THURSDAY, MAY 6
Late-night Union gets DJ sets by Michael Inscoe and Cameron Holifield, who promise R. Kelly, chillwave and “physically attractive people” on their watch, 10 p.m., free. Two bluegrass bands with backwoods pedigrees to complement screechingly fast licks, Dirtfoot and Mountain Sprout, hit the stage at Sticky's for a night of pickin' and grinnin', 9:30 p.m. Onestone Productions celebrates the one-year anniversary of its weekly Thirsty Thursday party with a performance by rapper Bone, 8 p.m. At the Loony Bin, comic Kevin Bozeman takes to the stage, 8 p.m., $6. Cajun's Wharf hosts two of the most ridiculously named acts in the state when Fjord Mustang plays for the happy hour crowd at 5:30 p.m. and Elvis T-Bus Boy rocks for the late night crowd, 8:30 p.m., $5.
FRIDAY, MAY 7
Hillbilly/vampire/lover/rockabilly hero Unknown Hinson comes to Juanita's with some of Arkansas's best purveyors of hill music, The Crumbs, 10 p.m., $15 adv., $18 d.o.s. Little Rock's 4x4 Crew headlines a Hip-Hop Showcase at Downtown Music, 8 p.m., $7. Memphis' Ghost Town Blues Band plays at Midtown Billiards for the folks with serious drinking to take care of, 12:30 a.m. Rising country act Riverbilly heads to Revolution with Conway singer-songwriter Matthew Huff, 8:30 p.m., $10. On the lounge circuit, Jeff Coleman holds down the piano bar at Sonny Williams, 7 p.m., and the Ted Ludwig Trio plays guitar jazz at Capitol Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. Town Pump hosts local songstress Shannon Boshears, 10 p.m., $5. The Times hosts a pre-party for “Frost / Nixon” at The Rep, 7 p.m. (party), 8 p.m. (curtain, $20-$40).
SATURDAY, MAY 8
It's all pomade and longnecks at Sticky Fingerz: rockabilly acts The Koffin Kats are joined by locals Josh the Devil & The Sinners, 9:30 p.m., $5 early admission. The Gettys, Little Rock's permanent party band, play Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $5 early admission. Golden-eared gods Rural War Room work the turntables for a DJ set at Union that'll have you listening to bird field recordings one minute and Ethel Merman's disco album the next, 10 p.m., free. The Dreamland Ballroom kicks off its drive-in movie series with “Charade,” the classic, colorful, hugely entertaining Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn thriller, 8 p.m., $5 per person, $20 per carload. In Argenta, pub troubadour Grayson Shelton provides music for the Cregeen's crowd, 8 p.m., $5.