From San Francisco, BLVD specializes in electro-funk jam at Sticky Fingerz. “Conscious wordsmith” MC Souleye opens, 10 p.m., $5. At On the Rocks, tuneful indie rockers Deas Vail perform with the rock collective Bear Colony, 8 p.m., $5. From Conway, new act Modal Wayward plays psychedelic rock at Juanita's with Beau Nixon and Shelly Joe and Phillip, 9 p.m., $5. Local party band Mr. Happy headlines at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5.
The Great Arkansas Talent Search starts its final round at Windsong Center for the Performing Arts, 9 a.m., $20. In El Dorado, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Reckless Kelly and 607 are some of the big acts at Musicfest, a two-day concert in the city's downtown, 5 p.m., $15-$20. At Vino's, up-and-coming emo rockers School Boy Humor, who recently signed to Vagrant, headline a voter registration show at Vino's that also features Alert All Arms and David Slade of the American Princes, 9 p.m., $8. Hot Springs venue the Low Key Arts Building kicks off its season with a Sadie Hawkins Dance Party (hey, ladies), featuring folk favorite Brian Martin, Luna Tart and Lurleen and the Itinerant Locals, 8 p.m., donations. Hot Rod Van, the cover iteration of Josh the Devil and the Sinners, headlines at Counterpoint, 11 p.m., $5. Electro-indie act Fear Before the March of Flames performs at the Village, 7 p.m., $8 adv., $11 d.o.s. Memphis-based rockabilly revivalists the Dempseys return to Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8. Memphis' White Noise Theory play '70s and '80s dance covers at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5.
In El Dorado, Musicfest continues with acts like John Anderson, Shooter Jennings and Malina Moye headlining, 11:30 a.m., $15-$20. Conway and Little Rock DJs face off in Vs. at Revolution, 8 p.m. With hooks a plenty, Grand Serenade headlines Juanita's with Oscocloso, 9:30 p.m., $5. Local hard rockers Four on the Floor headline at Sticky Fingerz, with Clay Caldwell opening, 9 p.m., $5. Blues act the Joe Pitts Band plays Cornerstone with Max Arrigo and the Shanghai Noodle Factory, 9 p.m., $5. If he's not hopping around California, where he was rumored to be heading, Chris Denny will play White Water, 9 p.m., $5. At Disco Dave McRoberts and Justin Sane man the club, while g-force works the lobby, midnight, $10.