by Robert Bell
The Meshugga Klezmer Band always offers a lively night out, The Joint, 8:30 p.m., $8.
Tireless alt-country rockers American Aquarium play George's Majestic Lounge with Fayetteville's Damn Arkansan, who are fresh off a win in the first round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, 10:30 p.m., $7.
Speaking of the showcase, Round 2 kicks off Thursday at 9 p.m. at Stickyz, with Tom & Hebron, The Bad Years, The Stephen Neeper Band and Flint Eastwood. It's an all-ages thing, $5 for 21 and older, $10 for 20 and younger.
Folk-punk duo The Front Bottoms are at Juanita's, with John Neal and Harlo Maxwell, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
Vocalist Brian Trubitt and pianist Bob Bidewell will perform Schubert's song cycle "Die Winterreise." The concert benefits Lovers of Learning Fellowship, a new Jewish congregation in Hot Springs, Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church, 6 p.m. It's free, but donations are accepted.