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RJD2
Gramercy Theatre; 12/31 at 8:30 p.m.; 127 East 23rd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-614-6932
The composer of Mad Men’s haunting theme song brings his jazz-infused electronic hip-hop to the Gramercy Theatre. At $35 a ticket, it’s the most budget-friendly show on our list.
Tickets: $35

Moby at the Wander by Unicorn Meat NYC
Undisclosed location; 12/31 at 9 p.m.
If the phrase, “Brooklyn warehouse location TBA” doesn’t send you running for the hills, Moby’s D.J. set at the Wander is a sure thing for high-energy dancing until well into the first morning of January. As Moby himself says, “I would stand in line for this.”
Tickets: $75, $125

New York Philharmonic Celebrates Marvin Hamlisch
Avery Fisher Hall; 12/31 at 7:30 p.m.; 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 66th St.; 212-721-6500
EGOTer Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote A Chorus Line and scored everything from The Way We Were to The Informant!, passed away in August of this year. The talent-studded tribute will feature a cast of performers who worked closely with the composer, from Josh Groban to Kelli O’Hara and Raul Esparza.
Tickets: $95–$320

Jacked New Year’s Eve with Afrojack
Pier 94; 12/31 at 8 p.m.; 711 12th Ave., at 54th St.; 800-677-6278
Fist-pump your way into 2013 with the Netherlands’ most brotastic D.J. Other electro and progressive house sets by R3hab, Shermanology, Quintino, and Bobby Burns make for a full night of pounding bass.
Tickets: $253-$5530

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Play Purple Rain
Terminal 5; 12/31 doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., 610 West 56th St., nr. 11th Ave.; 212-582-6600
Deemed “The Social Media Queen of Rock n’ Roll” by the Huffington Post, Palmer has an award-winning Twitter and married Neil Gaiman in a flash mob. She’ll perform Prince’s iconic album in its entirety, and then follow up with some original songs.
Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 day of event


Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead.  

Blonde Redhead
Irving Plaza; 12/31 at 8 p.m.; 17 Irving Place nr. 15th St.; 212-777-6800
The trio’s complex psychedelic rock will make you appropriately reflective on the last day of the year. Beach Fossils and Gap Dream are openers.
Tickets: $44–$84

Electronic Dance Music Extravaganza with Armin Van Buuren
Pier 36; 12/31 at 8 p.m.; 299 South St., nr. Montgomery St.
If you can survive a four-hour set by Dutch trance D.J. Van Buuren without your brain melting, you’ll survive anything the new year may bring. Ticket price includes a three-hour open bar.
Tickets: $125–$10,000

Mike Stern Band
The Iridium; 12/31 door at 9 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m.; 1650 Broadway, nr. 51st St.; 212-582-2121
The jazz guitarist formerly of Blood, Sweat, and Tears (as well as one of Miles Davis’s ensembles) performs at a venue so close to Times Square you’ll be mailed a special pass to go beyond the barricades and into the chaos. A four-course dinner is included in the ticket price.
Ticket: $125


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