Ring in the new year with live music

December 27, 2018

New Year’s Eve usually means nightclubs or house parties. But if live music is your thing, Houston has several options.

Slim Thug: Houston rapper rings in the new year in his own way. 9 p.m. at House of Blues, Foundation Room, 1204 Caroline; $75; 888-402-5837, houseofblues.com.houston.

Eli Young Band: Country hitmakers from Denton. 7 p.m. at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; $35-$65; 888-402-5837, houseofblues.com/houston.

Josh Abbott Band: Texas country. With The Drugstore Gypsies. 8 p.m. at White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main; $25; 713-237-0370, whiteoakmusichall.com.

South Austin Moonlighters: Blues, folk, soul, rock and country all in one show. 7 p.m. at McGoingel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk; $95; 713-528-5999, mcgonigels.com.

Grady Gaines: Houston legend played sax with Little Richard. He’ll serve up blues and R&B. 7 p.m. at Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport, Stafford; $100; 281-809-4867, theredneckcountryclub.com.

Carolyn Wonderland: Houston-born blues singer and guitarist. With Moses Guest and the Hightailers. 8 p.m. at Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance; $25; 713-226-8563, lastconcertcafe.com.

Mike Zito: Blues and rock tunes. He’ll be joined by Ally Venable. 9 p.m. at Dosey Doe, 25911 Interstate 45 N., The Woodlands; $98-$158 (includes dinner); 281-367-3774, doseydoe.com.

Anova Skyway: Local progressive rock band. With Erase the Virus, Sleep Labs and Para Bellum. 8 p.m. at Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd.; $25; 281-335-0002, scoutbar.com.

Big Pokey Bear: Soul and zydeco, featuring Brian Jack & Zydeco Gamblers. 9 p.m. at Arena Theatre, 7326 U.S. 59 S.; $20.19; 713-772-5900 or arenahouston.com.

Allen Oldies Band: ’60s-era cover band does this for the 18th year in a row. 9 p.m. at Continental Club, 3700 Main; free; 713-529-9899, continentalclub.com.

Skyrocket: Legendary club closes for good with this party band. 9 p.m. at Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak; $50-$65; 713-862-3838, fitzlive.com.



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