UPDATED: New Year’s Eve Shows

UPDATE: We’ve selected the winners for our BangOn! and RJ2D contests, but NEVER FEAR; we’ve got EVEN MORE New Years giveaways for you today!

We thought Blonde Redhead and Beach Fossils was a pretty amazing option for New Years (see below for proof), so amazing that we decided to give away a pair of tickets to our faithful readers. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

ALSO; we got all sorts of excited for 285 Kent’s New Years when we heard Merchandise was playing… and that’s before we found out that there would be a speciial guest headlining this debaucherous affair. Who could it be? CLICK HERE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO FIND OUT, IN THE FLESH.


UPDATE:  We’re giving away tickets to the BangOn! event featuring a DJ set by Chris Keating of Yeasayer, Chordashian, Alex English, and more RIGHT NOW.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER, this show is selling out crazy fast.

ALSO we are giving away tickets to the upcoming RJD2, Com Truise, Chrome Sparks DJ set to a lucky few HERE! Enter now or hate yourself forever, your choice.

The new year is almost upon us and I can already smell the debauchery from here….or maybe that’s just the cheap champagne and regret. Instead of traipsing all the way to some friend of a friend’s obscure party, have a real good time and go see a NYE show instead.

NEW SHOW: Popgun’s New Year’s Eve with Titus Andronicus should be AMAZING. It’s going to be hosted at Glasslands Gallery (one of my personal favorite venues) and tickets are a mere $30 bucks. Named after a Shakespearean play, the group just released their third studio album Local Business this year. Tickets are not sold out, so don’t miss your chance! Grab them today.

Blonde Redhead AND Beach Fossils performing together on NYE?!? What more could your little indie heart want? Beach Fossils just announced the release of their brand spankin’ new album, Clash The Truth, which will be released on Februrary 19th and will feature a collab with none other than Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. This should be an absolutely amazing show, and the best part? Tickets aren’t sold out yet. Get on this…as in now.

Holy Ghost! are headlining a NYE show at Brooklyn Bowl with Midnight Magic and DJ Matt Cash. The synth pop duo from Brooklyn released their self-titled debut LP in April of 2011 after only putting out singles for nearly 4 years. The group put out another single just this year titled “It Gets Dark“, which will hopefully lead up to another full length album. If you feel like partying like it’s 1987, this show is for you. Tickets are available now. now SOLD OUT.

Indie rockers, The Hold Steady, are bringing it to the Wellmont Theatre this New Year’s Eve. The Hold Steady are always killer live, and considering the group hasn’t released a new album since 2010 they will definitely be treating fans to some new songs. Also, be sure to come early to check out Lucero, down home rockers from Memphis. Tickets are on sale now, be sure to grab a pair.

Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith, is heading over to the Roseland Ballroom for a blowout party on Dec 30th and Dec 31st. Expect to hear a lot of new stuff from PL as well as some classic fan favorites. Tickets are still available, so be sure to grab yours before they sell out.

Honorable Mentions:

Amanda Palmer – Ms. Palmer and band will be performing at Punk Cabaret starting at 8pm.

Phish – In the mood for a little 90′s nostalgia? Phish will be at Madison Square Garden for a four night extravaganza starting on Friday, Dec. 29th

Psychic Ills – The group will be at Saint Vitus starting at 10pm on NYE, and tickets are only $10!


Monday, December 31st
Steve Miller Band @ The Capitol Theatre at 6:30pm – $125
funky METERS, Ivan Neville @ The Capitol Theatre at 6:30pm – $45
Manitoba, The A-Bones, Daddy Long Legs @ The Bowery Electric at 7:30pm – $30
Holy Ghost! @ Brooklyn Bowl at 6:00pm – SOLD OUT
Popgun’s New Years Eve Party with Titus Andronicus @ Glasslands Gallery at 8:00pm – $30-$35
Amanda Palmer @ punk cabaret at 8:00pm - $50
RJD2, Com Truise, Chrome Sparks DJ set @ Gramercy Theatre at 8:00pm - $35
The Hold Steady, Lucero @ The Wellmont Theatre AT 8:00pm - $35
Phish @ Madison Square Garden at 8:00pm - $75
Blonde Redhead, Beach Fossils @ Irving Plaza at 8:00pm - $35
They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – SOLD OUT
Jacked NYC - Afrojack, R3hab, Shermanology, Quintino, Bobby Burns @ Pier 94 at 8:00pm - $78
The Felice Brothers, Yellowbirds, Mail the Horse @ The Mercury Lounge at 8:30pm - $40
Coldplay, Jay-Z @ Barclays Center at 9:00pm - $49.5
Nas, Elle Varner @ Radio City Music Hall at 9:00pm -$50
Punch Brothers @ Bowery Ballroom at 9:00pm - $50
Onra, Nick Catchdubs, Samo Sound Boy @ Villian at 9:00pm – $35
Pretty Lights @ Roseland Ballroom at 9:00pm - $74.5
Gov’t Mule @ Beacon Theatre at 9:00pm - $60
EVOLVE present the Future of New Years @ Unknown at 9:00pm – $75
Dada Land New Years - Dada Life, Deniz Koyu, Bass Jackers @ 15 Rewe Street at 9:00pm - $95
BangOn! NYC New Years! - Chris Keating of Yeasayer DJ set, Chordashian, Alex English, Sean Glass, Monikkr, Paisley Dalton, Golden Pony, Carousel, Suntalk @ Unknown at 9:00pm – $40
Psychic Ills @ Saint Vitus at 10:00pm - $10
Reverend Vince Anderson @ Union Pool at 10:00pm – FREE
Disco Biscuits @ The Theater @ Madison Square Garden at 11:00pm - $69
New Years After Hours - Tommy Trash @ Webster Hall at 11:55pm - $50
Juan Maclean DJ Set @ Brooklyn Bowl at 11:55pm – $10

  • MIchael Leifman

    I would love to win tickets to something for New Years Eve!!!