9:30 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.
Then for those who don't mind a crowd, but might want to escape the teeming masses packed into the River Market, one of Arkansas's most popular acts headlines at White Water Tavern. Formed in 2004 in Conway, the Damn Bullets specialize in a kind of psychedelicized strain of that old, weird Americana, some indistinct spot on the map between bluegrass, old-time and hillbilly. The four members — Joe Sundell, DJ Bennett, Paul Morphis and Graeme Higgins — usually play fast, usually sing harmony and always play with sly smiles on their faces. The band's been in the studio of late, so look out for new material. Bob Oh Brown, a native of Jackson, Miss., plays a shuffling, whimsical brand of folk that should dovetail nicely with the Bullets.