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Entertainment giant Tyler Perry's family drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" comes to Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $48.75. Trista Harris, coauthor of "How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career," will discuss her book at the Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m., free. Little Rockers Booyah! Dad and scorching garage-soul outfit Ghost Dance, out of Springfield, Mo., play White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.
Everyone's favorite barroom songstress and rockabilly queen Bonnie Montgomery plays Maxine's, 8 p.m., free. Modern prog-rockers Queen Anne's Revenge play Downtown Music Hall, with Embrace the Crash and Indie Bullshit, which has a commanding lead for best band name of the decade, 8 p.m., $6. The Salty Dogs bring a bit of classic Bakersfield country to Laman Library, 7 p.m., free. The band also plays White Water Tavern Saturday night.
Sol Definition scorches the stage at Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m. For some exceedingly catchy pop jangle, look no further than Maxine's for Texas trio Girl in a Coma, with Pop Pistol, Booyah! Dad and Ezra Lbs., 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. Fayetteville's favorite party starters Boom Kinetic play an 18-and-older show at Stickyz with Indie Bullshit, which, again, has the best name of any band currently playing music, 9 p.m., $10. Over at Juanita's, get a dose of heady modern rock with Blind Mary and Dark From Day One, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Memphis maestro John Paul Keith returns to White Water Tavern with his band The One Four Fives for some pitch perfect soulful rock. Opening the show will be the punk 'n' roll brawlers in Kentucky Knife Fight, out of St. Louis, 10 p.m.
The Mockingbird Hillbilly Band, those fine purveyors of hillbilly psychedelia, play The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. The P-47s tear the place up over at Dugan's Pub, 9:30 p.m., free. Down in Spa City, it's Songwriters Night, featuring Brian Martin, Micah Schnabel of Two-Cow Garage, Adam Faucett, Amyjo Savannah and William Blackart, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Central Arkansas Roller Derby's Big Dam Rollers go toe-to-to with The Sisterhood of Steel, of Poteau, Okla. The event features music from garage rockers The Bloodless Cooties, with a portion of proceeds to benefit Camp Quality, Skate World on Mabelvale Cut Off, 7 p.m., $10.