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8 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10.

Will Hoge usually plays more than 200 dates a year. For the last several years, Little Rock and Sticky Fingerz have been lucky enough to get him just about quarterly. On Thursday, Harp magazine presents a co-headlining tour featuring Hoge and former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell. Born in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tenn., Hoge borrows the countrified barroom rock of the region and marries it with blue-eyed soul. His latest album, “Draw the Curtains,” recalls the Black Crowes, Joe Cocker and even Otis Redding in spots. After three albums with the Drive-By Truckers, promising singer/songwriter Isbell struck out on his own a year ago. Since then, he's released a solo album and toured relentlessly. That debut, “Sirens of the Ditch,” won Isbell a heap of critical acclaim and spots on several year-end top-10 lists. Full of literate, plainspoken lyrics, the album is less a stylistic departure from the churning Southern rock of the DBTs than a record that takes that base and builds, adding flourishes of folk-pop, punk and piano-driven balladry.




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