You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Japanese Breakfast, Gabby's World @ Asbury Lanes
Japanese Breakfast is doing a New Year's run that ends in Philly on NYE, but first she plays Asbury Park tonight. She's also got two Brooklyn shows later in January.
Phish @ MSG
It's a New Year's tradition for Phish to do a multi-night run at Madison Square Garden leading up to New Year's Eve, and this year's edition of that tradition begins tonight. By the end of the run, Phish will have played the Garden a total of 60 times.
Thursday, Weekend @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Instead of their usual home state holiday show, NJ post-hardcore vets Thursday are spending the holidays in Brooklyn this year with a four-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg. They're playing Full Collapse in full on nights one and two, and War All The Time in full on nights two and four. Shoegazy locals Weekend open nights one and two, and The Movielife frontman Vinnie Caruana opens nights three and four. This is night two.
Phony Ppl, CJ Fly @ Mercury Lounge
Having released the great new album mozaik this year and recently toured opening for Pusha T, Phony Ppl now play a sold out headlining show tonight. Pro Era's CJ Fly is opening and he is not to miss.
Dead Meadow, Ruby The Hatchet, Ecstatic Vision @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Long-running psych-rock greats Dead Meadow's shows (and new music) are as trippy as ever, and that should especially be the case with projections by Liquid/Light Lab tonight. This is their second of two Knitting Factory shows this week.
Kath Bloom, Adeline Hotel @ Elsewhere
Cult folk legend Kath Bloom is still active both live and in the studio, and any chance to see her is a real treat.
Clutch, The Messthetics, The Mike Dillon Band, Lionize @ Starland Ballroom
Riff rock vets Clutch are in the midst of their annual run of holiday shows, which hits NJ tonight. Making the bill even more exciting is newish Fugazi offshoot The Messthetics.
Come, Jennifer O'Connor @ Union Pool
Thalia Zedek and Chris Brokaw's band Come made primordial, Stonesy blues-rock across four albums in the '90s. They broke up in 2001 but have gotten back together for tour and shows over the years, and play two nights at Union Pool this weekend.
Neon Indian (DJ), Duty Free, Fernelly, Greg D @ Good Room
Having come up in the chillwave scene (and recorded some of the best known songs in the genre, including "Terminally Chill"), Alan Paloma's alter ego Neon Indian has survived and just released a new single (and short film).
Sandra Bernhard: “Quick Sand” @ Joe’s Pub
Sandra Bernhard is playing Joe’s Pub through New Year’s Eve, a show she’s calling “Quick Sand” that is a “mélange of musings, music and whimsy.”
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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