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upcoming Patti Smith appearances (including tonight), audio from New Years Eve

DOWNLOAD: Patti Smith – Beneath the Southern Cross / New Year’s Eve 2008/09 Countdown / Auld Lang Syne (MP3)

Patti Smith says Happy New Year @ Bowery Ballroom – Dec 31, 2008 (Houari B)
Patti Smith

“Smith was in fine form and good spirits, joking and cajoling the audience, even telling them her old birthday (she was born on Dec 30th) stories. Her jokes crackle with electricity as much as the music, as the band rip through Kimberly (a loving tribute to her sister, who was in the audience), Dancing Barefoot, Pissing in a River and the chestnuts, Because the Night and People Have the Power.

Since 1998, Smith has been keeping a three-night year-end tradition at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and tonight, Smith puts everyone in the right frame of mind about 2009, the Chinese astrological Year of the Ox, by reminding the audience that it’s going to be a year of putting their noses to the grind and working hard.” [roio]

Download the whole New Years Eve show at roio’s site.

Patti Smith doesn’t have any full shows coming up again yet, but there are at least four times you can see her between now and March 11th. And one of them is tonight/Saturday at 92YTribeca where she’ll be introducing and speaking after a couple of screenings of the new documentary made about her. All dates below…

Patti Smith – Dream of Life trailer:

Patti Smith in NYC
Jan 10movie, Q & A @ 92YTribeca
Jan 11NY Times Arts & Leisure
Feb 03Tibet House Benefit
Mar 11REM Tribute

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