You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Gogol Bordello @ Webster Hall
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello can almost always be counted on to bring their wild live show tto NYC around the holidays, and this year is no different. They begin a two-night stand at Webster Hall tonight.
Yo La Tengo @ Bowery Ballroom
It's one of the great NYC holiday traditions: Yo La Tengo continue their 2019 Hanukkah run which will include surprise comedian and musical act openers, as well as special guests during the encore. Proceeds go to charity.
Steel Pulse @ Brooklyn Bowl
Still led by founding member David Hinds, UK reggae greats Steel Pulse have been going strong for over 40 years, but are best-known for late-'70s classics like "Ku Klux Klan," "Prodigal Son," and "Sound System."
PnB Rock @ Brooklyn Steel
Philly sing-rapper PnB Rock continues to rise, thanks in part to the success of this year's (accurately titled) TrapStar Turnt PopStar.
Roy Ayers, Dave Harrington Group @ Elsewhere
Jazz, soul and R&B icon Roy Ayers heads to Brooklyn's Elsewhere tonight for a holiday show, where he'll have killer support from Dave Harrington Group -- between them it's guaranteed good vibes (pun intended)
Mercy Union, Gates, Ferentz and the Felons, stillhungry @ House of Independents
Scandals/Gaslight Anthem offshoot Mercy Union just released a two-song EP II last week, and along with fellow NJ band Gates, they'll bring their raggedy heartland punk to this hometown area show.
David Byrne's American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and while the setlist and arrangements are much like what they were on his tour, songs are now threaded together with new monologues from Byrne, making for a much more theatrical experience.
You can also find quality entertainment on almost any night of the week at: Barbès bar and performance space in Park Slope, LunÀtico in Bed Stuy, Nublu in the East Village, Blue Note jazz club in the West Village, The Stone in multiple locations, Comedy Cellar in the West Village, and Q.E.D. comedy club in Astoria.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? If you’re going to be in NYC, check out our NYE Guide.
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