by Robert Bell
Mountain Sprout brings the wild-ass hillbilly sounds to Stickyz for an 18-and-older show.
It's time once more for the FOCAL Used Book Sale, in which paperback books are $.50 and hardback books are $1, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Downtown Music Hall has a packed bill of Christian metalcore, with Oh Sleeper, Fit For A King, Indirections, Every Knee Shall Bow, Dear Karma and More Than Sparrows, 6 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.
Party all night with The 17th Floor, playing an 18-and-older show at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Blues-rocker Shannon Boshears plays at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Down in the Spa City, The Rocketboys, Mike Mains and The Branches and Dinner and a Suit play Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.
College hoops fans take note: The Sun Belt Basketball Championship is at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday, with Western Kentucky taking on Louisiana-Monroe. Games continue that night, and start again at 6 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 on Sunday. The championship game is Monday night at 6 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.