The Ben Miller Band will perform at 9 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $12; there will also be a $2 surcharge for minors.
Based in Joplin, Mo., Miller's band includes Scott Leeper, Rachel Ammons and Smilin' Bob Lewis, who create what the band's publicity materials describe as "the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music."
Ammons and Lewis also perform as Arkansas-based duo Tyrannosaurus Chicken.
Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707, stickyz.com
Monkeysoop, Mourning View and Mortalus will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is $7.
The Mike Dillon Band will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.
Dillon, a percussionist who lives in New Orleans, was a member of Denton, Texas, based band Ten Hands in the 1980s. He also led the Dallas-area band Billy Goat and while in Austin, Texas, led the group Hairy Apes BMX.
He has released 13 albums since his solo debut with Solarallergy in 2002. His latest release, Life Is Not a Football, came out in 2017. He has also played on recordings by Ten Hands, Brave Combo, Galactic, Les Claypool, Karl Denson, Ani DiFranco and Santogold.
Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St., North Little Rock, (501) 313-4704, fourquarterbar.com
Yuni Wa will host an album release show that will also feature Klubhouse and Joshua Asante at 9 p.m. Saturday at South on Main in Little Rock. Admission is $5.
Yuni Wa, an electronic artist and DJ, is releasing Dawn of the Black Wings, his 33rd "official project," according to press materials.
South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock, (501) 244-9660, southonmain.com
Young Valley will perform at 9 p.m. today at White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $7.
Young Valley is a Jackson, Miss., band led by songwriter brothers Zach and Dylan Lovett, along with Spencer Thomas. The group released a self-titled second album in April.
White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com
Chuck Pack will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Canvas will perform at 9 p.m. today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock. Admission is $5 after 8 p.m.
Rob & Tyndall will perform at 5:30 p.m. and White Chocolate will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5 after 8 p.m.
Buh Jones will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Lipstick Hand Grenade will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 after 8 p.m.
Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 375-5351, cajunswharf.com
Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass, along with opening act Young Valley, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Maxine's in Hot Springs. Admission is $7.
Faucett will release a new album, It Took the Shape of a Bird, on June 29.
Arkansauce, along with opening act Fort Defiance, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.
Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com
Monty Russell will perform at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado. Admission is free.
Griffin Restaurant, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado, (870) 444-3007, eldomad.com.
Weekend on 06/14/2018
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