by Robert Bell
If your Thursday night calls for charmingly self-deprecating, unkempt indie rock then don't miss The Hidden Rex, playing with William Krzeszinski at The Afterthought, 8 p.m. free.
Downtown Music Hall has a night of high-octane rock with Johnny Rocket and The Real Deal, Hollywood Rockafella and Belair, 8 p.m., $6.
Blues rock wunderkind Steven Neeper and his band play the Thirst n' Howl, 9 p.m., free.
Austin, Texas favorites Band of Heathens swing through town for some rootsy singer/songwriter rock, with The Delta Saints, Stickyz, all-ages, 9 p.m., $10.
Modern hard-rockers Hurt play an 18-and-older show at Revolution with Kingsdown, 9 p.m., $14 adv., $16 d.o.s.
The Chamber Music Society of Little Rock features Michael Brown, performing works by Albeniz, Debussy, Schubert, and Brown's own composition, "Constellations and Toccata," St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $25.
Argenta Community Theater's first anniversary gala honors Rick Fleetwood with the inaugural Arkansas Patron Award, cocktail attire is appropriate, Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $200.