A New Year's Eve Weekend with Assembly of Dust

Popular jam band Assembly of Dust, helmed by Vermont's Strangefolk veteran Reid Genauer, leads the way into 2012 with a two-night run at the Merc. Prog-rock quintet Dark Loft, made up of high-profile sidemen who've played with everyone from Alicia Keys to the Drifters to the Boss, open on Fri 30, and soft-spun acoustic players Jason Crosby and Lucy Chapin get things going on NYE.