Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friday To-Do: Night for Jett

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 8:01 AM

White Water Tavern hosts a night to remember James Jett Talbert Friday night.
  • White Water Tavern hosts a night to remember James "Jett" Talbert Friday night.

NIGHT FOR JETT
7 p.m. White Water Tavern. $5 after 8:30 p.m.

If you ever went to the White Water Tavern, you probably saw James "Jett" Talbert sitting at the bar, or later in the evening, dancing on the tables to whichever band happened to be playing. He was a vital voice in the colorful oral history of the WWT that the Times published in 2010.

This show is a celebration of the life of Jett, who passed away last week.

White Water co-owner Matt White wrote eloquently of his friend, so I'm going to quote him at length: "In losing Jett, we lose an amazing storyteller and historian on the bar and Little Rock in general. He lived just up the street for over 20 years and his spirit, attitude, and heart were a perfect example of what makes the White Water such a unique and special place. When we took the place over five and a half years ago, he and Goose were seemingly inseparable and Jett had our backs from the very beginning.

"An avid music fan and people person, Jett witnessed more shows than most of us who worked here during those first couple of years. He was known by bands all across the country for dancing on the rail in the back of the room, helping them carry their equipment, and for being a wildly encouraging and HILARIOUS friend. ... He was a friend to so many. A sweet heart. An original. He was an absolute staple to the bar and the neighborhood, and to say that the place won't be the same without him barely begins to scratch the surface; it is so tough to comprehend that he won't be walking in at two on the dot every afternoon."

There will no doubt be many tears shed on Friday, but also many great stories, and music from Amy Garland, Nick Devlin, Bart Angel, Andy Warr, Mandy McBryde, Iron Tongue, The P-47s and likely more.

Tags: , ,

Speaking of...

  • Ginsu Wives to release new EP in pill bottle form

    June 11, 2014
    Locals Ginsu Wives, who we noted in this week's paper will almost definitely give you nightmares, are playing a record release show on Saturday June 14 at White Water Tavern, and here's one more reason you should go: The EP, titled "Panic," will come in the form of a prescription bottle containing a pill-shaped USB flash drive that includes the EP in three formats, music videos for each track and other stuff. Check out the infomercial above. The album will be available online July 1 at Thick Syrup Records. /more/
  • Stream the new Glittercore album (or even buy it)

    May 1, 2014
    Little Rock trio Glittercore has a new album out today. One of the tags on Bandcamp is "90's," which I guess means they aim to sound like a band from the `90s, which they arguably do, like tuneful, drop-d, Dinosaur Jr.-era indie rock or like a band that might be on Merge or Rough Trade. You can find it at iTunes or at Bandcamp, or you can wait and see them live with Mad Nomad at White Water on June 10. But then June 10 seems like a long time to wait, maybe you'd better go ahead and listen. /more/
  • Thursday night: Bonnie Montgomery and Andy Warr benefit for tornado relief

    April 30, 2014
    Tomorrow night, White Water Tavern will host the first in a series of anniversary shows for Little Rock's Thick Syrup Records, this time featuring locals Bonnie Montgomery and Andy Warr. Proceeds will go to benefit ongoing tornado recovery and relief efforts. Other Thick Syrup Anniversary shows on the way include a concert at Stickyz on May 9 featuring Bear Colony and The See and two shows at White Water on May 16 and 17, featuring Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth, Nathan Brown, Bonnie Montgomery, Ginsu Wives, Twelve Tone Elevator and Jumbo Jet. /more/
  • New song from The Coasts, 'Us Against the World'

    April 21, 2014
    Little Rock's The Coasts, who recently signed to the Brooklyn-based Old Flame Records (alongside bands like Cloud Nothings and Dead Confederate), have a new album on the way next month (May 20), and recently premiered a song from the record, "Us Against the World," over at Impose. In their interview, the band namechecks Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen and claims the song is inspired by "Hey Jude." /more/
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • 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
  • Wednesday To-Do: Pontiak

    Pontiak plays at Vino's Wednesday.
    • Feb 4, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

People who saved…

Event Calendar

« »

July

S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31  

Blogroll

 

© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation