Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741; 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, and 12/31 at 8 p.m.
The insanely popular tradition continues for its fourth year, with four days of sold-out shows. This year, the band’s 30th show at MSG falls on December 30, so no doubt that show will have a little extra something.
Theater at MSG, 4 Penn Plz., nr. 32nd St.; 212-465-6741; 11 p.m.
Didn’t score tickets to Phish? Right next door, Philly favorites Disco Biscuits will be putting the daze in "holidaze" with their blend of electronic and jam-band elements. If you can't choose between the two, you can also catch the Biscuits from December 26 to 29 at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. ‘Tis the season for jammin’.
Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway, at 44th St.; 212-930-1950; 9 p.m.
Gross name, but it's true that these two trance D.J.'s ooze psychedelia, complete with multimedia backdrop. So maybe the mushrooms are infected with fun?
Nassau Colisseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale, N.Y.; 8 p.m.
Spend the night with several thousand party animals, as the progressive house producer—and the most recognizable rodent in EDM—calls his glowstick-bearing fans to arms in Long Island.
Pier 94, 711 12th Ave., at 54th St.; 800-677-6278; 8 p.m.;
The Swedish D.J. specializes in pulling heartstrings with his emotional and uplifting EDM. Fitting then, that this show is called “Uprising.” Expect pyrotechnics on the Pier, in addition to opening acts Clockwork & Deniz Koyu and Don Diablo.
Cafe Carlyle, 981 Madison Ave., at 76th St.; 212-744-1600; 7 p.m.
In his annual holiday engagement, the Grammy-winning pop vocalist (whom you may remember from Father of the Bride) endeavors to make your season that much smoother at this cocktail affair, where he'll perform "This Time of Year."
Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500; 8 p.m.
A shindig for Southern rock lovers, the Allman Brothers spinoff project will play two shows. Note: These guys know a lot of talented folks, so watch for special guests.
Pacha, 618 W. 46th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-209-7500; 8 p.m.
Those looking for four stories of trance-laden, tribal house bliss will find it here. Gold is known for his onstage “drumlines,” which will no doubt be making an appearance to cap off the year.