Local blues-rock act Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain
headlines at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.
Piano man William Staggers
returns to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Jonesboro act Starroy
calls its music “country fried psychedelic rock 'n' roll,” but “jam” would probably get you there, too. The band shares a bill at Sticky Fingerz with Ten Cent Hat
, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Benton's Dead Celt Society
approach Celtic music with a punk perspective, Vino's, 8:30 p.m.SATURDAY 10/3
Actress Gabrielle Union
is the latest speaker in Philander Smith's “Bless the Mic” lecture series, Harris Auditorium, 7 p.m., free.
At White Water, Shreveport's Dirtfoot
plays self-styled “gypsy punk country grumble boogie” (somewhat surprisingly, the band recently collaborated with Belle and Sebastian vet Isobel Campbell) with Little Rock's electric folk boogie heroes Damn Bullets
sharing the bill, 9 p.m., $5.
Young, emo-ish indie band Mae
gets strong opening support from Locksley, Deas Vail
and Big Boots
at the Village, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.
Soul duo Brenda and Ellis
come to the Afterthought at 9 p.m., $5.
Local singer/songwriter Lucious Spiller
brings his band to Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Lately, Discovery is opening up its lobby dance area at 9 p.m. Balance
DJs there, while Michael Shane
mans the disco, midnight, $10.