Local collective Bear Colony should pack in the young folks at Vino's. Gentleman Auction House and An Orangutan open, 8:30 p.m., $7. Cajun's hosts one of Little Rock's favorite party bands, the Gettys, 9 p.m., $5. At White Water, Nashville's Blacklist Royals play grizzled rock full of pop hooks, 9 p.m., $5. As usual, the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio holds it down at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Local reggae stalwarts Afrodesia perform at a Big Brothers Big Sisters benefit at Sticky Fingerz. A singles auction precedes the show at 6:30 p.m., $20. For the music only, which begins at 8:30 p.m., the cover is $10. Local alt-rockers Eve's Descent plays with Drifter and Shackled at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $5. At Dickey-Stephens Park, the Travs take on the Midland RockHounds, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
Salty Dogs frontman Brad Williams and local singer/songwriter Sean Rock each perform solo sets at Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $3. With newly added guitarist Judson Spillyards adding an extra punch, Chris Denny and the Old Soles play Counterpoint with Ben Coulter and Mister Lucky, 11 p.m., $5. Good-time rockers Doghouse play the Peabody RiverTop Party, 8 p.m., $5. Local dance act Mr. Meaner perform at Cajun's, 9 p.m, $5. Austin, Texas, roots rock outfit Nathan Singleton and His Sideshow Tragedy come to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Torch singer Mary Kai leads her backing band at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Nashville's Waves on Waves have been called noir-pop. They're part of a bill at Vino's that features local indie crooner Chase Pagan, the Lives of Famous Men and Justin Carr's wild-eyed Americana outfit Ghost Co, 8:30 p.m., $7. Hendrix alum Graham Wilkinson brings his wild-out roots-jam band the Underground Township to White Water, 9 p.m., $5. At Cajun's, local rockers Doghouse follow their RiverTop performance with another headlining gig, 9 p.m., $5. Acoustic finger-style guitarist Jim Tozier performs at Studio Joe, 7:30 p.m., $10. Local cover band the Gettys plays West End, 9 p.m., $5. Piano man William Staggers is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. B Level Entertainment presents Gary Escoe and Natasha Renae doing the best of Prince and Michael Jackson, 10 p.m. The Twisters are at Alltel Arena taking on Iowa, 7 p.m., $11-$28.