So it’s that time of year again, and you have to buy a gift for that person who doesn’t need anything. Rather than get them something you know they will never use, get them something you know they will never forget by buying them a ticket to one of these NYC shows. And while you are at it, make sure to get one for yourself too.
Dec 8th, Smashing Pumpkins, Webster Hall
Well this one is a requirement for any 90’s nostalgic soul like mine. Yes I know, it’s an entirely different band, but ignore that teensy fact and you can introduce grunge to your little one while reliving the glory days.
Dec 14th, Justin Timberlake, Barclays
Give the ultimate tickets to any pop lover, and give yourself an excuse to go check out what this JT thing is all about.
Dec 29th, Patti Smith, Webster Hall
Bring on the rock with this NYC legend. Need I say more?
Jan 1, Joseph Arthur, New York City Winery
Lesser known, but a great live show for anyone who enjoys acoustic rock with a gravely voiced edge.
January 9, Future Islands, Terminal 5
One of the most critically acclaimed records of the year is bound to be a dance party.
January 14, Savages, Mercury Lounge
An all female British band that might rock your face clean off.
January 15, Sam Smith, Madison Square Garden
One of the biggest breakout stars of 2014 and a likely contender for the best new artist Grammy. This guy can sing.
Jan 22nd, Fleetwood Mac Madison Square Garden
McVie is back! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see entire band together.
Feb 26th and 27th, Sleater Kinney, Terminal 5
They are back and they are ready to rock. A must see for anyone into them back in the day.
March 26th, Neil Diamond, Barclays
Yes I have seen him live. Yes it’s everything you want it to be. Bah bah bah!
April 4th, Damien Rice, The Beacon Theatre
Gorgeous, thoughtful songs. You are not going to be dancing, but you are sure to enjoy a night of great music.
Apri 6th, The Decemberists, The Beacon Theatre
Great live show, perfect for anyone into the Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab for Cutie thing. (Me!)
April 11th, Stars The Band, Webster Hall
Saw them a few years back at Lollapalooza. So so good live – worth every penny.
May 26th, The Who, Barclays
No need for a description here!
June 10th, Belle and Sebastian, Radio City
Feel good, mid-temp indie rock that is sure to brighten anyone’s day.