Saturday To-Do: Mannheim Steamroller | Rock Candy

Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday To-Do: Mannheim Steamroller

Posted By on Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 4:39 AM

todomannheim.jpg

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $37-$77.

Is it hip to like Mannheim Steamroller yet? If not, can it be? The progressive rockers have been synthesizing Christmas since 1984, providing bottomless laughs and endless opportunities to play air MIDI keyboards over the holidays. Little did Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamroller founder, know he'd change the entire Yuletide soundscape when he decided "Deck the Halls" didn't sound enough like a promotional VHS for Minnetonka, Minnesota's 1982 Chamber of Commerce. The group's annual, cross-country Christmas tour is a yearly staple and their stops in Little Rock are as reliable as their sweet electronic drum fills. It's a one-night-only affair, so get to getting while the getting's good. After all, if you miss this one, you'll have to wait three whole weeks before you get another chance to see hokey prog-rock Christmas when Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to town.

Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by John Tarpley

Readers also liked…

  • Checking in with Hard Pass

    Shayne Gray talks with Mitch Vanhoose and Chad Conder of Hard Pass (formerly Cosby) ahead of the band's album release on July 22.
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • The trailer for Jeff Nichols' 'Loving' looks great

    The latest from Little Rock's Jeff Nichols hits theaters Nov. 4. It's Nichols' telling of the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose marriage led to the landmark civil rights case Loving v. Virginia, which ended laws preventing interracial marriage. Ruth Negga's performance as Mildred Loving generated Oscar talk after the film debuted at Cannes.
    • Jul 14, 2016
  • 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

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

 

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