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Date Artist City Venue Country
11/28/14 Amasa Hines Amasa Hines in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $7. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/AmasaHines http://strangevinemusic.com Amasa Hines is a seven piece, Little Rock, Arkansas based band whose sound is as big as their influences are wide. Their influences come from a diverse range of Soul, Afro-Beat, Psychedelic, Blues, Dub, and Indie Rock stylings. Amasa Hines was formed in 2010 and their highly anticipated debut album was released in early 2014.
11/29/14 Bombay Harambee w/ Collin vs. Adam & The Dangerous Idiots Bombay Harambee w/ Collin vs. Adam & The Dangerous Idiots in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $6. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://bombayharambee.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collin-vs-Adam/120110198064313
http://www.dangerousidiots.com
12/05/14 The 2014 Holiday Hangout Night 1 The 2014 Holiday Hangout Night 1 in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Various Options. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.lastchancerecords.com
http://www.lastchancerecords.com/holiday-hang-out-14-regular-weekend-pass/

CONFIRMED ARTISTS:

AMERICAN AQUARIUM
AUSTIN LUCAS & THE BOLD PARTY
BRENT BEST
JOEY KNEISER & KELLY SMITH
JOHN MORELAND
JOHN PAUL KEITH
JKUTCHMA
KEVIN KERBY
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
MICAH SCHNABEL
OTIS GIBBS
SHANE SWEENEY
SLOBBERBONE
TWO COW GARAGE


ARKANSAS TIMES: “The genesis of this event was as a celebration of Last Chance Records founder Travis Hill’s birthday. But it’s grown into a three-day blowout that’s as much a gift for everyone else in the roots/Americana music community as it is one for Hill himself. Hill has joined forces with the White Water Tavern and Mary Chamberlin’s Tree of Knowledge distribution for this bonanza of barroom country rock.”
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12/06/14 The 2014 Holiday Hangout Night 2 The 2014 Holiday Hangout Night 2 in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Various Options. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.lastchancerecords.com
http://www.lastchancerecords.com/holiday-hang-out-14-regular-weekend-pass/

CONFIRMED ARTISTS:

AMERICAN AQUARIUM
AUSTIN LUCAS & THE BOLD PARTY
BRENT BEST
JOEY KNEISER & KELLY SMITH
JOHN MORELAND
JOHN PAUL KEITH
JKUTCHMA
KEVIN KERBY
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
MICAH SCHNABEL
OTIS GIBBS
SHANE SWEENEY
SLOBBERBONE
TWO COW GARAGE


ARKANSAS TIMES: “The genesis of this event was as a celebration of Last Chance Records founder Travis Hill’s birthday. But it’s grown into a three-day blowout that’s as much a gift for everyone else in the roots/Americana music community as it is one for Hill himself. Hill has joined forces with the White Water Tavern and Mary Chamberlin’s Tree of Knowledge distribution for this bonanza of barroom country rock.”
12/07/14 BREAKFAST BOOKS AND BOOZE: Holiday Hangout Day 3 BREAKFAST BOOKS AND BOOZE: Holiday Hangout Day 3 in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Various Options. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.lastchancerecords.com
http://www.lastchancerecords.com/holiday-hang-out-14-regular-weekend-pass/

CONFIRMED ARTISTS:

AMERICAN AQUARIUM
AUSTIN LUCAS & THE BOLD PARTY
BRENT BEST
JOEY KNEISER & KELLY SMITH
JOHN MORELAND
JOHN PAUL KEITH
JKUTCHMA
KEVIN KERBY
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
MICAH SCHNABEL
OTIS GIBBS
SHANE SWEENEY
SLOBBERBONE
TWO COW GARAGE


ARKANSAS TIMES: “The genesis of this event was as a celebration of Last Chance Records founder Travis Hill’s birthday. But it’s grown into a three-day blowout that’s as much a gift for everyone else in the roots/Americana music community as it is one for Hill himself. Hill has joined forces with the White Water Tavern and Mary Chamberlin’s Tree of Knowledge distribution for this bonanza of barroom country rock.”
12/09/14 Whoa Dakota Whoa Dakota in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: Donations. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.reverbnation.com/whoadakota

Nashville based musician Whoa Dakota slammed onto the music scene with the release of her self-titled EP in March 2014, engineered and produced by Nashville’s Ryan McFadden (Torres, The Apache Relay). As vocalist and songstress, Ott proves that genre-blending and versatility are where the music industry is headed. Ott’s soulful pipes and exhilarating stage presence bring to mind the likes of Grace Potter and Florence Welch; but her gift with lyrics and melodies are what have really made audiences pay attention. With her powerhouse numbers such as “The Rock That Made Me Misstep,” and “Hattie,” Ott pays homage to the likes of Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac; but she pulls out her indie charm and sweet mezzo-soprano croon with “So Much Trouble.” Her blend of blues, country, jazz, pop and even some funk have made Whoa Dakota stand out as a favorite in Nashville and all of America.
12/13/14 LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.legendaryshackshakers.com

After a near two-year hiatus, Legendary Shack Shakers are back on the road! The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers. Despite the group’s time off, their reputation for intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville” in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Double Door marks the start of the Shack Shakers’ tour throughout the Midwest and Southeast, USA through the months of November and December. For more information, visit www.legendaryshackshakers.com.
12/16/14 Kevin Kerby & Isaac Alexander Kevin Kerby & Isaac Alexander in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://kevinkerbylovesyou.com
http://isaacalexander.bandcamp.com/album/antivenin-suite
12/19/14 Jimbo Mathus & The Tri State Coalition Jimbo Mathus & The Tri State Coalition in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $10. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://jimbomathus.com

The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born‐in‐the‐ bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling‐pin Budweisers and “catfish music” for the masses.

