You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Yo La Tengo @ Bowery Ballroom
It's one of the great NYC holiday traditions: Yo La Tengo kick off 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.
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.
Kanye West's 'MARY' @ Lincoln Center - David Geffen Hall
Kanye West recently started dabbling in opera, and his second work, "Mary" -- which includes West appearing alongside his Sunday Service choir and professional opera singers -- hits Lincoln Center tonight. According to an official description, "Mary represents an innovative interpretation of West’s own music, gospel standards, and traditional opera alike."
David Harbour (of Stranger Things), Justin Long, Josh Horowitz, Patrick Wilson @ The Bell House
Stranger Things star David Harbour (you may know him as Chief Hopper) has put together this show called HAPPY SAD CONFUSED, which features well-known actors Patrick Wilson and Justin Long and more “for an irreverent celebration filled with fun chats, joyful singing, and surprises galore!”
The Starting Line, Save Face @ Webster Hall
Pop punk vets The Starting Line return to NYC tonight to headline Webster Hall, and if you're going, it's worth getting there on time for promising newer band Save Face too.
Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping: Earth Riot @ Joe's Pub
Anti-consumerism activist Reverend Billy preaches his music-filled gospel with his annual holiday show residency at Joe’s Pub.
Todd Barry @ City Vineyard
The cutting, acerbic Todd Barry is one of NYC's great comics, and one of the masters of crowd work. City Vineyard is a small room...you may get called on.
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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