Time is ticking to enter the 25th Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, which kicks off on Jan. 26. The submission deadline is Sunday, Jan. 8. Performers will compete for an array of prizes worth over $2,500. Acts must perform 30 minutes of original material. All styles are welcome.
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.
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.
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.
Congrats to Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 3 will be next Thursday, Feb. 11, with The Uh Huhs, Love and a Revolver, Oddy Knocky and Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon.
Congrats to SOULution, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 2 will be next Thursday, Feb. 4, featuring Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, Collin Vs. Adam, Galaxy Tour Guides and Sea of Echoes
Congrats to this year's Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase semifinalists. This year's semifinal rounds will be held at Stickyz on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The finals will be at the Rev Room on Friday, Feb. 26. All shows this year will begin at 8 p.m.
The search is on for the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, in which performers will compete for an array of prizes worth over $2,500. Acts must perform 30 minutes of original material with live instrumentation. All styles are welcome. To enter send a link for Facebook, Reverbnation, Bandcamp or Soundcloud to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
Congrats to Little Rock metal band Enchiridion, who closed out last night's round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase with a powerful and punishing set, winning over the judges in the process. They'll join Open Fields, Ghost Bones, Becoming Elephants and American Lions at the showcase finals, which will be held next Friday, March 6, at Revolution, 9 p.m., $5.
Congrats to Little Rock's Open Fields, who won the first round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night with an awesome set of sunshine pop, jagged psych-rock and all-around good vibes. Their singer at one point paused to thank "God and the devil and 'My Dog Skip' and 'That Darn Cat' and all manner of highs and lows," and for a moment there it was as though we all understood and also didn't understand, and either way it was good.
Musicians, the search is on for the 2015 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, to be held at Stickyz throughout January and February. Performers of all genres will compete for an array of prizes (including money!) and any acts with at least four songs of original material are encouraged to enter. The finals will be held at the Rev Room in March.
There is a new, reigning Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase winner, and it is Mad Nomad, who were brutally great at the Finals Friday night, dominating a pretty impressively competitive field that also included Peckerwolf, John Willis, Duckstronaut and John Neal Rock 'n' Roll.
John Neal Rock&Roll secured the fifth and final spot in the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals last night. See video of a performance by the band and the night's three runners-up below and make plans to attend the finals, 8 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Revolution.
Little Rock's Duckstronaut took Round 4 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night with washboard and dulcimer in tow. They'll go on to the finals with Peckerwolf, John Willis, Mad Nomad and next week's winner.
Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.