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Joyful Noises

Christmas Day mosh pits, klezmer hoedowns, and the best of the holiday season's rock shows.

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The Klezmatics: Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., at Pitt St.; 212-598-0400
Honor the spirit of Woody Guthrie as the East Village's most socially conscious klezmer outfit apply their multiculti approach to his postwar poems.
Date: Sat., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Price: $20

 


Official JellyNYC Holiday Bash
Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave., nr. Sterling Pl., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-0236
Catch up with the indie tastemakers behind last summer's McCarren Park Pool concerts who've booked CMJ standouts the Big Sleep, psychedelic shoegazers Anorak, and indie-punk buzz band Goes Cube.
Date: Sat., Dec. 9, 9:30 p.m.
Price: $10


Aimee Mann's 1st Annual Christmas Show
Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-840-2824
Wax nostalgic with the veteran singer-songwriter who's celebrating her newly minted holiday album, One More Drifter in the Snow.
Date: Tues., Dec. 12, 8 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Price: $29.50–$39.50

 


A La Kalle Kristmas 2006
Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Pl., nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741
Bounce your booty with all-reggaeton La Kalle 105.9FM who've snagged Ñeko, Lisa Rodríguez, Laura Stylez, Kazzanova, and a half-dozen D.J.'s for a blockbuster concert.
Date: Thurs., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Price: $39.50–$99.50


Z100's Jingle Ball 2006
Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Pl., nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741
Skip the carols and sing along to pop radio's big names: Evanescence, Rihanna, the Killers, the Pussycat Dolls, and more.
Date: Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Price: $25–$230

Human Karaoke Experience 1st Annual Holiday Party
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., nr. Broadway; 212-219-3132
Belt out "Jingle Bells" shamelessly with the city's top live karaoke band right behind you.
Date: Sat., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.
Price: Free

A Murray Little Christmas
Comix, 353 W. 14th St. nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-524-2500
Unleash your naughty side with Murray Hill, a perverted Santa, corny holiday sing-alongs, and burlesque stars Dirty Martini and the Pontani Sisters.
Date: Mon., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Price: $25 advanced; $30 at the door; $50 VIP

Women of Tzadik Celebrate Hanukkah
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., nr. 1st Pl.; 646-437-4321
Stretch your preconceptions of Sephardic music at this triple-header with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Baysa Schechter (Pharaoh’s Daughter), and Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess).
• Date: Wed., Dec. 20, 7 p.m.
• Price: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 student and members


Sex Mob & Roswell Rudd Holiday Spectacular
Tonic, 107 Norfolk St., nr. Rivington St.; 212-358-7501
Mix and match Christmas tunes, Jewish standards, and the band's spirited avant-garde jazz originals.
Time: Thurs., Dec. 21, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Price: $15

Betty's Heroine Holidays
Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., nr. 4th St.; 212-539-8777
Breathe in the estrogen with the pop-rockers who penned the L Word theme song as they're joined by Emily Saliers (of the Indigo Girls) and Gloria Steinem (icon).
Date: Thurs., Dec. 21, 9:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 22, 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec., 23, 9:30 p.m.
Price: $20


Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players... On Ice!
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., nr. Broadway; 212-219-3132
Increase the cheese factor as the Trachtenburgs sport handmade Ice Capade costumes for their multimedia Yuletide extravaganza.
Date: Wed., Dec. 22, 7 p.m.
Price: $10

Jewltide 4: A Hanukkah Bash
Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave., nr. Sterling Pl., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-0236
Pretend your lighter's a menorah at JDUB Records two-nighter with garage rockers the LeeVees or high-energy klezmer punks Golem.
Date: Sat.–Sun., Dec. 23–24, 8 p.m.
Price: $12–$25


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-485-1534
Check out the indie darlings of the blogosphere as they wrap up a stellar year with a bon-voyage show of contagiously exuberant pop.
Date: Sun., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.
Price: $42

 


CEG Presents: New Year's Eve Late Night U-Melt
Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., nr. Broadway; 212-219-3132
End a bleary-eyed night of festivities with one of New York City's favorite jam bands as they play two long sets of trance-laden prog-rock.
Date: Sun., Dec. 31, 2 a.m.
Price: $20–$25


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