Since we last checked in about what’s going on this New Year’s Eve, there’ve been minor developments in the world of Bowery Presents. Patti Smith at the Ballroom ($55, pre-scalped) and the earlier Crystal Castles show ($35 for the late set) are both sold out, Dirty on Purpose are breaking up and will play their last show as the support slot for A Place to Bury Strangers at Mercury Lounge ($25), (R.I.P., if they don’t regroup) and Islands and Elvis Perkins were added to the Blonde Redhead show at Terminal 5 ($35).
Oddly, Joan as Policewoman plays John Zorn’s the Stone. (Always $10, unless otherwise noted, which thus far, it is not.)
Famous Friends is throwing a dancey electro party at Europa with Kill the Noise and AC Slater ($25, or $40, if you are underage).
Still waiting on Union Hall, Union Pool (“Bubbles, Brass Bursts & Bullshit. More info TBA”), Union Docs.
For Knitting Factory’s last show in its Manhattan location, Vegan presumptions include Akron/Family, Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors, Crystal Stilts and Deer Tick. If so, it’d be hard to find better live music with which to ring in the New Year. — Jeremy Krinsley