DJ Silky Slim helps "bring sexy back to your Thursday night" at Twelve Modern Lounge, 9 p.m., $10 after 10:30. Jackson Taylor & The Sinners keep the Outlaw country spirit alive with old-school honky-tonk tunes that are the perfect soundtrack for doing body shots of Evan Williams straight off a stripper's navel base, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. Of course, if that sounds good, you might have to toss a coin between that show and JB & The Moonshine Band and Ryan Couron, Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m. If bustin' a gut sounds like your speed, comedian Dante is at The Loony Bin through Saturday. The Thursday show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $7. Red Octopus Theater's "Caged Heat" returns to The Public Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10.
Cool Shoes' monthly dance party keeps things thumping at Downtown Music Hall, starting at 9 p.m., $5. The indefatigable Bonnie Montgomery takes her Montgomery Trucking outfit to Dugan's Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. New Orleans natives Butterfly and The Rebirth of Irie Soul host an evening of stories and remembrances from Hurricane Katrina survivors for the six-year anniversary of the storm, with Darria Johnson, Tim Anthony and more at Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 9 p.m., $10. Elise Davis and Floorwalkers play the reopened Browning's Mexican Grill, 9 p.m., $5. Also from New Orleans, The Iguanas play good-time roots rock with a Latin tinge at Juanita's, $12 adv., $15 door, 9 p.m. For a late night of rock 'n' roll debauchery, you probably won't do better than Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre at Midtown, $5, midnight-30.
Former Black Oak Arkansas and Krokus member Andy Tanas brings his distinctive country rock sound to Artchurch Studio in Hot Springs, with opener Ben Robbins, 7 p.m., $10. The Blue Ribbon Healers play jazz-flavored old-timey tunes about drinking and carousing and such, The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. North Mississippi bluesman David Kimbrough plays Midtown, 12:30, $5. "Soul on Fire" is a musical that explores abuse, recovery and healing. The show is fresh off the main stage of the (2011 National Black Theatre Festival) and comes to Robinson Center Music Hall at 7:30 p.m., $36.50-$48.50. Boys & Their Toys 2011: A Rockin' Bow Tie Affair benefits the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, with KTHV anchor Craig O'Neill as emcee, music from the B Flats and a runway show with the latest men's fashions, Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m., $100.