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In Brief, Feb. 25-27 

THURSDAY 2/25

Local songsmith Adam Fawcett joins Chicagoan Nathan Xander at White Water Tavern for a night of literate, dusty folk, 9 p.m., $5. The Tonya Leeks Jazz Band provides music for The Afterthought. 8 p.m., $5. Vino's gets brash with a night of hardcore punk as Little Rock's Jungle Juice opens for a big name, New Jersey's The Mongoloids, 8 p.m., $7. J-One Productions hosts In Too Deep: the All Black Party for Black History Month in the River Market's Deep Ultra Lounge, 7 p.m. Collin Miles and Mandy McBryde play a free show with Austin's melodic three-piece The Blue Hit at Union, 9 p.m., free. In Hot Springs, the experimental ambient collective The CJ Boyd Sexxxtet visits Maxine's with a few (possibly naked) surprises up their sleeve, 9 p.m.


FRIDAY 2/26

The monthly dance party Cool Shoes brings DJs Wolf-E-Wolf, Cameron Holifield and Risky Biz to Downtown Music for its February installment, 10 p.m., $5. Invisible Children, a charity benefiting Ugandan children, stops in Little Rock for a night for a fund-raiser with music by Falcon Scott, Free Micah, Listener, Badhand and Deas Vail at Revolution. 8 p.m., $5; a documentary about the cause screens pre-concert at 6:30 p.m. The ACAC hosts a night of local short films of every variety at the biannual Show Your Shorts night, 7 p.m., $7; there'll be popcorn, beer and wine for donation. Parachute Woman's Michael Goodrich joins Mammoth Orange to soundtrack Midtown Billiards with sweeping, cinematic guitar rock, 12:30 a.m., $5. At Maxine's Pub in Hot Springs, reverb heavy garage blues band Brethern supports the legendary CeDell Davis, 9 p.m.


SATURDAY 2/27

Velvet Kente, 2009 Arkansas Times Musician's Showcase winner, brings its crowd-pleasing soul rock act to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7. The Jill Stringham Band, a local A.O.R. trio comes to Fox and Hound, 10 p.m., $5. The Village brings popular metalcore band Atreyu, supported by Arkansas's own My Hands to War and The Last Shade, 8 p.m., $16 adv., $20 d.o.s. St. Louis' Fundamental Elements operate in college soul mode, a la Maroon 5, at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $5. New Conway restaurant/bar/music venue, Bear's Den Pizza, brings Fayetteville riff rockers The Natural State and Little Rock's harmony drenched popes of pop Whale Fire. 8 p.m., $5.

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