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Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 16:51:00

Core Brewing pub to open in March in North Little Rock

Core Brewing and Distilling has an opening date for its new taproom in Argenta at 411 N. Main Street: 6 p.m. March 11.

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:44:00

The Uh Huhs win the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Little Rock's The Uh Huhs, who won the finals of the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase Friday night. Check them out on Facebook and listen to their debut EP here.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 14:28:00

Tonight: Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals at Revolution

The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals are tonight at Revolution (8 p.m., $5), featuring the winners of all previous semi-final rounds: neo-soul collective SOULution, R&B stalwarts Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, post-punk dance rockers Collin vs. Adam, Southern rock jam band Vintage Pistol and Little Rock garage punk group The Uh Huhs.

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:11:00

Tonight: The Oxford American Pop-Up Shop and more at 4th Friday in SoMA

Tonight marks the return of 4th Friday in SoMa, a new monthly event organized by businesses on South Main Street, which will stay open later than usual to accommodate the local community and showcase SoMa's latest offerings. The Root Cafe will be serving dinner until 9 p.m., Loblolly Creamery will be up and running until 8 p.m. — other participating restaurants include Midtown Billiards, Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, South on Main and Community Bakery.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:40:00

Boulevard to close River Market location

Boulevard Bread Company will close its River Market location on Thursday, the restaurant announced today.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:32:00

Raduno starts offering brunch

Raduno Brick Oven & Barrom is serving brunch starting this Sunday. Plans are eventually to expand to Saturday, co-owner Eric Nelson reports.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 14:15:00

New music from Kari Faux, Ginsu Wives, Solo Jaxon, Country Florist and more

Any new Kari Faux is a cause for celebration, and the Little Rock expat recently announced she had a new album finished and forthcoming, "Lost En Los Angeles. " Here's the great first single, produced by longtime collaborator bLAck pARty. I interviewed the two of them a couple of years ago, when they left  town — seems like a long time ago now.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:34:00

McClure again nominated for Beard Award

For the third year in a row, Chef Matthew McClure, of The Hive in the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, has been named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards in the Best Chef: South category.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 09:41:00

A sneak preview of Fourquarter Bar in Argenta

A look at Fourquarter Bar in Argenta, brought to you by the folks behind Midtown Billiards. Beer, barbecue and killer cocktails abound!

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 15:17:00

Staff Picks: Shel Silverstein, Max B, the history of emojis and more

I don't understand Tumblr, and its very existence makes me feel insecure and prematurely aged in only the way that a social media platform you don't understand can do, but today I found a wonderful Tumblr called "70s Sci-Fi Art." (I'm using that word the wrong way, aren't I? Is that how you refer to it, as "a Tumblr"? I'm done for.)

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 09:52:00

Vintage Pistol wins Round 4 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Vintage Pistol, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. They'll join SOULution, Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew and The Uh Huhs at the finals, which will be held at Revolution on Friday, Feb. 26.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 14:35:00

Wayman Hogue's Ozark classic 'Back Yonder' revived by University of Arkansas Press

The University of Arkansas Press has released its Spring 2016 catalog, and it's a great list, particularly for poetry fans and Arkansas history buffs. There's an oral history of the Arkansas Democrat, a monograph on Bill Clinton's racial politics (blurbed by Cornel West) and a new edition of Waymon Hogue's "Back Yonder: An Ozark Chronicle," edited by Brooks Blevins. "Back Yonder," which will be out in April, was originally published in 1932 and is the first of the press' new Chronicles of the Ozarks series.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 09:41:00

Like beer? Let Professor Bowl learn you good

Professor Bowl is a good spot for great beer in Little Rock.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 17:42:00

Check out Gravy

It's a podcast from the Southern Foodways Alliance that recently produced an episode about Springdale.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:44:00

Sandwiches are pretty rad at Raduno

Raduno is more than just pizza.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 17:00:00

Art night tonight: Arkansas contemporaries Massey, Criswell, Strause, Rutter and more

The Historic Arkansas Museum has put together a group show of work from its permanent collection by some of Arkansas's finest contemporary artists; see it tonight HAM's 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 5-8 p.m.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:09:00

The Uh Huhs win Round 3 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to The Uh Huhs, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 4 will be next Thursday, Feb. 18, with The Whole Famn Damily, Vintage Pistol, Jay Jackson and Sattakota.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:24:00

New music from Fresco Grey, Doctor Nod, Daniel Moody, Beedy and more

Fresco Grey is so good he makes me proud to live in Little Rock. How often can you say that? "I'm just sitting back doing algebra," he says at one point, because why not? My only problem with this song is that it should be about twelve times longer.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 14:25:00

Sloane Crosley, Adam Hochschild, Peter Guralnick, Kiese Laymon and more announced for 2016 Arkansas Literary Festival

The Arkansas Literary Festival has announced its 2016 lineup, a list that includes Sloane Crosley ("I Was Told There'd Be Cake"), Adam Hochschild ("King Leopold's Ghost"), Peter Guralnick ("Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'roll"), Kiese Laymon ("How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America") and more. The festival will be held April 14-17 in downtown Little Rock.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 09:00:00

A taste of NOLA: the Sazerac

Celebrate Mardi Gras with the official drink of New Orleans: the Sazerac.

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