Aranda plays Juanitas Friday night.

  • Aranda plays Juanita’s Friday night.


For a night of edgy modern rock, look no further than Juanita’s, which hosts a CD release show for Oklahoma City’s Aranda, with Nevertrain, Se7en Sharp and Jessica Seven, 9 p.m., $7 adv., $10 d.o.s.

Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers play The Afterthought, with featured performers Tawanna Campbell and Mia McNeal, 9 p.m., $10.

The Shreve Brothers — that’d be Benjamin Del and Randall — play an 18-and-older show at Stickyz with 2012 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finalists War Chief, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Blues-rock wunderkind Steven Neeper plays Markham Street Grill and Pub, 9 p.m., free.

Joecephus tears the place down at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5.

For some folky country with a gentle lilt and gorgeous vocal harmonies, don’t miss Carolina Story at Downtown Music Hall, with Sean Michel and Star & Micey, 8 p.m., $7.

The Cruisin’ in the Rock car show includes awards for best cruiser, best truck and best motorcycle, with music, door prizes and more, River Market Pavilions, 6 p.m.


DJs Brandon Peck, JMZ Dean and Jacob Reyes spin the night away at Discovery, with performers Dominique and Whitney Paige, 9 p.m. ’til 5 a.m.

Katmandu plays at the Thirst n’ Howl, 9 p.m., free.

It’s a 65th B-day Jam Session for drummer Red Jack, with Butterfly, Family Man, Irie Soul and Friends, 9 p.m., $5.

If you’re craving some intense rock action, check out Velvet Kente and Year of the Tiger at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $7.

For some roller derby action, you can watch the Central Arkansas Roller Derby’s Big Dam Rollers take on the Tulsa Derby League, at Skate World, 7 p.m., $10.