From Tuscaloosa, the Dexateens specialize in pop-filtered Southern rock at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Former Gettys front man Matt Joyce offers a solo show at West End, 9 p.m., $5. LA's Ernie Halter does breezy acoustic soul at Sticky Fingerz, with Andrew Hoover and JT Spangler opening, 9 p.m., $5. Local rap crew Tho'd Studios hosts a showcase at Cornerstone, with D-Mite and the A-Team DJs, Cat Daddy, Gutta B and more performing, 10 p.m., $3. Hot Springs hardcore band Pray for Sunrise shares a bill at Vino's with Stereo Sound, 8 p.m. Saxophonist Michael Eubanks performs at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Local rock cover act Crisis headlines at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. A group hoping to restore the Dreamland Ballroom in the Flag and Banner building, on the corner of Ninth and State, holds an open house, with tours and wine and cheese, 6:30 p.m., free. At the Rep, “Always … Patsy Cline” winds down, 8 p.m., $20-$35; its last performance is on Sunday.
Local blues-rock act Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain headlines at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Piano man William Staggers returns to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Jonesboro act Starroy calls its music “country fried psychedelic rock 'n' roll,” but “jam” would probably get you there, too. The band shares a bill at Sticky Fingerz with Ten Cent Hat, 9:30 p.m., $5. Benton's Dead Celt Society approach Celtic music with a punk perspective, Vino's, 8:30 p.m.
Actress Gabrielle Union is the latest speaker in Philander Smith's “Bless the Mic” lecture series, Harris Auditorium, 7 p.m., free. At White Water, Shreveport's Dirtfoot plays self-styled “gypsy punk country grumble boogie” (somewhat surprisingly, the band recently collaborated with Belle and Sebastian vet Isobel Campbell) with Little Rock's electric folk boogie heroes Damn Bullets sharing the bill, 9 p.m., $5. Young, emo-ish indie band Mae gets strong opening support from Locksley, Deas Vail and Big Boots at the Village, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Soul duo Brenda and Ellis come to the Afterthought at 9 p.m., $5. Local singer/songwriter Lucious Spiller brings his band to Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Lately, Discovery is opening up its lobby dance area at 9 p.m. Balance DJs there, while Michael Shane mans the disco, midnight, $10.