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Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008 - 14:35:26

Shannon Wurst is a talented 20something, says Garrison Keillor

Shannon Wurst atop a heifer in a Ft. Smith Christmas parade. Photo by katographic.

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Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:06:17

Last Night: The Pine Hill Haints, The Can Kickers, and Counterclockwise

The Pine Hill Haints, the Huntsville, Alabama, band that played at White Water last night, caught my eye because they’re on K Records, the Washington State outfit that’s given us the Microphones and other lo-fi heroes.

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Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:57:36

Friday: Damn Bullets, Silverton,

Damn Bullets. At White Water, Silverton and the Damn Bullets do varieties of weird old-time/folk/Americana/whatever you want to call it.

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Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:02:13

Friday To-Do? Toughman

ORIGINAL TOUGHMAN COMPETITION8 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center. $16-$25.

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Friday, February 29, 2008 - 09:38:14

Trailer gazing: "The Love Guru"

  Ugh.

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Friday, February 29, 2008 - 09:18:19

Friday To-Do: FRESH

Rockst*r and friends FRESH8 p.m., Vino's. $5.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 13:39:52

Last Night: Hurt, Seether, Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace at Alltel

Seether. Point/Counterpoint review, featuring curmudgeonly yet indulgent boomer dad and alt-metal indoctrinated teenage son.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:31:33

Thursday: Coheed and Cambria, the Redwalls, Josh Stoffer, the Can Kickers and more

The Redwalls. SXSW is a little more than a week away.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:49:21

John Pugh is laughing maniacally in Free Blood

  This is the project Little Rock native John Pugh left !!!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:34:10

Thursday To-Do: Mike Farris

MIKE FARRIS9 p.m., Juanita's. $12 adv./$15 d.o.s. In his official bio, former Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies lead singer Mike Farris talks about God a lot.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:11:44

Trailer gazing: "Step Brothers"

  In "Step Brothers," the new movie by the guys behind "Talladega Nights" (Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly), Newport native Mary Steenburgen plays Will Ferrell's mom.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:00:46

Thursday To-Do: Joe Lally

JOE LALLY8 p.m., Vino's. $8 adv./$10 d.o.s. Joe Lally is probably the third most famous member of Fugazi, the most famous DIY band ever (which is to say, in relatively small circles).

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 09:54:58

Thursday To-Do: Bakari Kitwana

BAKARI KITWANA6 p.m., UALR, Donaghey Student Center, rooms A, B and C. Free. Bakari Kitwana doesn't flinch in the face of controversy.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 09:50:01

This could be your office

  The horror.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 11:22:10

Dick's American Cantina

A good excuse to put up a great Brian Chilson photo of Browning's. Vintage Eateries, the restaurant group that recently acquired Browning’s, is expanding its holdings, according to managing partner Richard Harrison.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 11:18:10

Andina's does plate lunches

Andina Café in the River Market is now serving plate lunches, with rotating options Monday through Friday.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 11:01:25

Wednesday To-Do: Ryan Bingham and Dead Horses

RYAN BINGHAM & DEAD HORSES9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $7.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 09:32:47

Tonight: Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether

Breaking Benjamin It's a night of crunchy post-grunge and alt-metal at Alltel with Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Seether (they're South African), 7 p.m., $35.At the Afterthought, jazz pianist Dell Smith performs, 8 p.m., free.Cooper's Orbit lead singer Chris Henry does an acoustic set at Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., free.Juanita's hosts the Working Man Musician's Jam, 9 p.m.On the Rocks puts on a flock of DJs at REHAB — Michael Shane, Platinumb, Jiminy Kick It, Fogle (wow, "Superbad" referencing already) and Justin Sane.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 15:36:12

Linkage: David Gordon Green, the nadir of reality TV, the best free mixtape, etc.

The not blurry one: David Gordon Green L.A. Times has a nice profile on Little Rock-born filmmaker David Gordon Green today.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 15:35:56

Magic Springs announces Timberwood Concert Series

So tough. So babyfaced.

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