If you have a hankering for a faux-Japanese psych/surf rock band that shreds like Man or Astroman? jamming with the Trans Am, look no further than Vino's, which hosts Birmingham, Ala., quartet Daikaiju, 9 p.m.
Downtown Music Hall has live hip-hop from New Orleans outfit Mad Conductor, with openers Iron E and Flameing Daeth Fearies. Several weeks back, the FDF took on the burly task of releasing a song a week until the end of the year. Check out the results thus far.
Texas singer/songwriter Hayes Carll plays White Water Tavern with Adam Faucett, 9 p.m., $20.