Patti Smith: New York
Since 1998, Patti Smith and her Band have celebrated the holidays with a marathon of New York shows including her birthday on December 30, covering everything from "Oh Holy Night" to Led Zeppelin and James Brown. She often brings in special guests. “My New Year’s are usually spent at Patti’s New York gigs,” says her buddy Steve Earle. “For the last decade, that’s been my way of bringing in the New Year.” Smith has extra reason to celebrate this year: she recently won a National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids.
Bowery Ballroom, New York. Dec. 29. to Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $44-60, Ticketmaster