Jimbo Mathus remains a rising-star powerhouse that feeds the soul. His latest band, The Tri-State Coalition, features solid talent cut from the same Delta cloth. Mathus describes Tri-State’s sound as “…a true Southern amalgam of blues, white country, soul and rock‐n roll. As Dickinson would say, ‘If you don’t like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.’”
12/20/14 Booyah Dad Booyah Dad in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 10:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://booyahdad.bandcamp.com

Booyah! Dad’s energy infused dance rock and rollicking personality with songs reflecting a freewheeling sense of humor, the band delivers an exuberant performance that encourages viewers to sing along and enjoy themselves. Booyah! Dad was born in the back of a duplex in Little Rock and features J.R. Top on guitar, synthesizer and vocals; Andy Warr on bass and vocals; and Chad Condor on drums. The band calls itself a crossbreed of ZZ Top and the Talking Heads, with influences such as Blue Cheer and Buck Owens.
12/23/14 The Moving Front w/ Pockets & Rad Rad Riot The Moving Front w/ Pockets & Rad Rad Riot in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. ” Much like the BBC World News nightly report, the Moving Front’s new CD clocks in under 30 minutes. Also like the BBC, the MF delivers information and opinion on world politics in a style (accent) that is unmistakably British. The only difference is that the Moving Front, for all their style and intelligence, is not British. They’re one of Little Rock’s finest bands. A well-studied exercise in post-punk songmanship, their self-titled debut album is a catchy, albeit brief take on a tantalizing sound originally hatched during good ol’ Thatcher-era England. “
12/26/14 The Big Cats w/ Adam Faucett The Big Cats w/ Adam Faucett in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00am. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://thebigcatsmusic.com
http://www.adamfaucett.com

Led by singer/guitarist Burt Taggart, the Big Cats are an unlikely supergroup of side players. Jason White is the longtime touring guitarist for Green Day; drummer Colin Brooks is part of kids’ music juggernaut Dan Zanes &. Friends; bassist Josh Bentley spent some time playing with the like-minded rockers in Superdrag. Missing from the current lineup is Shannon Yarbrough, who died at age 24 in a late-night automobile accident. In May 20DO, his car struck a bulldozer parked in the middle of the road; police believe the bulldozer was moved from a nearby construction site to the road as a prank. Yarbrough’s passing galva-nized his friends and bandmates.

“Shannon’s death absolutely brought us all closer together,” says Taggart. “It came at a time when Colin was living in New York and Ja-son was in Berkeley and the band was in limbo. Everyone was feeling their way out, trying to figure where to live, what to do with jobs. When Shannon died, I think it crystallized the fact that we were all in this together and that no matter where any of us lived, it was important to stay in better touch as friends and try to make new music whenever we possibly could.”


Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, and possessing a voice that the Onion A.V. Club warns “knocks your brain into the back of your skull”, Adam Faucett has drawn comparisons from Tim Buckley to Cat Power to Otis Redding. Called “one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer.” (Arkansas Times) Faucett has again pushed the borders of his “part folk, part blues, part elemental rock stomp, part unidentifiable cosmic holler” (Arkansas Democrat Gazette) with the release Blind Water Finds Blind Water, a record of his most arresting and beautiful songs to date.
12/27/14 The American Princes The American Princes in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. American Princes is an indie rock band from Little Rock, AR. The band started in 2003 when David Slade, then-bassist John Beachboard and drummer Matthew Quin moved to Little Rock from New York City. Within their first year in Arkansas, they met guitarist Collins Kilgore and released their first album, We Are the People, on Max Recordings. In 2004, after their first national tour, American Princes released their second album, Little Spaces, also on Max Recordings. Luke Hunsicker (Sugar and the Raw) joined the 2004 tour in support of Little Spaces.

In 2005, the band signed with Yep Roc Records and went into Richmond’s Sound of Music studio with producer Alan Weatherhead to record their most recent album Less and Less. Since the release of Less and Less some of the bands American Princes have shared the stage with include The Flaming Lips, The Roots, Big Star, The Hold Steady, Spoon, De La Soul, Lucero, Catfish Haven, John Doe, The Apples in Stereo, and others. In 2006 guitarist Will Boyd joined the band, and in the Summer of 2007 the band began work on their fourth album with producer Chuck Brody (Wu Tang Clan, Northern State) in New York.

