by Robert Bell
The summer fun doesn't stop 'til the wee hours at Cool Shoes' "Beach Party," featuring a grip of local DJs, Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m., $7.
Need a country fix? How about Colt Ford, Sonny Ledford, Jason Helms Band and Ryan Couron, 6 p.m., Clear Channel Metroplex, $15 adv., $20 door.
Fire & Brimstone take the Irie jams to Capi's at 8 p.m.
Bop your head to Russellville pop-punkers Half Raptor, playing alongside Little Rock melodic indie-pop outfit Catskill Kids at Stickyz, 9 p.m.
Iron Tongue and The Dirty Streets mix things up at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.
Wes Jeans takes his bombastic electric Texas blues to Maxine's, 8 p.m., $6 adv., $8 d.o.s.
Over the years, jazz guitarist Tonk Edwards has backed up some serious heavyweights, including Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie. Check him out at the Quapaw Bathhouse, 6 p.m., $10.
Bid adieu to the Impressionists exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and music, 7 p.m., $20.
DJ Jeremy Word keeps you up way too late at Discovery, 9 p.m., $10.
Watch a boatload of up-and-comers battle it out at the Gorilla Music Finals, 4 p.m., Downtown Music Hall, $9 adv., $12 door.
The Intruders and Tiffany Christopher play Cajun's Wharf at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively, $5 after 8:30.
The burlesque beauties of the Memphis Belles will titillate your senses, with tunes from self-professed "outlaw honky tonk hell-billy anarchist crooner" Izzy Cox, Maxine's, 10 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.
The Sara Hughes Band plays White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.