"I hate New Year's Eve, it's always so anticlimactic."
- Your friends who don't see live music every year.
Perhaps you've already got a show picked out for New Year's Eve 2013-2014. Maybe you lucked out and it's local or maybe you're traveling 3,000 miles or even crossing an ocean to get there. Regardless, it's always fun to know what else is going on at that exact moment all over the country.
To ring in 2013, Kung Fu busted out a cover of Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" at the Spot Underground in Providence, RI:
Papadosio and The Werks morphed into "Werkadosio" for this hometown NYE show at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH:
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Soulive rings in 2011 at the Paradise Lounge:
Blast From The Past Award: The horn section of '90s jam act Conehead Buddha will guest with moe. at The Palace this year.
Two Piano Men For The Price Of One Award:
We're happy to see Billy Joel share the bill with a pianist that isn't Elton John for once, as he's brought the Ben Folds Five aboard to open his New Year's Eve performance in Brooklyn.
In October, the CEO of the Barclays Center revealed that Billy Joel, a "must-have" artist at the facility would be spending New Year's Eve in Brooklyn. Check out this video, and Joel compilation that celebrates his first show in a borough since 2006.
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from last year's Dark Star Orchestra New Year's Eve shindig at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY:
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- Infected Mushroom lays down the psy-trance goodness on NYE 2011:
Will They Wingsuit Or Won't They Award:
Phish debuted 12 new songs on Halloween just days before they entered a studio to record a new album. How many of these Wingsuit
songs will they play during a four-night stand at MSG? Will the arrangements be different after producer Bob Ezrin got his hands on them?
Final NYE At Historic Venue Award:
The Roseland Ballroom hosted many New Year's Eve performances over the last 80+ years, but Big Gigantic have the honors of playing the last NYE show at the room, which is set to close in April.
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2 Jambands 1 Building Award:
Both tDB and Phish will play the Garden this year for NYE as the Biscuits will rock the smaller Theatre at MSG while Phish delivers three sets in the main arena. Due to staggered start times, it's possible to see most of both shows if you're willing.
12.31.11, the Disco Biscuits welcomed 2012 with a ferocious, tight-knit "Helicopters" at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL:
Lotus played fan favorite "Spiritualize" at their 2010 NYE celebration at the Electric Factory in Philly: