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Begin 2017 on a High Note

10 New Year's Eve concerts that will give your countdown a fresh beat.


L-R: Macy Gray, Brazilian Girls, Guided by Voices.  

Guided by Voices
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-486-5400
Join Robert Pollard and Co. for one of GBV's legendary live shows. It'll give a raucous and cathartic end to a year that's been filled with the unexpected.
Time: Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.
Price: $65 advance, $70 day of show. Buy tickets here.

Phish
Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741
Gather your fellow Phish heads and join in this long-standing NYE tradition. Sway your heads to the band’s chill, winding jams and travel back in time before you start a brand new year.
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Price: Advance tickets sold out. From $119 on StubHub.

Macy Gray
Iridium, 1650 Broadway, at 51st St.; 212-582-2121
This soulful songstress taught us that saying good-bye isn’t always easy. Let her signature raspy voice guide you into 2017 without stumbling.
Time: Doors open at 9:15 p.m., show at 10 p.m.
Price: $450–750. Buy tickets here.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., nr. Pearl St., Port Chester; 914-937-4126
Sometimes it’s good to just stick to the classics. (After all, they’re called that for a reason.) This band expertly revisits the groovy hits of the Grateful Dead, promising a blissed-out evening that's worth hitching a ride up to Port Chester.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Price: Advance tickets sold out. From $89 on StubHub.

The Hotelier
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-260-4700
If you’re yearning for a New Year’s Eve that's more Warped Tour than Times Square, this is the concert for you. Head downtown and bounce around to the Hotelier’s angsty suburban pop-punk tunes.
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $25. Buy tickets here.

Kamasi Washington
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369
This star saxophonist has played alongside a diverse range of music legends, including Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan, Lauryn Hill, and Quincy Jones. His set will be a mellow way to ease yourself into New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
Price: $65 advance, $75 day of show. Buy tickets here.

Animal Collective
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369
After Kamasi Washington’s set, amp things up on the dance floor with an Animal Collective DJ set. Whether it’s Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist or Deakin that draws you to the band's neo-psychodelia, there’s no question that this is sure to bring in the most diehard Brooklyn cool kids.
Time: 11:59 p.m.
Price: $20 advance, $25 day of show. Buy tickets here.

The Lone Bellow
The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
While this Brooklyn-based country-influenced indie folk band has mostly flown under the radar, they’ve earned serious recognition amongst the NPR set, collaborating with the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Aaron Dessner of the National. So if you're craving a heartfelt welcome to your next beginning, this might be just your tempo.
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m.
Price: Advance tickets sold out. From $65 on Stubhub.

Brazilian Girls
Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-388-4111
If you're seeking some New Year's levity, this band’s bossa nova–influenced dance-floor jams are never lacking a sense of humor. And lead singer Sabina Sciubba is always clad in outlandish ensembles, so at least do it for the ‘gram.
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m.
Price: $35 advance, $45 day of show. Buy tickets here.

Snarky Puppy
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., at 15th St.; 212-777-6817
They’re a pop band sans the annoyingly catchy lyrics … because they don’t have any. This jazzy musical collective draws from a roster of almost 40 members, delivering an utterly unique sound. With a band this large, there is no doubt their performance will be anything short of a production.
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $49.50. Buy tickets here.

Gladys Knight
The Standard High Line, 442 W. 13th St.; 212-645-4646
Countdown to midnight with the songstress who gave midnight its famous luster… even if it was on a train to Georgia. Get gussied up and take in the views at this Black Tie rooftop soiree while getting down to a repertoire of iconic sultry songs, sung by the Empress of Soul herself.
Time: 10 p.m.
Price: $250 standing, $1,500 per table for two. Buy tickets here.