The hypnotic psych-blues grooves of Tyrannosaurus Chicken will help keep you up all night at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5.
Maxine's hosts another Songwriters Showcase, with Brian Martin, Andy Warr, Mandy McBryde and Jonathan Wilkins, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.
Velvet Kente and several guest musicians will be playing classic soul and funk covers, with DJ sets to keep everything rolling, White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7.
It'll be an evening of eardrum shredding heaviness at Downtown Music Hall, with Shadows Fall, Moment of Fierce Determination, Severe Headwound and A Darkend Era, 7 p.m., $17 adv., $20 d.o.s.
Texas rocker Bleu Edmondson plays Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10.