The reunion of the “’93–’96 classic lineup” of indie-rock icons this year was a surprise, given the way that mercurial frontman Robert Pollard seemed pretty OK with the group’s 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 GBV’s New Year’s Eve performance at Irving Plaza). In another awkward move, the opener for the Irving show is “non-classic” GBV member Doug Gillard. Diehard fans shouldn’t 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