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click to enlarge CAJUN 'CREW': Dikki Du.
  • CAJUN 'CREW': Dikki Du.
Feb. 8 is Fat Tuesday, but there’s no need to head south to find a party. Dikki Du and the Zydeco Crew, playing at Cajun’s Wharf, are a sure-fire way to celebrate in a New Orleans sort of way. Born Troy Carrier, Dikki is a part of the famous button-box players in the Carrier family clan — Chubby Carrier is his big brother — and his Zydeco Crew is an interesting gumbo of relatives and longtime friends and their relatives: Kevin, Ronald, Dwight and Curtis Carrier have been a part of his back-up at one time or another. Having toured with C.J. Chenier for two years, Dikki has taken the family love of zydeco and made his own waves in the circuit. “Make It Funky” is his latest release, which followed “Doing My Thang.” The music starts around 9 p.m., and the cover is $5. A grand Mardi Gras “Club Crawl” has been planned for clubs in the River Market district. A $10 wristband will admit people to Willy D’s, Club Coconuts, the Flying Saucer, Gusano’s, Underground Pub and Ernie Biggs. Most venues plan on having live music and drink specials. A crawfish boil will take place under the River Market pavilion starting 4 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross. The weekly Local Edge Live band competition returns Tuesday to Juanita’s with Anxiety, Dust Forth, Tower and Wickerville on the roster. The all-ages show starts at 9 p.m.; cover is $5. If you’re a Fat-Tuesday Scrooge, or you simply aren’t old enough to imbibe, Blank Generation has an all-ages show starting around 8:30 p.m. with I Live With Zombies and Josh the Devil and the Sinners. The cover is $5. Fox and the Hound in North Little Rock will have a free crawfish boil and Mardi Gras music by Forrest Williams, starting at 9 p.m. And, taking a look at this coming weekend: On Friday, Feb. 4, Second Place Cafe welcomes the return of solo acoustic singer and guitarist Doug Wood who last visited in November 2002. A semifinalist in the Independent Music World Series, Wood also has numerous radio and TV appearances nationwide under his belt. His 6- and 12-string guitar style is in the vein of Leo Kottke or Adrien Belew. Wood has three CDs, the latest titled “Solace.” Happenstance, a popular Conway folk trio consisting of Dan Clanton, Doug Coppick and Brooks Walthall, will open the show at 7:15 p.m. The venue is a non-smoking, alcohol-free club, and admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors 65 and older and children 10 and under. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The venue is at Eighth and Cumberland streets. Juanita’s will play host Saturday, Feb. 5, to Memphis quartet Ingram Hill, which has been compared favorably to the likes of Train, Matchbox Twenty and even the Eagles. Ingram Hill’s tight, clean “Southern-pop” sound landed it a major record label deal.“June’s Picture Show” was released in June and Ingram Hill even earned an opening spot for the now all-grown-up brother pop group Hanson in a December tour. The 9:30 p.m. show is for ages 18 and up, and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the day of show. An opening act has yet to be named. There’s almost nothing more fun than rockabilly rock ’n’ roll complete with vintage instruments, pompadours and ’50s togs. The Dempseys, the house band for Elvis Presley’s Memphis on Beale Street, will fill your retro appetite to the order at Sticky Fingerz on Friday, Feb. 4. Like other yesteryear-inspired bands, the Dempseys cover all the great songs that your grandma and granddad listened to (in fact, they have an album entitled “Drinking Songs for Your Grandparents”). And, along with “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-dee-o-dee”’and “Hot Rod Lincoln,” the Dempseys have penned their own old time rock ’n’ roll boogie-woogie songs. Their latest album is “Radio Friendly Hits For Your DJ to Play.” A poodle skirt and a ’57 Chevy aren’t required to enjoy the show. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with the Tarbox Ramblers opening. Admission is $6. Sticky Fingerz shifts gears on Saturday, Feb. 5, with Norman, Okla., indie-rockers the Starlight Mints. Just as the name suggests, the band’s dream-like pop-rock music is very cool, and its shows are usually packed. Aqueduct and Cheyenne open the 9 p.m. show. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
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