In brief, April 16 

THURSDAY 4/16

?Popular alt-rockers Egypt Central headline Juanita's Thursday with help from Kind and Altus Pocket, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. At White Water, a songwriters' tour that's been underway for the last month or so touches down at home, at least for Chris Denny. He shares the bill with tavern favorite Graham Wilkinson and Austin singer/songwriter Danny Malone, 9 p.m., $5. From Douglasville, Ga., the Chariot plays a hardcore style of metal (or metalcore) at the Village, with the Showdown, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. As it does now once a month, the city's finest jazz trio, the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, starts its night at the Capital Bar before moving to the Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5.

FRIDAY 4/17

At Revolution, “Rock All-Stars” brings together a diverse line-up of four of Central Arkansas's hardest partying and most popular acts, all of which specialize in some variety of rock: Bar rockers Go Fast, blues rockers Jeff Coleman and the Feeders, roots-rockers the Good Time Ramblers and hard rockers Four on the Floor. It's bound to be packed, 8 p.m., $8 (open to 18 and up). Cameron Holifield's video art instal-lations have been a regular part of Cool Shoes for months; at Satellite, he branches out into DJing. Look for an eclectic offering with some chopping and screwing, 9 p.m., free. At White Water, Sideshow Tragedy, from Austin, Texas, plays propulsive folk-rock and sings about hard livin', 10 p.m., $5.

SATURDAY 4/18

At Capitol Keyboard on Chenal, James Leary, a Little Rock born bassist and member of the Count Basie Orchestra, teams with local musicians for a benefit for the Jazz Heritage Foundation of Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $20 adv., $25 d.o.s. The Rodeo in the Rock, Little Rock's annual gay rodeo, gets underway (pre-rodeo party festivities started on Thursday; see dsra.org for a fuller schedule) at the State Fairground, 9 a.m. The Weekend Theater's annual gala, which includes a silent auction and an announcement of the theater's 2009-10 season, happens at the Weekend Theater, 6:30 p.m., $50. The Twisters, now 3-0, take on Tennessee Valley at Alltel, 7:05 p.m., $11-$28. In a rare perform-ance, the Meshugga Klezmer Band mixes klezmer-ized versions of songs you know with originals at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $8.

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