Weekend: 'Blues on the River,' 'Big Brown is Dead,' 'Jazz vs. Hip-Hop 2' | Rock Candy

Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekend: 'Blues on the River,' 'Big Brown is Dead,' 'Jazz vs. Hip-Hop 2'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 12:45 PM

RODNEY BLOCK
  • RODNEY BLOCK
FRIDAY 4/29

Battery, a Metallica tribute act, rides the lightning all the way to Revolution, 9 p.m., $10.

Mediums Art Lounge pits two of America's greatest contributions to music with "Jazz vs. Hip-Hop 2," a night featuring Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers backing local emcees, including 9th Scientist, Osyrus Bolly, members of the Bully Gang and more, 9 p.m., $10 general, $15 reserved seating.

Thick Syrup Records hosts a showcase in Hot Springs when three bands from its roster, The Reparations, San Antokyo and Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth, take to Maxine's Pub, 8 p.m., $5.

And, at Bear's Den Pizza in Conway, the Toad Suck Review literary review hosts a night of rock music featuring Don't Stop Please, Es Lo Que Es, The Sesh and Still Reign, 8 p.m., $5.

BOBBY RUSH
  • BOBBY RUSH

SATURDAY 4/30

The annual Blues on the River concert at Riverfest Amphitheater includes Floyd Taylor, Sweet Angel, L.J. Echols, Ms. Jody, Gwen White, the always-great Bobby Rush and a mystery guest, 2 p.m., $25 adv., $30 d.o.s.

DJ Big Brown will, apparently, die or be raised from the dead at Discovery for "Big Brown is Dead," a night bringing the long-time club DJ back to the booth alongside a slate of others, including DJs Death, Justin Sane, Cybertribe and more, 10 p.m., $12.

The Weekend Theater hosts its annual "Breaking All the Rules" fund-raiser during which attendees are encouraged to "break all the rules" by cross-dressing for cash prizes, 6 p.m., $50.

And the Arkansas Travelers, at press time a respectable 7-7 after a rough start on the road, take on the 8-6 division leaders, the Northwest Naturals at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m., $6-$12.

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