New Year’s Eve concerts around Houston

December 27, 2017 GMT

Nightclubs typically do bigger business than music venues on New Year’s Eve. But that doesn’t mean live music will be quiet as 2017 mercifully slouches into 2018. Here’s a short roundup of some of the venues open for business, and some of the great local and regional acts who will be performing before and after midnight.

Anderson Fair: A cross-generational Texas singer-songwriter gathering featuring Shake Russell, Matt Harlan, Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson. 9 p.m., 2007 Grant; $50-$60; 832-767-2785,

Arena Theatre: Even without Raphael Saadiq, the ’80s and ’90s hitmakers Tony! Toni! Toné! serve up slick R&B. 8:30 p.m., 7326 U.S. 59 S.; $35; 713-772-5900,

Big Easy: Guitar whiz Mark May once did duty in Dickey Betts and Great Southern. 9:30 p.m., 5731 Kirby; $10; 713-523-9999.

Continental Club: Houston’s beloved Allen Oldies Band plays as though music after the mid-’60s never happened. Shake a leg. 9 p.m., 3700 Main; free;


Dosey Doe: Mike Zito will play his own blues and rock tunes as well as a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute set. 9 p.m., 25911 Interstate 45 N., The Woodlands; $88-$128 (includes dinner); 281-367-3774,

House of Blues: A Very Metal New Year’s Eve includes cover bands that are mostly self-explanatory: Kiss Alike, Judas X, No Remorse and Ozz. 8 p.m., 1204 Caroline; $15-$18;

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck: The South Austin Moonlighters play a festive and deep-grooved sort of Southern rock that reminds of Little Feat. 7 p.m., 2425 Norfolk; $95-$100; 713-528-5999,

Redneck Country Club: Houston legend Grady Gaines played sax with Little Richard. He’ll serve up spirited blues and R&B. 9 p.m., 11110 W. Airport, Stafford; $35; 281-809-4867,

Rockefellers: A “celebration that’s both a nostalgic throwback and a futurist glam-fest” with Six Minutes Til Sunrise, Sha Davis, Sylena Syree, Genesis Blu and more. 9 p.m., 3620 Washington; $80-$90; 713-862-4070,

Rudyard’s: Houston’s Velostacks are a very well-seasoned garage-punk ensemble. They’re joined by Satin Hooks and Broke Off. 9 p.m., 2010 Waugh; $8; 713-521-0521,

Walter’s: Jared Boulanger’s always interesting guitar-led indie rock band the Sour Notes headline. Also on the bill, Flower Graves, The Rich Hands, ImposterBoys. 9 p.m., 1120 Naylor; free for 21 and older, $5 for those younger than 21;