It took a year and a half, but in October, Phish 3.0 once again started taking the risks and having the fun that made them, yep, the most important rock band of the '90s. The quartet has some legendary NYE runs at MSG to live up to, but the depth of their songbook combined with a more economical improvising style and revived willingness to mess with the precipice should make these sold-out nights a wonderful thing.
Thu., Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m., 2010
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.