Ring in the new year with live music
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.