Self-made country-flecked pop phenom Corey Smith plays Riverfest Amphitheatre, 8 p.m., $15-$25. The poppy country and western of the Aaron Owens Band heads to Electric Cowboy, 10 p.m., $5. North Little Rock skate shop and art space The Enjoy Life brings in a night of Central Arkansas power pop with local muscle Hector Faceplant, the young guns of Ezra Lbs. and New Orleans' dirty-mouthed sons of Soophie Nun Squad, Jean Eric, 9 p.m., $7. The weekly party "In Too Deep" returns to Deep Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m. Another weekly party, "Posh," offers the sounds of DJ Mike Blaze and the synth-grooving Dell Smith, 9 p.m., $5 early admission. Rollicking spazz-core act Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout brings their Man Man-inspired shuffle to Hot Springs for a show at Maxine's alongside the swarthy psych-folk of Animalsound, 9 p.m., free.
Local melodic songwriter Brian Frazier takes an outing to Sticky Fingerz, backed by Action Figures and supported by the California pop of Young the Giant and moody bedroom rockers This Holy House, 9 p.m., $6. Revolution brings in the familiar, always room-filling Boom Kinetic, 9:30 p.m., $8 early admission. Two of Little Rock's best acts, The See and Whale Fire, take their triumphant, melodic anthem-rock to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. It's a family affair at Khalil's with Team Lieblong and its brand of instant, acoustic feel-good, 7 p.m. Fox and Hound scoots boots with Ryan Couron, 10 p.m., $5.
Benjamin Del Shreve, the catchy, bouncy Fayetteville soundcraft, releases his newest album, "Sleeping Sweetly," at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $8. Discovery brings "Bittersweet," billed as a "once in a decade event" when DJ Big Brown (better known as Mike Brown, proprietor of the new Green Grass Bodega) returns to the decks in the disco to battle against DJ Chaos, who makes a homecoming to the DJ booth after a 10-year absence; local rumpshaker g-force mans the lobby while Kourtney Van Wells and Whitney Paige woman the theater, 10 p.m. And finally, if you were in the market to possibly see a grown man sing and light his genitals on fire (really), Philadelphia's Emotron is set to singe The Enjoy Life with support from Houston rapper B L A C K I E and the banging, dance-y laptop outfit Limb, 9 p.m., $7.