Superstar DJ Irene
headlines a big bill at Revolution, with the Funk Commission
, Jared Lawler
, Sleepy Genius
and Blake Taylor
opening, 8 p.m., $10-$16 (all military, police and fire personnel get in free before 10:30 p.m.).
Consistently one of Central Arkansas's most engaging acts, Velvet Kente
offers an intimate show at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.
Local reggae vets One Stone
hold it down at Juanita's, 10 p.m. The Arkansas River Blues Society
hosts a blues competition at Cornerstone, 6 p.m., $5; it continues on Saturday.
Local blues-rock champ Shannon Boshears
stops in at Prost in the River Market, 9 p.m., $5.
Long-time local jam band Mojo Depot
headlines at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5.
In Hot Springs at Maxine's, Fayetteville country-rock standouts Charliehorse
perform, 9 p.m., $5. Tonya Leeks
sings and plays sax at the Afterthought with support from her backing band, 9 p.m., $7.SATURDAY 9/12
Austin singer/songwriter Noelle Hampton
comes to White Water behind her new album “Thin Line.” She’s married to Andre Moran, who co-produced the Boondogs
last album, “Take Shelter.” Expect smart, hook-heavy mid-tempo pop-rock from Hampton and the ’dogs, 9 p.m., $5.
At Sticky Fingerz, St. Louis' Fundamental Elements
blends pop-rock with modern soul; Stars Go Dim
opens, 9 p.m., $5.
Local jazz guitar phenom Ted Ludwig
shares a bill with Milt Jackson, Mike Eubanks
and the New Generation
at Pinnacle Mountain State Park's annual the Pinnacle of Music Festival, 10 a.m., $10 (children under 10 get in free).
Local trio Parachute Woman
plays a long set of roots-oriented jams at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Country music fans with money gather for a Governor's Mansion fund-raiser to hear Tracy Byrd
at the mansion, 5 p.m., $100.
It's a night of death and doom metal at Downtown Music with VORE, Golgotha, Blapherian
and Razor Fate
, 8 p.m., $6.
Late night at Discovery Justin Sane
mans the disco, while Balance
spins in the lobby, midnight, $10.