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Revolution celebrates Cinco de Mayo with "Cinco de Metal," a night of deathcore from The Black Dahlia Murder, Michigan two-piece Beast in the Field and Atlanta black metal act Wraith, 8 p.m., $10. Even more metal is offered at Downtown Music Hall from Victory Records act Carnifex, Chicago's Oceano and, what we can only hope isn't false advertising, the Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Little Rock songwriting authority Kevin Kerby returns to White Water Tavern for another insult-sprinkled solo gig, 10 p.m. At the Trinity United Methodist Church, the River City Men's Chorus takes a shot at pop-culture gold with its latest program, "Glee Club," 7 p.m., free. And the Dunbar Community Gardens' "Music in the Garden" series hosts hyper-poppy local super-trio Winston Family Orchestra, 5:30 p.m., free.
Town Pump hosts a triple-bill of indie rock from piano-laced rockers Free Micah, Musicians Showcase finalists Year of the Tiger and Aussie-pop from Catskill Kids, 10 p.m., $3. Soul, jazz and R&B gets fused at The Afterthought when Rodney Block & the Real Music Lovers hits the stage, 9 p.m., $10. Revolution's regular Zodiac Party returns to fete local Tauruses with a slate of DJs including Big Brown, Ewell, Sex With Robots, Mix Mafia, Michael Shane and more, 9 p.m., $10. Bar rockers PG-13 rock at a bar, this time Fox and Hound, 10 p.m., $5. Cornerstone flaunts area rappers and hip-hop crews during the regular D-Mite and Tho-D Studios Showcase, 9 p.m. Perennial party band Mister Lucky heads to Benton for a night at Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m.
ACAC cross-dresses it up on the Arkansas Queen for its annual "Drag the River" party, featuring live music from club kid Jason Dottley; emceed by female impersonators Miranda Meridian, Brittany Paige, Tionne Iman, Krystal Karrington and M'Shay Foster, 10 p.m., $50 general, $75 V.I.P. Two of the best traditional roots musicians in the state, Damn Bullet Joe Sundell and Hot Springs' Brian Martin, boogie in White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. Jocephus & the George Jonestown Massacre provide the music for the "Dandy Day in the Park" after-party at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members. And, in the afternoon, UAMS hosts its annual Julep Cup Jaunt, featuring silent auctions, food, mint juleps, live music from The Real Thing and, of course, the Kentucky Derby, at the Fred Smith Conference Center of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, 4 p.m., $25.