While Yo La Tengo is taking the year off from their regular run of Hannukah shows, New Yorkers will still be able to celebrate the holiday with music as Matisyahu has announced the details for his fourth annual Festival Of Lights. The eight-show run, which will be split between Webster Hall and the Music Hall Of Williamsburg, will feature a diverse roster of opening acts which this year includes John Brown’s Body, Brothers Past, Kid Koala and a rare appearance from RANA. Tickets for the entire run are on-sale now.
If you can’t make it out to one of these eight crazy nights, than maybe you’ll be able to hit one of these recently announced tours…
- Stellastarr* puts together an 11-date cross-country trek
- Brendan Benson & Cory Chisel team up for a winter run
- Ray Davies will hit select cities backed by a full choir
- Guthrie Family Tour have scheduled shows into May of 2010
- Pelican head out in support of their latest release
- Julian Casablancas lines up a month long LA club residency
Finally, for those that may have gotten shut out of Phish’s three-night run at the World’s Most Famous Arena, or for the adventurous souls looking to keep the party going into the wee hours, a number of late-night shows have popped up around the Big Apple for your consideration.
Night one (December 2nd) will feature shows from Cornmeal at Sullivan Hall, Gordon Stone Band at Ace Of Clubs, Bustle In Your Hedgerow at the Highline and the Heavy Pets at BB Kings. Night two (December 3rd) brings us Steve Kimock at Sullivan Hall and Granola Funk Express at BB Kings. While the final night of the run (December 4th) sees Kimock and his Crazy Engine cohorts moving to over to BB’s, while U-Melt will be throwing down at Sullivan Hall. With all these options, what will you be hitting?