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The Weekend: Gringo Star, Ben Nichols, Damn Bullets, Rodney Block and more

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FRIDAY 7/10

Atlanta's Gringo Star, which used to be called A Fir-Ju Well, has played Little Rock, semi-regularly, for years. Their infectious garage-pop headlines a bill at Sticky Fingerz that also includes local rockers Big Boots and James Lepine and the Chasers, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.

Ben Nichols sticks around after the Fourth of July holiday for a gig at White Water, which he shares with local folk singer Chris Denny and his band. Expect a good portion of numbers from his solo debut "The Last Pale Light in the West," inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s "Blood Meridian," as well as some selections from Lucero's seven-album catalogue. With a new Lucero album expected to drop later this year, loyal hopefuls might be treated to an advance listen. Denny's warble and vivid, timeless songwriting should get the good vibes going, too, 10 p.m., $5.

At Studio Joe, Damn Bullets continue spreading the gospel of “Electric Folk Boogie,” the apt title of their most recent album, 8 p.m., $5.

The Peabody RiverTop party packs 'em in with cover acts Crisis! and Tragikly White, 9 p.m., $5.

Multi-instrumentalist Tonya Leeks belts out songs you know at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.

In Murray Park, a Utah dance troupe performs “Ballet Under the Stars,” 8:30 p.m., $6-$8.

Josh the Devil, sans Sinners, rockabillies at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5.

At Ya Ya's, acoustic singer/songwriter Chris Henry performs, 8 p.m., free.

SATURDAY 7/11

Impressive local trumpet player Rodney Block continues to celebrate the release of his new album “Out the Box” with a concert at Crush, 9 p.m., free.

Three local acts share the bill at the Village — young alt-rockers Rigby Fawkes, self-described cabaret punks Flameing Daeth Fearies and noise punks Ginsu Wives, 7:30 p.m., $8.

From Portland, one-man-band Right on John (with cigar box guitars) shares a bill with the Chris Denny Band at Downtown Music, 8 p.m., $6.

Still mourning the King of Pop? There's a Michael Jackson tribute party at Juanita's, 9:30 p.m., $10.

The Twisters run and gun versus Corpus Christi at Verizon Arena, 7:05 p.m., $11-$28.

At Discovery, Platinumb mans the disco, while g-force keeps it moving in the lobby, midnight, $10.

Guitar whiz Nick Devlin's new world music project El Son del Mundo plays Capi's, 9 p.m., free.

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