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In brief, April 9 

THURSDAY 4/9

At the Clinton School, Steve Hannah, CEO of the Onion, speaks, 6 p.m., free. From LA and signed to Universal, Earshot plays a Tool-ish variety of alt-metal at Juanita's with Pall, 9 p.m., $10. At Satellite, local guitar god and singer/songwriter Greg Spradlin keeps up his recent flurry of playing out, 9 p.m., free. Here's a winning combination: all-you-can-eat crawfish, giant, incredibly cheap beer and a winning local bill, at On the Rocks. There the prog-y An Orangutan shares the stage with catchy indie-rockers Whale Fire, 9 p.m., $5, and Conway's Mat Mahar sings earnest folk songs to what's usually a pretty impressive following, 10 p.m., $5.

 

FRIDAY 4/10

Guitar hero Eric Sardinas plays blues-rock at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Up Fayetteville way, classic rock stalwart Leon Russell comes to George's Majestic, 9:30 p.m., $25. Local blues-rock standout Shannon Boshears headlines at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. In Pine Bluff, at Harbor Oaks Regional Park, Carl Marshall, who's big in the “grown folks” R&B circuit, headlines with the Too Hot N Demand Band with J. White providing support, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Cornerstone hosts an R&B Reggae Fusion Party with Butterfly, BFX Allstars, Irie Soul and Osyrus, 10 p.m., $10. Grif Stockley's “Truth! Reconciliation?” winds down at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $10-$14. Improv Little Rock presents “Harold Night,” based on Del Close's long-form storytelling format, 10 p.m., $8.

 

SATURDAY

Deep-voiced folk singer Bill Morrissey comes to UUCLR Thompson Hall, 7:30 p.m., $10. At the Public Theater, Improv Little Rock hosts a “Comedy Throwdown,” 10 p.m., $8. At Discovery, Michael Shane and Jared Lawler hold it down in the disco, while Balance plays the jams in the lobby, midnight, $10. From Fayetteville, rip-roarin' bluegrass act Cle-tus Got Shot shares a bill with Duck Soup, White Water, 9:30 p.m., $5.

 

SUNDAY

For ye sinners searching for a haven on Easter Sunday, the First Methodist Church-sponsored sunrise service, at Riverfest Amphitheatre, returns this year, 7 a.m., free, with speakers including the Clinton School's Beatrice Bira, state Rep. Kathy Webb, KATV's Heather Crawford and the Rev. Vic Nixon.

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