Thursday’s Music

Local H.

Giving you the music a day early:

In the mid-1990s, two-man heavy alternative rock group Local H lit up rock radio with tunes such as “Bound for the Floor” and “Eddie Vedder,” mixing Midwestern meat-and-potatoes, gritty rock with a punk vibe. But the duo’s best tune is “High-Fiving MF,” a chugging, stomping, guitar- and drum-powered indictment of machismo. Local H, consisting of guitarist and vocalist Scott Lucas, and drummer Brian St. Clair, who replaced original drummer Joe Daniels, are still touring, including a stop at Sticky Fingerz. Arizona powerpop rock outfit Kinch is the opener along with central Arkansas minimalist alternative rock act Underclaire with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 advance.

Robert Earl Keen at Juanita’s. OK. There are two things to ask yourself about this show. First, how much do you really like Keen, the legendary Texas country music singer/songwriter? No. Really. Enough to spend $100 for a general admission ticket? That’s how much they are. Which leads directly to the second question: Are you willing to spend $100 for a Keen concert that supports the Monty Davenport for land commissioner campaign? Because Keen — the writer and singer who combines folk and rock ‘n’ roll with Texas country — is playing Juanita’s as a benefit for Davenport, who’ll probably say a word or two. Admission age is the same as the voting age, and it starts at 8 p.m.

And here’s Local H with a live rendition of “High-Fiving MF” (F-bombs throughout):