Thursday To-Do: The Libras as Neil Young | Rock Candy

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thursday To-Do: The Libras as Neil Young

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge unknown.gif
THE LIBRAS
9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

We live in a stratified world of cover bands. At one level, the top perhaps, there’s the large contingent of touring and local bands who make their bones playing straight-up, let’s see how close we can get covers. Then there’s a growing number of novelty cover bands, like the little people version of Kiss, Mini Kiss, or the all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute act, Lez Zeppelin. And then there are bands like the Libras, who offer neither verisimilitude nor weirdness. The local coterie, which includes members of Big Silver, the Boondogs, the Easys and the Greg Spradlin Outfit, leans more on a boozey, shambolic foundation — you might not know what they’re playing until the hook comes. They’re all crack musicians, though, so even when they’re just screwing around, they’re mighty entertaining. Over the last six or eight months, they’ve become the de facto house cover band for White Water, playing sporadically on Thursdays, usually taking on a different act each time. Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Tom Waits have been featured in the past. Tonight, Neil Young is on tap. Friends of the band Dave Easely (pedal steel) and Robbie Crowell (keyboards) will sit in, too.

Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • New Rock the Culture: We want to be counted with Congressman John Lewis!

    In this week’s episode, hosts Antwan Phillips and state Rep. Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on the candidates running for the Little Rock Board of Directors, North Little Rock landing an Amazon facility, and Satanic Temple Rally at the state Capitol.
    • Aug 21, 2018
  • Lucero releases new video directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Michael Shannon

    Jeff Nichols has a new movie out today. It's a short film inspired by Lucero's "Long Way Back Home," from the band's recently released ninth album, "Among the Ghosts."
    • Aug 20, 2018
  • The John Lewis open line

    U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Civil Rights hero, gave a rousing speech today at a rally for Clarke Tucker, who's hoping to join Lewis in Congress next year, at Philander Smith College. Also, here's an open line.
    • Aug 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation