Patti Smith


The Godmother is ready for the Ballroom. A forerunner of New York’s punk rock movement who is still plugging away with the fervor that defined her career, Patti Smith wraps up the old year with two shows in two nights. She undeniably toned down her early volume and frenzy with 2012’s Banga, a dreamy and determined album that plays like an epic, but that doesn’t mean the endlessly influential Smith is keeping quiet. In such a tumultuous year, it only makes sense to finish things off with someone louder than the rest of us. The shows are open to everyone 18 and older. Doors are at 7 p.m. The shows are sold out, but tickets are available on the secondary market.

Mon., Dec. 29, 8 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 30, 2014