• THURSDAY 8/19
Eagles cover band Hotel California takes it to Hot Springs for a 7:30 p.m. show at Oaklawn, $15. Sticky Fingerz hosts a triple-bill night of local music with catchy, balls-out rockers Magic Hassle, harmonic summer pop outfit Whale Fire and buzzy new kids in town, Catskill Kids, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Village hosts popular Memphis hard rockers Tantric along with Adema and Burn Halo, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $20 d.o.s. The Ted Ludwig Trio does a double-header, playing its regularly scheduled set as Capital Bar & Grill’s house band, 5 p.m., free, then up the road to close out the night at The Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5. Jason Greenlaw leaves his backing band, the Groove, behind for a free solo show at Bill St. Pub and Grill, 7 p.m. At Cajun’s Big John Miller belts out blue-eyed soul, 9 p.m., $5.
• FRIDAY 8/20
Camden-born guitar hero, the “Iron Man” Michael Burks shreds the blues at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $10. Former Squirrel Nut Zipper front man Jimbo Mathus returns to White Water for a night of throwback country music with his backing band, The Tri-State Coalition, 10 p.m. Local rockers Goldy Locks play the first of their two-night set at West End, 10 p.m., $5. Midtown Billiards gets a night of music from the “Apocalypse Now”-referencing bar rockers, Outstanding Red Team, 12:30 p.m., $8 non-members. The Arkansas Celtic Music Society brings Cork, Ireland’s, Fuchsia Band to Khalil’s Pub, 7 p.m., $15.
• SATURDAY 8/21
Local crooner Cody Belew sings for the Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. White Water Tavern rocks out with the best-named show in town in Atlanta provocateurs, Whores, and Little Rock supergroup Sweet Eagle, 10 p.m. A whole slew of G.G. Allin-inspired acts take to Downtown Music with The Kill Crazies, The S.T.D.’s, Truckstop Hookers and more running through dark, catchy punk, 8 p.m. At Discovery, DJs g-force and Michael Shane man the ones and twos for the club crowd, 10 p.m., $10. Witty Texan singer/songwriter Charlie Robison returns to Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Runaway Planet, the tightest bluegrass band you’ll find anywhere, is set to pick, strum and sing at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. At the Town Pump, blues four-piece Unseen Eye hits the stage, 10 p.m., $3.