Sad news for local music. Up and coming rapper Clint G, born in Clinton Hill, died in a car crash last Saturday. The Forrest City-born MC, 28, had released several well-received mixtapes and at least one album. His most recent project was called “Before the Storm.”
He leaves behind a wife and three children. Memorial services were held on Wednesday.
The dates have been set for the 2009 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. The semi-finals of the annual battle will start Friday, Jan. 30 and run three Thursdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and, depending on entrants, another Friday, Feb. 27. All at Sticky Fingerz.
As usual, the contest is open to any act in Arkansas who specializes in original material.
The entry deadline is Jan. 8. See an entry form on page 20, and watch this space next week for information about online entry.
For more information, contact Lindsey Millar at 375-2985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local act the Weisenheimers will have their self-titled debut release for sale at the band's Saturday concert at White Water. The pop-punks recorded with Jason Tedford at Wolfman Studios. Local labels Thick Syrup and Last Chance Records will co-release the project. It'll also be on sale via lastchancemusic.com.
In the spirit of its upcoming production, “It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” the Rep is offering patrons the opportunity to pay any amount they choose for a ticket to a performance on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The show, officially a preview night, includes a pre-show discussion with artistic director Robert Hupp, 45 minutes before the curtain, at 6:15 p.m. A limited number of pay-what-you-can tickets are available, and they must be purchased from the theater's box office on Wednesday. Only two per person. The box office opens at 9 a.m. Single tickets typically range from $20 to $40. The play runs through Dec. 28. For more information, call 378-0445.
AETN will air the latest of its concert series, “AETN Presents,” on Thanksgiving. Claudia Burson, a Fayetteville native known for her unique jazz piano stylings, features on the 6:30 p.m. show with Steve Wilkes on drums and Drew Packard on bass. The footage was filmed live at AETN in Conway.
Local DJ supreme g-force has lately been broadening his horizons at the River Market club Deep. On Wednesdays, he's using a DJ program to mash-up music videos live. The get-down happens every week at 10 p.m. for $5.