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In Brief, March 18-20 


THURSDAY 3/18


Unabashed pop punkers Carridale and locals with an instigating last name, Thrill of a Dogfight, take their heavy-emo riffs and yelping harmonies to Vinos, 8 p.m., $7. Austin's Micky & the Motorcars specialize in Texas country that's so authentic they're getting the hell out of Dodge before their hometown is swarmed during SXSW, Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8. Downtown Music hosts local doom metal band Pallbearer, Batesville's Lost Machina, and the newest metal-for-folks-who-don't-dig-metal band, Columbus, Ohio's Struck By Lightning, 8 p.m., $6. The UALR Percussion Ensemble tackles two intimidating college rock pieces in Pink Floyd's “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)” and Radiohead's “Weird Fishes” at Stella Boyle Hall on UALR campus, 7 p.m., $10.


FRIDAY 3/19

ACAC has four-piece Harley Poe play horror-inspired acoustic punk with a large dose of wit straight from Gordon Gano's songbook, 7 p.m. “Iron Man” Michael Burks of Camden shreds on the blues with the help of his ever-present Flying V at Benton's newest venue, Denton's Trotline, 8 p.m., $10. Folk singers Sara Grey and Kieron Means follow an afternoon songwriting workshop with a pickin' in the Oppenheimer Hall of the Historic Arkansas Museum, 7:30 p.m., $8. At the Town Pump, the Times' own J.T. Tarpley joins ex-Drunken Angel Mikey Hayes and Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase victor Brother Andy for what's billed as a “three-way acoustic battle royale,” 10 p.m., $3. Muscle Shoals, Ala., duo Boombox brings their peculiar Dave Matthews-by-way-of-Daft Punk-jam/house hybrid to Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. Having visited Little Rock for a house show in February, lo-fi blog darlings Flight return, this time sharing a proper stage at Vino's with Philadelphia's Balance and Composure and Massachusetts' Where Land Meets the Sea, 8 p.m., $7.


SATURDAY 3/20

Gringo Star pulls double duty, joining locals Big Boots at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., before heading to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m. Old school rockabilly purists Billy D and the First Time Offenders play Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m. Manning the decks at Discovery are Fort Lauderdale's Don Bishop in the disco and DJ Balance in the lobby, 9 p.m., $10.

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