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9 p.m. Juanita's. $17 adv., $20 day of.
Ah Cannibal Corpse, one of the longest-running and most successful death metal bands ever. Besides earning the enmity of Sen. Bob Dole and a cameo in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," the pioneering New York-based death metal group is probably best known outside of metal circles for its gruesome, controversial album covers, nearly every one of which has required some toned-down version to pass muster with The Man and make its way to record store shelves, tucked somewhere in between Candlebox and The Carpenters. I've got to say, though, that its album covers don't seem quite as shocking here in 2012, in the wake of years of generic, gory network procedurals and AMC's "The Walking Dead." On second thought, the cover for "Butchered at Birth" is still pretty foul by nearly any standard. The band's song titles, too, aren't exactly dinner table conversation: "Meat Hook Sodomy," "Hacksaw Decapitation," "A Skull Full of Maggots" and trust me, those are some of the tamer ones. The band's latest, the simply titled "Torture," is another chapter in the ongoing story of Cannibal Corpse, one of death metal's true survivors. Also performing are Cannibal Corpse tour mates Misery Index and Hour of Penance, and Arkansas's best death metal act, Vore. RB
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 at iam607.com. Bear Colony's new album is on Spotify or you can pick up the limited edition vinyl at the show. RB
TIMOTHY K. MOORE
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing. Free.
Noon-3 p.m. Green Corner Store. Free.
For 364 days a year, it pretty much sucks being vegan in Little Rock. But this Saturday, those of us who take our veggies sans bacon and/or butter are in for a double feature from two vegan chefs. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Arkansas native Timothy K. Moore will be at Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing, answering questions and signing his two books "47 Tips to Reverse Your Diabetes" (through eating plant-based foods, we assume, since this is his whole schtick) and "Vegans Eat What?" After vegging out at Pyramid, head over to the Green Corner Store, where another Arkansas native and vegan, Bianca Phillips, will be signing copies of her book "Cookin' Crunk: Eating Vegan in the Dirty South," from noon till 3 p.m. Moore and Phillips have different M.O.'s — Moore more straightforwardly wants to keep us healthy, and Phillips, with her meat-free take on family specials and the sugary fare such as a peanut butter and banana Elvis cupcake, wants to keep us happy. But really, both author/chefs have the same goal — to create dishes free of animal-derived products that nourish both body and soul. CF
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