In his ongoing quest to bring the traditional sounds of Mississippi and Louisiana to White Water Tavern, co-owner/booker Matt White’s reached down to south Louisiana to snag Ryan Brunet and the Malfecteurs (French for “outlaws”) for a gig tonight. This is real-deal Cajun music, with Brunet leading the way on accordion, twin fiddles, a thumping rhythm section and lyrics mostly in Cajun French. It’ll be impossible not to dance. Local chanteuse Bonnie Montgomery opens with her full band ensemble, Montgomery Trucking, 9 p.m., $5.
Popular feely-folk Baton Rouge act Benjy Davis Project and purveyor of throaty, California country Jay Nash come to The Village, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.
The omnipresent DJ Balance spins for the ever-growing Thursday night crowds at Union, 10 p.m., free.
Falcon Scott plays either its last show or its last show with the Falcon Scott Robot, according to the Sticky Fingerz webpage. They/It will bid Little Rock adieu alongside whackadoo emcee crew Futuro Boots,
Whoops! Falcon Scott’s going strong and Futuro Boots had to cancel. Brenn takes their place. Clarification in the comments. Thanks, Sammy! Game on! 9:30 p.m., $5.
The River Market district hosts two big weekly parties: J-One Productions’ weekly “In Too Deep” party goes to Deep Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m., while “Thirsty Thursdays” moves from the now-closed On the Rocks to the event’s new home at Revolution, taking Dr. Feel Good, Mike Blake and StoneCold along for the ride, 8 p.m., $10 early admission.
ACAC opens its doors for the inVerse Open Mic Poetry Night, 6 p.m., $5.
The Arkansas Travelers face off against the San Antonio Missions and sell $2 beers from Vino’s and Bosco’s for their Brewpub Night, 7:10 p.m., $6-$12.