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In Brief: "The Jam Session 3," The Libras, etc.

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THURSDAY 2/24

The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase returns to Stickyz for its fourth of five rounds, featuring electrorock from local freak icons Ginsu Wives, country twang from Mandy McBryde and the Unholy Ghost and pulsing indie rock from Perry (Perry County) up-and-comers Thunder Thieves, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Afterthought hosts Serbian classical guitarist and composer Nemanja Bogunovic from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. before handing the stage over to Andy Warr until midnight, $7. Ol' Puddin'head shores up for his weekly stint at Thirst n' Howl, 7:30 p.m., free. Revolution continues its "Southern Nights" concert series with the Little Rock debut of Red Dirt outfits Josh Abbott Band and Whiskey Myers, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Juanita's opens its doors for a solo show from Damon Johnson, frontman for '90s hard rockers Brother Cane and guitarist for Alice Cooper, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.

FRIDAY 2/25

SeanFresh and Epiphany, fresh off of releasing new mixtapes in "Freshlove" and "Respect, Pt. 3: The Wait," respectively, bring a live band and a slate of guests to The Afterthought for "The Jam Session 3," 9 p.m., $10. Stickyz gets another visit from Widespread Panic guitar hero George McConnell and his backing band, The Nonchalants, 9 p.m., $8. Victorian "aristocrunk" rap duo Lord T & Eloise return to Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. In local theater, August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" returns to The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $10-$14, and the Community Theater of Little Rock performs Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men," 7:30 p.m., $14.

SATURDAY 2/26

Little Rock's best cover band, The Libras, returns to White Water for a night of Louisiana music, including songs by Bobby Charles, Slim Harpo, The Meters, Professor Longhair and Lee Dorsey, 10 p.m., $5. The Little Rock Kickball Association returns to Dickey-Stephens Park for its annual "Chili With a Kick" kickball tournament and chili cook-off competition to benefit Youth Home Inc., $10. Nashville country singer/songwriter Charlie Robison rambles back into Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Vino's hosts a Mardi Gras ball from the local "Krewe of Hogs," featuring music from Rip Van Shizzle, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $10 d.o.s. The Mallard Bar inside the Peabody Hotel hosts its own Mardi Gras shindig with live R&B and jazz from Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers, 9 p.m., $10 general, $15 V.I.P.

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