Reigning Arkansas Times showcase winner Adrian “607” Tillman gets big love from CNN tonight on the finale of the network’s special series, “Black in America.” Tonight, in”The Black Man,” and two Central graduates from 1968 figure in prominently, but the real excitement comes about an hour in (not sure how long it’ll be with commercials), when in about eight minutes, CNN paints 607 as everything good in hip-hop, 8 p.m. More, earlier.
From Nashville, Florez plays soulful acoustic pop in the vein of Maroon 5 at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $3.
Ted Ludwig’s a busy man. From 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., he and bassist Joe Cripps play happy hour at the Capital Hotel Bar, 5 p.m. Then, as usual, the Ted Ludwig Trio (which also includes Cripps and drummer Brian Brown) headlines at the Afterthought, 8:15 p.m., $5.
Florida screamo (that’s right) band Underoath is at the Village, 7:30 p.m., $17 adv., $20 d.o.s.
The Movement presents Live Karaoke at Crush Wine Bar with the funk/soul band Solfude providing instrumental backing, 8 p.m., $5.
At Cajun’s, local party band Mr. Happy performs, 9 p.m., $5.
It’s comedy night at the new B.A.C. 2 Theater on Rodney Parham, with “Class Clown,” 8 p.m., $5.
Meanwhile, comedian Tommy Blaze does stand-up at the Loony Bin, 8 p.m., $6.