THE BLACK CROWES
Arkansas Music Pavilion Walton Arts Center. $32-$77. UPDATE: This concert has been moved to the decidedly more indoors Walton Arts Center.
UPDATE II:The Walton Arts Center just announced that this show has been canceled because of "a family emergency in the band’s home town of Atlanta." Dang. The press release further states that "although best efforts have been explored to reschedule, based on the band’s current schedule, there are no dates available at this time. Therefore, this is a cancellation as opposed to a postponement. All tickets will be refunded in full. Box office representatives will be calling ticket holders to issue refunds in the next 36 hours."
Is there a shaggier, stoned-er, more hippie-fied, genre-defying, consistently great, loveable, frayed-but-not-torn bunch of rock 'n' roll survivors than The Black Crowes? I think not.
Seriously, what other band can come close to The Crowes' streak of fantastic albums over the course of the last nearly 25 years? They started out as a bell-bottomed, Stones-'n'-Faces-loving blues-rock swagger machine and evolved over the years into an all-encompassing amalgam of rock, soul, blues, folk, country and R&B, all wrapped up comfortably in a wooly jam-band vibe that fits like a perfectly broken-in denim jacket.
Sure, they took a couple of hiatuses here and there, being that brothers will sometimes get to feuding with one another. But they always seem to work it out and answer the call of the road, and of their devoted fanbase. You know this is gonna be a great show.
Soft-rocker Don McLean, he of "American Pie" renown, will perform a benefit concert for AETN at Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $50-$100.
"The Affordable Care Act Made Simple" is an information session about obtaining health insurance through the ACA, Faulkner County Library, 2 p.m., free.
The Urban Raw Festival includes food, music, theater and a variety of arts-related workshops and presentations, Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., $5 adv., $7 day of.
Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers bring their mix of hip-hop, R&B and neo-soul to the cozy environs of the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10.
Faith-driven emo-rockers Red Jumpsuit Apparatus play at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.
Turnpike Troubadours offer up an evening of Americana and Red Dirt rocking at Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.
7:30 p.m. Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville. $39 adv., $42 day of.
If there's a relevant rock band out there right now that shot to the top of the game with a speedier quickness than the Alabama Shakes, I haven't heard of them.
This young outfit had been together for about 15 hot seconds when they were all of a sudden being hailed as the next big thing in retro-inspired rock 'n' roll, heirs to the likes of The Black Keys and The White Stripes. They very quickly went from playing dingy, beloved dive-bars to headlining big festivals and hitting up the late-night stages, including Conan and The Late Show with David Letterman.
The band's 2012 debut album "Boys & Girls" earned mostly positive reviews, with the only consistent criticism being that it didn't quite capture the power of the band's live show. Arkansas fans will now get a chance to see for themselves if that's a legit concern.
Opening the show will be Nashville up-and-comers Fly Golden Eagle.
Little Rock food eaters take note: Food Truck Fridays returns to downtown at the corner of Capitol and Main. This week, the lineup is Clyde-n-Kiddos, Kona Ice, Philly's Steak and Cheese and kBird, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Weekend Theater begins its production of "100 Saints You Should Know," about a priest who must reconcile his desires with his role in the church, a teenage boy confused about his sexuality and a young woman desperate for spiritual validation, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 21, $12-$16.
Mississippi bluesman Lightnin' Malcolm brings his swirling, hypnotic guitar playing to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7.
Fayetteville party instigators Boom Kinetic bring the ruckus to Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Fayetteville-based Southern rockers Backroad Anthem play at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $8.
Clinton School of Public Service hosts a panel discussion about the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's season opener "Pal Joey" with Producing Artistic Director Robert Hupp and members of the cast, noon, free.
Author and University of Arkansas professor Hoyt Purvis will speak and sign copies of his new book, "Voices of the Razorbacks," at CALS Main Library, 5:30 p.m.
The END MASS Incarceration Movement Arkansas Chapter and the Social Justice Initiative at Philander Smith College will screen "The House I Live In," followed by a panel discussion, Philander Smith, 6-9 p.m.
Cindy Woolf plays an album release show at Stickyz, with Amy Garland, 9 p.m., $5.
SOLOST VIDEO SERIES CELEBRATION
7:30 p.m. South on Main. Free.
An admission: I had not until recently. But after having watched several of the National Magazine Award-winning short videos, I can say that I have been sleeping on these in a major and inexcusable way. These pieces range from, I don't know, 4-10 minutes? And in those fleeting spans, each one tells a Southern story that is funny or fascinating or illuminating or bizarre or sweetly sad or some mixture thereof.
This event is billed as a celebration of SoLost filmmaker and notable photographer Dave Anderson, who will unveil his newest OA series, SoLit, which I am assuming will be related to literature and not to being super drunk. Guests include SoLost Editor Jonathan Childs and several folks profiled in the series, including Augusta's Jimmy Rhodes, the mortician, magician and politician who was the subject of the most recent installment, which is, of course, excellent. This will be some good times right here.
'THE BIG SHOOTOUT'
7:30 p.m. Clinton Presidential Center Great Hall. $25.
Let's be honest, it hasn't exactly been Hog heaven lately. Razorback diehards are still a bit bummed over the indignity of getting dumped from the Thanksgiving showdown with LSU. [Ed. note: This won't happen until the 2014 season, and many of us aren't really all that concerned about it.]
