Performances & Live Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

A Guns N' Roses tribute band playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg seems strange only to those who don't know that Axl is played by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah drummer Sean Greenhalgh. In true form, the imitators-named Mr. Brownstone-have called it quits and subsequently reunited on more than one occasion; as indie darling Greenhalgh once told Pitchfork, "We've claimed to be playing our 'final shows' more often than Axl has claimed that Chinese Democracy is coming out." The latest reunion results in a New Year's Eve gig at Bowery Presents's second-newest space, former hallowed home of Northsix.

8 p.m., $30; 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, 212-260-4700

illustration: Jill Serra

Radio City Music Hall

Following a night at the Fillmore, American jam band Moe offer up another all-ages show on New Year's Eve at the home of the Rockettes. Despite the obvious name recognition, we were surprised to realize we weren't familiar with the melodies of any of Moe's top five songs on iTunes, but we're obviously in the minority. Because they're playing Radio City Music Hall. On New Year's Eve.

9 p.m., $52.50; 1260 Avenue of the Americas, 212-307-7171

Terminal 5

Gogol Bordello (see interview), 9 p.m., $45 in advance, $55 at the door; 610 West 56th Street, 212-260-4700

Trash Bar

If your New Year's plans involve dirt-cheap drinks and blacking out, look no further than Brooklyn's Trash Bar. Free drinks, shots, and-bizarrely-champagne toasts round out a night with local hardcore bands the Gulf of Michigan and Fixer; a low cover ensures that the place will be packed, like it or not.

10 p.m., $7; 256 Grand Street, Brooklyn, 718-599-1000

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