Lightning Bolt at the Mohawk (outside).
The world’s biggest little rock band from the smallest of the United States, this two-piece is famous for playing in the middle of the crowd and not on the stage. Check out Brian Gibson’s rig if you get close: He puts a banjo string on a bass guitar and plays leads and rhythms simultaneously. Trust me, these guys are amazing. Also on the bill is Houston’s touted Indian Jewelry. 9 p.m. $8. 912 Red River St. www.mohawkaustin.com — M.C.
Also recommended: Jon Blondell Quintet (CD release party) at Threadgill’s South, Wannabes at Carousel Lounge, Shapes Have Fangs at Beerland, Bob Log III at Emo’s, Arc Angels at Antone’s, Black and White Years, L.A.X at One World Theater, W.C. Clark at the Saxon Pub, Bottle Service at Iron Gate Lounge.