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Options for live-band fans hefty, starting today


This article was published April 3, 2014 at 2:56 a.m.


The Frontier Circus

The White Water Tavern will present The Frontier Circus, along with musical pals, Riverbottom Debutante, at 9:30 p.m. today.

Riverbottom Debutante, with vocals by Mitchell Crisp, is the latest band assembled by prominent local scenester Dave Hoffpauir. Other members are Brian Rodgers, Mark Wyers, Brett McKnight and Gabriel Solis.

Admission to the show is $5.

Friday at 10 p.m. the club will host Shinyribs, an Austin, Texas, band that began as a side project for Gourds member Kevin Russell, and then became his full-time gig when the Gourds went on hiatus. Russell brought one Gourd, his brother-in-law,Keith Langford, with him.

Russell and band are working on a third Shinyribs album, tentatively to be titled Okra Candy.

Admission is $7.

Saturday at 9 p.m., the club will present Bombay Harambee, plus opening acts Teenagers and Pagiins.

Bombay Harambee is a Little Rock group consisting of guitarist and singer Alexander Jones, Kurt Alaska on drums, David Aspes on bass and Trent Whitehead on lead guitar. The group has an EP, You Know Better. Teenagers and Pagiins are Fayetteville bands and recently performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Admission is $5.

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400,

Dax Riggs, a Lafayette, La., rocker, will perform at 9 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack.

Riggs is a former member of a host of bands: Corruption, Golgotha, Acid Bath, Daisy & the Mooncrickets, Agents of Oblivion, Deadboy & the Elephantmen and T-Daks & His White Plastic Soul.

Admission is $10.

On Friday at 9:30 p.m., the club will host longtime Arkansas bluesman Lucious Spiller. Spiller was featured on the cover of a recent issueof Living Blues magazine.

Admission is $5.

Saturday, the club will present Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown at 8:30 p.m. Bryant, a precocious lad, traded his dirt bike for an electric guitar at age 11 and by the age of 13, he was playing shows around Paris, Texas, with 63-year-old bluesman Roosevelt Twitty, who taught him the blues.

Eric Clapton invited Bryant to play at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. Six years ago he assembled a band, the Shakedown. Guitarist Graham Whitford is the son of Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707,

Juanita’s will host Project 86 a Christian rock band from Orange County, Calif., tonight. At War’s End and Silversa will open the show at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Saturday at 10 p.m., the club will host The Consumers, plus opening acts Becoming Elephants and Burning the Past. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Juanita’s, 614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-1228,

Central Arkansas rock band The Good Time Ramblers will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room.

Formed in 2005, the band has opened shows for Band of Heathens, Robert Earl Keen, Blue Mountain, Shooter Jennings, Junior Brown and others.

Admission is $5.

Saturday, the club will hold Amp Out Alz3: A Rock ’n’ Roll event benefiting Alzheimer’s Arkansas. Geezer will perform and a DJ will open the show.

Geezer is a local band consisting of professional people by day (a physician, an ad agency CEO, a surgeon, etc.) and by night classic rockers performing for local charities.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show.

Revolution Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090,

Maxine’s in Hot Springs will host Arkansas band Opportunist at 9 p.m. today, plus opening act Spray Paint from Texas.

Admission is free.

Friday night, the club will present Songbird Sessions, tied to the Spa City’s monthly Gallery Walk, with two Arkansas singer-songwriters: Anna Williams and Christine DeMeo.

Saturday night, the club will present Cult Fiction, an Arkansas-based improv/ sketch comedy group.

The Friday and Saturday shows start at 9 p.m. Cover charge each night is $7.

Maxine’s, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909,

Weekend, Pages 36 on 04/03/2014

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