photo: Gogol Bordello @ FFF Fest 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Gogol Bordello, Chicano Batman @ Terminal 5
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello kick off their two-night stand at Terminal 5 tonight to ring in the new year. It's sure to be a party, and there's sure to be lots of vodka. Tonight's just a regular set, but tomorrow they play Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike in full.

Phish @ Madison Square Garden
Love 'em or hate 'em, jam staples Phish kick off a four night run at MSG tonight. If you love 'em, you probably already have your ticket: the whole thing is sold out.

Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theater
There's a lot of competition tonight for jam shows too. Warren Haynes' band Gov't Mule kick off their two-night stay at the Beacon. Tonight's a regular Mule show, but tomorrow pays tribute to The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and The Grateful Dead.

New Riders of the Purple Sage @ Cutting Room
Another for the jammers: the Dead's old pals New Riders of the Purple Sage are still putting on great shows (mostly thanks to hippie lifer David Nelson) and they'll do so tonight in NYC.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks (Play Dead) @ Rough Trade
One last option in the jam realm, but with some obvious indie crossover, Real Estate member Alex Bleeker's band does another of their tributes to The Grateful Dead.

Deer Tick, Last Good Tooth @ Brooklyn Bowl
And actually since we're talking about it anyway, Deer Tick do get love from the hippies, even if they tend to favor boozy rock gigs over acid tests. They kick off a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

The Queers, Bigwig @ Saint Vitus
Or you could say fuck hippies and get to the punk rock show, with veteran bands The Queers and Bigwig. This one's gonna be fun.

XXYYXX, Different Sleep, DIVERSA @ Output
Young Orlando producer XXYYXX has been getting dancefloors moving since he was in his mid-teens. He's a few years older now, and those floors kep moving.

Pyrrhon, T.O.M.B., Sire, Theologian @ Trans Pecos
Freakout with tech-death weirdos Pyrrhon, plus power electronics from T.O.M.B. and Theologian.

Tendencia, Activator @ Baby's All Right
Cuban metal vets Tendencia have been together since 1993 but have never played the United States. Thanks to improving relations between our two nations, that changes tonight.

As Tall As Lions @ Webster Hall
Reunited atmospheric indie rockers As Tall As Lions were welcomed back to NYC at Webster Hall two days ago. Tonight they do it again.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Charles Bradley @ Capitol Theatre
Just outside of NYC, New Orleans funk/jazz/rock/hip hop band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue play this show, and very exciting support comes from soul great Charles Bradley.

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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