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Country veteran Ronnie McDowell plays at Juanita's with The Coral Reefers and The Florida Boys, 8 p.m., $25. Up in Morrilton, Red Dirt favorite Stoney Larue is at Jose's Supper Club with Phil Hamilton, 10 p.m., $15 adv., $18 door. Barrett Baber and Ernie Halter play an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10. A Pale Horse Named Death, featuring members of Type O Negative and Life of Agony, performs at Downtown Music Hall, 8 p.m., $10. If you dig screamy hardcore of the Southern California variety, check out Retox at White Water Tavern, with R.I.O.T.S. and Opportunist, 9:30 p.m.
Acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan will perform works by Bach, Maurice Durufle, Ravel and Charles-Marie Widor, First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. DTM — Battle of the Bands finds Consumers, In Serpents I Sleep, As Tall As Giants, 540, At Wills End and Outlier squaring off at Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $10. The Good Time Ramblers rock The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. SoulCom Collective hosts a food and clothing drive with Chris Rodriguez, John Baugh, The Soundwrights, Joel Allenbaugh, James Bacon & Joe Holmes, Bobby Kuta, SoulCom Collective, Next Bistro & Bar, free, donations accepted. EDM enthusiasts, Zodiac: Scorpio Edition with Archnemesis is going to be at Revolution, with The Recreation Circus, Kichen, Mr. Napalm, JDawg and Bdubs, 8 p.m., $8-$15. Singer/songwriter and White Water Tavern fave Patrick Sweany returns to the WWT, with Isaac Alexander, 10 p.m., $7. The Weekend Theater's production of "A Clockwork Orange" continues, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12-$16. The CALS Book Sale kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Folkies Ivan & Alyosha play Juanita's, with fellow travelers Matrimony and The Falls, 10 p.m., $7 adv., $8 day of. Memphis duo Motel Mirrors (a.k.a. Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith) are at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7. Tyrannosaurus Chicken, RTB2 and Daniel Markham play Maxine's in Hot Springs. The Mister Arkansas USofA M.I. and Classic 2013 is a direct preliminary to Mister USofA M.I. 2014 National competition held in Oklahoma City. The qualifying action is happening at Miss Kitty's Saloon, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Singer/songwriter Butch Walker plays an all-ages show at Revolution, with Marc Scibilia, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of.
Y'all know him, y'all love him, Cory Branan is back at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10.