Thursday, 30 December 2010 00:01

New Years Eve is just around the corner as we zip into the new year.

Meantime, more shows lining up for January and early spring. Also upcoming top shows on tap: Rodney Crowell, Lady Gaga, Ozzy and more.

Robin Trower  Big '70s hard rock hero returns to town to showcase guitar chops. Latest CD, “The Playful Heart.” $30. Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., 210-223-2830. 7 p.m., Feb. 13.  8:30 p.m.

NOFX Wild and energetic band has been around since 1983. Gropup's latest release iis the 2009 CD "Coaster,” and the EP, “Cokie the Clown.” $25. Backstage Live, 1305 E. Houston St., 210-698-2856. 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Also Backstage shows: Jimmy Eat World, Jan. 30; Ill Nino, Feb. 1; Less Than Jake, Feb. 15.

Legendary Tribute Band Solid group led by Henry Parilla, and made up of former members of legendary Sunliner Band in continuing TGIF Friday series. At the elegant, SMOKE-FREE Pueblo Hall ballroom, 3315 Northwestern. Also Buffet starts at 7 p.m. $7 admission. Bookings/private parties, contact Mary Jane Parrilla.  (210) 520-7400

SA Stock Show & Rodeo 2011 The biggest names in oenm of the biggest Central texas venues. Beyond country, the serries includes rock, pop, comedy, contemporary Christian and Tejano. Ticketmaster outlets. Go to Artists come opn stage after the rodeo session, which starts at 7 p.m. except where listed. Feb. 3-20. The lineup: Kevin Fowler, Feb. 3; Toby Keith, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4; Lady Antebellum, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5; Allstar Weekend, 1 p.m. Feb. 6; Bill Engvall, Feb. 7; Reba McEntire, Feb. 8; MercyMe, Feb. 9; Randy Rogers Band, Feb. 10; Train, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11; Easton Corbin, 1 p.m. Feb. 11; Clay Walker, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12; Steel Magnolia, 1 p.m. Feb. 13; Ramon Ayala, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13; Gary Allan, Feb. 14; Styx, Feb. 15; Miranda Lambert, Feb. 16; Blake Shelton, Feb. 17; Martina McBride, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18; Eli Young Band, 1 p.m. Feb. 19; Josh Turner, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway.

New Years's Eve Dance "Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow" features Rudy Palacious & Alamo City Band, Rudy Tee Gonzalez of Reno Bops, Rick Balderrama & la Patria. St. Mary Magdalen Church Hall, 1710 Clower. Dec. 31. Advanced tickets call Tencha 210-725-6414; Josie 210-680-3651; Linda 210-403-2484

Ozzy Osbourne, Slash Two heavy metals legends come together. First Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash steps up to join Ozzy on his Scream tour. WHich is also the title of Ozzy's latest CD. $35.60-$92.75 at Ticketmaster outlets. Jan. 24. AT&T Center, E. Houston St. at AT&T Center Parkway, 210-444-5000. 7:30 p.m. Also: Bon Jovi, March 17, $19.50-$129.50; Lady Gaga, March 15, $49.50-$175;  at Ticketmaster outlets; Vans Warped Tour, June 26.

Korn Solid rock matel joins with Disturbed for a showdown at the Monster Energy Music as a Weapon Tour 5. Illusion Theatre. Sevendust and In This Moment also on bill. Alamodome, I-37 downtown. 7 p.m. Feb. 9. $56.09

Escape Top variety band plays salsa, cumbia, Tex-Mex and more. Led by singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz. 9 p.m. Saturdays. Also Brava Salsa Band plays hot Latin rhythms Thursdays. Restaurante Antiigua Grill, 13323 Nacogdoches Rd,.  (210) 587-7470.

2011 Valentines Dance Featuring Celsiius and Canela. Benefit for Edgewood District Alumni Associaton. Feb 4, 2011. La Villita Assembly Hall. $20 Call Albert Litterio (210) 241-8846

Gaslight Band Variety mix with classics thrown in. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. Gaslight club, McAllen Inn, 1401 S. 10th. (956) 572-8158 Also Tejano artists coming up.

Main Plaza Lunchtime and afternoon concerts. (210) 225-9800 Music Festival includes various events. Foxy, accordion & Chucho Perales, bajo sexto, Sundays. (210) 225-9800  

The Raulito Show Debut show for Raul Navaira begins filming which next week at Sam's Burger Joint. Fans and supporters encouraged to attend as part of the audience. Guests on show include Little Joe, Araceli and Aniceto Molina. Tapings being scheduled. 30-minute show airs 12:30 p.m. Saturdays KABB, Ch. 11 Fans can be part of the audience free - details

VFW Post 76 Live music series at scenic historic post by SA River continues. 

Salsa Brava Orchestra Salsa outfit uncorks the rhythms. Also DJ Papote spinning merengue, salsa, bachata reggaeton and more. Saturdays. Old San Juan Restaurant/Discotex, 4429 Walzem at Austin Highway (210) 599-9990.

Escape the Fate Flash rockers bring the party down for their third CD (self-titled major label debut). Alesana, Motionless in White, Get Scared and Drive A also perform. $16 at Jan. 25. 6 p.m. doors. White Rabbit, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., 210-737-2221. Also Rabbit shows: Death Angel, Feb. 15; Apocalyptica, Feb. 16; Parkway Drive, March 9.

Salsa Brava Featured in Salsa Sundays with Salsafix. Salsa & Bachata class 8:30 p.m. Kocktails bar, 2818 NE loop 410 at Perrin Beitel.

San Antonio Rose Showcase for classic country in historic venue.. Includes more than 40 classic hinky tonk  from the 'mid-1920s through the 1980s.  7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays-Mondays. $25-$35. Visit Live Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., 210-212-7638.

Vince Gill Top country singer/guitarists bring it on in a show part of ARTS San Antonio concert. Jan. 26. 7:30 p.m. $44.25-$95.25 at Ticketmaster outlets. Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University.

Rodney Crowell A not-to-miss show featuring solid artists. His latest autobiography, “Chinaberry Sidewalks,” due Jan. 18. $25. Jan. 29. 9 p.m. Limited seating. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, 830-606-1281. Also Boz Scaggs, Feb. 18; Arlo Guthrie, March 24.

Lady Gaga Controversial pop singer stops in. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $49.50-$175 8 p.m. March 15.

Daniel Monserrat Singer plays Fridays, Wednesdays. La Marginal, 2447 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 804-2242

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Wayne Harper Pop singer extraordinaire plays a mix of oldies, rock, pop, jazz and more Martini Club, Rector/McCullough 210-344-4747.