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Naturally, you should all head down to Round 2 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Which band will take the second round and move on to the finals? Will it be Fox Blossom Venture? John Willis? Dead End Drive? Or Bombay Harambee? Find out at 9 p.m. at Stickyz, $5 21 and older, $10 18-20. Over at The Joint, fiery singer Tawanna Campbell will perform, 9 p.m. At Revolution, a host of performers will pay tribute to Bob Marley on the late artist's 59th birthday. Anthony B, Fire & Brimstone + Solution Band, Tricia Reed and DJ Hy-C provide the soundtrack, 9 p.m., $20. Pulaski Technical College's Big Rock Reading Series brings in poet Jericho Brown, 6 p.m., free.
Big Bad Gina & SJ Tucker headline the Little Rock Love Dance at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 p.m., $15. Screamy Christian hardcore troupe Emery plays at Vino's, with The Classic Crime, This Wild Life and Peace Mercutio, 8 p.m., $20. Fans of idiosyncratic artistry and homemade instruments will want to get on over to Stickyz, which hosts "An Evening with That 1 Guy," 11 p.m., $10. "For the Love of Art" is a fundraiser for Art Porter Music Education Inc., Cajun's Wharf, 7 p.m., free but donations are encouraged. White Water Tavern hosts New Jersey roots/punkers The Hudson Falcons, with Little Rock cow-punkers The P-47s opening, 10 p.m. Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar brings in Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers with guest vocalist Bijoux, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Dance music mavens take note: it's time for Zodiac: Aquarius Edition with Dave Aude, Scotty B, Justin Sane, Ewell, Platinumb and Big Brown, Revolution, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $15-$18 day of.
Hip-hop experimenters Mad Conductor come to Vino's, with Futuro Boots and Don't Cry Paula, all-ages, 8 p.m., $7. DJs Brandon Peck, Joel Allenbaugh and Big Brown will soundtrack your late-night shenanigans, with live entertainment from Dominique Sanchez & The Disco Dolls, Discovery Nightclub, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Livewire rock-'n'-rollers Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts play an 18-and-older show at Stickyz with Austin-based Americana outfit Buggaboo opening up, 9 p.m., $5.