AY About You Magazine has your complete guide to Arkansas’ music scene. This weekend, go see Tab Benoit, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more.
Around Little Rock
Tab Benoit/ UA Pulaski Tech: Center for Humanities and Arts 3000 West Scenic Drive, NLR/ 7:30-9:30 / $35-$50 reserved seats, $15 standing room only
UA Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts is proud to welcome Grammy-nominated Delta swamp blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Tab Benoit to its 2019-2020 CHARTS season. The winner of five Blues Music Awards, two-time winner of BB King Entertainer of the Year, and member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Benoit makes this a show blues lovers won’t want to miss.
SoMa After Dark & CosmOcean/ South Main St./ 5-11/ Free
The Central Arkansas neighborhood South Main St. (SoMa) host its monthly SoMa After Dark event this week. Come early and enjoy this up and coming neighborhood of restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, and The Bernice Garden, all staying open extended hours with specials and treats; then dance on over to Atlas Bar (1224 Main St.) for the high energy sounds of Central Arkansas alt-rock dance band CosmOcean starting at 8 pm.
Joshua Asante / The White Water Tavern, 2500 W 7th St./ 9-12/ $7
A night of “Astral Soul,” Joshua’s unique blend of electronic and soul with lyrics that inspires and moves you. There are few artists in Central Arkansas that just the mention of their name takes one back to the first time they heard them. With Joshua it might be Amasa Hines, Velvet Kente, or his intimate solo shows like tonight. If this is your first time or your 20th time, know that this is a show and an experience not to be missed. DJ Seth Baldego will be bringin the “Heartbreakin’ and Rump Shakin’” groves before and after.
Toe Jam/ Cregeen’s Irish Pub, 301 Main St. NLR/ 9:00/
Central Arkansas Jam band Good Foot has developed a little Toe Jam. Tonight, they’re pulling the plug, bringing you an acoustic night of the Good Food songs and covers you know and love. With a mix of folk, rock, funk, jazz, reggae, blues, and of course a little of The Grateful Dead, Nick, Brian, and Steve along with special guests have a little something for everyone.
The Rodney Block Collective/ Revolution Music Room, 300 President Clinton Ave./ 9-12/ $15 GA, $20 reserved seating, $25 table seating call 501-442-0649 for reservations.
With the Rodney Block Collective, you know you’re going to get a great show and a great time. Tonight is “The Miseducation of Rodney Block,” a tribute to the music of Lauren Hill, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, and the Fugees. Featured guest artists include Bijoux, Butterfly, BJ Soule’, DJ Xavier Riley, Damarcus Thememusiq Pettus, and more.
Little Raine Band/ Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St. NLR/ 10-1/ $7
This progressive rock fusion Band from Birmingham, AL blends elements of rock, jazz, soul, and electronica to create their one-of-a-kind sound. “Little Raine Band’s live show will carry you on a journey from an ethereal space of calmness into an unrelenting display of their musical prowess.”
Mark Currey/ Stone’s Throw Brewing (Stifft Station Taproom) 3015 W. Markham/7-9/Free
Stone’s Throw Brewing’s Riffs at Stifft welcomes Central Arkansas Americana/roots rock singer-songwriter Mark Currey. Grab a pint, a tasty bite from featured food truck The Lab, relax, and enjoy this early evening of great music.
One Love’s 13th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash/ Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack 107 River Market Ave/ 8-1/ $13 advance $15 at the door
This party gets bigger and better every year, and lucky number 13 is no exception as we gather together to celebrate the life and music of Bob Marley. Featured artists include Butterfly, Darril Harp Edwards, SingKumba, John Sadiki, Marlon “Cat” Davis, Genine Latrice Perez and Anikae Brown.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band with FreeVerse/ Revolution Music Room 300 President Clinton Ave./ 8:30/ $15 advance GA, $25 Reserved seating
The Big Easy comes to the Rock for a very special Saturday night. Celebrating over 40 years, New Orlean’s own The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the foundation of brass band music and added their magic into a “musical gumbo” of bebop, jazz, funk, R&B, & soul. They’ve taken their genre bending, high energy show across five continents and more than 30 countries, and tonight they bring it to you.
Mulehead/ White Water Tavern 2500 W 7th St/ 9:00
The feel-good country/rock of Little Rock’s own Mulehead have been bringing the faithful back to for years. “A cowpunk quartet that resides in a world where Jesus lives right above the liquor store.”
Charlotte Taylor/ Mule Kick 2158 North Jackson/ 7:30-10:30
Central Arkansas’ Lady of the Blues brings a special acoustic set to the patio.
The Going Jessies/ JJ’s Grill 1010 Main St. Suite A/ 8:30-11:30/
Conway’s own country/folk singer-songwriters The Going Jessies are bringing their soulful harmonies to JJ’s Grill.
Snaps for Sinners / Chelsea’s Corner Bar & Live Music, 10 Mountain St./ 9:30-12:30
This is a saucy swing ensemble of guitar, fiddle, and bass, out of Santa Rosa, CA. Snaps for Sinners brings a special groove of folky-punky-bluesy-Swing.
Damn Randys/ Cregeen’s Downtown, 201 S Main St./ 10-1:30
Jonesboro’s own Damn Randys brings rock & roll that’s all their own with a foundation of folk, Kentucky whiskey, and cigarettes. Tonight they celebrate the release of their first full-length album. Be the first to hear it, own it, and grab some fresh merchandise.
Billy Jones Blues Band/ CM Smoke Artisan BBQ, 605 West Main St./ 7-9/$5
You might have seen Billy here solo, but tonight he brings the full band for a night of great blues music.
James “Super Chikan” Johnson/ Grand Prairie Center, 2709 Highway 165 S/ 7-8:30/ $25
From Clarksdale, Mississippi, James “Super Chikan” Johnson brings the Mississippi Delta blues to Stuttgart.