How about some crunchy, moody modern rock, with the volume turned down ever so slightly? Stickyz hosts Hurt, for an acoustic performance, with opening act Jeffro, 18 and older, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.
The Arkansas River Blues Society's Christmas Open Blues Jam includes a house band featuring Unseen Eye, Gil Franklin and Lucious Spiller, Cornerstone, 8 p.m., $5.
Maxine's has an evening of singer-songwriters, with Brian Martin, Bonnie Montgomery, Glass Anchors and Isaac Alexander, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.
Or is a jam-packed night of horror-punk more to your liking? Then check out the Rotten Records showcase Only Flesh, featuring The Kill Crazies, The Muddlestuds, Moment of Fierce Determination, Let Them Be Buried, Rehab Superstar, Livid and Project 7, Downtown Music Hall, 5 p.m.
Chris Milam brings some laid-back songwriting to Browning's Mexican Grill, 8 p.m.
Juanita's hosts Fayetteville pop-punk stalwart Dreamfast, whose newest EP, "My Wounds, My Weapons" is packed with ultra-catchy, booze-fueled tunes, 9 p.m., $6.
Blisterin' Arkansas bluesman Michael Burks plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10.
Over at Revolution, Wrangler Space pays tribute to Widespread Panic, 18-and-older, 9:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.
Cornerstone hosts "A Gumbo Christmas," with Butterfly & Rebirth of Irie Soul, Fiyah Teddy, Brukshot Burnz and more, 9 p.m., $10.