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Monday’s Music

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson.

Giving you the music a day early:

Kicking off with a playful keyboard riff, the lyrics of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson‘s “The Sound” are as dark as the music is triumphant. Try “Why would I try to hang on to anyone else/It’s a hard enough time just trying to hang myself” on for size. While Robinson’s lyrics are often bitter and filled with self-loathing, his updated indie folk is usually gorgeous. Robinson will open for the fuzzy, indie popsters Suckers with their squiggly kaleidoscope of music as the Brooklyn band returns to Sticky Fingerz. Tickets are $8 advance and $10 day of show for the 21-and-up gig, with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. with Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, an incendiary live act.

Green Jelly originally formed as a comic punk band in the early 80s, scoring it big with their 1993 heavy metal ode to a children’s fairy tale, “Three Little Pigs,” back when they were named Green Jello. A lawsuit from Kraft led to a name change, and the band went on hiatus on the late ’90s. But following a 2008 reunion, the comedic heavy metal band is back … Read more >

Saturday’s Music (And No Music Till Tuesday)

Jemina Pearl.

Jemina Pearl.

Giving you the music a day early:

Jemina Pearl, the former frontwoman of Nashville, Tenn., punkish garage rock outfit Be Your Own Pet, has released a solo album, Break It Up, a feisty collection of garage rock meets punk with a strong girl-group pop undercurrent. Pearl will visit Sticky Fingerz, and tickets are $10 with a 9 p.m. start time for the 21-and-up show. And before you think about heckling Pearl, be reminded a certain heckler at an October show in Detroit who was flicking lit cigarettes at Pearl was made to bleed from the neck by Pearl. Or, as her publicist said, “I can confirm that she made the guy bleed.” You’ve been warned. Opening the show will be Little Rock psych rock act Flash Larue, featuring pop rocker Bryan Frazier on bass and vocals.

The Oxford American will celebrate the December 2009 release of their Southern Music issue (which includes an Arkansas-only disc between the two discs of music) with an evening of drinks, eats and music titled A Night of Arkansas Stars in North Little Rock’s Argenta district. The evening is intended to celebrate the publication of the 11th annual Southern … Read more >