Congrats to Hot Springs' Ghost Bones, who won the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals last night at the Rev Room. Thanks to Open Fields, Becoming Elephants, American Lions, Enchiridion and all the other bands who participated.
Full review coming next week. For now: check out Ghost Bones' latest EP on Bandcamp.
The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals are tonight at Revolution (8 p.m., $5), featuring the winners of all previous semi-final rounds: neo-soul collective SOULution, R&B stalwarts Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, post-punk dance rockers Collin vs. Adam, Southern rock jam band Vintage Pistol and Little Rock garage punk group The Uh Huhs. /more/
Congrats to Vintage Pistol, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. They'll join SOULution, Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew and The Uh Huhs at the finals, which will be held at Revolution on Friday, Feb. 26. /more/
Congrats to The Uh Huhs, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 4 will be next Thursday, Feb. 18, with The Whole Famn Damily, Vintage Pistol, Jay Jackson and Sattakota. /more/
Congrats to Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 3 will be next Thursday, Feb. 11, with The Uh Huhs, Love and a Revolver, Oddy Knocky and Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon. /more/
Congrats to SOULution, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 2 will be next Thursday, Feb. 4, featuring Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, Collin Vs. Adam, Galaxy Tour Guides and Sea of Echoes /more/
Congrats to this year's Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase semifinalists. This year's semifinal rounds will be held at Stickyz on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The finals will be at the Rev Room on Friday, Feb. 26. All shows this year will begin at 8 p.m. /more/
The search is on for the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, in which performers will compete for an array of prizes worth over $2,500. Acts must perform 30 minutes of original material with live instrumentation. All styles are welcome. To enter send a link for Facebook, Reverbnation, Bandcamp or Soundcloud to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following: /more/
Tomas Bohm, owner of Czech and German eateries The Pantry in West Little Rock and The Pantry Crest in Hillcrest, will take over the space now occupied by Hillcrest Artisan Meats at 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. next year. Brandon Brown and his wife, Tara Protiva-Brown, will continue to operate H.A.M. until the end of the year; Bohm hopes to reopen under a new name sometime in February.
An Arkansas Arts Center committee named to select the architect for the arts center's multimillion dollar renovation has chosen the Chicago-based firm Studio Gang, a choice widely expected after the firm's presentation to the public at the Arts Center on Nov. 1.
The City Board of Directors will not take up at tomorrow's board meeting developer Rick Ferguson's request that the city overrule the Planning Commission's decision denying him a Conditional Use Permit to build a wastewater treatment plant on his property at 25616 Hwy. 10, opponents of Ferguson's plan tell the Times.
The podcast Design Matters, published by Design Observer, is celebrating its 10th year and they are revisiting some of their best episodes from the last decade. I just finished this week's replay of the interview with the Scottish born illustrator Marion Deuchars. At the end of the wonderful interview, her two young sons are invited into the studio near where they pitch in some of their own thoughts on art and, in particular, drawing in the art books their mother created for children and adults.
by Will Stephenson, Bryan Moats, Kaya Herron and Lindsey Millar
World wide weird duo Rural War Room (Donavan Suitt & Byron Werner) is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting and production here in Little Rock and abroad. RWR Radio on KABF 88.3 FM (10 p.m. Tuesdays or anytime on their website), features the duo alternating records in an effort to surprise one another.
BRASHER: Hello Arkansans, this is the first piece from us, Brasher and Rowe and we are some dudes who work in downtown Little Rock and we eat lunch and just talk about all the exciting things around here.
Jones was "Minority Outreach Coordinator" for Hutchinson's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. The governor first named him as policy director before placing him over the labor department instead in Jan. 2015, soon after taking office.
Little Rock will next week host a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems led by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.