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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wednesday To-Do: Rod Bryan & Oilflower

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 7:59 AM

click to enlarge Rod Bryan performs at Stickyz Wednesday night.
  • Rod Bryan performs at Stickyz Wednesday night.

9 p.m. Stickyz. $5.

For your Wednesday entertainment needs, I'd recommend this here performance from singer/songwriter/political gadfly Rod Bryan and his current outfit Oilflower. Bryan has been on what can only be described as a goddamn tear recently, with a relentless stream of releases on his Bandcamp page (18 or so since May).

His most recent offering is a fine collection called "An Avalanche of You." It's got this duet with him and Megan Michelle called "Former Lover." It's one of those country style smart-assed back-and-forth numbers in the spirit of "Jackson," only a lot meaner. It's full of sick burns like: "And I'll find 20 of you before you find another of me / In that time how low do you think you'll be?" And then there's "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Reeding," which finds Bryan toasting over a reggae track. And it's just ... I don't know, it sounds like some very hilarious word salad peppered with one-liners that only Little Rock folks would get. You should probably just go listen to it now.

Also performing at this 18-and-older shindig: Crash Culture with Megan Michelle.

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