This Wednesday, We Are the Asteroid — a Texas trio comprised of former members of Tribes of Neurot and Butthole Surfers and a host of other Lone Star State-forged noise rock — takes its latest purple 7" vinyl calling card o' freakout, "Say Goodbye" to the Central Avenue venue, the same day of its release.
The coiffed, big rig-driving torchbearer for classic honky-tonk music — and the unofficial ambassador for Austin pastime Chicken Shit Bingo — is rolling through town, and he's celebrating the release of his latest, "Call Me Lucky."
Photographs by UA Little Rock Professor Joli Livaudais on exhibit include images developed in gum bichromate, a handmade layered printing process.
Diane Harper's inkblot works and collages and Robert Bean's printmaking inspired by comic illustration are on exhibit at The ACANSAS Gallery (formerly Argenta Gallery).
This year, festival visitors can pause in front of an elaborate new altar icon in the church's Annunciation room: a 700,000-piece glass mosaic of Christ situated at the Annunciation's altar, handmade by a studio in Italy and designed especially for the space. Or, just seek your divinity at one of the food vendor spots and sample some of the fest's best grub.
The Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA Pulaski Tech campus is showing two exhibits on Anne Frank, “Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” in the Windgate Gallery and the CHARTS lobby.
Puccini’s title role is demanding enough to be considered a rite of passage for singers, and Mondanaro is beautifully equipped for it, with a leviathan of a dramatic soprano voice and a technique that draws upon the Italian Swedish singing school, the same school of thought that gave us Birgit Nilsson and Kirsten Flagstad.
The Arkansas Times’ annual Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud event at War Memorial Stadium finds itself at the very confluence of commerce and culture. Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud showcases those who create Arkansas goods. Now entering its third year, the event is earning its own place in the cultural fabric.
Coming to prominence during the Americana boom of the late aughts, but with a lot more meat on their bones than acts like Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers, the band has a deep and varied discography, including tender piano ballads such as “I and Love and You,” plaintive acoustic laments like “Murder in the City,” and more up-tempo folk-rockers like “Paranoia in B Flat Major.”
The Mad Deadly, Tiny Towns and Won Run are three local bands that should absolutely be on your radar, and here's an opportunity to catch them all in one fell swoop.
In the wake of Katrina’s destruction, Big Freedia became a de facto symbol of NOLA’s grit and verve, and her call-and-response anthems served as soundtrack for a community hungry to reclaim its own sense of place. God save the Queen Diva, and God help anyone who misses this springtime bounce bacchanale.
Falco once told Robert Gordon that when it came to music, “It was the feeling and aesthetic that mattered, more than musicianship or virtuosity." Decades later, that still seems to be Falco's operating principle.