Best concerts in Houston: December 27 to January 2, 2022


Khruangbin Performs New Years Concert at 713 Music Hall | Photo: Scott Newton; courtesy of “Austin City Limits”, KLRU-TV

Put on your dancing shoes for these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, December 27 to Sunday, January 2, 2022.

This week, the concert schedule is tightening up until New Years Eve, with venues taking up most of the week outside of concerts.

Still, you can find a number of stellar upcoming shows on city stages, including a psych pop trio, an eclectic nine-piece punk band, and a roster of rappers, all from here in Houston.

Want to go one step further for live gigs in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston schedule for additional shows taking place across H-Town.

Top 10 shows and concerts in Houston this week

  • Los Skarnales with Money Chicha at the Heights Theater | Thursday, December 30 – The nine-piece hometown band has fused punk with ska, reggae and cumbia for a high-energy audience for over 25 years, and they will be joined by Austin-based Latino psychiatrist group Money Chicha for a show in the Heights. Tickets cost $ 20. 8 p.m.
  • NYE with the Hightailers, Griffin Swank at the Last Concert Cafe | New Year’s Eve, December 31 – Boogie up to a night of Gulf Coast rock ‘n’ roll by the Hightailers, and a psych pop performance by Griffin Swank. Stick around to celebrate the New Year at this north downtown staple. $ 15 in advance, $ 25 at the door. 8 p.m.
  • No Cover New Year’s Eve Bash with the Allen Oldies Band, the Monicas and more at the Continental Club | New Year’s Eve, December 31 | No cover – Enter 2022 with a blast from the past when the Continental Club brings back the No Cover New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring 50s and 60s hits from the Allen Oldies Band, 90s tunes from the Monicas and a backyard performance by Luba Dvorak and Brooklyn Twang. 8 p.m.
  • T. Graham Brown at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn | New Year’s Eve, December 31 – For nearly 50 years, the country music singer was ranked No. 1 for singles while dropping 13 studio albums. Spend New Years Eve with its soulful styles and enjoy an opening by Daniel Holmes. $ 88 and more; includes a three-course meal. 8:30 p.m.
  • Khruangbin at 713 Music Hall | New Year’s Eve, December 31 – Hometown psych rock freaks take to Post HTX’s all-new 713 Music Hall stage for a homecoming concert, with backing from Aidan Kennedy and Kornbread. From $ 129 to over $ 200, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9 p.m.
  • If It Doesn’t Look Like ’90s R&B: New Years Eve Edition at House of Blues | New Year’s Eve, December 31 – Step into old school classics when Keith Jacobs presents his If It Don’t Feel Like ’90s R&B Dance Party at House of Blues on New Years Eve. $ 25 for early bird tickets; $ 30 after. Couples tickets and VIP packages available. 9 p.m.
  • New Years Eve Concert & Party with Ronnie Spencer, Lil Kano, D-One Tha Chosen at Scout Bar | New Year’s Eve, December 31 – The Houston rapper known for his collaborations with UGK, Z-Ro and a whole roster of Houston legends headlines a New Years Eve party in Clear Lake which also features Gulf Coast rapper Lil Kano and D -One Tha Chosen. $ 25 in advance; $ 30 at the door. 9 p.m.
  • LazerTrance NYE with Orjan Nilsen at Stereo Live | New Year’s Eve, December 31 – The Prism Norwegian DJ Orjan Nilsen is rocking a trance music ensemble in 2022 with a laser show at the West Houston site. $ 10 up front. 22h.
  • Mike Zito Band at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn | New Year’s Day, January 1 – The blues guitarist brings his band to the Woodlands stage to perform songs from his latest album, Resurrection, New Years Day. $ 68 to $ 108; includes a three-course meal. 7:30 p.m.
  • Darude in concert at Stereo Live | New Year’s Day, January 1 – Known for his 1999 platinum hit (and absolutely contagious earworm), “Sandstorm,” the Finnish DJ and producer will hit the decks in West Houston Hall on New Years Day. $ 10 to $ 13. 22h.

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Longtime Houstonian Justin Jerkins oversees all manner of events in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as the editor of 365 things to do in Houston.


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