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Swingin’ Season

From Peaches to Matisyahu, here are concerts to get you in the holiday spirit.


From Left: Florence Welsh, Peaches, Eugene Mirman, Matisyahu, B.o.B.  

Brooklyn Bowl; 11/29 at 6 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-963-3369
For his fifth Hanukkah-centric NYC residency, the Hasidic reggae artist will play four dates in our little shtetl (11/29 at Brooklyn Bowl and 11/30, 12/4, and 12/5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) before taking the show on the road for the first time.

Yo La Tengo
Maxwell's; 12/1–12/2 and 12/5–12/8 at 8:30 p.m., 12/3–2/4 at 9 p.m.; 1039 Washington St., at 11th St., Hoboken, NJ; 201-653-1703
They skipped 2009, but the indie stalwarts will once again light up Hoboken with their annual eight-day Hanukkah residency, with each night featuring a musical and comedy guest. It’s currently sold out, but there’s always a possibility of a Hanukkah miracle.

Citizen Cope’s Holiday Party
Brooklyn Bowl; 12/2 at 6 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-963-3369
Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope, is a music mixologist, blending laid-back acoustic blues, singer/songwriter rock, and soulful grooves. He hosts a holiday party featuring Gary Clark Jr., Frozen Files, and a D.J. set by Questlove. Bonus: bowling!

Katy Perry makes the jingle bells rock   

Jingle Ball
Madison Square Garden; 12/10 at 6:30 p.m.; 4 Penn Plaza, nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741
Jingle bells will rock when Katy Perry joins Justin Bieber, B.o.B, Michael Bublé, and more for Z-100’s annual parade of stars. Hosts this year include Kim Kardashian, Jesse McCartney, and DJ Pauly D (of Jersey Shore fame).

Peaches Christ Superstar
New York Society for Ethical Culture; 12/11 at 8 p.m.; 2 W. 64th St., nr. Central Park West.; 212-874-5210
Berlin-based electroclash artist Peaches is known best Stateside for her gender-bending, sexually explicit lyrics, but overseas she’s been going at it rock-operatic style, narrating the story of the last week of Jesus’ life using songs from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. She brings the act to U.S. soil for the first time, with Chilly Gonzalez. Also 12/12 at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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