Happy Holiday! You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
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 continues tonight (this is night 2). By the end of the run, Phish will have played the Garden a total of 60 times.
Post Malone, Lil Pump, Tyla Yaweh @ Barclays Center
Post Malone became one of the biggest rappers in the world this year (for better or for worse), and he wraps up this massive breakthrough year with Barclays Center shows tonight and on New Year's Eve. Direct support comes from the increasingly popular SoundCloud rapper Lil Pump.
Come, Sadie Dupuis & Andy Molholt (Speedy Ortiz) @ 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.
The Lone Bellow, Courtney Marie Andrews @ Bowery Ballroom
The Lone Bellow are doing a series of intimate shows with "new renditions of old songs, new renditions of new songs, other people’s songs…all the songs," and if you're going, we especially recommend catching alt-country singer Courtney Marie Andrews, who released the great May Your Kindness Remain earlier this year.
Thursday, Vinnie Caruana @ 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 three.
Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theatre
Warren Haynes' band Gov't Mule continue their tradition of New Year's shows at Beacon Theatre with shows tonight and on NYE.
Margo Price, Lilly Hiatt @ Asbury Lanes
Alt-country great Margo Price is ringing in 2019 with an Asbury Park show tonight and a Brooklyn show on New Year's Eve.
The Felice Brothers, Black Horse Motel, Love? said the Commander @ Brooklyn Bowl
Party-friendly folk rockers The Felice Brothers always tend to play shows around New Year's, and this year is no exception with a Brooklyn stop tonight.
Cro-Mags, Silence Equals Death @ The Kingsland
John Joseph still leads legendary NYHC band Cro-Mags, and they still put on pulverizing shows. Tonight should be no different.
Ghostface Killah @ The Wellmont Theater
Wu-Tang have had a super busy year and they'll be busy next year too with some 36th Chambers anniversary shows, but first Ghostface is taking the time to do a solo tour, which hits NJ tonight and Long Island tomorrow.
Ja Rule, T!m Ned, DJ Mitch @ Sony Hall
Ja Rule isn't the hitmaker he used to be, but he remains active with live shows and the old faves make for a rush of nostalgia.
James Chance & The Contortions, The Art Gray Noizz Quintet @ Coney Island Baby
Saxophonist James Chance is a downtown icon who has led The Contortions for four decades. Indie, alt, punk and jazz would not sound the same without him. Meanwhile, The Art Gray Noizz Quintet is led by Stu Spasm of Lubricated Goat and also features Rich Hutchins of Live Skull and Ruins.
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.”
Check out our New Year’s Eve Guide for musical ways to ring in 2019.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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