by John Tarpley
At Cajun's Wharf, local song slinger Richie Johnson entertains the happy-hour crowd, 5:30 p.m., before the Big John Miller Band gets bluesy for the late evening crowd, 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m.
Downtown club Sway hosts its weekly "V.I.P. Thursday" night with DJ Silky Slim behind the decks, 8 p.m.
Harmonies and guitar tones abound at Vino's when the locals of Whale Fire, Inner City Lights, Knox Hamilton and Scenery take the bill, 7 p.m., $6.
The jazzy, Americana sounds of Smittle Band fill The Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5.
Revolution rolls out the Red Dirt carpet with Trey Hawkins Band, 9 p.m., $5.