The Weekend: Velvet Kente, Venus Mission, Arkansas Chamber Singers, Corey Smith and more | Rock Candy

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Weekend: Velvet Kente, Venus Mission, Arkansas Chamber Singers, Corey Smith and more

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 10:11 AM

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FRIDAY 10/9

Reigning Musicians Showcase winner Velvet Kente's concert at White Water doubles as a birthday party for front man joshua; Minneapolis' Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps open with chirpy indie-pop, 10 p.m., $6.

No cover band that plays Little Rock commands a more devoted following than '80s-focused Venus Mission, who play at Revolution, 9 p.m., $6.

In “The Time Is Now,” the Arkansas Chamber Singers take on selections from Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Purcell, St. Mark's Episcopal, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15 (the singers reprise their performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Clinton Library).

The 4X4 Crew, Mike Streezy and North Rock are among those scheduled to perform at Booze and Barz, an underground hip-hop party at Downtown Music, 9 p.m., $5.

Young, popular Christian rock bands Skillet, Hawk Nelson, Decyfer Down and the Letter Black play the last installment of Music in the Park at the Riverfest Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., $10-$45.

From Memphis, the Teenage Eyes play awesomely wobbly power-pop at Vino's, 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 10/10

Self-made underground superstar Corey Smith returns to Revolution, which he always sells out, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $20 d.o.s.

It's a night of riff-heavy local rock at Juanita's with Go Fast and San Antokyo sharing a bill, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Or, at White Water, it's a night of cheeky garage-pop with the Weisenheimers and throwback hard rock with Conway's the Muddlestuds, 9 p.m., $5.

Red Dirt country standout Stoney LaRue shares the bill with Nashville's the Dirt Drifters at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.

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