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Take Note: Legendary Shack Shakers, Tragikly White in LR this week

The legendary shack shakers return to little rock for a show at white water tavern on Saturday.

The legendary shack shakers return to little rock for a show at white water tavern on Saturday.

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For years, Woody Pines cruised through the summer-fest circuit and was a regular on the New Orleans busking scene with his band The Kitchen Syncopators. Now and since 2008, Pines has been performing and recording with a band that has taken on his name. This is the band that brings its blend of ragtime, blues, roots and jazz to White Water Tavern for a midweek show. Admission for the 9 p.m. show is $6. Opening is Arkansas bluegrass group Big Steel River, the quartet of Reed Balentine, Daniel Bennett, Matthew McFarlin and Jason Throneberry.

YouTube singer-songwriter sensation and youngin’ Jacob Whitesides (he’s only 16) appears at Juanita’s. Although Whitesides plays mostly covers live, he’s currently working on original material for an album, according to press matierals. Opening for Whitesides are Dylan Holland and Zach Matari, also teen sensations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and music starts at 7 p.m. Regular admission tickets are $25, with the additional option of a $90 sound-check party ticket.

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

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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.

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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 >

This Week’s Music

Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy.

Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

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Midweek means metal — at least this week — as Pennsylvania metalcore band Motionless in White roars into Rev Room. The band’s latest album is 2012’s Infamous, but expect some new music from the outfit later this year. Joining Motionless in White is Ohio metal group Like Moths to Flames, Michigan hardcore quartet For the Fallen Dreams and London metal quintet The Defiled. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of for the all-ages show.

Last week, local folk singer-songwriter Adam Faucett released his Blind Water Finds Blind Water with a local CD release show. Now, Faucett is back again, this time playing a 7:30 p.m. free night of music at South on Main, the Oxford American‘s cultural experience spot and restaurant. Mixing in soul with his folk music, Faucett’s new album was released by Little Rock’s Last Chance Records.

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Stoney LaRue plays Red Dirt country — a genre that blends a little rock ‘n’ roll, Western swing, Texas country and honky-tonk into music with an attitude. And … Read more >

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Sharon Corr.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:

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The Spring Standards come to Stickyz, and maybe this three-piece indie folk band from New York City will bring a shot of spring with them. Maybe. If not, one can depend on the trio to deliver some golden-voiced three-part harmonies and spontaneity as the band members trade out instruments during their live show. There’s a $7 cover for the 18-and-up show with the music starting at 9 p.m.

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Blind Water Finds Blind Water is the new album from the great Adam Faucett, and the singer-songwriter is celebrating the release of the album with a record release show at White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Faucett, known for his blending of folk rock with soulful vocals, worked on the very personal Blind Water Finds Blind Water for two years, and the 10-track record is being released via Last Chance Records.

The Departed — you might know them as Cody Canada and The Departed — are coming to Stickyz, playing their roots-flavored Americana, Canada is the former lead singer of Red Dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed (The Departed also includes Ragweed … Read more >

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Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:

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Paleface is no longer just Paleface. The one-man indie folk band now includes girlfriend and drummer Mo Samalot, who also adds a little harmony vocals to the mix. But Paleface is still the singer-songwriter schooled by Daniel Johnston who has friends from The Avett Brothers to Beck, and it’s Paleface that visits White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Included on the bill is local act Sea Nanners.

Back in 2013, North Little Rock band Whale Fire released their debut album, Before You Run. Featuring co-lead vocalists/guitarists John Steel and Clay Grubbs along with Matthew Steel on backing vocals/bass guitar and Will Vick on drums/percussion, the album is a hazy, melodic take on indie rock with a touch of dream pop. Whale Fire comes to The Joint, playing a show with local electro-powered indie-rock band Collin vs. Adam. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover.

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Catfish music for the masses? That’s what Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition play and what local music fans can expect when the band visits White Water Tavern. The show is a … Read more >

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Houndmouth.

Houndmouth.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:

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The Howlin’ Brothers are not three brothers. They are the trio of Ian Craft, Jared Green and Ben Plasse, and what they play is original and traditional music created with upright bass, banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Call the music of The Howlin’ Brothers roots based with elements of folk, blues and bluegrass. The trio’s newest album is Howl, a 12-track recording produced by Brendan Benson, a rock singer-songwriter and member of The Raconteurs. The Howlin’ Brothers visit Juanita’s along with North Carolina-based, “Appalachian honky tonk” band The Honeycutters. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover.

