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Friday, April 21, 2006

Gettin' Out: Friday

Posted on Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 4:31 PM

Friday gets here, and suddenly Little Rock has so much to do, some of us can't make up our minds. That's what we have AmyB for, to tell us what we need to check out, and what fits us best, all after the jump:

Acoustic music fans: Kate Campbell is the headlining act tonight at Acoustic Sounds Cafe, Second Presbyterian Church. She’s both a vivid and visionary songwriter, spiritual, but not in a jamming Jesus down your throat sort of way. Her latest album was “Blues and Lamentations.” with numerous awards. As an acoustic performer she has few peers, though you could count one in EmmyLou Harris and Guy Clark. You  still have time to make the show at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.). Admission is $10 for adult, $8 for students and seniors.
Craig Carothers returns to the venue as the opening act.
On the North Side: Stephen Rock has a few new acoustic songs, and if you know him, you won’t be disappointed. Though he is probably one of the most prolific songwriters in this area, he never has a dud. He’s opening for the Lookback Marys. Tell them to play that “Working My Fingers Down to the Bone,” song. They are like Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Wilco and the Psychedelic Furs having a party together.  The cover is $5 at 9 p.m. 374-1782.

For all that great red-dirt Oklahoma-country stuff: Jason Boland is the king, a reverend representative of twangy rocky country. He’s at Sticky Fingerz tonight with Phillip Zoellner. 10 p.m., $10. 372-7707.

Lady and Gentlemen Hillbillies: Runaway Planet will be at White Water Tavern tonight. They’ve been working on some new grassy tunes and are planning on introducing a few tonight.10 p.m; $5.

Tonight: Downtown Music and Records has Ocean—the doom band, not the “dude” they say. Also appearing: DeadEyeJack, Black Metal Brew. It’s $5.

Go to Hell with Fayetteville metal band Vore. They  are some serious mofos when it comes to their stuff and their stuff, especially from this last album: is quite severe (= excellent in metal language). Let me cut and paste here:
We attentively listened to the dramatic compositions and found ourselves in a semi-dream/nightmarish state of death metal. The excerpts within are not songs, they’re technical compositions: deep, dark, morbid and brutal, evoking Satanic images of griffins, dragons, severed limbs and an uprising of the denizens of the abyss. It would basically scare the hell out of the uninitiated.
And props go out to Nongrata and Epoch of Unlight, opening at 8:30 p.m. tonight. $5.

For some of us, it’s a long time a comin’. No one under 30 will be allowed at Juanita’s tonight for their 30/30 party. Play nice and maturely with the rest of the grown-ups starting at 10 p.m. Dell Smith, jazz and R&B artist keeps the night going. $10 to get in.

Abra-abracadabra, I want to reach out and grab ya: A Spring Magic Show for adults and kids is on tonight at Easy Street Piano Bar, 307 W. 7th St. 5 great magicians/illusionists are scheduled tonight starting at 7 p.m. There’s also a show tomorrow, if you miss it. 372-3530.

We know you to to Flying Saucer for the beer and music, not the naughty school girl outfits. Tonight it’s Brian Nahlen at 9 p.m. No cover.

Blues and rock and rock and rock with the Gettys tonight at Fox and the Hound. Perfect music to hang out to, play pool or shuffleboard. Don’t get us wrong: you should go just for the music as well: 10 p.m.; $5. They’re also at the F&H tomorrow, same time, same price.

Somebody please go to Jimmy Doyle Country Club sometime soon. We are so curious about the Arkansas River Bottom band led by Jimmy himself. We’ve heard he’s had guys like Narvel “the Marvel” Felts there, as well as Billy Lee Riley. It sounds like a fun honky-tonk, two-steppin’, slow dancin’ type-of-place. A place we can wear our boots and tight jeans and sequined western coat. Like maybe that joint on “Urban Cowboy,” but we’re a little nervous. Will we be accepted by the regulars? Only one way to find out. It’s on down the road at 11800 Maybelline. The private club is open 7:30 p.m.- 4 a.m. Memberships are $5 at the door. 945-9042.

Or what about the Long Branch Saloon? We know some of you own hogs (as in the bikes): go and tell us about it. 8419 Scott Hamilton Road. 568-5547.

For some of us, it’s a long time a comin’. No one under 30 will be allowed at Juanita’s tonight for their 30/30 party. Play nice and maturely with the rest of the grown-ups starting at 10 p.m. Dell Smith, jazz and R&B artist keeps the night going. $10 to get in.

There’s karaoke tonight for those who can’t get enough of it, at Legends starting at 8 p.m. tonight. 537-2357.
Slowly becoming a favorite and with former members of Hayseed Dixie, Texarkana, has charmed all kinds of audiences. They cover Loretta Lynn, Bonnie Raitt, Dusty Springfield. Band members are also studio musicians, and they can go through as many genres as you can shake a stick at. They’re pulling double duty tonight: earlier, they’ll be at the Press Box (behind UALR) starting at 9 p.m. ($5) or late night tonight and tomorrow at Midtown Billiards (1-ish). 372-9990.

Third Degree: these guys are STILL plugging away. They are probably one of the most professional (and nicest) groups we’ve seen. They perfectly do Prince, Ozzy, Lenny Kravitz, yes there’s more, but our fingers are starting to hurt. $5. 707-2537

In Conway, at Soundstage: Silence the Epilogue, A Dream of Siam, Mexico, Mexico, April 21. All ages, 8 p.m., $5.

Some thoughts: aren’t you glad there’s not a paddy wagon anymore?



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