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6th Annual Valley of the Vapors: Night Two

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This is your band on cocaine: The Chinese Stars

Of all the five nights of VOV shows, this very one sports the line up that should send you to your car and straight to Hot Springs.

The night starts up at 6 p.m. with three native Arkansan bands: Our Friends Fall Silent, an auto-tune rigged hardcore act that sports a rager of a track in “I Party With Thug Nasty”; Mother Hug, an offshoot of Hot Springs' scene deities Attractive and Popular; and one of—if not the­—best (yeah, best) band from Fayetteville, Perpetual Werewolf.

Okay, guys. This is where an already awesome local lineup turns epic.

Fang Island, a band that, three days ago, snagged a “Best New Music” from Pitchfork and describes themselves as the sound of “everyone high fiving everyone” hits the Low Key Arts stage at 8:30 p.m. The Chinese Stars, born from the ashes of Arab on Radar--Arab on freaking Radar, y’all)--enjoys a cult following for a reason and is sure to bring their disciples (hey, guys!) out in droves tonight. Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers end the night with their crazy rural industrial punk that’ll send any newcomers, if there are any left, scrambling for subgenre adjectives to describe them.

Big, big, big night not just for the VOV but the state’s music culture at large.

Go. (And go eat at Purity Bar-B-Que.)

 

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