Friday’s Music

Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition.

Giving you the music a day early:

Catfish music for the masses. Let’s consider the phrase that Jimbo Mathus uses in describing the music that he creates as Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition. The music is the song of the South, an unruly blast of blues, country, honky tonk and rock ‘n’ roll with a hint of gospel, which means catfish music will raise hell on Saturday night and quietly bow its head Sunday morning. But don’t forget there is a little bit of New Orleans funk, Ozarks folk and gritty Memphis soul in there, too. The band is readying for the release of their Blue Light EP on July 20 and hitting White Water Tavern. The music starts at 10 p.m. with a $10 cover.

There are acoustic open nights, and jam nights, and Monday jazz nights, and Sunday jazz brunches, and science cafes, and all manner of events at The Afterthought. And then there are visits from Good Time Ramblers, the Little Rock band known for their rock-fueled country sprinkled with Texas swing, blues, folk and rock ‘n’ roll influences. It’s good-timing music for the masses. The music starts at 9 p.m., and cover is $7.

Here are Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition with their “Jimmy the Kid”:

Jimmy the Kid