At the Afterthought, Josh the Devil plays good-time rockabilly with the latest incarnation of The Sinners, 9 p.m., $7.
In Hot Springs at Maxine's, John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives similarly mine from the past, though their sound is more in the vein of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, 8 p.m., $5.
If you're in the mood for songs you know and know how to dance to, The Gettys return to Denton's Trotline, 9:30 p.m. and Big Stack is at West End, 9 p.m., $5.
If you've never seen Two Cow Garage perform and you're a fan of Lucero-style barroom rock, remember the band's name for next time. The group sold-out a two-night stand celebrating its 10th anniversary at White Water Tavern this weekend.
Football fans, catch your first taste of pigskin at the 2011 Salt Bowl, where Benton and Bryant square off at War Memorial, 7 p.m.
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Little Rock soul diva Nikki Parish belts it out with her backing band at Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Local rockers NeverTrain perform at West End, which is also showing the Razorback game; music starts at 9 p.m., $10.
At War Memorial, UAPB takes on Langston University in the Delta Classic, 5 p.m., $20-$35. The UAPB drumline kills.