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South on Main presents a holiday concert with one of Arkansas’ most recent musical exports, Kris Allen, on Saturday. The American Idol winner and Conway native released his first independent album, Horizons, in August. The album follows 2012’s Thank You Camellia, released with RCA.
South on Main’s website promises “seasonal songs” at this show, so we’re thinking you can expect Christmas favorites with a poppy, Allen twist. The show begins at 8 p.m., and cover is $10 (which must be paid in cash at the door on the night of the show). Call the venue at (501) 244-9660 for reservations.… Read more >
When is good music for a good cause ever not a good idea? Stickyz presents the third annual War’m Chief Benefit for The Van featuring local rock ‘n’ roll band War Chief on Friday. Cover admission is $5 or a donation of a men’s coat, blanket, sleeping bag, new socks, new underwear, gloves or other item from The Van’s list of most-urgent needs (found on the organization’s Facebook page).
The show begins at 8 p.m. and also includes music from the Trey Hawkins Band and American Lions.… Read more >
Alt-folk and indie-rock trio King Washington released their most recent EP, The Overload, in 2013, and now they bring those 11 tunes and more to Little Rock for a midweek show. Their sound has been compared to Radiohead, The Beatles, REM and Bon Iver, and all of those influences can be heard on The Overload. The swirling harmonies of Tyson Kelly, George Krikes and Billy Lee come to Juanita’s. Opening are Hot Springs alt-rockers The Federalis. Doors open at 8 p.m., music begins at 9 p.m. and there’s an $8 cover.
Aaron Carter performs at Juanita’s in Little Rock.
Whose party is it? It’s Aaron’s party! At least, that’s the case at Juanita’s on Thursday when Aaron Carter makes a trip to Little Rock. Since his peak fame at the turn of the millennium, Carter’s been busy competing on Dancing with the Stars and filing for bankruptcy. But Carter is still touring and regaling fans with the story of how he beat Shaq (with “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” of course). Opening for Carter is Dyllan Murray, known for his hit “Boom Boom” featuring Sean Kingston. Cover is $15 in advance and $20 day … Read more >