City Winery; 7:30 and 11 p.m.; 155 Varick St., at Vandam St.; 212-608-0555
Take a load off at this seated show where the Grammy winners celebrate three years of City Winery. There are two chances to catch them in one night, in case you’d like to be cozy in bed (or somewhere else) at the midnight hour.
Brooklyn Bowl; 8 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-963-3369
The Providence, Rhode Island, rockers play in support of their new record, Divine Providence with lots of surprises in store, including a big jam session at midnight. (Which we guess isn't so much a surprise anymore. Oops.) With J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Dead Confederate, and Virgin Forest.
Beacon Theatre; 12/30 and 12/31 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
A shindig for Southern rock lovers, the Allman Brothers spinoff project plays two shows. Note: These guys know a lot of talented folks, so watch for special guests.
B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill; August 25 at 8 p.m.; 237 W. 42nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-997-4144
One of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the legendary “Johnny B. Goode” pioneer is sure to get the crowd all revved up in Times Square. Also, it may be a little late for it, but maybe he'll play his holiday classic "Run, Rudolph, Run." Fingers crossed!
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Glasslands Gallery; 12/31 at 9 p.m.; 289 Kent Ave., nr. S. 1st St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718- 599-1450
Twenty-four-year-old Jason Chung helms a night of warm, glitchy electronica featuring a limited vodka open bar, with a Champagne toast at midnight. If you're young and hot and still in need of someone to snog when the clock strikes, this would be the place, mood already included.
Madison Square Garden; 12/28-12/31 at 7:30 p.m.; 4 Penn Plz., nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741
The psychedelic jam band’s four-night run at MSG is already sold out (not surprising considering their die-hard fans). But maybe you could negotiate a barter for tickets? We can think of a few things they'd be into ...
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Village Vanguard; 12/27-1/1/2012.; 178 Seventh Ave. South, nr. 11th St.; 212-255-4037
Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson, and Dave King make up this fun and unconventional genre-bending jazz trio. They're known for deconstructing popular hits (See: "Smells Like Teen Spirit)", but last year released their first album of originals Never Stop.