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Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend: Arkansas Blues Contest, F.A.C.T.S., Rodney Block & Co.

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FRIDAY 10/1

The new A.C.A.C. space at 608 Main St. (across from The Rep) hosts electro act Mad Happy, glitch skronk from Truckula and left-field experimental hip-hop from F.A.C.T.S. (above), 9 p.m., $6.

Revolution is out to titillate with its "Naughty Schoolgirl Night" party; DJ Jared Lawler handles the DJ booth, 7 p.m., $10.

Jam bands are on the prowl at Sticky Fingerz with locals Weakness for Blondes opening up for Col. Bruce Hamilton & The Quark Alliance, 9 p.m., $10.

In Argenta, Cornerstone Pub and Grill hosts the first night of the Arkansas Blues Contest, all day, continues on Saturday.

Singer/songwriter Rena Wren plays Capi's weekly music night, 8:30 p.m., free.

SATURDAY 10/2

It's brand-new act night when '60s white-boy garage R&B merchants The Yipps, Brother Andy's dance band Pilot Whale and buzzy young guns Catskill Kids play Town Pump, 10 p.m., $3.

At Maxine's, local modern rockers Underclaire join instrumentalists The Sound of the Mountain and San Antonio-based alt-rock act Pop Pistol, 9 p.m., $5.

Brass soundtracks the night when the celebrated, trumpet-led Rodney Block & Co. hits the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10.

Tool tribute act Opiate takes to Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10.

At Discovery, Justin Sane mans the disco; Jarod Lawler spins in the lobby; Nina D'Angelo, Taylor Madison Monroe and Whitney & Britney Paige host the theater; the nightclub is also debuting a new hip-hop room, led by Little Rock favorite, DJ g-force, 10 p.m., $10.

At Dickey-Stephens Park, the Central Arkansas Fermenters stake out for the 8th Annual Little Rocktoberfest; they offer beer, brats and live music, 6 p.m., $25.

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