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FRIDAY 5/9

 

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $16-$70.

 

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was named for the venerable French Quarter venue — founded in 1961 and, shortly thereafter, the center of the New Orleans' jazz scene — it played. There, the Charter members were joined by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong. Today, under the leadership of Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe, the band continues to tour, record and serve as a leading ambassador for New Orleans jazz. PHJB joins the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Israel Getzov, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Prior to each concert, Happy Tymes Jazz Band will be working it second-line style on the front steps of Robinson, and Starving Artist Cafe will offer red beans and rice. LM.

 

 

HAYES CARLL

9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.

 

A Houston native and Hendrix alum, singer/songwriter Hayes Carll has made Arkansas a home away from home throughout his near decade of performing. He plays in Little Rock every couple of months, named his second, highly acclaimed album “Little Rock” and, on his latest, “Trouble in Mind,” he's got a song called “Bad Liver and Broken Heart,” that opens with “Arkansas, my head hurts.” You can bet that gets the crowd whooping. It's also probably a pretty safe bet that the crowd that comes out to see Carll — typically large — will have swollen. Since “Trouble in Mind” came out last month on the Universal subsidiary Lost Highway, Carll has picked up rave reviews everywhere from Entertainment Weekly to Billboard magazine. Corb Lund, an Alberta, Canada, folk-singer with a name made for touring with Hayes Carll, opens the show with music from his latest album, a theme album full of songs about horses and war. LM.

 

 

THE BRAVERY

9 p.m., Juanita's. $15 adv., $18 d.o.s.

 

It's not too often Little Rock lands a buzz band, or at least not a buzz band that's been anointed by the mainstream press — not yet popular enough to land magazine covers, but familiar to Rolling Stone readers. So young rockers, take note: The Bravery, not too long ago picked as “New York's Official Next Big Thing” by the Village Voice and, today, with a current top-10 single in Billboard's “Modern Rock” chart, comes to town in support of its latest, “The Sun and the Moon Complete,” on which the band continues its move away from the new-wave revival that lifted it to prominence to a more mainstream rock sound. Still, don't be surprised if you catch a whiff of the Cure. Buzzworthy, too: Modern rockers Fiction Plane, featuring Joe Sumner (AKA Sting's son) on bass and vocals and Bear Colony, a Little Rock based-indie group getting national attention, open the show. LM.

 

 

JEFFREY ROSS

8 p.m., the Village. $20-$400.

 

“If insulting somebody is an art form, then Jeffrey Ross is Pablo Picasso,” said the Chicago Tribune. He's also been called the “Sultan of Insultin',” the undisputed meanest man in Hollywood. You can't have a celebrity roast today without calling Jeffrey Ross. With a poker face, Ross starts slowly, tossing off a not-so-gentle barb like he's making conversation. But once he has the roastee red-faced and the crowd rolling, he starts going for blood. I'd give you an example, but his best material is filthy. His current tour finds him prepping for a Comedy Central special. LM.

 

 

JOSH RITTER

9 p.m., Revolution, $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.

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