Sarah Woolf of Follow the Woolf has your guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This week, go see Elise Davis, Cody Jinks and more
Around Little Rock
Joan Shelley & Nathan Salasburg/ South on Main – 1304 Main St. / 7 / $20-28
The Oxford American welcomes this Kentucky singer-songwriter an guitarist to their 2018/2019 Concert Series. Get your tickets here.
The Vandoliers/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 8:30
This alt-country band with punk roots from Dallas/Ft. Worth returns to the Tavern in support of their latest and third album, Forever.
Wayne Hancock with The Lost Bayou Ramblers / Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $12
The “King of Juke Join Swing,” “a country singer’s country singer,” and “Hank Williams meets Gershwin.” But the phrase most commonly used to describe Wayne Hancock is “the real deal.” He’s coming to Four Quarter to, as Hancock himself puts it himself, “to bring people together and make them feel good about music.”
Ultraviolet: A UV Art Experience Opening Night/ Gallery 360 – 900 S. Rodney Parham Rd. / 6-10
Otherwise known as “The Blacklight Show,” Harper-Bean Productions along with Matthew Castellano of Gallery 360 presents “Ultraviolet,” an exhibition of visually striking art viewed under the radiance of blacklight. Admission is free, casual dress, but fluorescent attire encouraged. Art and merchandise will be available for sale.
Towne Hall Tribute/ Hibernia Irish Tavern – 9700 N. Rodney Parham / 7
An evening of tribute to Little Rock’s Doug Owen who recently passed away. He wrote and performed under many names including Towne Hall. This evening will be led by his lifetime friend and co-writer/performer Chris Thomsaon, aka Blind Boy White with performances by friends, including Isaac Thomson, Ted Williams, Sonja Williams, Gene Reid, Ty Reid, David Miller, James Kersey, Missy Harris, Kirk Ray, Stephanie Just, Karen Harris, Wingtman Harris, Jeff Clayton, Cherise Martini, Charlotte Taylor, Gil Franklin, Liberty Bridge, and Washboard Leo.
Jared & The Mill with Chief White Lightning/ Stickyz Rock n’ Roll Chicken Shack / 8:30 / $8 advance, $10 day of show
Jared & The Mill, a Western indie rock band from Phoenix, is coming to Stickyz with Chief White Lightning, the electrified backwoods rocker from Austin, for a night of fun rock n’ roll. Get your tickets here.
Ben Miller Band/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St. / 9 / $10
Ben Miller, Scott Leeper, Rachel Ammons, and Smilin Bob Lewis combine to form a foursome whose sound of infectious melodies and emotionally insightful lyrics with high energy performances complete with handmade instruments make the Ben Miller band a show like no other in the bluegrass/Americana spectrum.
The “Get Down” Social/ Cajun’s Wharf – 2400 Cantrell Rd. / 9 / $15
The Rodney Block Collective is back with one of the most anticipated parties of the year, “The Get Down.” Join Rodney and the Collective as they perform at Cajun’s Wharf, with guest performances from Bijoux, Dj G-Force and many more.
Brian Nahlen & Tommy Priakos/ The 365 Pub – 2881 Hwy 365 N. Maumelle / 9
One of Central Arkansas’ favorite singer-songwriters Brian Nahlen will be playing some of his originals and some of your most loved rock n’ roll favorites, and he’s bringing along band member Tommy Periakos to tickle the ivories along with him.
Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, Christy Hays, Colin Gilmore/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $8
Folk, soul, rock n’ roll band from North West Arkansas Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo bring their sweet harmonies back to Four Quarter. They’ll be joined by folk/rock artist Christy Hays and singer-songwriter Colin Gilmore, both from Austin, TX.
No Tears Suite: World Premiere/ Mosaic Templars Cultural Center – 501 W. 9th St / 8 / $40
The Oxford Americanand the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra present the world premiere of a new jazz composition entitled No Tears Suitewritten by Little Rock jazz pianist Chris Parker and vocalist Kelley Hurt. The duo created the work in 2017 in honor of unity on the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis. Tonight, in this reprisal, Parker & Hurt will be joined by five exceptional jazz artists, in addition to members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra who’ll premiere new expanded symphonic arrangements of the No Tears Suitewritten by Grammy-nominated arranger/composer/bassist Rufus Reid. Get your tickets here or call 501-666-1761 ext 1
Voice of Addiction & Narrow Dinero/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 6 / $5
Politically charged, socially conscious Chicago-based punk rockers Voice of Addiction are coming to Four Quarter for a special early Saturday show. Joining them are Little Rock punk rockers Narrow Dinero.
