Catch sets from Ante Yana, Hemmed In Hollow, The Trashcan Bandits, Tiny Towns and Won Run at the Rev Room Saturday, March 14 for the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals.
Nashville-by-way-of-Atlanta duo Larkin Poe consists of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, who also happen to be great-great-great-grandsomethings of the great American writer Edgar Allan Poe.
On her “Here We Go Again” tour, featuring Nile Rodgers & Chic (formerly known as just Chic, of “Le Freak” fame), she will once again rise like the phoenix to remind us that, as she told her mother upon being asked when she would settle down and marry a rich man: “Mom, I am a rich man.”
The Tulsa native has a knack for crafting rhymes that sting, and wrapping your attention around a ballad like “Cherokee” or “It Don’t Suit Me” doesn’t so much conjure love’s universals as it resurrects for the listener acutely specific ghosts, there and suddenly gone in the span of three and a half minutes.
It’s a deep dive into the chess-like machinations of the American political process and — every bit as cynical as its fellows “Wag the Dog” and the ill-fated “House of Cards” — an inquiry into whether any of that wildly expensive election hoopla matters at all.
Something of an “antifestival” lovingly produced by Hot Springs artists, musicians and weirdos of all stripes, Low Key Arts’ annual Valley of the Vapors is both a musical marathon and community frolic. It’s a supremely chill framework in which to fall in love with roughly 10 bands in the span of six hours, and to bop around quirky downtown Hot Springs in the process.