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NYE In NYC 2013: 6 Diverse Show Picks

NYE In NYC 2013: 6 Diverse Show Picks

It’s New Year’s Eve, yet again, and for New York locals and visitors, there’s much musical jubilee in store. For those of our readers who aren’t splurging on an eight-hour journey with Phish and the Disco Biscuits at Madison Square Garden, here’s a list of six of the best non-jam shows going on in the Big Apple on December 31, 2012. So, come join us (three of our writers will be up there ringing in 2013 with a New York state-of-mind) with plenty of live tunes and a heavy, steady flow of whiskey. Cheers to a happy, healthy, tipsy, dance-your-ass-off-until-sunrise intro to 2013.

It’s New Year’s Eve, yet again, and for New York locals and visitors, there’s much musical jubilee in store. For those of our readers who aren’t splurging on an eight-hour journey with Phish and the Disco Biscuits at Madison Square Garden, here’s a list of six of the best non-jam shows going on in the Big Apple on December 31, 2012. So, come join us (three of our writers will be up there ringing in 2013 with a New York state-of-mind) with plenty of live tunes and a heavy, steady flow of whiskey. Cheers to a happy, healthy, tipsy, dance-your-ass-off-until-sunrise intro to 2013.

The Wander featuring Moby in a TBA warehouse
This floating party has yet to pick its location, but, who cares when you know Moby will be in the DJ booth. Grab your ticket and wait for an update, adding an air of mystery to your New Year’s Eve. The night will also feature art installations and circus performances, so you can learn and grow as you drink and dance.

Pretty Lights at Roseland Ballroom
Derek Vincent Smith AKA Pretty Lights will spin out the electro-dubstep-pop fun while you trance out to the phenomenal light show that always accompanies his performance. This is not Smith’s first rodeo, he has rocked past New Year’s performances all over the US, and, this time, it’s New York’s turn to have its face melted and heart pumped.

Holy Ghost! and Midnight Magic at Brooklyn Bowl
You can bowl if you want to. Or, you can just get down to some Holy Ghost! as the New Year creeps on in. This space is the ideal party zone offering food, good booze, bowling, a dance floor and live music. Brooklyn natives Holy Ghost! will entertain with synth-pop beats, and Midnight Magic will crank up the disco. You’re sure to be moving and grooving until the wee hours.

The Fab faux at City Winery
You will never get to see the Beatles perform, so just give up on that dream.  Instead, spend your New Year’s Eve checking out The Fab Faux at City Winery. These guys are more than just a tribute band – they are masters of each note, each beat, each chord. They treat the music with love and respect, nailing every number from the popular to the obscure. This show will feature Rubber Soul in its entirety, a rare treat.

Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra Playing Purple Rain at Terminal 5

Okay, so the title doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but come on, Purple Rain! Amanda Palmer, founder of The Dresden Dolls, is now leading her Grand Theft Orchestra on a crazy punk-pop-rock, cross-dressing night of insanity. Plus, Hello, Purple Rain! In its entirety! 


They Might be Giants with Moon Hooch at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Having just released their 15th album, They Might be Giants are touring with a whole new set of songs. Brooklyn scene-stealers Moon Hooch (who many of us know from their killer performances in the L train Bedford Ave. subway station) will open the night, gearing you up for a stellar new year.

Photo of Pretty Lights by Melodysiac © 2012

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December 21st, 2012

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