Fresh off opening on tour for the Veronica’s, LA’s Carney comes to Sticky Fingerz with a swaggering brand of blues-tinged pop-rock. Front man Reeve Carney (looking like James Franco’s sister above) used to play in Johnny Lang’s backing band. Local prog-rockers An Orangutan opens, 9:30 p.m., $5.

At White Water, Whale Fire’s a late add to a bill featuring Memphis’ the Angel Sluts, who do fiery, old-school punk, 10 p.m., donations.

AND: As usual, Carl Mouton hosts a jam session at the Afterthought, 8 p.m,. $5. And Ben Byer is at Ya Ya’s, 7 p.m.