Bluesboy Jag/ Walter’s Coffee & Speakeasy – 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd. / 6
Come see some solo acoustic blues rock & roll from Bluesboy Jag.
Charlotte Taylor/ Cregeen’s Irish Pub – 301 Main St. NLR / 8
Central Arkansas’ Lady of the Blues is coming to Creegen’s for a special solo Saturday night.
Monsterboy/ Mr. Friendly’s – 14519 Hwy 165 Scott, AR / 8
Central Arkansas indie pop band Monsterboy comes to Mr. Friendly’s for a groovy Saturday night.
Elise Davis with Adam Faucett/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 9 / $12 advance, $15 day of show
Little Rock native Americana singer-songwriter, now based in Nashville, returns home for a special Saturday night show at Stickyz with Central Arkansas singer-songwriter Adam Faucett. Get your tickets here.
Dana Louis, Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space/ White Water Tavern – 2500 W. 7th St / 9
Fayetteville singer-songwriter Dana Louise returns to the Tavern tonight accompanied by the positive vibes of Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space.
Crescent City Combo/ Four Quarter Bar – 415 Main St. NLR / 10 / $8
Enjoy a good Mardi Gras celebration at Four Quarter with the sounds of the Big Easy and funk from Fayetteville’s Crescent City Combo.
No Tears Suite/ Little Rock Central High Auditorium / 3 / Free
The Oxford Americanand the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra present a new jazz composition entitled No Tears Suitewritten by Little Rock jazz pianist Chris Parker and vocalist Kelley Hurt. The duo created the work in 2017 in honor of unity on the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis. Today, in this reprisal, Parker & Hurt will be joined by five exceptional jazz artists, in addition to members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra who’ll premiere new expanded symphonic arrangements of the No Tears Suitewritten by Grammy-nominated arranger/composer/bassist Rufus Reid. RSVP here.
Chris DeClerk/ The Railyard – 1212 E. 6th St. / 4
The Sunday afternoon solo acoustic series at the Railyard presents local singer-songwriter Chris DeClerk playing some of his soulful originals and your rock & roll favorites.
Electric Voodoo/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack – 107 River Market Ave. / 8 / $10
This nationally touring band from San Diego blends classic afrobeat, Latin, rock & roll, psych, jazz, blues, and many other influences into its own unique genre that blends the line between modern and vintage.
Randall Shreve/ The Forge – 407 SW A St / 7
That vaudeville indie rocker Randall Shreve comes to The Forge for an early Friday night show sure to melt away the worries of the week.
Chris Harp/ Wanderoo Lodge Gravel Bar – 216 W. Van Buren / 7
Kick back and relax at the Gravel Bar to the sounds of singer-songwriter and poet Chris Harp.
Mountain Sprout/ Chelsea’s Corner Bar / 10 Mountain St. / 9:30
Psychobilly, hillbilly, bluegrass, Americana band Mountain Sprout come to Chelsea’s to keep the Mardi Grass party going.
Tim Meitzen/ Fox Creek – 129 Lawrence St. / 7
Nashville resident Tim Meitzen returns home to Batesville for a night of original singer-songwriter tunes and some of your favorite country and western sing-a-longs.
DeFrance/ Hill’s Pool Hall – 205 E. Cedar St. / 9 / $5
A night of good ole’ time rock and roll from one of Arkansas’ hardest working bands DeFrance.
Opal Agafia/ The Big Chill – 910 Higdon Ferry Rd. / 9
A night of Ozark Mountain roots & soul from Eureka Springs’ Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings.
Cody Jinks/ Arcbest Corporation Performing Arts Center / 7 / $35-85
Don’t miss Fort Worth outlaw country artist Cody Jinks as he plays an encore night Saturday night. Get your tickets here.
Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo, Christy Hays, Colin Gilmore/ Fairlane Station – 108 Graham St. / 6:30 / $10
Folk, soul, rock n’ roll band from Northwest Arkansas Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo will bring their sweet harmonies to Fairlane. They’ll be joined by folk/rock artist Christy Hays, and singer-songwriter Colin Gilmore both from Austin.
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