Thursday To-do: June 24

For the first time since 1930, the U.S. soccer team won its group with a 1-0 victory over Algeria Wednesday. The United States advanced to the second round of the World Cup, and takes on Ghana on Saturday.

Fans at Smoke & Barrel celebrated immediately after the game yesterday morning.

If you haven’t celebrated yet, you can do so tonight, maybe even at Smoke & Barrel. Tulsa’s Electric Rag Band will be there and from the sounds of their MySpace page, it’ll be a party kind of night. Have a listen for yourself.

Too much party? There’s a much more chilled out show, at Sound Warehouse with The Horse Museum from Canada and Fayetteville’s Real Live Tigers. It’s free and starts at around 6:30 p.m.

It’s another Songs in the ‘Ville night at UARK Bowl on Dickson Street. The in-the-round series with Effron White this month features Grammy winner Carl Jackson and SESAC Songwriter of the Year Jerry Salley, both from Nashville. Also booked is Monica Taylor from Perkins, Oklahoma. Perkins was a 2009 guest on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor.

Speaking of a series, the Gulley Park Summer Concert Series continues this evening and this month’s tunes are provided by The Sarah Hughes Band.

There’s more, too. Here’s a list:

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sound Warehouse: The Horse Museum / Real Live Tigers
Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Russ Hutchison
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Shannon Wurst
Pesto Cafe: Kevin Bennoch
Herman’s Ribhouse: Revolving Doors
Foghorn’s on College: Ben Coulter
Gulley Park: Sarah Hughes Band
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Songs in the ‘Ville
UA Old Main / Giffels Auditorium: KUAF/Fulbright Second Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival
Walton Arts Center: Mike Rayburn’s Some Strings Attached
Jose’s: Leah & the Mojo Doctors
George’s: Zoogma
Teatro Scarpino: Kahula Gypsy Band
Powerhouse: Maud Crawford
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Electric Rag Band