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Garrison Starr, a singer-songwriter armed with just her passionate pipes and guitar, appears at Juanita’s on Wednesday, July 19. Most recently, she’s moved from Los Angeles to Nashville, and from Geffen Records to Vanguard, where last year she recorded “The Sound of You and Me.”
A powerful songwriter, she gets to the meat of matters of the heart, and perhaps her move to Nashville has changed her sound some — a bit less on the rock side and more toward the alt-folk, which will sit well with fans of Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge or the Indigo Girls. Starr’s most well-known single is “Superhero,” from her 1997 album, “Eighteen Over Me.” Check out more of her sound at www.garrissonstarr.com.
Touring with Starr is Brandon Stanley, who is described in his bio as a radio-ready songwriter/rocker and has a new album, “Songs From the Middle Lane.”
Showtime is 9 p.m., and admission is $7 for ages 18 and up.
If you live in Fayetteville, you can go to George’s Majestic Lounge any given Sunday and enjoy Southern folk and rock artist Sarah Hughes. For Central Arkansans, she’ll be at Sticky Fingerz on Saturday, July 15. Her latest album is the award-winning “Southern Savage,” a reference to her brief stint in New York City.
Hughes’ sense of humor shows through in such songs as “I’m Just a Gringa,” “Kitchen Sink Drama” and “Requiem for the Inside Furniture on the Outside,” as well as on perhaps her most requested song, “The Sugar’s Gone.”
She’ll start at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
n Paired up for the “Friday Nights with Goose” show this Friday at White Water Tavern are groove-based acoustic singer/songwriter Courtney Fairchild with local favorite Amy Garland. Fairchild recently released the CD “Quit.”
The show starts around 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
If Tiffany and Debbie Gibson were in a fight, who would win?
Children behave … some of us do remember Tiffany’s covers of “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “I Saw (Him) Standing There,” and we wonder if we can deal with the nostalgia at Juanita’s on Thursday, July 13, when Tiffany performs in a 9 p.m. show.
During the mall-mania of the ’80s, bubble-gum pop was the ladder with which Tiffany climbed the charts. She’s done a few things since then, mainly putting out two albums (“The Color of Silence” and “Dust Off and Dance,” and the reviews were favorable) and posing for “Playboy.”
DJ Ugly Ed will spin the hits before Tiffany. Tickets are $12.
Regal soul and reggae can be found on stage Friday, July 14, at Juanita’s with vocalist Twanna Campbell, Ultimate Groove and One Stone. These shows seem like they’re always quite classy, the music groovy and mellow and folks dressed to the nines. Starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $10.
And not to leave the boys out:
The whiskey-soaked redneck rock and country outfit Honky, from Austin, Texas, will appear at Vino’s Brewpub on Friday, July 14. The band includes Jeff Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers and Little Rock native Justin Collins, formerly of Go Fast. There’s more raw and greasy rock on the same bill, with Smoke Up Johnny and Josephus and the George Jonestown Massacre, who we’ve heard understand “hillbilly thrash.” The show is for all ages and starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $7 … Local hip-hop DJs will appear at the Cornerstone Pub on Saturday, July 15. Taking turns on the table are DJ Swamp, Swift, g-force, Ill Roc and Dirtbag (8 p.m. $5) … Jazz bassist Tim Goodwin will be at the Afterthought on Monday, July 17, for the Monday Jazz Project (8 p.m., $5); and Weakness for Blondes’ Chris DeClerk appears at the Afterthought on Tuesday, July 18 (8 p.m., $2).