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Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 18:30:07

Oxford American sponsoring a Big Star tribute worth driving for

The remaining members of Big Star, Jody Stephens and Posies Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow and original bassist Andy Hummel (who left the band just before "Radio City" came out), will offer a tribute concert to Alex Chilton at the Levitt Shell in Memphis Saturday, May 15.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 16:04:51

Daily Digest: David Gordon Green, Dead Weather, 'splosions

David Gordon Green goes ever forward as the Bo Jackson of comedy, jumping into the inky world of animation.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 14:13:09

Sunday To-Do: Cinco de Mayo

CINCO DE MAYO10 a.m., Riverfest Amphitheatre. $5.The 12th annual celebration, sponsored by the Central Arkansas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), is billed as “the largest showcase of Hispanic culture in Arkansas.” That means, from morning until near dark, there'll be singing and folkloric dancing and games for kids and all sorts of delicious Mexican and Latin American grub.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 14:01:27

Saturday To-Do: David Kimbrough Jr.

DAVID KIMBROUGH JR. 9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $10.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:57:02

Mike Huckabee's new plan to capture hearts and minds

According to CMT, Mike Huckabee is in Nashville recording a country album. No info on who's participating in the sessions, just that the project will likely be officially announced in June.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:50:52

Weekend: Velvet Kente/607, Magic Hassle/Literature, Leon Russell

VK doesn't know how to not kill it. FRIDAY 4/30One of the most reliably mind-blowing bands anywhere plays with one of the best rappers, period, for my show pick of the night: Velvet Kente hits the Juanita's stage with 607 at 10 p.m., $5.  Sticky Fingerz brings a second night of tribute bands with the band that could have been called “Ants Marching” or “Tripping Billies,” but that would have been way too obvious, right?

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:12:16

Friday To-Do: Foam Fest

FOAM FEST 6 p.m., River Market Pavillions. $25 adv., $30 d.o.e. For more than a decade, this has been one of the annual spring events a goodly number of local folks await for weeks.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 10:26:44

Weekend To-Do: 'Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp'

Not the Arts Center production, but flopped up here for the LOLworthiness. ‘ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP' 7 p.m., Children's Theatre, Arkansas Arts Center.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 08:33:15

Weekend To-Do: Toad Suck

Skillet. TOAD SUCK DAZE5 p.m., downtown Conway.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 16:47:36

Terry's Finer Foods The Restaurant

The name's a little clunky, but everything else about Terry's Finer Foods new adjacent restaurant, called Terry's Finer Foods the Restaurant and scheduled for a soft opening beginning May 4, sounds pretty good.I talked with dining room manager Barret Seymour last week for an item that's in this week's What's Cookin'.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 14:42:38

Buy one get one free tix about to go on-sale for ZZ Top

Sales must be slow for ZZ Top because, beginning on Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing through Monday at 10 a.m., lawn seats are going two for one via Ticketmaster outlets.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 13:51:49

Thursday: Yo Gotti, Bassnectar, Battery: Masters of Metallica

After pulling one over on Little Rock on April Fools' Day, Memphis' Yo Gotti brings his raspy 'Cocaine Musik' to On the Rocks, doors at 8 p.m., show at midnight, $5 early admission.Big-beat, dubstep — how 'bout we just start chunking subgenres at the bass and see what happens?

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 13:25:20

Trailer gazing: 'Winter's Bone'

The Little Rock Film Festival doesn't announce its line-up until May 11, but I gotta think they've managed to snag the much-hyped indie "Winter's Bone."

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 09:54:52

New burger on the (Bill) St.

I have been pestered repeatedly this past month about the Bill Burger at Bill St. Grill and Pub.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 09:41:42

Thursday To-Do: Tony Joe White

TONY JOE WHITE 9 p.m., Juanita's. $10.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 14:38:55

Wednesday: 'Celtic Woman,' Rally for One, Ted Ludwig Trio

Celtic Woman, a five-piece vocal group from Ireland that found fame with a number of PBS specials performs their "Songs From the Heart" show for an AETN fundraiser at Robinson Center Music Hall tonight, 7:30 p.m., $40-$150.The wide-ranging Dave Williams & Co hits Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 10:48:49

Rock Candy 500!!

Barely more than a week away: On Thursday, May 6, the second annual Rock Candy 500 pinewood derby returns to the River Market Pavilion.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:20:44

Krazy good

I've been working on this project (yeah, you'll find out about it soon enough), and part of this project involves me coming up with all the restaurants I've visited in the past few years.  While getting my stuff together, I discovered I'd never shared with you anything about Krazy Mike's.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:20:44

Krazy good

I've been working on this project (yeah, you'll find out about it soon enough), and part of this project involves me coming up with all the restaurants I've visited in the past few years.  While getting my stuff together, I discovered I'd never shared with you anything about Krazy Mike's.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 17:03:50

Coens find Fort Smith in Texas

From zube2 Flickr set. Because Fort Smith of the 19th century does not look anything like Fort Smith of today -- and probably for a lot of other reasons -- the Coen brothers are remaking Fort Smith in Granger, Texas, a town of 1,400 located in the central part of the state.From a great article in the Temple Daily Telegram: Construction crews busily hammering, nailing and painting up and down the main drag have enhanced facades and built movie sets.

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