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Pickin's are slim for all those anxious to escape the grip of family togetherness. Local R&B diva Nikki Parish headlines at Revolution, 9 p.m. At West End, PG-13 plays covers that span from classic rock to the '80s to today, 9 p.m., $5.
Improbably, the Memphis-based “aristo-crunk” duo Lord T and Eloise, he in a powdered wig and she in “24-karat gold” skin, is one of the most consistently popular rap acts in Central Arkansas. The group returns to Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. At Cool Shoes at Downtown Music, Deviant Soundsystem's Daniel Moomey unveils his new disco-infused electro project Kichen. Indie/electro DJ Jamesaustinlee and dubstep pro Stepchild round out the bill, and as usual Cameron Holifield provides visuals, 10 p.m., $5. Long running Grateful Dead tribute act the Schwag returns to Juanita's, 9 p.m., $10. In Hot Springs, the Low Key Arts Building hosts a benefit for the Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival. It features bands like Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon, Frown Pow'r and Ramen Noodles, arranged in a circle in the room and performing 20-minute sets with no interruption. Circle of death! Starts at 9 p.m., $7. Fayetteville folk-rock act the Sarah Hughes Band comes to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. Blue-eyed soul man Big John Miller brings his band to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Same sort of thing, but with more hip-shaking with Cody Belew and the Mercers at SpeakEasy, 9 p.m., $5.
On its 10-year anniversary tour, Planet of the Drums, the drum and bass collective that includes Dieselboy, Dara, AK1200 and Messian, comes to the Village with Justin Ewell and Jared Lawler opening, 8:30 p.m., $20 adv., $25 d.o.s. The Kings of Leon tribute act Gold Diggin' Mothers plays Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $6. Garage-folk miscreants Frown Pow'r share a bill with Life Size Pizza at Town Pump, 9 p.m. Late night at Discovery, Michael Shane mans the disco, while g-force works the lobby, 9 p.m., $10. Up-and-coming local country singer Ryan Couron plays Denton's Trotline in Benton, 8 p.m., free. Popular local party band Tragikly White comes to Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $5. Tennessee folk-rocker Oona Love plays at Star Bar, 8 p.m.