This week, Omaya and Stephanie chat with Christopher Terry (C.T.) of Rwake about the upcoming heavy music micro-festival, and take a look at the next film in the Arkansas Times Film Series, “Unforgiven.”


But first, we catch up on some entertainment news (0:31).

There’s a new tune from a hepatological-sounding project called Billy Ruben and the Elevated Enzymes (Burt Logger and, we presume, others) called “Psychedelic Du-Rag.” It’s been in my head for a week now, so naturally I’ve been pricing tangerine shag carpet on Amazon. Check it:


Also, self-described “country hoodrat” rapper QuarterPiece has a new one, “Lookin 4 Ya.” It’s a lady detective/”Cheaters” tale that’s a riot to watch, and it’s a killer groove at that.


There’s also, to our excitement, some new music from Fayetteville-based White Mansion, called “Everything In This Room Falls.” “Faded,” like much of the record, is for people like me who dig Nick Cave but still wanna dance.

Also, South on Main hosts album release parties this week from Yuni Wa and The P-47’s.

For those hip to Arkansas’s long legacy of jazz musicians, get yourself to the Capital Hotel this coming Monday, June 18 for the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation’s induction ceremony, where eight new musicians will become part of the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame: Bob Boyd, Brian Brown, Nan Maureen Renaud and George Ryan, Snub Mosley, Henry Shead, Red Holloway and Rose Marie McCoy. The celebration includes a performance from former AJHF inductee Joe Vick, Julia Buckingham, Sim Flora and Bryan Withers with special guests. For details, see the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page or the event listing at

Check out the To-Do List in the Arkansas Times for more!

Then (12:56), we chat with Christopher Terry (C.T.) of Rwake about the upcoming Mutants of the Monster fest, a three-day micro-festival dedicated to heavy music with a bombastically killer lineup. Here’s a taste:

The third night’s sold out, but you can still get tickets at Arkansas Live Music for nights one and two at the Rev Room.

Next (26:05), we wade into the muddy waters of Clint Eastwood’s “revisionist Western” “Unforgiven,” the next film up in our Arkansas Times Film Series, a partnership with Film Quotes Film. Catch it at the Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.

Next (49:45), we make some recommendations:

Omaya suggests, of course, that you come to see “Unforgiven” with us Tuesday, June 19 as part of the Arkansas Times Film series, but also that you get over to Loblolly Creamery for “Scoops For Strays!” where you can eat ice cream on a balmy June evening and know that ten percent of what you buy will go to benefit Rock City Rescue.

Stephanie suggests you grab a “Love Is Queer” bracelet from Bang Up Betty, and wear it proudly for Pride Month the whole damn year. 100 percent of proceeds go to Lucie’s Place.

Finally, The Move: go see some real deal Hill Country blues from R.L. Boyce and Lightnin’ Malcolm at the White Water Tavern tonight. You won’t regret it.