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09/26/14 Mulehead w/ Swampbird Mulehead w/ Swampbird 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. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mulehead-mn0000933217
http://www.reverbnation.com/swampbird

After leaving Ho Hum, a band that had made the rounds from major label next big thing to independent local, Kevin Kerby decided to take a different look at the music he was making. Having enough of the typical corporate band factory, he decided to take a different path. Growing up in Texas, Kerby was in several bands with longtime friend Brent Best from Slobberbone. He moved to Arkansas to go to college. In 1992 Kerby joined Ho Hum. He started Mulehead at this time filling out the band with friends and bandmates. The first Mulehead record, Never Again, reflects this lineup. After quitting Ho Hum in 1996 he began to solidify the Mulehead lineup. He first added guitar player Dave Raymond while looking to promote Never Again. Dave had played in several local bands. Through Dave Geoff Curran joined the group to play drums. He was new to the area and had most recently played drums on Jim Roll’s 1999 release Lunnette. Brent Labeau rounded out the permanent lineup on bass guitar. Much like Kerby, Labeau, had gone the major-label route with a stint in the Gun Bunnies.


Swampbird recorded On Being Alone in an old shotgun house on Magazine St. in New Orleans. The album was released in May of 2013 on Bear America Records to great reviews; music writer Shea Stewart describes Swampbird as, “Some dreamy psychedelic rock. A touch of freewheeling roots and earthy country,” and says that the record “doesn’t contain a single weak moment.”
09/27/14 American Werewolf Academy ( Dallas, TX ) American Werewolf Academy ( Dallas, TX ) 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.americanwerewolfacademy.com

Originally from Denton, TX the members of the American Werewolf Academy shared roots in several north Texas bands until finally settling in Dallas. Aaron Thedford sings and plays guitar, Tony Harper plays drums, Jake Barnhart plays bass, and recently Jon Binford joined the band on guitar/lap steel.

AWA plays jangly, distorted rock anthems.
09/30/14 Amasa Hines w/ The Dig ( Brooklyn, NY ( Amasa Hines w/ The Dig ( Brooklyn, NY ( in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/AmasaHines
https://www.facebook.com/thedig

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.

New York quartet The Dig have been building some buzz from their first two full-lengths of ’80s shoegaze-inspired rock. It’s a Cure-meets-T. Rex sound that utilizes dark keyboards, with enough reverb to drown Robert Smith. You & I marks the band’s third release in two years (following last year’s full-length, Midnight Flowers, and their first 2013 EP, Tired Hearts), those sets comprising an impressive sum of 21 consistently nocturnal and sedated songs. – Consequence of Sound
10/04/14 Mothwind Record Release Show w/ Peckerwolf & Jab Jab Suckerpunch Mothwind Record Release Show w/ Peckerwolf & Jab Jab Suckerpunch 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://www.reverbnation.com/mothwind
https://www.facebook.com/Peckerwolf
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jab-Jab-Suckerpunch/284724431565537

Heading for the furthest reaches of the universe of heavy riffage with members of Vore, The Year of the Tiger/Underclaire, and Holy Angell.

“Jab Jab Suckerpunch brought a 200-proof blast of pure, hedonistic rock ‘n’ roll to the proceedings. The band’s sound could be described as The Jesus Lizard by way of Motorhead by way of an aural curbstomping. Brian Hirrell and Brett McKnight wrangled vicious riffs from their punishingly loud guitars, while the rhythm section of Brian Rodgers and Ryan Scott anchored the whole thing solidly.”
10/09/14 Bobgoblin Bobgoblin 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://www.bobgoblin.com

Inspired by a vast array of musical styles including punk, post-punk, new-wave, 70s glam-rock, prog rock, and even orchestral music, BOBGOBLIN began to act on their inspirations in Denton, Texas in the early 90s, soon after lead vocalist/keyboardist Hop Litzwire and drummer Rob Avsharian met at the University of North Texas. After bassist Hech MaHech andf guitarist Lech Vogner helped get the concept off the ground, personell changes led to guitarist/bassist Tony Jannotta joining Litzwire and Avsharian in 1994. The angular, tight, and aggressively melodic BOBGOBLIN sound, along with a socially-conscious and satirical ideology, was then set.

10/10/14 John Paul Keith John Paul Keith in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $7. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://johnpaulkeith.net

John Paul Keith, the brilliant singer-songwriter and blistering guitarist who exploded out of a self-imposed musical exile in Memphis with 2009’s critically acclaimed Spills and Thrills and 2011’s The Man That Time Forgot, returns with Memphis Circa 3AM — his most accomplished and moving collection of songs yet. Less a tribute to the spirit, soul and sound of the city than the living, crackling embodiment of it, Memphis Circa 3AM finds Keith reaching the songwriting depths and musical heights that his previous two releases foreshadowed. Produced by the truly legendary Roland Janes — house guitarist for Sun Records in the 50s and longtime engineer and producer at Sam Phillips Recording Service — the album is a time-stopping 12-song duet between two deeply kindred artists, as Keith’s songs and Janes’ direction achieve a sonic balance that is both familiar and original. Cut live to two-inch tape — with Janes providing direction from the booth and not a computer in site — the album sounds deeply rooted and incredibly fresh at the same time.
10/11/14 The Sideshow Tragedy ( Austin, TX ) The Sideshow Tragedy ( Austin, TX ) 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://thesideshowtragedy.com

The Sideshow Tragedy burns up stages with blues-damaged garage rock…ancient resonator guitars played through an array of effects boxes backed by a kick ass kit master and percussionist, topped with R&B drenched vocals and dark, poetic lyrics.
10/16/14 PATRICK SWEANY w/ Joe Fletcher PATRICK SWEANY w/ Joe Fletcher 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.patricksweany.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/joefletcher

Patrick Sweany likes the spaces in between. On a given night (or on a given album) he’ll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He’s a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing ‘em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn’t his ability to copy – it’s his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own. It’s no wonder that as a kid he immersed himself in his dad’s extensive record collection: 60s folk, vintage country, soul, and, of course, blues. Patrick spent hours teaching himself to fingerpick along to Leadbelly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and other folk-blues giants. In his late teens, Patrick began playing the clubs and coffeehouses around Kent, OH. He quickly gained a reputation for the intricate country blues style he was developing: part Piedmont picking, part Delta slide – with an equally impressive deep, smooth vocal style. But Patrick wouldn’t stay in the acoustic world for long. His love of 50s era soul and rock fused with the adrenaline-soaked garage punk revival happening throughout the Rust Belt pushed Pat to form a band. After 4 critically acclaimed CDs (two produced by longtime collaborator Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Patrick has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and the UK. He’s played premiere festivals all over the U.S., and supported national acts such as The Black Keys, The Gourds, The Wood Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Hot Tuna, and Paul Thorn on tour. His latest record, Close To The Floor, hit the streets July 16, 2013. It was recorded to 2″ tape in Nasheville, TN and features contributions from Joe McMahan (Luella & The Sun, Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Jon Radford (Justin Townes Earle, Lilly Hiatt), and Ryan Norris (Lambchop), among others. Close To The Floor is a gritty, hard look at some very difficult recent events in Sweany’s life and recalls the halcyon days of Muscle Shoals releases by Dan Penn, Eddie Hinton and Leon Russell.


oe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons is an American band that began in Providence, RI in 2005. Having recently released their critically acclaimed second record, WHITE LIGHTER, Joe and the boys are hitting the road regularly to spread the word. WHITE LIGHTER was recorded at the illustrious Machines With Magnets Recording Studio in Pawtucket, R.I with a cast that includes members of Frank Black & the Catholics, Deer Tick, Brown Bird, and Alec K. Redfearn
10/17/14 Velvet Kente Reggae Dance Party Velvet Kente Reggae Dance Party 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://velvetkentemusic.tumblr.com
10/21/14 Dana Louise Dana Louise in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 10:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/danalouiseband

During a solo journey to the Azores Islands in 2011, Dana Louise, a visual artist, taught herself to play guitar. The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana forged the beginnings of her sound, practicing amidst the archipelago’s lava rocks and dragon trees. Based in Northwest Arkansas she tours nationally and internationally.
10/23/14 Adam Faucett w/ Iron Tongue & Them Witches Adam Faucett w/ Iron Tongue & Them Witches 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://www.adamfaucett.com
http://allthemwitches.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Irontongue

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.

