Athens, Ga.'s Ponderosa brings some crunchy southern indie rock to Juanita's, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.
Little Rock piano maestro John Willis takes the stage at the White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.
Ol' Puddin'haid plays all your favorites at the Thirst n' Howl, 7:30 p.m., free.
For some skull-crushing, Christian metallic hardcore, Run With the Hunted, Words Within and Something to Stand For mosh it up at Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $7.
The Hitchcock whodunit "The 39 Steps" returns to The Rep, 8 p.m., $20-$40. The Ted Ludwig Trio plays jazz at the Capital Bar and Grill, 5 p.m., free.