Whiskey-soaked Arkansas rockers Swampbird will play an 18-and-older album release show with Open Fields, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $6. The band's album is called "On Being Alone."
Cornerstone Pub and Grill has live music and poetry, with SOULution and The Roots Poets of Little Rock, 8 p.m., $7 or $10 after 8:30 p.m.
If you're up Eureka Springs way, check out folk/old-timey outfit The Carper Family at Chelsea's Corner Cafe.
Nashville rockers Modoc make a welcome return to Arkansas, with The See and Mandy McBryde, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Modoc will also play Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Bear's Den Pizza in Conway.
Texas singer/songwriter Radney Foster is at Juanita's, with Adam Hambrick and Covert Case, 10 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.
Out at The Tavern Sports Grill in The Promenade at Chenal, don't miss FreeVerse Duo, 8 p.m., free.