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In brief, April 17 

THURSDAY 4/17

Tune in to AETN at 6:30 p.m. to catch the rap-soul outfit Epiphany and One Night Stand performing in studio on “Front Row.” Experimental local rapper Mad Trucker headlines at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. At the Afterthought, seven-string guitar whiz Ted Ludwig leads a jazz trio, 8:30 p.m., $5. Reggae stalwarts Afrodesia stir it up at Cornerstone, 9 p.m., $8. Chicago indie rockers Luster headline at Juanita's with Federated Crush and Sailboat Teller, 9 p.m, $5. In Conway, That Bookstore at Mountebanq Place hosts “Arkansas Ramblings,” a packed evening of storytelling with Morris Arnold, Greg Brownderville, Jo McDougall, Phillip McMath, Eric Brownderville, Sherry Norrell, 7 p.m., free. The much-anticipated rivalry between the Travs and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals kicks off at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.

FRIDAY 4/18

Since reggae singer Joseph Hill passed away in 2006, his son Kenyatta has carried on his legacy in the legendary group Culture. The Jamaican band headlines at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Rock band Crisis is at the Peabody RiverTop Party, 8 p.m., $5. Jam favorite Free Verse celebrates Earth Day at Juanita's with the Flip Off Pirates, 10 p.m., $7. Local roots rock heroes Silverton headline at Vino's with Siberian and Mat Mahar, 8:30 p.m., $7. The Travs continue their homestand against the Naturals, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.

SATURDAY 4/19

Local crooner Genine L. Perez gives a tribute to the formidable ladies of jazz at Windsong Performing Arts Center in a benefit for the local alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, 7 p.m., $30. Popular Fayetteville rocker Benjamin Del Shreve brings his band to Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Local hip-hop collective Hoodtech presents a full rap bill at Downtown Music, with Razormack.com hosting, 10 p.m., $5. Frank Zappa tribute act Zappa's Residue plays two shows at White Water Tavern, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $5. Singer/songwriter and Buzz man Barrett Baber sings and plays acoustic guitar at the Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $3. Popular party rockers Mr. Meaner play Juanita's, 9:30 p.m., $7. More Travs v. Naturals, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.

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