via The Village Voice
With the New Year just hours away, New York City venues are booked with top quality concerts like Coldplay and Jay-Z, Questlove and Marilyn Maye. Any music lover who wants to enjoy the end of one year into the start of another could do no better than in NYC.
These are the 10 best concerts in NYC this week.
Coldplay + Jay-Z
Mon., Dec. 31. 7pm. Barclays Center. $59.15-$495. (LOL)
When Coldplay released the piano ballad "The Scientist" as the second single from 2002's A Rush of Blood to the Head, one could scarcely imagine a group less likely to become the center of a mainstream hip-hop rivalry. Nevertheless, half a decade later, their frontman Chris Martin was singing hooks for Jay-Z ("Beach Chair") and Jay-Z protégé Kanye West ("Homecoming"), who then called out his mentor with those immortal bars, "I told Jay I did a song with Coldplay/Next thing I know he got a song with Coldplay/Back of my mind I'm like, 'Damn, no way.'