Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
607, BEAR COLONY
9 p.m. Revolution. $6.
All right, Adrian Tillman, a.k.a. 607, is back with "YIK3LIF3! The Lord and The Duchess," his follow-up to last year's "YIK3S!" It's been out since Halloween, 19 tracks with the kind of lines that further cement Tillman's status as one of the sharpest and funniest rappers around, and not just in Arkansas. Exhibit A, from the foreboding, awesome "AK-47 Percent" (with guest Yk) "I pledge allegiance to my flag and my clique / Promise I won't act like Romney when I'm rich / He don't know no poor folks, so you can tell Mitt bitch-ass that this the AK-47 percent."
This is a co-record release show with Little Rock's Bear Colony, whose "Soft Eyes" was released Tuesday on Esperanza Plantation. The 13-track album is a bit of a departure from the band's last record, 2007's "We Came Here to Die." Band leader Vincent Griffin is still essentially crafting hazy bedroom pop that happens to be recorded with a full band, but this time around, the guitars are often pushed out of the foreground by an array of electronic sounds and buzzing washes of synthesizer.
You can get 607's new album here. Bear Colony's new album is on Spotify or you can pick up the limited edition vinyl at the show.