Velcro Fly pays homage to everybody’s favorite beard-rockers ZZ Top, West End Smokehouse and Tavern, 10:30 p.m.
Downtown Music Hall hosts a metal lineup with Sychosys, Still Reign and Scorned, 8 p.m., $6.
Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra plays self-described funk-pop, featuring four-part vocal harmonies, ukulele, violin, tuba, saxophones, electric bass, rock drums and Latin percussion, Maxine’s, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. The band also plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 8:30 p.m., $5.
It’s a New Year’s Comedy Explosion, with Deray Davis, Michael Blackson, Lil J and Lil Duvall, hosted by Mark “Superstar” Jones, Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $35-$69.
Down in the Spa City, Low Key Arts presents Arkansas Shorts: A night of short film at Malco Theater, 6 p.m., $7.
Arkansas country up-and-comers Matt Stell & The Crashers play Stickyz, 9 p.m., $6.