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Musical options for ringing in the new year

Corey Henry and Rob Mercurio @ Jazz Fest 2011 - Photo by Wesley Hodges

The end is near and 2012 is upon us, but first we hope you enjoy some live music in the city before bidding adieu to 2011 on Saturday night. Here's what's going on in the city over the New Year's Eve weekend.

Friday, December 30

Galactic featuring Corey Glover & Corey Henry + Mannie Fresh
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $31 advance, $15 door
Ages: 18+

Other options: Dr. John and the Lower 911 @ House of Blues, Rebirth Brass Band + New Orleans Suspects @ The Howlin' Wolf

Saturday, December 31

Aquarium Drunkard and WTUL present Black Lips with Jean-Eric plus KG Accidental
Doors: 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Ages: 18+

Other options: funky METERS @ Tipitina's French Quarter; Galactic with Anders Osborne + Eric Lindell Trio @ Tipitina's Uptown (SOLD OUT); Dr. John and the Lower 911 @ House of Blues; Khris Royal + Earphunk @ Maple Leaf Bar; Big Sam's Funky Nation + Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers @ The Joy Theater; Papa Grows Funk + Rebirth Brass Band @ The Howlin' Wolf

Wesley Hodges writes about music for Live Music Blog: NOLA and Nolavie.