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THURSDAY 1/28

Again, it's the first round of the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE at Sticky Fingerz, with Bobby, Bonnie Montgomery, Cody Belew and Stella Fancy squaring off, 9 p.m., $5. Down the street, the Stones tribute act Satisfaction performs at Revolution, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. At Union, local DJ Ike Plumlee spins at an opening that celebrates his own panel paintings, 10 p.m., free.

FRIDAY 1/29

The popular monthly downtown dance party Cool Shoes returns with DJs Roxix, Sleek and Rense at Downtown Music, 10 p.m., $5. Austin's Vallejo blends modern rock and Latin percussion at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $7; Badhand opens. Nashville's Nick Flora & Film at Eleven specializes in hook-y pop-rock at Revolution, with Falcon Scott, Futuro Boots, The Kicks and The Running Back supporting, 8:30 p.m., $7-$9. Star Bar hosts a benefit for the Arkansas AIDS Foundation with “Big Brother's” Jeff Schroeder, former Miss Gay Arkansas Stephanie Richards and music by Micah Qualls and DJ Debi T, 8 p.m., $10. At Final Friday at the La Quinta Inn on Broadway, DJ Greyhound spins hits from the '90s, 9 p.m., $10 (only 25 and older admitted). Ernie Biggs now hosts DJs in its second floor; Friday, Balance spins, 10 p.m., $5. Local rockers Underclaire share the bill at White Water with White Glove Test and pop-rockers Dangerous Idiots, 9 p.m., $5. ImprovLittleRock returns to the Public Theatre, looking for audience suggestions, 10 p.m., $8 (same time, price and place on Saturday, too). The comedy “Sordid Lives” enters its last weekend at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $10-$14.

SATURDAY 1/30

Gunning for the “most demented cover act in all the South” crown, the Frontier Circus plays its second gig at White Water Tavern, with support from the Winston Family Orchestra, 9 p.m., $5. Rockabilly Hall of Famers Sonny Burgess and the Pacers return to the Legion Event Center, 8 p.m., $6. Perhaps Little Rock's finest indie act, The See, plays a cheap show at the Town Pump, with front man Joe Yoder opening with solo material, 10 p.m., $3. Local cover favorites The Gettys are at West End, 9 p.m., $5. If you don't have a ticket to see Arkansas's greatest musical contribution to the '70s, Black Oak Arkansas, at Denton's, you're out of luck; the concert's sold out.
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