The reunion of the 9396 classic lineup of indie-rock icons this year was a surprise, given the way that mercurial frontman Robert Pollard seemed pretty OK with the groups demise, and New York was lucky enough to get a performance by the band last month. Well lightning will strike a second time tonight (and a third time tomorrow at GBVs New Years Eve performance at Irving Plaza). In another awkward move, the opener for the Irving show is non-classic GBV member Doug Gillard. Diehard fans shouldnt hem or haw about going to these, though, because who knows what 2011 or any other year will bring?
Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., 2010