AmyB asks, "What to do, what to do?????" Answer: Lots!, after the jump ...
Rockabilly side show hijinks? Hoodoo blues and rock? Shop n' Sip ...
A list: Southern Culture in the Skids (openers are Josh the Devil and the Sinners), at Juanita's. I love the SCOTS bass player: She wears beehive wigs in fluorescent colors in tight capris while playing great bass bottom and singing (I think she chews gum, too). It¹s a sweet/spicy combo of Southern rockabilly, surf and rock, some swampy blues and a most diverting musical side show. For fans of the Rev. Horton Heat and Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. $12. 9 p.m.
What can I say already that I haven¹t about Jimbo Mathus and Knockdown South? Pure shamanistic, afro-swing, hoodoo blues and rock channeled through a wily, wiry guy with a gold tooth he got from a witch doctor in Uganda (or so it goes ...)There's more to Jimbo than that, he's rich with expereince and tradition. Some remember him from the Squirrel Nut Zippers, or as Buddy Guy's main man. Be sure to hollar out a request for "Hypmotized," from their last album. There on tonight at Sticky Fingerz. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Awwww ...The twos aren't so terrible for a local online magazine, Littlerockscene.com, and it will be celebrating its wooden anniversary tonight at Vino's for all ages. Appearing are Chris Cash, Bear Flag Revolt, and special guests. 8:30 p.m. $5.
Good choice to see the Munks tonight at the White Water Tavern. Popalicious jazzy rock. Their name was derived (with a different spelling) for Thelonious Monk. Is there more to say? Tonight they're on at 9:30 p.m. $5.
On the musical menu: Jim's Razorback Pizza, located at 7412 North Hills Blvd on the border between North Little Rock and Sherwood. has Kevin Kerby there tonight. No cover. We¹re sure he'll accept a dead president or two in his tip jar. For more info, call 833-3040
Nice when toasted: Poptart Monkeys will be on tonight and tomorrow at West End (9:30 p.m. $5).
We just pulled off a flyer from a pole in the River Market. Tonight at 6 p.m. at the River Market Pavilion: the first open Exhibition match of the "International 4-Square League." Didn¹t know there was one. What memories does that bring to mind? I¹m thinking my pink Reebok high tops (with Smurf shoelaces), sidewalk chalk on the pavement and fighting about who got to start off in the square with the "S" on it.They have a web site, but we weren't able to access it, try it yourself: www.4sqaureleague.com
Also, there's the Shop n' Sip all up and down Kavanugh Blvd. in Hillcrest tonight, 6-9 p.m. The Boondogs will be playing at the Box Turtle (free), and stores in the area are gearing up to show their wares. The Afterthought has William Staggers ($5). Man, does the Afterthought look great after it's recent redux.