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Big Piph and band prepare for overseas trip with American Music Abroad

by Caleb Hennington

Photo via Facebook

Photo via Facebook

Socially conscious hip-hop artist and band Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe performs a special release show for their newest project, Cell Therapy: The Unplugged, Unauthorized Session of Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe, at South on Main at 10 p.m. Saturday. The show, sponsored by Oxford American, will be not only a celebration of Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe’s latest album release but also a sendoff for the group as members prepare to travel overseas for American Music Abroad, a U.S. Department of State program that showcases American music globally. The group embarks on a monthlong trip to Africa as part of the AMA Overseas Tour, and this will be the group’s final show in Arkansas before leaving. Tickets are available for $10 each, cash only, at the door.

RSVP to the event on Facebook here.… Read more >

War’m Chief concert collects funds, coats, more for The Van

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 >

Take Note: Aaron Carter, Holiday Hangout, Rev Room’s Toys for Tots this week

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

Aaron Carter performs at Juanita's in Little Rock.

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 >