New Year's Eve in NYC means celebrating the future while reflecting on the past (check out our best albums of 2015 and most anticipated albums of 2016 lists)—not to mention, unwrapping all those shiny new tour announcements. For you forward-looking optimists, futurist indie gems like atmospheric dream-poppers Beach House and post-punks Savages are airing tunes from their new albums. And for the traditionalists out there, timeless favorites are playing massive comeback shows: Rowdy rockers AC/DC seek the title of "top-selling live act" for a second year and '80s sad-sacks The Cure take over the Garden for 3 nights. Whichever temporal bent you're taking in 2016, make sure to snap up tickets quickly before they sell out.
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