Austin-based progressive rockers The Boxing Lesson bring their synth-heavy, huge-sounding jams to Downtown Music Hall with Little Rock psych-prog instrumentalists Echo Canyon, 8 p.m., $5. Bringing the funky, rollicking Hammond-heavy soul from New Orleans is the Joe Krown Trio, featuring Krown, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste Jr., Stickyz, 18-and-older, 9 p.m., $10. White Water Tavern hosts DJs Kyle Carpenter and Ike Plumlee, 9 p.m., free. For some soulful, Stones-y singer/songwriter rock, check out Joe Firstman with The Cordovas at Juanita's, 8 p.m., $10. DrFameus is the pulsing, thumping electro-percussive musical project of Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin. DJ Paul Grass opens the 18-and-older show, Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.
For some sweeping, widescreen indie pop, check out Shreveport's Super Water Sympathy at Maxine's. Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth and The Sideshow Tragedy open the show, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Fayetteville jam-funk ensemble The 1 Oz. Jig carries the party into the wee hours at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5. The Smittle Band brings sophisticated, jazz-tinged pop to Dugan's Pub, 9 p.m., free. It's salsa night with Calle Soul, featuring live music and basic salsa lessons, Browning's Mexican Food, 9:30 p.m., $5. Presented by the peace advocacy group Invisible Children, "KONY 2012" is a short film that documents the brutal Ugandan conflict being waged by war criminal Joseph Kony's forces in the Lord's Resistance Army, Faith Spring Church, 6:30 p.m., free. Paws on the Runway, the annual canine fashion show and benefit for CARE for Animals, kicks off at The Governor's Mansion, 6 p.m., $50-$250. The Tricks play an acoustic set at Pizza D'Action, 10 p.m., $3.
The Conway Symphony Orchestra presents "The Best of Stage and Screen," which includes music by John Williams, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leroy Anderson, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more, Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $6-$38. Memphis madman Jason D. Williams pounds the keys at Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m. Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers team up with Bethany Devine for a tribute to Sade and Miles Davis titled "Love Songs," Big Whiskey's American Bar and Grill, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Psych-blues-trance maestros Tyrannosaurus Chicken play Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5. Down in Hot Springs, The Second Annual Culinary District Art of BBQ Invitational features professional barbecue teams cooking pork ribs, chicken, pork butt and beef brisket, The Culinary District, noon, free.