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In brief, Feb. 7 

THURSDAY 2/7

Just in case you've breezed through the paper and landed on this section, the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE, round two, is tonight, featuring the Reds, Bryan Frazier with Action Figures, Notion and Epiphany and One Night Stand. It's a guaranteed good time, 9 p.m., $5. Upscale Underground hosts a viewing of Jill Scott's “Live in Paris” DVD at Crush Wine Bar, 8 p.m., $5. There will also be a Jill Scott impersonation contest. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio hops back on the horse after a wild Fat Tuesday performance, 8 p.m., $5. On the Rocks hosts DJ Oshin, 9 p.m., $5. Conway rockers Anxiety perform at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $6, for ages 18 plus. Comedian Matt Sadler is at the Looney Bin again, 8 p.m., $6.

FRIDAY 2/8

Fusion-rock legend Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance comes to Sticky Fingerz, with Weakness for Blondes opening, 9 p.m., $8. Good times pianist William Staggers is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Memphis cover band White Noise Theory play a mix of '70s and '80s dance music at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. There's a Bob Marley Tribute at Juanita's, 10 p.m., $5. Singer/songwriter Luke Johnson and drummer Paul Peterson play their standing gig at Reno's, 10 p.m., $5. Head to Jonesboro for the 3rd Annual Soul Food Community Festival, at the ASU Armory, 2105 Aggie Road, 5:30 p.m., free.

SATURDAY 2/9

Popular national metal act Hurt comes to Revolution with Monoxide Project, 8 p.m., $12 adv./$15 d.o.s. The best barroom rockers in town, Smoke Up Johnny, perform at White Water with the Blacklist Royals, 9 p.m., $5. This year's theme for Saints and Sinners, the annual Mardi Gras fund-raiser for the Rep, is “Wicked,” and we hear there will be flying monkeys and witches, $250 per person or $2,500 for tables. Call 378-0405 for more information. Blues/soul singer Ramona Smith is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Stark Naked and the Car Thieves play rock, blues and Motown at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. At Discovery, Platinumb and Justin Sane hold it down in the discotech, while g-force keeps it going in the lobby, midnight, $10. Northwest Arkansas-based blues group the Eoff Brothers perform at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 10 p.m., $5. Local classic rock band Doubleshoot plays Cornerstone, 9 p.m., $5.

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