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It's a night of good time rock 'n' roll at Sticky Fingerz with Dallas' Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights and Tulsa's the Effects, both of which seem to be steadily rising nationally, and former Getty lead singer Matt Joyce's new band Nevertrain, 9 p.m., $5. Local singer/songwriter Jonathan Wilkins performs at the Town Pump, which has begun to host live music occasionally, 9 p.m., free. At Revolution, Fayetteville post-grunge act Silverstone shares a bill with Wishtribe and Inner City Lights, 9 p.m., $5. The Rex Bell Trio headlines jazz night at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., free. From Philly, Grandchildren blend acoustic instruments with electric effects at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. “Follie Holidays,” the Rep's annual young performer's showcase, enters its last weekend, 7 p.m., $15-20.
At the Village, local rock acts Spinning Jenny, Jessica 7, the Throbbing Testicles and Little Monsters share the bill, 7 p.m., $10. Bluegrass aficionados Runaway Planet pick and grin at White Water, 9:30 p.m., $5. Local rap collective Tho'd Studios showcases at Cornerstone, 9 p.m., $5. Local party band Tragikly White is at Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m. The Weekend Theater's staging of Neil LaBute's “A Dark, Dark House” enters its penultimate weekend, 7:30 p.m., $14-$18. In Benton, blue-eyed soul man Big John Miller belts the hits out with his band, 8 p.m., free. Multi-instrumentalist Tonya Leeks performs with a back-up band at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Gusano's hosts a DVD screening of Little Rock Fashion Week 2009, 6 p.m., free.
At Sticky Fingerz, two of Little Rock's finest indie rock bands, the See and Magic Hassle, share a bill with Boston pop act Aloud, 9 p.m., $6. Popular Memphis alt-rockers Ingram Hill come to Juanita's, with the Breakthrough opening, 9:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. The Gettys play a special Deer Widow concert at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $5. Three of Arkansas's finest experimental bands — Fayetteville's Color Club, Hot Springs' Church of the Snake and Little Rock's Ginsu Wives — share a bill at Vino's with Providence's Chinese Stars, who also make a lot of noise, 8 p.m. At SpeakEasy, local blueswoman Charlotte Taylor sings songs you know, 9 p.m., free. Local classic rockers the Groan Ups come to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
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