In January 2007 Magnet Magazine released their Best Albums of 2006 list on which Less and Less appeared as number 17. American Princes’ 2008 release Other People was voted #1 on Magnet Magazine’s Best Albums of 2008 list.
12/30/14 Big Boss Line w/ The Suffer Jets Big Boss Line w/ The Suffer Jets in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 10:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.towncraftmovie.com/timeline/little-rock/1994/big-boss-line-forms
12/31/14 New Years Eve: Cory Branan w/ Tyler Childers New Years Eve: Cory Branan w/ Tyler Childers in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $10. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://corybranan.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/tylerchilders

Throughout his career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter (Chuck Ragan recently called him “the greatest songwriter of our generation”), fierce lyricist (in Lucero’s “Tears Don’t Matter Much” they sing that Cory has, “a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees”), and a hyperdynamic performer with the ability to fingerpick finer than ‘60s Greenwich Village folkies and brutally strum like a proto punk shredder. Across three albums, he’s made collective struggles poetic and breakthroughs into sympathetic acts of populist heroism. Cory Branan is a natural-born storyteller, his seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes benefitting from a hard-eyed stare at hydra-headed life experiences. Not unlike his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine and Leonard Cohen to Raymond Carver and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cory’s gift for detail and phrase-turning is a thing of wonder. Cory has a well-documented history with groups like former label mates Lucero, musicians of his ilk who trend toward the rawer end of roots music (The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, The Hold Steady, The Gaslight Anthem, Two Cow Garage, Drag the River’s Jon Snodgrass), and rock stars like Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), who has covered Cory’s gorgeous “Tall Green Grass” and been a reoccurring tour mate. Never one to shy away from an itinerary of non-stop cross-country shows, Cory possesses a unique performance style that enables him to gravelly sing a coy double entendre in one ear of the audience, while yelling the most beautiful love song into the other.

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky is a little town called, Paintsville, where the economy is dependent on the dying coal industry and a tradition of music thrives with the US 23 Country Music Highway Museum and Butcher Hollow. Carrying on the music tradition is native son and current Lexington, Kentucky resident, Tyler Childers. Paintsville is located in the Big Sandy River Valley of Johnson County in Eastern Kentucky made famous for its lawlessness, religion, and booze, and a song about a horse thief, a rambling man, and an attempt to gain some good ol’ Appalachian self-justice is what “William Hill” is all about. Following his “Papaw” around to the Kentucky social institutions – church events and barber shops to name a few– as well as a lot of coon hunting with his dad, Tyler has heard a tale or two about the misadventures of a few good ol’ boys and he gives his own spin of these accounts behind a whisky-soaked voice well beyond his age of 22.
01/08/15 John Moreland w/ Caleb Caudle & Aaron Lee Tasjan John Moreland w/ Caleb Caudle & Aaron Lee Tasjan in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.johnmoreland.net
http://calebcaudle.com
http://aaronleetasjan.com
01/11/15 Drag The River Drag The River in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.dragtheriver.com

01/17/15 Shoog Radio KABF 88.3 Benefit Show Shoog Radio KABF 88.3 Benefit Show in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.shoogradio.com

Shoog Radio is a Little Rock-based radio show promoting all the best music in Arkansas. We are extremely passionate about procuring and showcasing the most dynamic, interactive, creative, and progressive Arkansas music.
01/30/15 Alvin Youngblood Hart Alvin Youngblood Hart in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. https://www.facebook.com/alvin.y.hart
http://www.mojomusic.com/alvin/

Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA’S DOOR, Hart has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world.

A devout follower of the “no barriers” approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late/great Doug Sahm, Hart aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists.

When not touring solo or plugged in with his revered rock trio “Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory”, Hart enjoys researching, collecting, repairing and modifying obscure musical equipment.
02/19/15 Windhand w/ Iron Tongue Windhand w/ Iron Tongue in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://windhandva.bandcamp.com
http://www.neurotrecordings.com/artists/irontongue/irontongue.php

Founded in 2009 in Richmond VA, Windhand is a stoner, doom metal band made up of Aschiah Bogdan, Parker Chandler, Dorthia Cottrell, Garrett Morris, and Ryan Wolfe. They have been compared to Electric Wizard, Blood Ceremony, the Devil’s Blood, and Black Sabbath. In March 2012, Windhand released their self-titled debut which quickly became an underground hit, selling out of multiple vinyl presses in a matter of months. It was recorded and mixed at the Dark Room by Garrett Morris and mastered at Slipped Disc Audio by Bill McElroy in 2011. After a steady touring schedule, the band collaborated with Richmond brethren Cough on a split entitled “Reflections of the Negative” due out on Relapse Records in April 2013. Windhand officially signed to Relapse Records in March 2013 and released their highly anticipated album “Soma” in September 2013 to brilliant reviews.

Iron Tongue formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone. They have spent the last four years and change playing its soulful heavy-amp blues steadily around the South, touring the Midwest and East Coast with Memphis kindred spirits The Dirty Streets, and sharing bills with Black Tusk, Scott Kelly, The Sword, High on Fire, Crowbar and Lita Ford, as well as fellow Arkansans Pallbearer and The Body. Neurosis’s Steve Von Till called Iron Tongue’s debut “a solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today.”

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