Unkempt indie rock at the Afterthought 


If your Thursday night calls for charmingly self-deprecating, unkempt indie rock then don't miss The Hidden Rex, playing with William Krzeszinski at The Afterthought, 8 p.m. free. Downtown Music Hall has a night of high-octane rock with Johnny Rocket and The Real Deal, Hollywood Rockafella and Belair, 8 p.m., $6. Blues rock wunderkind Steven Neeper and his band play the Thirst n' Howl, 9 p.m., free. Austin, Texas favorites Band of Heathens swing through town for some rootsy singer/songwriter rock, with The Delta Saints, Stickyz, all-ages, 9 p.m., $10. Modern hard-rockers Hurt play an 18-and-older show at Revolution with Kingsdown, 9 p.m., $14 adv., $16 d.o.s. The Chamber Music Society of Little Rock features Michael Brown, performing works by Albeniz, Debussy, Schubert, and Brown's own composition, "Constellations and Toccata," St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $25. Argenta Community Theater's first anniversary gala honors Rick Fleetwood with the inaugural Arkansas Patron Award, cocktail attire is appropriate, Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $200.


The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra features soloist Tatiana Rotman at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild, Woodlands Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., $35. Singer/songwriter and Hendrix alum Graham Wilkinson returns to White Water Tavern, with Fayetteville's Sarah Hughes, 10 p.m., $5. For a guaranteed good time, check out The Crescent City's Dirty Dozen Brass Band, playing an 18-and-older show with FreeVerse at Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Renowned actor, writer, musician and funnyman Mike Epps does standup at Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $42-$51. Afterward, Twelve Modern Lounge hosts an after party starting at 10 p.m., which is free with a ticket stub from Epps' performance. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Dickey-Stephens park at 7:10 p.m., $6-$12.


Get crafty at Etsy Little Rock's 2nd Annual Indie Arts & Music Festival, featuring booths from local Etsy sellers, food trucks and music from Mike Mullins, Michael Leonard Witham, Isaac Alexander and Mandy McBryde, Shoppes on Woodlawn, 10 a.m. The Diamond Dames Burly-Q Revue is back at Juanita's, with Red Snapper and Mr. Snapper, Cinnamon Twirl and Siss E. Sassafrass and music from the excellent Tulsa garage-punkers Broncho, 9:30 p.m. The Foul Play Cabaret comes to Maxine's, with Rosa Lee Bloom & Raven Rose, Amanda Avery and AmyJo Savannah, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. Women's full-tackle pro football is what's in store as the Arkansas Bansheess take on the Kansas Phoenix at J.A. Fair Magnet High School, 6 p.m., $5.


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