Loud rock ‘n’ roll that swings with a hint of blues, soul and psychedelia. Think of bands such as Cream, Thin Lizzy and The Afghan Whigs. And hard rock ‘n’ roll with a touch of blues, soul and psychedelia is what San Diego’s Heavy Glow deliver when visiting Stickyz. The band’s latest album is Pearls and Swine and Everything Fine. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $3 cover for 21 and over, and $5 cover for 18 to 20 for the 18-and-up show.… Read more >

This Week’s Music

Sebadoh.

Sebadoh.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:

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Let’s kick off this week of music with Tauk. Give the New York City-based quartet’s Homunculus album a listen. Start right there with the opening track, “Dead Signal,” a tune awash in keyboard and guitar twirls but with a rock-solid foundation. Then keep going. “Afro-tonic,” “Hello Narwhal,” “The Spot” and so on. This is instrumental music that can duck into a detour jam, but the band’s deep groove and pop melodies keep a watchful eye on their instrumental gestures. Grammy-winner Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) was the producer who guided the foursome of Matt Jalbert on guitar, Charlie Dolan on bass, Alric “A.C.” Carter on keyboards and Isaac Teel on drums through the 10 songs of the album, melding progressive rock and jazz with funk and rock. So maybe you want to dance on a midweek night. Get to Stickyz. That’s where Tauk is. There’s no opening act with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. for the 18-and-up show. Cover is $3. Yes, $3.

Good Time Ramblers, the rowdy, good-timing, country-rock band out of Little Rock whose newest album is Bigelow Strange, are … Read more >

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Those Darlins.

Those Darlins.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:

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England in 1819, Baton Rouge brothers Andrew (synth and vocals) and Dan Callaway (electronic drums, bass and French horn), come to Stickyz, bringing along their electro-ambient indie music. The tour celebrates the September release of their third full-length album, Fireball Electric Tomorrow, which Paste noted is filled with “songs [that] are almost chilling in their emotional intensity.” Opening for the duo are The Dangerous Idiots, a poppy “gulch rock” band fronted by Aaron Sarlo, and the haunting, heavenly sounds of Adam Faucett. Music for the 18-and-up show starts at 9 p.m. and there’s a $5 cover.

Free music — that’s what South on Main offers with its weekly Local Live music series, and this week the series delivers some local hip-hop with Big Piph, formerly known as Epiphany. Piph is joined by musicians Paul Campbell, Corey Harris, Lucas Murray and Dre Franklin along with vocalists Bijoux, BMore Mike and Osyrus Bolly. The free show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Here’s a shot of heavy, heavy music, with This or the Apocalypse, a Pennsylvania melodic hardcore outfit that released their Dead Read more >

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Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:

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Texas musician Bart Crow pulls into the Rev Room for a show and that means one thing: a midweek night of Texas honky-tonk music from this blue-collar artist. Crow released Dandelion in September 2012, and the 14-track record produced several Texas Music Chart hits, including the No. 1 “Saying Goodbye.” The opening act is Benton country rockers Dry County with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of for the 18-and-up show.

“St. Louis, 5-piece, punk-blues wrecking crew Kentucky Knife Fight” visits Stickyz. That’s the word from the band’s publicist, and let’s lean on the band’s publicist for more about Kentucky Knife Fight: “If there is a jukebox at the end of the universe, you will find Kentucky Knife Fight between The Stooges and Tom Waits. The electric Americana band specializes in telling stories about desperate people doing desperate things in places they shouldn’t be.” The opening acts are local bands Catskill Kids and post-rock, instrumental band Mainland Divide. There’s a $5 cover for the 18-and-up show with the music starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Eddie Money.

Eddie Money.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:

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Motion in Color — First, what a great name for this Conway-based band which formed in early 2013. You hear that name and immediately think: This group bridges “the gap between modern, progressive, indie rock, and post-hardcore [and is] influenced strongly by well-known acts such as Circa Survive, The Mars Volta, Dance Gavin Dance.” Right? Well, that’s what the band’s online bio states, and you can see what that all means when the band visits Stickyz. The music starts at 9 p.m. with cover $5 for 18 to 20 and $3 for 21 and up. Also on the bill is Magnolia alternative rockers Sound Survival and Without Reason, a power rock trio from Little Rock.

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Juanita’s welcomes some artist named Jamie Lynn Spears to town. Yes, this is the younger sister of Britney and former Zoey 101 star. Now, Jamie Lynn Spears is a fledgling country star. Her first country single, the ballad “How Could I Want More,” hit the Top 40 of the country charts last year. And her country music has earned comparisons to Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves. The supporting acts … Read more >