by Robert Bell
Over in Arkansas County, you can hear some of the R&B and soul sounds of yesteryear with tribute act Masters of Motown, Grand Prairie Center, Phillips Community College, Stuttgart, 7 p.m., $15-$30.
Singer/songwriter Shawn James brings his soulful, country-inflected blues tunes to Maxine's, 8 p.m., free.
If you've been meaning to get your eardrums blasted clean with some caustic metal, hardcore and power violence, Downtown Music Hall can help you out. They've got Holy Angell, Snakedriver, Chronic Ritual, Kruds and Lord, 8 p.m., $7.
Hip-hop heads will probably want to check out T. Jay and A Glorious Bang, with Michael Leonard Whitman, The Stick Figures and Black Rambo, The Joint, 9 p.m., $7.