Five things to anticipate in 2009 


Five things to anticipate in 2009

1. Girl Talk. All the kids get down for dance floor populist and sonic collagist Greg Gillis, AKA the DJ of the millennium. If you haven't heard “Feed the Animals,” his latest ADD pastiche (he builds songs out of dozens of brief samples from the last 60 years of pop music), look for it anchoring a New Year's Eve party near you. Better get tickets early for his Feb. 12 show at Revolution.

2. Wakarusa. The 5-year old music and camping festival is relocating from Lawrence, Kan., to Mulberry Mountain, near Ozark, in 2009. If last year's bill, which featured the likes of Built to Spill, Emmylou Harris and the Flaming Lips, is any indication, thousands will flock. The lineup for the June 4-7 event will be announced in early January.

3. Video flyering. A lot of folks are already making commercials to promote shows, but as video manipulation continues to become easier and cheaper, I'm hoping that short, inventive video flyers will replace the ubiquitous photoshopped e-flyers. It's time to start thinking about video in new ways, y'all. Times contributor Derek Jenkins is on the right path with a short to promote an Art Amiss New Year's Eve party in Fayetteville. See it on Rock Candy at www.arktimes.com.

4. New bars. Because we can always use some new ones. Early next year, Norman Jones, who owns Backstreet and Discovery, is taking over Easy Street and opening up a martini bar at 610 Center. We've got high hopes for both.

5. New music. I don't know when any of this is coming out, but I'm hearing buzz about new ones from Kevin Kerby and Battery, Chris Michaels (Boondogs) and the Big Cats. Maybe Suga City will drop its long-long-gestating album, too.





Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Arkansas Times Staff

  • Friday's headlines and your open line

    LRPD releases narrative video of Bradley Blackshire shooting; Government asks judge to deny Jeremy Hutchinson's motion to dismiss, reveal more details on investigation; Bill to finance UAMS cancer research includes favors for Big Tobacco.
    • Mar 8, 2019
  • Thursday's headlines and an open line

    Bid to ratify Equal Rights Amendment fails; Senate committee passes 18-week abortion ban; Bill to shroud execution drugs in secrecy passes out of Senate committee; Rep. Charles Blake files new bill to remove Confederacy from state flag symbolism; House committee unanimously approves bill to let DACA recipients become nurses.
    • Mar 7, 2019
  • Midweek headlines and open line

    No vote today on landlord-tenant bill after realtor association declares opposition; Ballinger's bill to roll back minimum wage increase amended, could be run next week; House passes bill to allow pharmacists to dispense birth control without prescription; Memorial service scheduled for March 10 for Matt DeCample.
    • Mar 6, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Latest in A&E Feature

  • Blue smoke

    Since 1983, Little Rock's Nichols & Simpson Organbuilders has built a reputation for uncompromising excellence.
    • Mar 2, 2019
  • Perfectionism, patriarchy and paradox: A Q&A with Iris Dement

    Without her nomadic life’s timeline as accompaniment — the youngest of 14 kids, catapulted from Northeast Arkansas to coastal California at the age of 3 — you might hear Iris Dement’s inimitable voice and assume she never left the American South.
    • Feb 22, 2019
  • Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years

    Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1,567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as the first recurring art event in Hot Springs on Feb. 1, 1989.
    • Feb 19, 2019
  • More »

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation