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New Year's Eve concerts in NYC

Ring in the new year with these New Year's Eve concerts, featuring live-music shows and cutting-edge acts

Celebrate 2015 to the sound of your favorite band or artist with these top picks of New Year's Eve concerts. Get wild with your favorite international gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello and Co. when they take over Terminal 5, or dance the night away with local mainstays like Avan Lava. Then continue the night by watching the fireworks or stopping by one of the many New Year's Eve parties around the city. And, for more top-notch music, make sure to hit up some of the best concerts in NYC leading up to the holidays.

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New Year's Eve concerts 2015

They Might Be Giants

The latest single from quirk-rock notables They Might Be Giants is just a call away. The band has had a prolific year, releasing a new song every week through its recently revived "Dial-A-Song" service, in which the duo records songs on an answering machine and advertises the number online. But make no mistake: The new material sounds even better on stage than after the beep.

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Music Hall of Williamsburg , Williamsburg Sunday November 29 2015 - Saturday January 2 2016

Dan Deacon

Despite being a master of glitchy electronic sounds, Dan Deacon's highbrow compositional chops and DIY ethos make him a better fit for an underground punk venue than a big EDM club. Deacon's performances, which usually involve directed crowd-participation dance offs, are sweaty, euphoric affairs. This show, which comes on the heels of his latest album, Gliss Riffer, should be no different—perfect for closing out the year.

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Brooklyn Bowl , Williamsburg Tuesday December 29 2015

Avan Lava + French Horn Rebellion

Brooklyn indie-pop outfit Avan Lava's high-energy gigs include choreographed dance routines and trippy light shows. The band headlines an end-of-the-year bill that includes French Horn Rebellion, a Brooklyn outfit that's heavy on the perky synth-pop and light on actual French horn, alongside a host of other killer DJ's and live sets. Come prepared to do some serious dancing.

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Knitting Factory , Williamsburg Thursday December 31 2015

Gogol Bordello

Eugene Hütz and his collective of Gypsy punks visit Terminal 5 yet again, with fellow travelers-in-mania Man Man. Gogol Bordello released its sixth studio album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, in 2013, and nearly 15 years of playing together has tightened the outfit's melting-pot output of polka/hardcore/so much more. If nothing less than zany debauchery will do this evening, then you probably already have tickets.

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Wed Dec 30 - Thu Dec 31

Deer Tick

Featuring John McCauley’s Tom Waits–level voice, coupled with Southern-tinged roots-and-country rollicking, no band better epitomizes the pleasures of summertime day-drinking than Rhode Island’s Deer Tick. Sing along to rowdy favorites like “Let’s All Go to the Bar” and shed a tear in your beer to the band’s wistful, folky numbers. Mild sunburn obligatory.

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Brooklyn Bowl , Williamsburg Wednesday December 30 2015 - Thursday December 31 2015