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Date Artist City Venue Country
04/24/14 Booyah Dad Booyah Dad in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 10:00am. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://booyahdad.bandcamp.com
04/26/14 Weakness For Blondes Weakness For Blondes in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.reverbnation.com/weaknessforblondes

Weaknesses for Blondes blend traditional delta blues and progressive guitar jams with a funky rhythm backbone. Soulful harmonic vocals add to the experience. Mixing a good bit of funk and rock, the band plays primarily their own music which is reminiscent of the artists that influenced the band-The Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa,The Band and many others.
04/29/14 Comfortable Brother w/ Open Fields Comfortable Brother w/ Open Fields 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://comfortablebrother.bandcamp.com/album/super-demo-et-tu-brute

http://www.reverbnation.com/openfieldsband
05/03/14 Whalefire Whalefire 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://whalefiremusic.com

Four bros from Little Rock, lost in a haze of pop. Whale Fire is a dream pop band from Little Rock, AR trading in hazy, melodic pop tunes underpinned by reverb-heavy guitars and multi-part harmonies. The band features co-lead vocalists/guitarists John Steel and Clay Grubbs, with Matthew Steel providing backing vocals/bass guitar, and Will Vick handling drums/percussion.
05/03/14 Thee Tsunamis ( Indiana ) Thee Tsunamis ( Indiana ) in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: Donations. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thee-Tsunamis/422128274547577
http://theetsunamis.bandcamp.com

” Fire-and-brimstone with a touch of twang, plus plenty of scream and skronk to make the surfers think twice about no-coast rock-n-roll. “
05/08/14 Duckstronaut w/ The Coasts Duckstronaut w/ The Coasts in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.wearethecoasts.com
https://www.facebook.com/Duckstronaut

“Their sound is fun, fresh and effortlessly catchy. They make 60s-inspired music – like so many bands nowadays do – but they do so with a twist: in addition to the unmistakable doo-wop vocals and soft harmonies, they also provide another side to their music which has a raw, Black Keys quality about it.” - Love At First Listen
05/15/14 Kevin Kerby Kevin Kerby 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

05/16/14 Thick Syrup Records Presents: Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth w/ Bonnie Montgomery & Nathan Brown Thick Syrup Records Presents: Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth w/ Bonnie Montgomery & Nathan Brown in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.thicksyruprecords.net
http://www.bonniemontgomerymusic.com
http://brotherandy.bandcamp.com/album/hells-angles

Arkansas born and bred Bonnie Montgomery is a classically trained composer and opera singer by day and country queen by night. Bringing her raucous spin on traditional southern music to honky-tonks throughout the U.S. and Europe, Bonnie’s catalog hails from a place where outlaw country saddles up with Americana and folk. ​

Bonnie’s composition of the modern folk opera Billy Blythe, about the childhood of Bill Clinton, has earned her the attention of publications such as The New Yorker, The Economist, The Huffington Post and the London Daily Telegraph. ​

Performing as a country duo with fellow White County native Nathan Howdeshell, Montgomery opened for Gossip on their 2012 U.S. and European tours.
05/17/14 Thick Syrup Records Presents: Ginsu Wives w/ 12 Elevator & Jumbo Jet Thick Syrup Records Presents: Ginsu Wives w/ 12 Elevator & Jumbo Jet in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.reverbnation.com/ginsuwives
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twelve-Tone-Elevator/455590451176497

06/26/14 Jessica Lea Mayfield Jessica Lea Mayfield in Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $12. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://jessicaleamayfield.com

The 23-year old from Kent, Ohio first performed with her family band One Way Rider at the age of 8. At age 15, she recorded her first album White Lies in her brother’s bedroom, printing only 100 copies. One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). After an introduction, Mayfield and Auerbach hit the studio, laying the foundation for her debut album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt. Says Auerbach of the recording experience, “I think she’s dark and moody in a mysterious way.” He adds, “I’m just always really excited to make music with her.”

Mayfield’s second and most recent album, Tell Me, is a stunningly forthright 11-song set that addresses late night longing, serial heartbreak, and intoxicatingly dangerous liaisons conducted in dimly lit barrooms or roadside motels. By the end, the only heart intact is Mayfield’s own. It’s as if she’d stripped the sentimentality and ruefulness from a bunch of classic country songs, leaving only stark emotion. Auerbach also produced and engineered Tell Me at his Easy Eye Sound System studio in Akron, Ohio, matching Mayfield’s candor with eerily minimal, brilliantly constructed tracks that keep her mesmerizing, unadorned voice front and center.

The New York Times hailed the album a Critics’ Pick, while the Associated Press calls Tell Me “the portrait of a precocious girl growing into self-assured womanhood and a producer reaching the peak of his powers. It is a dark and moody album, full of delights throughout, and if it doesn’t make Mayfield a star, that too will be heartbreaking.”
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07/10/14 Natural Child ( Nashville, TN ) Natural Child ( 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. https://www.facebook.com/naturalchildband

“…YEAH, WELL, NOW THEY SOUND LIKE BOB DYLAN, THE STONES, STOOGES, NEIL YOUNG, WAYLON JENNINGS… WELL, EVEN WILLIE. I GUESS THEY’VE BEEN AT IT FOR A COUPLE YEARS NOW. BACK IN SUMMER OF ’09, BACK WHEN I MET EM, WEZ AND ZACK WERE EATIN WEED BROWNIES AND THEY REALIZED THEY NEEDED SETH IN THE BAND. WELL, THEY DECIDED THEREFORE AND THEN TO START THE GREATEST ROCK N’ ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD– NATURAL CHILD. PROBABLY KNOWN AS MUCH FOR WHAT THEY SAY AS WHAT THEY DO, THEY’VE EARNED A REPUTATION OF GIVING AUDIENCES THE STRAIGHT DEAL. WORLDWIDE. THEY ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF BUYING BILL WYMAN’S BASS AMP FROM 1970. GOD BLESS EM.” -Leon Russell

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