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Stoked at Midnight

Serious about making the last moments of 2007 count? Spend them taking in the drunkest Guns N’ Roses tribute band, the most rockin’ improvised musical, or the world’s very best house D.J.


Clockwise, from top left: Mr. Brownstone (photo by Dale May), Greer Barnes (photo courtesy of Greer Barnes), The Virgins (photo by Andrew Zeah), Christian Finnegan (photo by Dan Dion), Kevin Brennan (photo courtesy of Kevin Brennan), Chris Rock (photo by Alison Dyer), Boris (photo courtesy of Plexi PR), Moe (photo by Danny Clinch).  

Nuevo Año, Nuevo Sabor With Paquito D’Rivera
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 33 W. 60th St., 5th fl., nr. Broadway; 212-258-9595.
The Latin–jazz king and his quintet serve up their Grammy–nominated Funk Tango, while you get served a three-course meal.
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Price: $150–$275

Mr. Brownstone
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave.; 212-260-4700.
Welcome 2008 with a boozy rendition of "Welcome to the Jungle," courtesy of this Guns N’ Roses tribute band fronted by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah drummer Sean Greenhalgh.
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $30

Joshua Bell: The Romantic Violin
Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., nr. 65th St.; 212-875-5900.
Apparently, there are a lot of hopeless romantics in this town. Joshua Bell will be backed by the New York Philharmonic playing sentimental classical faves for a sold-out show.
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: Sold out

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-247-4777.
The upstate jam-band with a cult following steps off the grass fields and into Radio City with epic chanteys and retooled holiday favorites.
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: $52.50

Velvet Revolver
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-485-1534.
An evening with Scott Weiland and Slash guarantees that your last moments of 2007 will be filled with plenty of fist-pumping and moshing.
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Price: $99.99–$150
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Les Savy Fav
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111.
Two hours after the ball drops, get thee to the Bowery Ballroom for a raucous late-night show starring these hard-rocking critical darlings.
Time: 2 a.m.
Price: $30

The Virgins
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-260-4700.
These sexy, strutting puritans' wee-hours show could be your last chance for nookie before stumbling home.
Time: 2 a.m.
Price: $15

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