Post Postal Service electro-pop outfit the Secret Handshake plays dance songs for the emo set at Juanita’s, 6:30 p.m., $7. The Travs take on the Midland Rockhounds again, 6 p.m., $6.
8:30 p.m., the Village. $25-$30.
In the late ’90s, there wasn’t anyone bigger in rap than Yonkers MC DMX. With a raw, guttural bark, always echoed with yelps of “what!” DMX (Dark Man X) rapped often about dogs, but even more about the thin line between the sacred and the profane. In 1998, that combination was the antidote to the jiggy rap of the day. Over the course of two years, DMX released three albums, all of which went at least triple platinum (a fourth debuted at No. 1 on the charts). That he’ll be in Little Rock for a club gig is a testament to just how troubled the last few years have been for the rapper. He’s defended himself in a paternity case by claiming that he was raped. He’s had dozens of run-ins with the law, most bizarrely in 2004, when he posed as an undercover FBI agent and crashed his SUV through a security gate at JFK Airport. And he starred in the BET reality show “Soul of a Man,” where he always looked harried, never showed up anywhere on time and got really, really excited when he came across Bazooka gum. His craziness is our gain. Last year, he released “Year of the Dog … Again,” an album as compelling as anything from his early years. “Da Dog Days of Summer” tour finds him supported by a full band. Little Rock’s own mad rapper, 607, opens the show.
7 p.m., Clear Channel Metroplex. $19.
Promoting last month’s re-release of last year’s “The Paramour Sessions,” Papa Roach will play the Clear Channel Metroplex on Monday night. The four-piece alt-rock band has been on the scene since 2000 when they put out their debut album, “Infest,” featuring the hugely successful single “Last Resort” (“Cut my life into pieces/this is my last resort”). On this newish album, which has sold a disappointing 250,000 copies, they seem to be going for epic-hard-rock-meets-sing-along pop punk. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix says it’s “not heavy shit just for the sake of having heavy shit, but heavy shit that you can sing along with because it’s got a pop sensibility.” All right. Since the album’s release, they’ve been plugging “Forever,” the band’s highest charting single since 2004’s “Scars.”
ALSO: Guitarist Ed Smith joins Joe Vick on bass and Dave Rogers on drums at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $5. The Arkansas Queen hosts a gospel music dinner cruise, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., $17.95-$24.95. The Travs’ homestand against the Rockhounds continues, 7:10 p.m., $6.
7:30 p.m, Riverfest Amphitheatre. $32
Even with temperatures in the 90s, it just wouldn’t feel like summer in Little Rock without a Widespread Panic show at the Riverfest Amphitheatre. The Southern rock jam band from Athens, Ga., has been touring non-stop for two decades and tends to stop here often to play before packed crowds. The band, which formed in the late ’80s while its founding members were attending the University of Georgia, is currently fronted by singer/guitarist John Bell, lead guitarist Jimmy Herring, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo Ortiz and keyboardist John Hermann. Playing as many as 250 shows a year, the band has ranked among the top 50 grossing touring acts for eight years straight. Through extensive touring, they’ve picked up a large (and growing) following without much mainstream radio play or many TV appearances or in-store promos. They’ve released dozens of studio albums, live albums and DVDs. Their latest, “Choice Cuts: The Capricorn Years 1991-1999,” a collection of their best work on Capricorn Records, is out now on Legacy Recordings. Tickets to Tuesday night’s show are available through Ticketmaster by phone at 975-7575 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
7 p.m, Vino’s. $15.
It’s time you got to know Hank III. Says the man himself: “Well I ain’t the best, I ain’t the worst.” Born and bred in a country music family, Hank III got his start playing drums in punk rock bands. While the first album to which his name was attached paired his songs together with those of his grandfather, Hank Williams Sr., and father, Hank Williams Jr., mainstream country wasn’t his thing. Over the next decade he went out on his own making his kind of music — stuff that’s been called thrash-rock-cowpunk-hellbilly-metalcore country. To promote his latest album, 2006’s “Straight to Hell,” he’s on a summer tour that includes a stop in Little Rock. Typically he plays three sets: a more conventional country set followed by a rowdy hellbilly set, and then a set as Assjack, his punk rock side project for which singer Gary Lindsey takes the stage and bassist Joe Buck, a riot in his own right, switches from upright to electric bass. Hank and his gang of miscreants play on Tuesday night at Vino’s.
come to White Water with local pop-rockers
ALSO: Tom Houston Jones plays blues at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. The Flying Saucer hosts its regular trivia bowl event, 9 p.m., free. Atlanta rockers Gringo StarrBig Boots, 10 p.m., donations. Dora the Explorer’s cousin Diego is the hero in “Go, Diego Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue,” a stage performance at Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 p.m., $12.50-$36.50.
Sundown, Riverfest Ampitheatre. Free.
Will Ferrell might be the funniest man in showbiz, but his movies are always uneven, filled with scattered hilarity for sure, but with enough sub-fart-joke gags and gaping plot holes to make you tear out your hair. Still, “Anchorman” offers a low enough ratio of frustrating moments to comic gold that it’s easily Ferrell’s crowning work. It follows the exploits of Ron Burgundy, a chauvinistic TV news anchorman in ’70s San Diego, whose domain is challenged when aspiring newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) joins the staff. As Burgundy, Ferrell is deeply dumb and supremely cocky. The movie is endlessly quotable. Ferrell’s best line: “Veronica and I are trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it’s jogging or yogging. It might be a soft ‘j’ ... I’m not sure, but apparently you just run ... for an extended period of time. It’s supposed to be wild.” Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell (pre-huge fame) give inspired turns as co-anchors Brian Fantana and Brick Tamblin.