Magness Lake, in Heber Springs, is a magnet for swans
It's a bill full of young, energetic indie-poppers at Revolution, with Copeland, Sherwood, Anchor and Braille and Barcelona, 7 p.m., $13-$15. At Cajun's, local cover band Jet 420 plays songs you know, 9 p.m., $5. Judson and Josh Spillyards form the core of the Spillyards Brothers Jazz Trio with Ryan Hitt or Chris Atwood filling the third spot; they play the House, 6-9 p.m., free. Local jazz player and patron Rex Bell leads a trio at the Afterthought's weekly jazz night, 8 p.m., $5.
Fayetteville rocker Benjamin Del Shreve returns to Sticky Fingerz with folk party act the Ben Miller Band, from Joplin, Mo., 9 p.m., $6. At Studio Joe, well-regarded local singer/songwriter Amy Garland performs, 8 p.m., $5. One of Central Arkansas's most prolific performers, Big John Miller, leads his band through soul classics at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. This month's edition of Revolution's Girls Night Out party is Caribbean themed; DJs Max and Ewell provide the soundtrack, 8 p.m., ladies free, $10 for dudes before 10:30 p.m. Former Cooper's Orbit front man Chris Heny performs an acoustic show at Ya Ya's, 8 p.m., free. Fayetteville folk-rocker Sarah Hughes returns to White Water with country-tinged jam rockers Bent Grass Green playing in support, 9 p.m., $5. At Midtown, Conway singer/songwriter Mat Mahar performs, 12:30 a.m., $5. The Travs begin a home stand that lasts through next Thursday, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
At Midtown, the country-rockin' Pope County Bootleggers play late night, 12:30 a.m., $5. Birmingham's Vulture Whale has drawn comparisons to Kings of Leon; they share a bill at White Water with Fayetteville's Hot Shot Karate, 9 p.m., $5. At Sticky Fingerz, Wrong Way serves tribute to reggae rock heroes Sublime, 9 p.m., $6. The Afterthought hosts local reggae musicians and offers rum specials at its appropriately named Reggae and Rum Party, 9 p.m., $7. Local alt-rockers SufferKate celebrate the release of a new CD with a concert at Downtown Music that also features Finding Jimmy Hoffa, Land of Mines and Grayskale, 8 p.m., $6. In Hot Springs, two of Little Rock's finest young bands, Frown Pow'r and the See, share a bill at Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5. At Discovery, Michael Shane mans the disco, while Balance holds it down in the lobby, midnight, $10.