Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jad Fair and Half Japanese to Hot Springs

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Jad Fair and Half Japanese will be coming to Hot Springs in October.
  • Jad Fair and Half Japanese will be coming to Hot Springs in October.

Nice! Via Travis McElroy, head honcho of Thick Syrup Records, comes news that Jad Fair and David Fair — aka Half Japanese — will be playing at Maxine's in Hot Springs Oct. 5-6.

Jad will be playing a solo set and a set with local garage rockers The Bloodless Cooties on Friday. On Saturday, there'll be a screening of the Half Japanese documentary, "The Band That Would Be King," along with performances from Jad, David and Mark Jickling, a showing of artwork by the brothers and music from the Cooties and Ezra Lbs.

After the jump, check out a clip from "The Band That Would Be King," featuring a brilliant dissection of how to play guitar from the Fair brothers.

"Some people worry about chords and stuff, and that's alright too, there's all kinds of music in the world," David says. "You might wanna learn some other stuff if you're doing that kind of music. For what I was doing, that was the beauty of it, you could learn it that first day."

"You do need cords in order to plug the guitar in," David says, "but that's pretty much it."

Genius.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

  • Forever Charlie: Charlie Wilson live at Verizon Arena

    June 1, 2015
    Charlie Wilson, one of the greatest R&B artists of all time, came to Verizon Arena last Friday night and performed for a near-sold-out crowd as part of his Forever Charlie Tour with special guests Joe and Kem. Joe opened the show, Kem followed with a great set, and Charlie rocked the house. If you missed it, you missed out on something wonderful. /more/
  • Kanis Bash 2015 and a Q&A with Black Horse

    May 18, 2015
    Kanis Bash is an annual fundraiser for Little Rock's Kanis Skate Park, featuring live music, art, merch, skateboarders and food. It started six years ago when finances became tight for a group of locals that had been volunteering their own money, time and services to maintain the free DIY community skate park. This year’s Bash attracted skaters, artists and fans from over a dozen states. /more/
  • New video from Swampbird, 'Matter of Time'

    May 18, 2015
    The latest from Little Rock alt-country band Swampbird is "Matter of Time," off their album "Something To See." The video was shot in Nashville and stars Aubrey Peeples, from the TV show "Nashville" (also: "Sharknado"), and is, according to the band, the second part of a trilogy of videos directed by Conway native Chris Jones, which will collectively form a short film to be released later this year. /more/
  • North Little Rock cop highlighted by Killer Mike on CNN

    May 7, 2015
    Atlanta rapper Killer Mike appeared as a guest on CNN yesterday and held up North Little Rock police officer Tommy Norman (who he discovered on Instagram) as an ideal example of how officers can involve themselves positively in their respective communities. Norman appears in the segment as well to explain his approach and comment on recent events. /more/
  • Staff Picks: Future, Kathryn Joyce, Philander Smith, Christian rock deep cuts and more

    May 1, 2015
    As a cinema buff, my recommendation this week is a place I try to mention to every film-loving friend of mine sooner or later: the used DVD stacks at your local Game X Change store. I'm pretty sure nearly every DVD in the place is hotter than a fifteen dollar Stratocaster, all of them likely ripped off during burglaries and turned in for store credit (when the Five Finger Discounters cleaned out the home of Yours Truly a few years back, they made off with over 100 DVDs, leaving us to wonder what teenage hooligans were going to do with a seven-season box set of "The Gilmore Girls." Then we found Game X Change and it all made sense). /more/
  • A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren in Little Rock

    April 28, 2015
    Music legend Todd Rundgren released his 25th solo studio album "Global" earlier this month, and spent a few days in Little Rock in support of its release. On Saturday, April 18, I headed out to Arkansas Record and CD Exchange in North Little Rock for Record Store Day. They had food trucks, free merch and a special guest appearance by Rundgren himself. A steady line of Rundgren fans shuffled in line for over 3 hours getting an autograph and photo op. He even stayed an extra hour — missing lunch, apparently — to continue to signing autographs as his wife, Michele, offered to take pics with people's cameras. /more/
  • New video from Goon des Garcons, 'SHITONYOU'

    April 28, 2015
    I'm been out of town for a week and have a lot to catch up on, but here's a quick endorsement for Little Rock rapper Goon des Garcons' new video, for "SHIT ON YOU," the opening track from his latest mixtape, "YOUNG DIRTY BASTARD." /more/
  • Help Knox Hamilton replace their stolen gear

    April 16, 2015
    Over the weekend, Little Rock indie pop band Knox Hamilton played a show in Portland, and on their way out town, while they'd stopped to "take in the sights" at Multinomah Falls, the band's van was robbed. They lost four guitars, a bass, and various other equipment and valuables (including cash, phone chargers, passports and a guitar strap hand-made by one of the band member's mothers!) that they'll undoubtedly need to continue their tour — their next show is scheduled for April 25. The band has a GoFundMe campaign set up for fans to help out. /more/
  • Live Review: Jason Aldean at Verizon Arena

    April 13, 2015
    Jason Aldean brought his brand of hard-driving, modern country music to Verizon Arena Saturday night on his aptly named Burn It Down Tour, firing up his army of fans with his sturdy rock-tinged voice, energetic stage presence and an outright blaze of pyrotechnics. /more/
  • Fresh! coming to former OW Pizza location near Capitol

    April 13, 2015
    A new eatery focused on fresh, accessible foods is opening soon, and the menu matches the name: Fresh! /more/
  • More »

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • Bob Schneider at Juanita's

    Also, KEN Mode at Vinos', Red Octopus' 'Trysts and Turns' at the Public Theatre, Mothwind at Maxine's, Patty Griffin at George's Majestic, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Weekend Theater and Ash at Juanita's.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2015 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation