. Update: And Chicago too.

Continue reading "A guide to New Year's Eve shows and parties in NYC"

Sasha Go Hard at Santos in September (more by Julie Schabel)
Sasha Go Hard

You already know that Merchandise, Tonstartssbandht, Blanche Blanche Blanche, and "speciial guests" are playing 285 Kent on New Year's Eve (tickets) and that Titus Andronicus is playing next door at Glasslands (tickets). If you're headed to either of those shows to ring in the new year, and you're looking for some convenient after party plans once it turns 2013, stick around because footwork master DJ Rashadis DJing back to back with collaborator DJ Manny, fellow Chicagoan Sasha Go Hard (who first came to NYC in September and then played 285 Kent during CMJ), secret Body High guest, J-Cush, and Durban will be going all night at 285 Kent (doors: 1 AM). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Rashad and Manny recently posted a clip of a new song with two of their other collaborators, DJ Spinn and DJ Kidd, along with the message, "COMING SOON TEKLIFE 2013 SHIT!!!!!" You can stream that song below.

Also below is a stream of "Where Have You Been?," a track Sasha Go Hard recently cut with Freddie GIbbs for Freddie's upcoming project, East Side Slim (via FakeShoreDrive).

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Merchandise at WIERD in September (more by Phil Maier)
Merchandise

We've got about two weeks to go and still more New Year's Eve options for NYC are getting announced every day. Just yesterday it was announced that Titus Andronicus are playing Glasslands that night (tickets) and now we just found out that Tampa post-punks Merchandise will be next door at 285 Kent with Arbutus Records-signed duo Tonstartssbandht and Vermont psych pop duo Blanche Blanche Blanche. (We're hoping Merchandise will have hired a drummer by then.) The bill also features "speciial guests," and we're not sure who the special guest is, but we couldn't help but notice they spelled "speciial" with two I's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A list of all Merchandise dates and a video below...

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SFR

As you may remember, Brooklyn old time folk revivalists Spirit Family Reunion released their debut album over the summer and sounds more like something from the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack than something from their NYC borrough in 2012. You can stream the whole thing below. The band recently appeared on long-running NPR show Mountain Stage (taped in West Virginia) alongside Dr. Dog, the Mountain Goats, Nellie McKay, and Red Wanting Blue and that episode airs this week, check here for a station near you and look for the episode to go up on their archive next week.

Meanwhile, Spirit Family Reunion have a few live shows coming up, including New Year's Eve in NYC, playing Pianos with Christopher Paul Stelling. Tickets are $15 and include a champagne toast at midnight.

The band were also kind enough to send us their Top 10 LPs of 2012 and if you're expecting a bunch of Bill Monroe reissues on the list, you'd be wrong. Their list includes Ty Segall and Leonard Cohen who maybe they're going to see tonight at Madison Square Garden? Check out their full list below, along with a stream of their album and a list of all upcoming tour dates.

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Titus Andronicus @ Maxwell's, 12/14/2012 (more by PSquared Photography)
Titus

Titus Andronicus, who just played tiny Hoboken club Maxwell's as part of Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah week extravaganza, are set to play another small gig. The band are set to headline a New Year's Eve show at Glasslands that also features So So Glos. Tickets are $25 and just went on sale.

RDJ2

Instrumental hip hop producer RJD2, who has a handful of solo material along with a number of collaborations with rappers in the Def Jux/Rhymesayers realm (among other things), will be celebrating New Year's Eve in NYC with a show at Gramercy Theater (12/31) with Com Truise and Chrome Sparks (DJ). Tickets for that show are still available and we also have two pairs to giveaway. Details on how to win are below.

In more year-end celebrations for RJD2, we spoke to him about his top ten things of 2012. Only four of them are albums and only three of those albums came out this year, but it's a pretty awesome list and you can check out the entire thing below.

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check out this new photo of Amanda & her band...
Amanda Palmer

The always talented and controversial - mostly because she isn't afraid to try new things and speak her mind (especially on Twitter), Amanda Palmer, is playing a massive New Year's Eve show at NYC's Terminal 5 where she and The Grand Theft Orchestra will be performing Prince's Purple Rain in its entirety in addition to her original songs (get your tickets - regular or VIP).

Meanwhile, we asked Amanda to list her favorite 10 musical things from 2012, and you can see what she listed and watch her new NSFW video for "Do It With a Rockstar", below...

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