New Year’s Eve Music Picks

Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks for a New Year’s Eve on the Lower East Side.


Patti Smith


PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND – 8PM at Bowery Ballroom

If you’re planning to ring in the new year on the Lower East Side, what better way to do it than with a downtown legend.  Poet, award winning author, and American punk pioneer, Patti Smith, welcomes 2011 at the Bowery Ballroom. On the 31st, the artist that gave us such essential albums as “Horses” and “Easter,” will deliver an experience that will undoubtedly bring on feelings of delivering a death-blow to one year and celebrating the noisy, messy birth of another.  $55 // 6 Delancey Street.