• THURSDAY 7/29
Sticky Fingerz rustles up a couple of country-rock acts with Willie Stradlin (one part Willie Nelson, one part Izzy Stradlin) and the Cody Ives Band, 9 p.m., $5. Bluegrass act Faril Simpson and the Lollie Bottom Boys adds a little storytelling to its pickin' and grinnin' at Conway's Faulkner County Library, 7 p.m., free. 100.3 The Edge brings a night of post-grunge rockers to Juanita's with St. Louis' Cavo; extreme skiing icon Matt Reardon's band, Black Sunshine; nu-metal five-piece Brookroyal, and Miami's Atom Smash, 9 p.m. $15. Fogerty fans, heads up: Creedence Again, the premiere Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, choogles down to Hot Springs for a show at Oaklawn, 7:30 p.m., $15. Two Arkansas musical deities hit the stage at White Water Tavern when Jim Mize and Steve Howell amp up and do their thing, 10 p.m., $5.
• FRIDAY 7/30
July's installment of Cool Shoes brings DJs Shawn Lee, Risky Biz and Deeter to Downtown Music Hall, 10 p.m., $5 regular, $8 under 21. Vino's brings in Chicago-based, '80s-pop-infused punkers The Moves; local psychobillies Josh the Devil and the Sinners provide support, 7 p.m., $8. Ryan Couron shuffles his spurs down to Benton for a show at Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m. Pulse Night Club offers up a local DJ showcase with sets by DJs Michael Shane, Joe Holmes, Cameron Holifield, Platinumb and more, 8 p.m. After Eric Church wraps up at the Riverfest Amphitheatre, Revolution handles the after-party duties with Whiskey Myers taking stage at 9 p.m., $5. The Afterthought trades in jazz for party rock as Tragikly White takes over the club, 9 p.m., $7.
• SATURDAY 7/31
George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville celebrates the Grateful Dead's late mastermind with their annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash, featuring music by long-lived northwest Arkansas jam band Mountain of Venus, 8 p.m., $8. The Arkansas Queen takes to the river to the tunes of reggae and hip-hop with the "All White Affair" boat cruise, 10 p.m., $25. For the club kids, Discovery brings in Michael Shane to the disco, Stephen to the lobby and Maya Montana and Whitney Paige to the theater, 10 p.m., $10. Little Rock cover band Typhoid Mary brings its femme-fronted act to Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $5. Dirty-mouthed, New York City-based Lucky Bitch headlines White Water Tavern; garage rockers Magic Hassle and songwriter Adam Faucett provide support, 10 p.m., $5.