Prolific local singer/songwriter Adam Faucett stops in at White Water, with a full band, amidst a national tour; Pete Stein, the lead singer of Florida rock act Truckstop Coffee opens, 9:30 p.m., $5. Former Gettys front man Matt Joyce plays solo at West End, 9 p.m., $5. Local saxophonist Gerald Johnson teams with the SpeakEasy Light Orchestra at the new SpeakEasy Supper Club and Piano Bar on Louisiana, 8 p.m., free. At the Afterthought, the Flying Balloon'o Brothers do classic rock, 8 p.m., $5. From Dallas, Chant specializes in a combination of blues, funk and soul at Cajun's, 9:30 p.m., $5. A trio of local rock acts shares the bill at the at Revolution: Calling Drake, Townshed and the Natural State, 9 p.m., $5-$10.
Hugely popular Memphis cover act Venus Mission specializes in the '80s; the band plays at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $7. The brothers Kerby try to out-holler each other at White Water, with Kevin playing with his band Battery and Josh fronting San Antokyo, a group that also features Kevin, 10 p.m., $5. DJ g-force provides the soundtrack at Rio's Lounge, the new nighttime incarnation of Gaucho's, 9:30 p.m. Local crooner Cody Belew stops in at the Afterthought for a long set, 9 p.m., $7.
After big success in the early part of the decade, Atlanta's Jagged Edge is plotting a comeback. The R&B group performs at the Delta Classic for Literacy after a party in the Peabody Ballroom, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $25 d.o.s. Casey Donahew is big in Texas and, increasingly, throughout country music. He makes his first stop at Revolution, with Hwy. 5 opening, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. At Sticky Fingerz, Memphis' The Dempseys play high-flyin' (literally) throwback rock 'n' roll; expect all sorts of instrumental acrobatics, including lots of upright bass balancing, 9:30 p.m., $7. Local blues woman Charlotte Taylor plays SpeakEasy, 9 p.m., free. Local pyschobillies Josh the Devil and the Sinners come to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. Popular post-hardcore act Silverstein stops in at the Village with Madina Lake, I See Stars, Closure in Mosco and the Word Alive supporting, 7:30 p.m., $13 adv., $15 d.o.s. Soul duo Ramona Smith and Carl Mouton play songs you know at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.