Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
Fiery indie-punk three-piece Magic Hassle (featuring two-fifths of the American Princes) share a bill at White Water with Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Tater Famine, who do cheeky agro folk, 9:30 p.m., $5. Get camera ready: Local prog-rockers An Orangutan are filming a live music video at Revolution; Inner City Lights opens, 9 p.m., free. Local party band Mr. Happy headlines at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. The House, the new restaurant and coffeehouse in Hillcrest, is hosting free live music from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays. This week: the good-time folk act Damn Bullets. At Sticky Fingerz, RK Collections hosts a fashion show, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Atlanta's Gringo Star, which used to be called A Fir-Ju Well, has played Little Rock, semi-regularly, for years. Their infectious garage-pop headlines a bill at Sticky Fingerz that also includes local rockers Big Boots and James Lepine and the Chasers, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. At Studio Joe, Damn Bullets continue spreading the gospel of “Electric Folk Boogie,” the apt title of their most recent album, 8 p.m., $5. The Peabody RiverTop party packs 'em in with cover acts Crisis! and Tragikly White, 9 p.m., $5. Multi-instrumentalist Tonya Leeks belts out songs you know at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. In Murray Park, a Utah dance troupe performs “Ballet Under the Stars,” 8:30 p.m., $6-$8. Josh the Devil, sans Sinners, rockabillies at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5. At Ya Ya's, acoustic singer/songwriter Chris Henry performs, 8 p.m., free.
Impressive local trumpet player Rodney Block continues to celebrate the release of his new album “Out the Box” with a concert at Crush, 9 p.m., free. Three local acts share the bill at the Village — young alt-rockers Rigby Fawkes, self-described cabaret punks Flameing Daeth Fearies and noise punks Ginsu Wives, 7:30 p.m., $8. From Portland, one-man-band Right on John (with cigar box guitars) shares a bill with the Chris Denny Band at Downtown Music, 8 p.m., $6. Still mourning the King of Pop? There's a Michael Jackson tribute party at Juanita's, 9:30 p.m., $10. The Twisters run and gun versus Corpus Christi at Verizon Arena, 7:05 p.m., $11-$28. At Discovery, Platinumb mans the disco, while g-force keeps it moving in the lobby, midnight, $10. Guitar whiz Nick Devlin's new world music project El Son del Mundo plays Capi's, 9 p.m., free.