GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN make a New Year's Eve stand. Their brand of refined pop ruckus brings order to an evening of hodgepodge bands that flourish in wildly divergent rock 'n' roll accents. Hawks brings a show of confrontational nudity and noise rock, while Carnivores offer a more playful blend of noisy, indie antics. GG King wields a classic punk bend that's tempered by skulking hooks. The N.E.C. builds deep psychedelic grooves that wrap around loose/improvised rock experiments, evoking comparisons to everyone from Can to the Ventures, and Balkans tear up the stage with fast, youthful energy channeled into an angular patchwork of brash surf-sounding post-punk and noisy melodies. $5. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com.