Jan 4 | Equal parts reckoning and reveling, Ani DiFranco's 17th studio album, Which Side Are You On? (Righteous Babe), is drawn from a Pete Seeger cover, and the legendary folk singer guests on its incendiary title track. Zoe Boekbinder opens at 9 p.m. at House of Blues.
Tue. Dec. 31 | Party like it's 1979 at DJ Soul Sister's 11th annual New Year's Eve bash, in which vintage Soul Train projections sub for home movies and the Booty Patrol Dancers drop more than the ball. At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Tue. Dec. 31 | Ringing in the New Year with apocalyptic dread, Goatwhore — New Orleans' reigning wizards of blackened death metal — headlines Siberia's New Year's Eve festivities with old acquaintances Gasmiasma, Abysmal Lord and Ossacrux. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.