by John Tarpley
Anthemic rockers Brenn bring synthesized grandiosity to Vino's alongside Magnolia pop punk act belair, indie rockers Ellison's Cage, and guitar thrashers The Alexei, 9 p.m., $5 adv., $7 d.o.s.
Chris Henry sings and strums at Grumpy's, 8 p.m., free.
Thunder Thieves, the uber-buzzy newcomers who took the Next Big Thing award at the Musicians Showcase, make their White Water Tavern debut alongside Boston, Mass., bedroom pop act Aloud and Frown Pow'r, 10 p.m., $5. (Come to hip yourself to Thunder Thieves, stay to heckle me.)
At The Afterthought, local indie-folk singer/songwriter Justin Bank takes the stage for a solo show, 9 p.m., free.
Trailer park garage rock trio Honky returns to Downtown Music Hall alongside West Virginia stoner metallist Karma to Burn and local dude-roots rockers The Reparations, 8 p.m., $8.