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Amythyst Kiah will perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. Tickets are $28.75 general admission.

Kiah, a native of Johnson City, Tenn., has been described as a Southern gothic, alt-country singer-songwriter. Her influences range from the old sounds of Son House, Olla Belle Reed and the Carter family to more recent country singers Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Big Mama Thornton, as well as current singers Adele, Bonnie Raitt, Tori Amos, Thom Yorke and Florence and the Machine.

She released her debut solo album, Dig, in 2013, and she also tours and records with her group, Her Chest of Glass, with whom she released a self-titled album in 2016.

Mark Edgar Stuart, along with opening act Fret & Worry, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.

Stuart, a native of Pine Bluff who now lives in Memphis, will release his latest album, Mad at Love, on Oct. 12. He co-produced the album with Bruce Watson and the album is on Memphis label Madjack Records. Guests include singers Susan Marshall and Amy Lavere, keyboardist Al Gamble of St. Paul & The Broken Bones and guitarist Will Sexton.

South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock, for Kiah: (800) 293-5949 or metrotix.com; for Stuart: (501) 244-9660, southonmain.com

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The Weeping Willows, along with opening acts Dustin Welch and Halleyanna, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $7.

The Weeping Willows are an Australian duo, Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates.

Welch, who was inspired by banjo player Bela Fleck, is the son of noted Oklahoma singer-songwriter Kevin Welch and Halleyanna is the daughter of Kent Finlay, known as the owner of the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas, which is a major nurturing venue for musicians.

The Salty Dogs will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

The early show is open to all ages.

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

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Republican Hair, along with opening act Dangerous Idiots, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show.

The Big Damn Horns will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8.

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

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Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, along with opening acts Mouton and Listen Sister, will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is $10.

El Dub will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St., North Little Rock, (501) 313-4704, fourquarterbar.com

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The Randy Rogers Band, along with opening act The Powell Brothers, will perform at 8:30 p.m. today at Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $25.

Rogers, based in San Marcos, Texas, and his band have released nine albums, the latest of which, Nothing Shines Like Neon, came out in 2016.

The Sword, along with opening acts Iron Tongue and Tranquilo, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show.

The Sword is a heavy metal band based in Austin, Texas.

Matt Stell will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

Stell and his band, the Crashers, are based in Morrilton.

Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090, revroom.com

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Jocko will perform at 5:30 p.m. and RVS will perform at 9 p.m. today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock.

Brian & Nick will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Unraveled will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Buh Jones will perform on the deck at 9 p.m.

Ben Beyers will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Earl & Them will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Darril Edwards will also perform on the deck at 9 p.m.

Admission is $5 after 8 p.m.

Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 375-5351, cajunswharf.com

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The Stardust Big Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Crystal Ballroom of the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs. Admission is $10.

The band was originally scheduled to perform Sept. 23, but changed the date.

Arlington Hotel, Central Avenue and Fountain Street, Hot Springs, (800) 643-1502, stardustband.net

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Ppoacher Ppoacher, along with opening acts Warm Trickle and Whoopsi, will perform at 9 p.m. today at Maxine's in Hot Springs. Admission is free.

Ppoacher Ppoacher is led by singer-songwriter Caitlin Brothers, formerly of Fayetteville, now based in Santa Fe, N.M.

Hooten Hallers, Recognizer and Elephantom will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7.

May the Peace of the Sea Be With You, along with opening acts Mouton and Fiscal Spliff, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com

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Legendary blues and folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Taj Mahal and his trio will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Tickets are $40 reserved or $30 general admission.

Born Henry Saint Claire Fredericks in 1942, Mahal formed his first band, Rising Sons, with fellow guitarist Ry Cooder in Los Angeles in 1964. He released his debut, self-titled album in 1968, and has since released 27 studio albums, eight live albums and four live DVDs.

He has won three Grammy Awards for best contemporary blues albums for Senor Blues in 1997, Shoutin' in Key in 2000 and TajMo in 2018 (which was a collaboration with fellow bluesman Keb' Mo'.) In 2014, he won the Lifetime Achievement award presented by the Americana Music Association.

Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View, (870), 269-3851 or arkansasstateparks.com

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Barrett Baber, a finalist on NBC's The Voice competition in 2015, will perform at 8 p.m. today at Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado. Admission is free.

Monty Russell will perform at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

The Million Dollar Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Music Hall. Tickets are $55, $45 and $35.

The Million Dollar Quartet is a touring show that salutes the recording session that had four participants on Dec. 4, 1956: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Griffin Restaurant, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado, (870) 444-3007, eldomad.com

Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado, (870) 863-4547, eldomad.com.

Mark Edgar Stuart
Taj Mahal

Weekend on 09/27/2018

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