The always adventurous Ear Fear hits up Downtown Music Hall along with E-Dubb, of A-State Hustlers, 8:30 p.m., $5. Faril Simpson & OKRY pick up a bluegrass storm at Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. El Paso's The Lusitania torpedoes the conventional norms of rock 'n' roll with its unsinkable tunes, Maxine's at 8 p.m. If you missed The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band up in Mountain View a few weeks back, fear not! The country rock veterans return to Arkansas with a performance at Oaklawn, 7 p.m., $20. If you thought we'd left behind lupine-themed band names back in aught-seven, think again: The Virgin Wolves are at Revolution at 9 p.m., $5, or you could go see Wolves Where? at Super Happy Fun Land, also 9 p.m.
Audrey Kelley and the low-key rock outfit Don't Stop Please play at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Ramblin' troubadour and former Damn Bullet Joe Sundell stops by Reno's Argenta Cafe for an evening of old-timey classics and originals, 9 p.m., $5. If punishing hardcore grind is what thou seeketh, then go see Ringworm, Nails, Bitter End and New Lows at Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $10. On the complete and utterly opposite end of the musical spectrum, Top of the Rock Chorus presents "Hot August Night" at Argenta Community Theater, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., $15-$20. Get your yucks on at The Loony Bin, which hosts Cowboy Bill Martin and Richie Holliday, 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday night, $10. The romantic comedy "Same Time, Next Year" returns to Conway's Lantern Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $7-$12. "My Fair Lady" is back at The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. $16-$20.
Katmandu plays The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. The Roustabouts, The Reparations and Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth bring the ruckus to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $6. Sara Evans plumbs the depths of heartbreak with a slick, pop-country sound, Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m., $22.50-$55. Rockabilly legends Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers play Conway's Sunset Ballroom, 7 p.m., $8. Little Rock stalwarts Underclaire play Downtown Music Hall with support from Hot Springs spazzmeisters White Glove Test, 8:30 p.m., $6.