Friday To-Do: Velvet Kente | Rock Candy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friday To-Do: Velvet Kente

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Velvet Kente
  • L
  • Velvet Kente

9 p.m. Arkansas Queen. $15.

For the last few years, Velvet Kente, the Little Rock quartet that swept the 2009 Times Musicians Showcase, has played fairly regularly at several venues. But for those that haven't caught the group live, here's an excellent opportunity.

Velvet Kente doesn't really fit into any musical pigeonhole. Sure, the group's influenced by a mish-mash of rock, blues, Afro-beat and soul, but it's still utterly singular.

Among Little Rock acts, you won't find a more compelling singer than Joshua, the front man and guitarist who, as we've said before, has the type of commanding stage presence that halts bar chatter and forces everybody to pay attention. Lead guitarist Steve Robinson plays choice licks, while the rhythm section of Tim Anthony and Jamaal Lee is incredible, especially Lee, who's a ferocious yet hella tight drummer.

Little Rock bedroom pop ensemble The Evelyns opens the show.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016
  • Lawyers plead for mercy in Fort Smith forum shopping case

    Twelve of the lawyers facing punishment by federal Judge P.K. Holmes in Fort Smith for moving a class action case against an insurance company out of his court to a state court where it was speedily settled have filed their argument against sanctions.
    • Jun 16, 2016

Most Shared



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation