New Year's Eve has fallen upon us once again. Seek shelter from the barbarian hordes of amateurs, suburbanites and weekend warriors who invade the city, pay inflated cover charges and wreak havoc across the land. Atlanta power-pop fixture GENTLEMAN JESSE
headlines a bill that's rounded out by a handful of punk(ish) local favorites, including Hawks, GG King, the N.E.C., Carnivores and Balkans. It's a badass lineup of the usual suspects, but while the petty masses descend upon the rest of civilized society, the smart money is on the seasoned pros. $5. 8 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com. Visit clatl.com/nye for the whole New Year's Eve shebang.