Fireworks and disposable noisemakers aren't the only sounds worth hearing on Dec. 31.
Scores of musicians of all styles are ringing in the New Year around Dallas and Fort Worth. Here are eight concerts worth braving the madness to see.
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The Revolution at House of Blues
Prince's tragic death in 2016 had one silver lining: It inspired the Revolution to reunite after about 30 years apart. The current lineup features most of the original gang from its Purple Rain heyday, including Wendy & Lisa, drummer Bobby Z., keyboardist Doctor Fink and bassist Brown Mark. Expect to hear most of Prince's big hits and some lesser-known gems as well.
Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $45-$117.50. More deets.
Lucky Peterson Band at Poor David's Pub
The Dallas-based guitarist and organist has been singing the blues since he was 5 years old, when fellow bluesman Willie Dixon discovered him, leading to an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Nearly a half-century later, Peterson has released more than two dozen albums, including last year's Tribute to Jimmy Smith. His band includes his wife, singer Tamara Tramell Peterson.
With Liz Mikel. Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m. at Poor David's Pub, 1313 S. Lamar St., Dallas. $29-$35. More deets.
Paul Oakenfold at Lizard Lounge
When he isn't busy collaborating with U2, Madonna or Cher, British DJ/remixer Paul Oakenfold has set up his turntables in some unlikely spots, from the Mount Everest base camp to the Great Wall of China. In September, he even played Stonehenge.
With Johnny Funk and Xavier Grigsby. Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Lizard Lounge, 2424 Swiss Ave., Dallas. $20-$400. More deets.
Singapore Slingers at the Kessler Theater
Matt Tolentino and his 18-piece orchestra set the time machine for the 1922, the era of flappers, The Great Gatsby and highly danceable jazz. From there, they slide all around the early 20th century, from waltzes to swing.
With the Matt Tolentino Band. Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas. $35-$300. More deets.
Randy Rogers Band at Billy Bob's Texas
With one foot in outlaw country-rock and the other in the mainstream, the veteran San Marcos sextet plays well-crafted, fiddle-laced tunes that appeal to a broad fan base. Don't be surprised to hear a song or two from its upcoming, yet-to-be-named studio album, which is being produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton).
Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. at Billy Bob's Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth. $20-$50. More deets.
Kinky at Canton Hall
The Monterrey, Mexico band has been blending rock and electronic sounds with cumbia and Latin rhythms for nearly 20 years. Although better known south of the border, Kinky has developed a loyal following in Dallas over the years.
With SuperSonic Lips. Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at Canton Hall, 2727 Canton St., Dallas. $46.50. More deets.
Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights at the Granada Theater
This will be the 11th year in a row that Dallas-bred singer-guitarist Jonathan Tyler has lit up the Granada on New Year's Eve. After dropping the Northern Lights moniker for a spell, Tyler and his blues-rocking band-mates have reclaimed their name.
With Vandoliers and Ottoman Turks. Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $20-$70. More deets.
Ishi at Trees
Melody, rhythm and psychedelic visuals are the hallmarks of Ishi, the Dallas electronic band fronted by costumed lead singer JT Mudd. Going strong since 2006, the band most recently released the hypnotic single "Galaxy Child."
With the Rich Girls and Atlantis Aquarius. Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. at Trees, 2709 Elm St., Dallas. $17 to $26. More deets.