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Jason Boland returns to Revolution 

THURSDAY 7/25

THE ALMOST

9 p.m. Juanita's. $13 adv., $15 day of.

OK, it's time again to learn about a band by watching a couple of that band's music videos with the sound turned off. The band is The Almost and the video is "Lonely Wheel." The band is playing in a bar, but nobody is there save for a dour-looking barkeep cleaning up. He picks up a napkin and one of those old-school label-maker decals that reads "I NEED TO FORGET." Turns out somebody printed and left a bunch of these labels on the set for this video. One says "CAN YOU HELP ME OUT" and another one says "I'M SICK OF ME" and then another one says "DRINK" and yet another one reads "I WON'T LET THEM SEE ME NOW." There are many other labels with other emo-type phrases. "I'LL PUT UP A FIGHT," says one label bravely. Another one backs up that one: "I WON'T LET US LOSE." Finally, a label says "IT WILL GET EASIER." Then it's over. In the video for "Say This Sooner," the band has moved from an empty bar to an abandoned gas station in the desert. The singer is a bunch of different people in this video. He's a hitchhiker and then he's a cop and then the band is playing inside a cheap motel room. The singer is looking in the mirror and seeing someone else, which usually doesn't happen with mirrors. Now there are two of him. One of him is standing in front of the other of him holding a briefcase. What's inside? It's a mirror and what looks like a cellphone from 2002. He picks up the cellphone. Whoa! He's instantly transported back to the hotel room and the video is over. This video has been viewed more than 2.4 million times. Also on the bill: Austin indie rock band The Rocketboys and Central Arkansas pop band The Supporting Cast.

FRIDAY 7/26

JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS

8 p.m. Revolution. $12 adv., $15 day of.

Fans of Red Dirt country have it pretty good here in Central Arkansas. Situated on I-40, Little Rock is a natural stop for the constantly touring bands — mostly from Texas and Oklahoma — that make up the scene. Harrah, Okla., native Jason Boland is one of the more popular Red Dirt artists, on the strength of years and years of serious road-doggin' and zillions of shows. Back in aught-eight, he had a vocal cord injury that was a serious bummer, requiring him to rest up and to take it easy for a minute. That was right around the time that his album "Comal County Blue" and its single of the same name were proving very popular. It's a good tune for sure. Boland's live album "High in the Rockies: A Live Album" cracked the top 30 of the U.S. country charts. The latest from Boland and Co., "Dark & Dirty Mile," was co-produced by Shooter Jennings and was released in May, hitting No. 25 on the country charts and No. 18 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. The title track was co-written with fellow traveler Stoney LaRue. Also on this bill: Hell-raisin' upstarts The Dirty River Boys.

SATURDAY 7/27

CHANEL WEST COAST

9 p.m.-5 a.m. Discovery Nightclub. $10-$15.

There is no pretense whatsoever in the music of Chanel West Coast (born Chelsea Chanel Dudley in the year 1988). The actress and aspiring rapper is certainly not aiming for the cerebral or political or artistically challenging. She pretty much laid out her priorities on her single "I Love Money," which is a song about how much she loves money. The video finds the young blonde woman and her friends riding around in a Maybach and smoking blunts, hanging out in a hotel room and throwing cash around, laying down tracks in the studio and cavorting with Snoop and A$AP Rocky. Coast recently signed with Lil Wayne's Young Money label. She described the signing thusly on Billboard.com: "I went to Miami, played him my music, and I just remember him after my one song ... I played him a track and he sat back and said, 'Man that shit was stupid.' I was like, 'Yo. Wayne thought that shit was stupid.' As soon as he said that, I knew I was in." If you just read all of that and were like, "Huh? What the hell is this all about?" — relax. You're not having a stroke or anything. You're just old and out of touch (which, thank God!). However, if you read that and were like, "Hellz to the yeah, get that Weezy money girl!" then you will probably want to grab your good friend Molly and head out to Discovery Saturday for a night of glitter-encrusted debauchery, which also includes Muck Sticky, Taylor Thrash and Dylan Dugger.

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