How bout this, Little Rockers looking for something to do tonight? Put the cost of a door charge or a movie ticket towards gas and head to Maxine's in Hot Springs to hear Matador's Dead Meadow. This might be the first appearance in these part for the L.A. stoner rockers, 9 p.m., free. Black Hounds and Guitar Stream open.
UPDATE: I forgot about Tuscon trio ...Music Video?, who do skittering electro-pop at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5.
OR: catch Conway singer/songwriter Mat Mahar and Austin's the Blue Hit, who reader Maggie Smith endorsed in an email I got this morning. She saw them at a house show earlier this year. "With just cello, guitar, and an incredibly talented female singer, they produced intelligent, catchy music. Grace's performance was evocative of Bjork: she took off her shoes, flitted around the room, and engaged the audience on a conversational level, as if whispering secrets to us. Anyone who has never seen someone rock a cello should come out to the show," 9 p.m., donations.
AND: The Throbbing Testicles are at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $5 and Carl Mouton leads a jam session at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., free.