Gwendlyn Kay recently competed in the Times Musicians Showcase and wowed the judges with sassy country songwriting chops. She plays Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m., $6.
For a very different 2013 Showcase alum, check out Peckerwolf, with openers Teenagers from Fayetteville and Little Rock bruisers Jab Jab Suckerpunch, White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5.
If your Friday could use some charming and talented ladies performing in a burlesque setting, The Foul Play Cabaret will be just the ticket, with The Bohannons, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door.
If you never got to see the legendary Queen perform, the Walton Arts Center has the next best thing, with "One Night of Queen" with Gary Mullen & The Works, who have been hailed as an uncannily similar tribute act, 8 p.m., $25-$55.