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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 14:05:12

Wednesday: Corb Lund, experimental film, 'Always ... Patsy Cline' and more

Corb Lund. New West Records' Corb Lund (try saying that three times fast) plays literate, tuneful country at White Water, 9 p.m., $8.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:57:59

OA music issue takes on AR

Beginning this year, the Oxford American's annual music issue will focus on the music of one Southern state each year, in addition to its typical coverage of Southern music broadly.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:38:36

More Than Pub Grub.

I've been watching with interest for the opening of Khalil's Pub and Grill, the eatery going into the spot left vacant by the closing of the venerable Julie's last year.  After all, with a name like Khalil's, no telling what sort of food they offer.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:14:44

Just For Fun: Birthday Food.

The plethora of food-related offers in my inbox this morning ahead of my annual natal anniversary along with recent conversations with friends led me to wonder if anyone's interested in finding out what bountiful birthday offerings are out there for food lovers.  I find myself innundated with offers of free food, such as a shake from Arby's,  a scoop of ice cream from Baskin Robbins, a Nutter-Butter sundae from Logan's Steakhouse (location just opened in Conway), a free sandwich from Schlotzky's, all sorts of stuff.  And heck, my birthday's still half a week away.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 15:24:57

Tuesday: Suckers, the Reds, Sideshow Tragedy

Suckers, naturally. Endorsed by Stereogum as a "band to watch," Brooklyn's Suckers come to Sticky Fingerz behind their self-titled EP, produced by Yeahsayer's Anand Wilder.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 14:10:04

One Day, One Community.

Lilly's DimSum Then Some is stepping out again for yet another good cause.  On Monday the 12th, the popular West Little Rock eatery will donate 15% of the day's profits to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 08:54:01

Tuesday To-Do: Dave Matthews Band

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND7 p.m., Dickey-Stephens Park. $55-$65.Who can touch the Dave Matthews Band?

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009 - 13:50:03

Monday: River City Men's Chorus, Two Cow Garage

The 60-voice River City Men's Chorus offers the final performance of its season opening concert "Heroes!" a celebration of all the fit that bill.

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 08:12:07

Trying To Bowl You Over.

I have tried really hard to like Genghis Grill. I mean, if you look at the concept, it seems pretty neat… you can have a bowl of just about anything you like for a flat rate -- as much as will fit into the bowl.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 22:00:07

Avett Brothers at Robinson Center

Scott and Seth Avett. Photo by Bryan Clifton.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 13:03:07

Avett Brothers, Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers

Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers hit the Robinson Center stage to a sparse crowd.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 17:04:24

Last chance to see 'The Room'

The incomparable Tommy Wiseau. This is the last Saturday Market Street Cinema hosts the cult favorite "The Room."

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 15:27:08

Patsy Cline at SpeakEasy

This just in from the Rep: Jessica Welch, who plays Patsy Cline in the theater's jukebox musical "Always ...

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 14:43:28

Saturday To-Do: HarvestFest in Hillcrest

Korto's crew. HARVESTFEST11 a.m., Kavanaugh between Spruce and Walnut.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 14:17:52

Saturday To-Do: John Legend

JOHN LEGEND8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $232.It's a banner season for soul music fans.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 14:10:52

Q&A: John Legend

In advance of his first ever tour stop in Little Rock, I spoke with John Legend on the phone last month about his new album, the state of R&B and Ohio State football.Early in your career, you got pegged as a throwback.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 14:06:56

Saturday To-Do: Taylor Swift

TAYLOR SWIFT7:30 p.m., Verizon Arena. $21.75-$51.25.If you've seen blips of the coverage of Kanye West behaving boorishly on an MTV awards show, you might be forgiven for lumping the lanky blonde he slighted with the ever-revolving cast of pop ingenues.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 14:02:20

Saturday To-Do: Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe

DIKKI DU AND THE ZYDECO KREWE9:30 p.m., White Water Tavern. $6.Now that Matt White's got a toehold in the Mississippi blues scene — Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm play often; T Model Ford played a rare show several months back — the White Water head man is setting his aim on another roots-music-rich border state.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 13:50:59

The Weekend: Wanda Watson, E. Lynn Harris reading, Manhattan Short Film Fest, Wildwood Wine and Food Fest, more

E. Lynn Harris FRIDAY 9/25 Friends and fans of the late author E. Lynn Harris gather to read from his final book, “Mama Dearest,” at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 6 p.m., free; everyone's encouraged to wear Razorback attire (Harris loved the Hogs).

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Friday, September 25, 2009 - 13:33:13

Weekend To-Do: Opening of 'World of Pharaohs'

Leslie Peacock offers a preview:It's with relief and pleasure that I can report that you won't regret for a minute the $22 you spend to see “World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt.” The Arkansas Arts Center's biggest show ever — in expense, prestige and sheer number of objects — opens Friday, Sept. 25.The strength of the show lies not in any one astonishing or celebrated object, like Tut's gold slippers, nor in an elaborate display a la the Wonders series of exhibits of the previous decade in the Memphis Pyramid.

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