The Little Rock Wind Symphony presents “Connections and Collaborations,” an evening of horns and organs, at Second Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 seniors, $5 students. Nineties garage pop duo Local H comes to Sticky Fingerz as part of their “Six Angry Records” tour, in which a member of the audience chooses which of their albums will be played in its entirety; Phoenix piano poppers Kinch and intense Little Rock soundscapers Underclaire open, 8:30 p.m., $10. Fayetteville's AMP Summer Series kicks off with the man, ahem, The Man, Levon Helm, who's joined by fellow legendary Arkansans, The Cate Brothers, at the Arkansas Music Pavillion, 7 p.m., $75. Finally, fellow film theory geeks unite: the Andre Bazin of the Internet generation, Girish Shambu, comes to Hendrix's Reves Recital Hall to discuss “Words on the Screen: Film Blogging, Cinephilia and Internet Culture,” 7:30 p.m., free.
Union scores an awesome, very last minute show with lo-fi, Jesus and Mary Chain-weaned Woven Bones from Austin, the power-garage sounds of Magic Hassle and the premiere of Mandy McBryde's new band, featuring local guitarist Ryan Britton and monster drummer Matt Quin, 10 p.m., donations. Down the street, Times Musicians Showcase finalists Elise Davis Band hits the Town Pump stage, 10 p.m., $5. Country singer/songwriter/star Steve Azar brings his brand of Southern music to Wildwood for an intimate show, 7:30 p.m., $35. Downtown Music hosts a night of metal with the touring act, Noble Rust, alongside locals The Witch's Tit, doom sluggers Pallbearer and Southern stoner blues/metal from Memphis' The Unbeheld, 8 p.m., $6.
Hendrix alum and permanent favorite of Little Rock's singer/songwriter loving masses Dana Falconberry visits the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Saxophone-wielding jam band Freeverse provides the choogle for your late-night boogaloo wobble at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 p.m., $5-$8. Pomade enthusiasts, rockabilly dudes: Josh the Devil & the Sinners join new kids on the block, Nos Rebos, who work in an alt-country/pop-punk potpourri, at Union, 10 p.m., free. Conway's This Holy House, which works in country-tinged, dynamically charged indie tunes, visit Town Pump alongside local sunshine pop group Whale Fire, 9 p.m., $5. Fayetteville gets a great bluegrass show at Baum Walker Hall in the Walton Arts Center with The Steep Canyon Rangers and the banjo-slapping wild and crazy guy himself, Steve Martin, 8 p.m., $51-$101.