Iron Tongue has spent the last three 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.”
10/25/14 Tim Easton ( Nashville, TN ) Tim Easton ( Nashville, TN ) 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://www.timeaston.com
10/29/14 7 SECONDS ! ( All Ages ) w/ Trophy Boyfriend & Peckerwolf 7 SECONDS ! ( All Ages ) w/ Trophy Boyfriend & Peckerwolf in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $15. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.7seconds.com
https://www.facebook.com/Peckerwolf
7 Seconds is one of the most popular hardcore punk bands from Reno, Nevada of all time. The unique formation of the band was founded by two sets of different brothers. Kevin Seconds, Steve Youth and the Marvelli brothers formed the group in 1980. They are regarded as one of the most influential punks bands from the United States.
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11/04/14 Water Liars Water Liars 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.waterliarsmusic.com

If you haven’t listened to Water Liars, let the music be your introduction. Is it important to know that Bryant is from Mississippi and Kinkel-Schuster is from Arkansas, that they’re shaped by the writers whose influence shines through in everything they make – Frank Stanford and Barry Hannah especially – and that their pain is the pain of the wretched and beautiful South? Sure, and it’s all there in the songs. On “Vespers,” Kinkel-Schuster sings, “When I left her house / It was snowing out / and I left her for the South / But who cares? / We don’t want no one to see us cry. / No, darling, we’d rather die.” These are songs about leaving and staying, about lost fathers and new loves, about distance and memory. These songs are a consideration of what Kentucky poet Joe Bolton called “a future that seems already to have acquired / The irrevocability of the past.” These songs smell of autumn. These songs are the hugeness of rain, the heaviness of breath, the strangeness of cities. Light a cigarette and close your eyes – let these songs whiskey into you, let them brighten your blood, let them be endless in the night. —William Boyle
11/07/14 Adam Carroll & Owen Temple Adam Carroll & Owen Temple 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://www.adamcarroll.com
http://owentemple.com

A Texas Songwriter born and raised, Adam Carroll takes the events of ordinary lives and turns them into deeply moving, often humorous songs.

With seven Indie CDs supporting regular tours across the USA, Canada and Europe as “one of the hippest songwriters on the Texas music landscape”, this engaging Americana guitar-picker has earned further critical acclaim with song placements in the Grammy nominated film, Country Strong and others.

“The core of what I do is songwriting; it’s the one thing I’m passionate about. It’s the most fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine.” explains Adam.

From his studio records produced by Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines (South of Town, Lookin’ Out the Screen Door, Live at Cheatham Street, Far Away Blues) through to his latest releases (Old Town Rock N Roll, Hard Times with Michael O’Connor, Live at Flipnotics), the quality of his songwriting stands out.

Given a rare command of the English language and an amazing sense of melody, it’s little surprise Adam has earned enviable comparisons to Townes Van Zandt, Todd Snider, John Prine and Bob Dylan as well as being recognized as a creative influence on his songwriter peers.

Adam Carroll’s song credits include co-writes and CD or Film covers by Slaid Cleaves (Race Car Joe, Hard to Believe), Hayes Carll (Take Me Away, featured in the film Country Strong) and Band of Heathens (Medicine Man, Maple Tears).

“Among singer-songwriters, Adam Carroll is probably Austin’s best-kept secret. His tunes are marvels of economy; .. constantly inventive and decidedly offbeat .. Live at Flipnotics offers a typically low-key yet inviting overview of his career. With (Producer) Scrappy Jud Newcomb on guitar, he sparkles .. ” Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle

“Influences ? .. Adam Carroll .. I used to skip my own gigs to go watch him .. by far my favorite, somebody whose writing style I emulated in some ways.” Hayes Carll, No Depression 2011


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