NYE 1979 at Hotel Vegas. Each year, Hotel Vegas’ Jason McNeely celebrates the turn of the year by transporting his club to evoke the sounds and scenes of another era with the regular crew of bands that inhabit the club, fleshing out that moment in time. This year, he tackles 1979, when disco started sputtering, rock got grimier and new wave began bubbling to surface. Sweet Spirit, Holy Wave, Flesh Lights and many more will take on the tunes of Olivia Newton John, Bowie, ELO and many more. Doors at 5 p.m. 1500 E. Sixth St. texashotelvegas.com — D.S.S.
Also: ACL Live wraps up three nights with Willie Nelson & Family, Kacey Musgraves and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. … Psychedelic pioneer Roky Erickson & the Hounds of Baskerville top a Spider House Ballroom mega-show that includes more than a half-dozen bands. … Bob Schneider counts down at the Paramount with Los Bandoleros. … North Carolina indie duo Sylvan Esso plays a high-dollar show at Lamberts. … “Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch hosts a benefit for the African Children’s Choir at Brazos Hall with music from Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas and local band Water & Rust. … Blues guitar great Jimmie Vaughan teams up with B3 organ master Mike Flanigin at C-Boy’s. … It’s a bootylicious bash on the Mohawk’s outdoor stage with Big Freedia. … Indie-classical group Mother Falcon and hip-hop crew Sip Sip steam up as Mothersip Connection for Empire’s expansive “Rock the Mothersip” party. … Thievery Corporation, at the forefront of electronic music innovation for 20 years, plays Emo’s with Hard Proof. … It’s an all-out rock ’n’ roll hurrah at Hole in the Wall with a reunited Grand Champeen. … The White Horse promises a rowdy night of kicking up dust with Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Carson McHone, Lonesome Heroes and Candler Wilkinson. … Funky foot fetishists Foot Patrol play ABGB. … New Orleans groovers Earphunk visit the Parish. … Soulful dynamos Tomar Williams & the FCs play the Continental Club. … Nashville garage rockers Thelma & the Sleaze lead an excellent local lineup that includes Ramesh and the Sour Notes at Cheer Up Charlie’s. … Ring in a jazzy new year at the Elephant Room with Ephraim Owens. … The Broken Spoke dances with those who brung ’em, courtesy of Alvin Crow & the Pleasant Valley Boys. … Groove to the high-energy sweet soul sounds of the Nightowls indoors at Stubb’s with Walking Fable. … Singer Patrice Pike and bluesman Guy Forsyth hold forth at the Saxon Pub, with Eighty Sixxed playing early. … El Mercado’s Backstage presents Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Eric Tessmer and Fair City Fire. … And keep an eye out for a possible New Year’s Eve debut of the reborn Antone’s nightclub in its new location at 305 E. Fifth St.