Can Coach Bret Bielema restore Arkansas football to its once-great heights this season? We'll see. In the meantime, here's a chance to remember the glory days when the Razorbacks — and their rivalry with Texas — dominated the football world. The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will host a kickoff in Little Rock, and in addition to various festival announcements, there will be a special advance screening of "The Big Shootout: The Life & Times of 1969," a look back at college football's "Game of the Century" between Texas and Arkansas and the tumultuous times in which it was played.
Director Mike Looney will be in attendance, as well as players and coaches that participated in the game, including former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles and former Longhorn QB James Street. Might want to show up early for some mingling. Call 661-1037 for ticket information.
Singer/songwriters Austin Lucas and John Moreland play White Water Tavern with The Parish Festival, 9:30 p.m.
Air Review plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz with local indie-pop outfit Knox Hamilton, 9 p.m., $7.
9 p.m.-5 a.m. Discovery Nightclub. $10-$15.
Wanna get hella hedonistic this Labor Day Weekend? Here is your surest bet: Three 6 Mafia co-founder DJ Paul's gonna be at Discovery Saturday, doing a set of Triple 6 classic hits as well as an extended DJ set.
Now, as you might've noticed, despite the rumblings about a reunion of the groundbreaking Memphis outfit, we've still yet to see anything for certain. Vibe caught up with Paul last month to chat about the album he's working with Yelawolf. At this point, it looks like the Three 6 reunion will happen sans Juicy J (who you'll likely recall was in town a few weeks back for a show at the Metroplex).
He told Vibe: "For the reunion, it's going to be Lord Infamous, Gangsta Boo and Crunchy Black. That's the main group. We have just been recording records so I just got to see what direction I'm going to take it but it'll definitely be something that will come out within the year."
Dude stays very busy, so don't miss this chance to catch him. He'll probably go on around late-ish o'clock.
White Water Tavern hosts a KABF 88.3-FM Birthday Bash, with The Burnt, Nick Devlin & Amy Garland, 12 Tone Elevator and F.A.C.T.S., 9 p.m.
Staying up late? Stephen Neeper and The Wild Hearts and Mad Nomad can help you out with that, Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5.
Country singer/songwriter Gary Ray plays at Juanita's, with Ward Davis and David Adam Byrnes, 9:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
Oh, and there's a sporting event up in Fayetteville that some folks might be interested in: The Arkansas Razorbacks football team takes on the Ragin' Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 3 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Stadium, $45.
9 p.m. Stickyz. $6.
There are far, far too many bands out there that decide on a name, write a handful of songs and then release their debut album or EP approximately 30 minutes after their first practice.
Not The Bloodless Cooties. This Dogtown crew has been honing its off-kilter racket off and on for 20 years, gleefully rampaging through the history of rock 'n' roll like a screaming drunk dude in a record shop, stumbling all over the place and sweating and bleeding all over the rare garage rock 45s.
The trio is made up of father-son duo Jerry and Jeremy Colburn on drums and guitar, respectively, and bassist Louisa Rook. The Colburns were also in Psychotic Car Woman and Jerry does solo and experimental music under the banners of Herding Kittens and Empty Boat People. Rook played guitar for my all-time favorite Little Rock band, The Stranger Steals.
The Cooties mostly play cover tunes, ranging from '60s pop hits to '50s country weepers to rockabilly rave-ups to garage-psych classics to obscure numbers from the oddest of oddball outsiders. While it took 20 years to arrive, this album-release show will no doubt prove to have been worth the wait. Oh yeah, the cover art for the album was created by none other than Raymond Pettibon, who created some of the most iconic punk album covers ever for the likes of Black Flag, Minutemen and Sonic Youth. Pretty awesome.
Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth open this 18-and-older show, and Selector Fast Weapons helms the steel wheels to crank out the jams.
Interstate Buffalo and Brick Fields take to the stage at Maxine's, 8 p.m.
Joecephus soundtracks the good times at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5.
White Water Tavern hosts Mad Nomad and Mainland Divide, 10 p.m., $5.
Over at Downtown Music Hall, you can check out The Supporting Cast, Wreckless Endeavor and Stuart Thomas, 8 p.m., $5.
'PREGNANT BY THE PASTOR: THE AFTERMATH'
Various times, prices and venues.
You'll recall that nearly two years ago, we witnessed the premiere of the film "Pregnant by the Pastor," from author and filmmaker SaTonya Ford. The film, shot in Central Arkansas, was "a story of betrayal, deceit and sin," and how "one man's faith gets twisted and leads him down a path of confusion and unrighteousness." See, it turns out that Pastor Norman was maybe tending some of the members of the flock a little too closely, if you catch my drift. Or as the first film put it, "We've got a player in the pulpit."
As with the original, the sequel is filled with drama and intrigue, as private investigators and other concerned parties try to get to the bottom of the situation. But don't come to the film with a judgmental attitude. Remember: we all have our weaknesses.
This weekend is packed with events centering around the film. On Friday, you can mingle with the creators at the red-carpet premiere at the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree. It's from 7 p.m. to midnight and it's $20 for singles or $35 for couples. Then on Saturday, there'll be a live taping of The SaTonya Ford Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. She'll interview a number of people about their personal travails and the importance of their faith. Then there'll be screenings of "Pregnant by the Pastor: The Aftermath" at 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets at $10.
Damn, Lindsey, let's rave about that Billy Lee Riley cut, "Flying Saucer Rock and Roll"…
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