Friday’s Music

Dear Ghost.

Giving you the music a day early:

Before considering Dear Ghost, the band playing Downtown Music, considering what would be contained in a letter written to a ghost. “Dear Ghost, Please stop haunting me” or something similar? Perhaps. But Dear Ghost, the band, is a Shreveport, La., folk rock outfit releasing their debut album Lead next Tuesday so that’s what we should concern ourselves with right now. Acoustic rockers Polyphonic Breakdown — the Carlisle trio of Emily Adams on vocals, Chelsey Strickland on lead guitar and vocals, and Tre McDonald on rhythm guitar and vocals — is the opening band, kicking off the music at 8 p.m. Cover is $6.

The Afterthought opens its doors for a visit from Mockingbird Hillbilly Band, a five-piece band of diverse talents who create hillbilly psychedelia, a dose of music influenced by Ozark folk music, aliens, fire, cookies, arrowheads and a number of other things. Also on the bill is Isaac Alexander, a solo indie pop/folk musician, and member of bands such as Boondogs. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7.

The Little Rock quintet of Wes, Kendall, Kurt, Matt and Stephen return to Vino’s for a night of sizzling hard rock and metal as At War’s End. Also on the bill is Malvern hardcore metal band Veridium along with Through the Looking Glass and C4. The music begins at 9 p.m. with no word on the cover.