Local supergroup Amasa Hines includes members of Velvet Kente and The Romany Rye, 10 p.m. at White Water Tavern. Mayday by Midnight plays an acoustic set at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 10 p.m. Maxine's hosts Nashville roots rockers Sunday Valley, 8 p.m., free. Musical funnyman J.R. Brow brings the hilarity to The Loony Bin, 8 p.m., with shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, $7-$27.50.
Mojo Depot rocks The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Blues lady Shannon Boshears brings down the house at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 10 p.m. Over at Revolution, it's an End of the Year Music Dump, featuring Amsterdam, Grand Facade, Chasing Pictures, The Revolutioners and The Supporting Cast, $5 21 and older, $10 younger than 21.
Be sure to check out our New Year's Eve roundup on page 88 for more concerts and parties than you can shake an empty plastic champagne flute at.
The Frontier Circus brings its madman blend of psychedelic garage rock and classic country to Stickyz for an 18-and-older show, 9 p.m., $5.
The Argenta Film Series brings in Robert Walden, an Emmy-nominated actor, director and producer currently starring in the sitcom "Happily Divorced." Walden will discuss his work and show screen clips of his performances, Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m.
Velcro Fly pays homage to everybody's favorite beard-rockers ZZ Top, West End Smokehouse and Tavern, 10:30 p.m. Downtown Music Hall hosts a metal lineup with Sychosys, Still Reign and Scorned, 8 p.m., $6. Over at Juanita's, Blind Mary and Dark from Day One bring the gloomy modern rock, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra plays self-described funk-pop, featuring four-part vocal harmonies, ukulele, violin, tuba, saxophones, electric bass, rock drums and Latin percussion, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. The band also plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 8:30 p.m., $5.
It's a New Year's Comedy Explosion, with Deray Davis, Michael Blackson, Lil J and Lil Duvall, hosted by Mark "Superstar" Jones, Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $35-$69. Down in the Spa City, Low Key Arts presents Arkansas Shorts: A night of short film at Malco Theater, 6 p.m., $7. Arkansas country up-and-comers Matt Stell & The Crashers play Stickyz, 9 p.m., $6.