ARGENTA FILM SERIES: 'THE INVISIBLE WAR'
7 p.m. Argenta Community Theater. Free.
"The Invisible War" is a documentary about the long-overlooked epidemic of rape within the U.S. armed forces. The film screened last month at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Times contributor Matt Rowe praised the film and said its stories "are heartbreaking, sickening and should not be ignored." Rowe also pointed out that the film "is not just about the problem in the military. Confronting rape and sexual assault is a discussion many people do not want to have because it is uncomfortable. By seeing these men and women come forward, by bravely showing their faces, anyone can begin to empathize with others dealing with the trauma following sexual assault, and the hard steps that must be taken to regain some sense of normalcy." Director Kirby Dick will attend the screening and will speak at the Clinton School of Public Service at noon Thursday. If you can't make Thursday's screening, the film is also playing at UALR's EIT building at 6 p.m. Wednesday. All of the events are free. RB
8:30 p.m. Revolution. $18 adv., $20 day of.
Back in the spring and summer of 2005, Dr. Dog's "Easybeat" was near inescapable among my crowd. It seemed like it was playing at every get-together or dinner party or after-party or pre-party or wherever you were, there it was. "Easybeat" is one of the best examples of the type of shaggy, classic rock-informed pop that's not trying to take over the world nor reinvent the wheel. It's just fun. That is unless you're of those joyless, cynical, stick-in-the-mud types who can't admit to digging something unless it's super obscure and you knew about it first and can thus lord your superior tastes over everyone. Though I suppose if you just flat-out don't like rock music, you're probably not going to like Dr. Dog. The Philly five-piece has released several albums over the years, including this year's "Be the Void." While their subsequent records aren't carbon copies of "Easybeat," they never stray too far from the Beatles/Beach Boys blueprint. But so what? What Dr. Dog does, the band does really well. Opening the 18-and-older show is whimsical psych purveyor Cotton Jones. RB
8 p.m. Revolution. $15.
Man, if you don't know the name Junior Brown by now, lemme just run this by you: The Jimi Hendrix of Country. Yes. Now, I mean no disrespect in the least to all-time greats like Chet Atkins or James Burton or any of the 1,352 guitar pickers in Nashville, but Brown is not only an innovative, incredibly versatile badass on the guitar: In addition to the fret-board fireworks, he also writes great songs and sings them in a baritone that's as deep and clear as a country well. Brown plays a hybrid double-neck guitar called the "guit-steel," named for its combination of standard six-string and lap steel in one convenient package. And he shreds on both of them. A few years back, I was talking to an acquaintance who's a huge music buff and also a gifted guitar player about the best concerts we'd seen. I'd never known him to dig country at all, but he said that hands-down the best concert he'd ever seen was Junior Brown. He didn't hesitate or qualify the statement or get down to genre specifics or anything: "What's the best show you ever saw?" "Junior Brown." Just like that. The Salty Dogs, Arkansas's premier classic country act, open the all-ages show. RB