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In brief, Feb. 19

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THURSDAY 2/19

In case we haven't promoted it enough, tonight is the fourth round of the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE. Another week, another strong slate of local music: Midwest Caravan, Rockst*r, Good Time Ramblers and the Chicklettes. At Sticky Fingerz as usual, 9 p.m., $5. Meanwhile, Austin, Texas, folk-rocker Cory Morrow headlines at Revolution, 9 p.m. Vocalist Sharon Douglas offers an after-dinner revue, with French songs, comedy and novelty numbers, at Cafe 42, 7 p.m., $27.95. Wallace Lucas, better known as Sulac, plays a solo gig at Satellite, 9 p.m., free. Nashville's the Effects bring their guitar-rock to On the Rocks, 9 p.m., $5. Fayetteville blues brothers the Eoffs headline at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. As usual, the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio starts at the Capital Bar, before moving to the Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5.

 

FRIDAY 2/20

Rock Street, the new monthly party from organizer Cool Shoes, brings together local rappers and DJs to Vino's to celebrate hip-hop culture, old and contemporary. Hear awesome local collective Grim Muzik and longtime local rapper Cat Daddy. DJ Uniq, Mr. Deetrix and DJ Fatality work turntables, 9 p.m., $5. Round three Showcase champs the See headline at Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m., $5. Round four Showcase guest judge Shannon Boshears leads her band at Zack's, 9 p.m. Guitarist George McConnell is sure to pack in fans of the jam at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8. Ditto for regulars Lord T & Eloise, who specialize in self-described “aristo-crunk,” at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10.

 

SATURDAY 2/21

British toaster and reggae man Pato Banton comes to Revolution with the Mystic Roots Band, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Central Arkansas's steady giggin'est folk rockers Chris Denny and Company perform at Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Renowned “green” composer and musician Jim Scott, who Pete Seeger has called “some kind of magician,” comes to the UUCLR Coffee House, 7:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 d.o.s. At the new record store and venue Circa '76, the Chicklettes, What Army and the F-tards share the bill. At Downtown Music, Reverb takes the Cool Shoes dance party concept and opens up to all-ages (the latter is 18 and up). DJs Shawn Lee, Ike and Risky Biz keep it moving, 9 p.m., $5.

 

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