THURSDAY, APRIL 1
As part of Hillcrest's monthly Shop 'n' Sip, Dave Raymond and Present Company plays a free early show at Box Turtle, 6 p.m. Denton's Trotline in Benton gets the party jams of Mr. Lucky, 8 p.m., $5. As it does every Thursday, The Ted Ludwig Trio provides music for the after work crowd at Capital Bar & Grill, 5 p.m., free. Austin, Texas', one-man math rocker Daniel Francis Doyle plays Smoke and Barrel alongside Perpetual Werewolf, 9 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 2
The Afterthought treats its guests to a night of nimble blue-eyed soul from Cody Belew & Co, 9 p.m., $7. Little Rock's young folk-country stalwarts Damn Bullets are joined by Ben Miller Band at White Water Tavern, 10:30 p.m. Maxine's in Hot Springs scores yet another great show with locals Mother Hug playing alongside Atlanta's Delta 5-loving foursome The Coathangers and lo-fi gods Woven Bones, 9 p.m., free. Having shared stages with Nickelback and Three Doors Down, Nashvillians Goldy Locks begin a two-night stint on the West End stage, 9 p.m., $5. CMT-bound Ryan Couron brings his radio-ready country to Fox and Hound, 10 p.m., $5. The ACAC hosts an exhibit opening for local artist Henson Flye, 7 p.m. Traditional bluegrass outfit The Crumbs provides music for the sleepless at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5-$8.
SATURDAY, APRIL 3
Reformed '90s metal act Fear Factory plays for the mosh pits of The Village, 8 p.m., $19 adv., $23 d.o.s. Darril “Harp” Edwards is set to take a break from performing on cruise lines to fill the Town Pump with his steel drum harmonies, 10 p.m., $5. Long-tenured Arkansas rockers Kingsdown play alongside Siversa and Knox Hamilton at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $5. A whole mess of rappers, including Grim Musik, Bully Gang, X2C, Duke, Zone, J3, Young Taz and DWI, perform at the monthly O.D. Hip-Hop Show at Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m., $10. Jeff Coleman, the recent new addition to the Good Time Ramblers and frontman of The Feeders, plays Flying Saucer, 9 p.m. Discovery brings the weekly dance music with DJs Jeffery Jacobs in the disco and arguably Little Rock's best, g-force, in the lobby, 9 p.m., $10. At Rev Room, Russellville rockers McCuin release their debut album with support from After Eden, 8:30 p.m., free for those 21 and up, $5 under 21.