Aloud (above) brings high-fructose indie pop with co-ed harmonies (and a bassist from El Dorado) to Sticky Fingerz with local support from garage phenoms Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth and harmonic Southern rockers Mandy McBryde and the Holy Ghosts, 9 p.m., $5.
Chris Henry and his guitar take the mic at Grumpy's Too, 8:30 p.m., free.
Down on the riverside at Cajun's Wharf, Rob and Tyndall handle the happy hour crew, 5:30 p.m., while Cody Belew and the Mercers bring the blue-eyed soul, 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m.
It's BB guns and Bumpus dogs at The Rep when "A Christmas Story" returns to the stage, 7 p.m., $20-$40.
And if you find yourself in Fayetteville, the night's full of big-time country names with Kathy Mattea at the Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $28-$42, and Robert Earl Keen at George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $25.