Cotton Mather, Wiretree, Wrenfro at Stubb’s indoor. After taking part in the final show at Threadgill’s South earlier this month, Robert Harrison’s long-running indie band Cotton Mather returns to headline this engaging triple bill. Opening band Wrenfro includes Tony Scalzo, who also was part of that Threadgill’s finale. Middle act Wiretree released its fifth album, “Towards the Sky,” last year. $8. 8 p.m. doors Dec. 27. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
Chris D'Elia at ACL Live. Close out your year with laughs. One of the most sought-after comedians in the country is taking the Austin stage with a stand-up routine that just might leave you bending over with giggles and guffaws. Chris D'Elia's stand-up tour is regularly sold out in the U.S. and Canada, but you might also know him through his starring role on the NBC Comedy series "Undateable," his weekly podcast "Congratulations with Chris D'Elia" or even a recent turn on the big screen. 8 p.m. Dec. 28. $30-$40. 310 W. Second St. acl-live.com/calendar/chris-delia.
"Ella & Louis" with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford’s chemistry will light up the stage as they take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends. The show will feature songs by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, recreating one of the most memorable collaborations in music history. Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret-style setting. 8 p.m. Dec. 29-30. $30-$55. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. austinsymphony.org.
Hip Hop Holidaze at Celis Brewery. Celis' outdoor stage is ready to deliver live music to North Austinites, starting with this show featuring some of the city's best hip-hop artists. The seven-artist lineup includes Ben Buck, Cody Monsoon, Mugger and more. Plus, enjoy stellar seasonal brews and food truck bites. No tickets are needed, but make sure to RSVP on the Facebook event page if you plan to attend. 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 29. Free. 10001 Metric Blvd. facebook.com/events/2022877321126850/.
Doug Benson at Cap City Comedy Club. Make your New Year Eve’s special with Doug Benson’s Homecoming Comedy Parade. Benson has been a cult favorite ever since his 2008 indie documentary “Super High Me” billowed its way into the lungs of audiences. He’s built a sizable podcast audience with his “Getting Doug with High” and “Doug Loves Movies” podcast. The latter is also being recorded at Cap City on Dec. 29. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $25-$45. 8120 Research Blvd. Ste. 100. capcitycomedy.com — Brently Heilbron