NYC is possibly the best place to party for New Year’s Eve because there’s an abundance of shows going down. While it’s impossible to name them all, we’ve listed a few below that’s definitely worth checking out.
Native New York gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello, will also be making an appearance in NYC–coming back to play at Terminal 5 for two days in a row, December 30th and 31st, a great (and cultural!) way to kick off the new year. Tickets are still on sale.
In addition, and to add variety, Phish is playing four shows at Madison Square Garden from December 28th-New Year’s Eve, Matt & Kim will be taking up residence for New Year’s at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Gov’t Mule will own two nights from December 30-31st at Beacon Theater, and Infected Mushroom will be infecting Best Buy Theater.
The Fleshtones, Todd Youth All-Stars, The Waldos (featuring Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders’ band), The Threads, Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls, and The Dead Tricks (whoa, rockabilly), are taking over the Bowery Electric on New Year’s, and are promising a rockabilly legend to fans ringing in the New Year with them.
We can’t forget about the fairly new electric concerts, which will feature AraabMuzik, Balam Acab, Light Asylum, Laurel Halo, and Run DMT at 285 Kent, a Laurel Halo DJ set at Zebulon and Nosaj Thing, El Topo (aka Nicolas Jaar associate Dave Harrington), plus more. Tickets for 285 Kent and shows at the Grasslands are on sale now.
Joining the dance scene will be the Cheryl dance party, at Public Assembly, reigning in the new year with Midnight Magic. Tickets are on sale. If you still can’t get enough of the electronic beats, there will be DJ parties at Cameo Gallery and Santos Party House.
Laidback Luke is having a party at Pacha, and well-known electronic DJ duo Nero will be throwing their own after-hours party (get ready, this one doesn’t start until 3:30AM) at Webster Hall. All shows will start on New Year’s Eve.
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