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Labor Day Weekend….Sweeeeeeet August 29, 2008

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FRIDAY

The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7:  Rodney Block & The Real Music LoversCHECKONETWO RECOMMENDS

Vino’s, 8:30 p.m., $10:  The Buddy Holly Tribute Band

Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $6:  Damn Bullets, Chris Denny & The Old Soles

Juanita’s, 9 p.m., $12:  Saving Jane, Junior

Rev Room, 9 p.m., $10:  The Itals (reggae straight outta Kingston, Jamaica)

Lazer Puzzy, 8 p.m.:  Bear Colony, Sausage Goose

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Riverfest is Some Kinda Wonderful This Year May 25, 2008

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Lawdy…this has been a heapin’ mess-a-goodness.  For one ticket, I can see Silverton, 607, The Moving Front, Kyoto Boom, Epiphany & One Night Stand, Chris Denny & The Old Soles, Kevin Kerby & Battery…and somehow miss Greg Spradlin Outfit, Smoke Up Johnny, and Ted Ludwig just in the name of sheer logistics.   I haven’t hit any of the big acts yet, but I felt the presence of Huey Lewis.  

Kudos to Riverfest folks for putting a big ole focus on local music this year.  I’ll post some good pics later on.

ZZ Top and Fireworks later–hoo-ahh!!

Glen

Your Official CHECKONETWO Riverfest Planning Guide May 21, 2008

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Sweet Fancy Moses!  Riverfest is almost upon us, and it’s time to get all logistical-like.  Lots of great bands, plenty of stages, and some decisions must be made.

The full Riverfest music schedule is available right cheer.  As a public service, CheckOneTwo has sifted through the schedule and humbly offers this handy guide as a resource for the discerning Riverfest attendee.  Click the hot links for more information about each of the bands.

NOTE:  the Arkansas Music Tent is a gold mine, and is located on the NLR side on the east end of the park. 

Highlights that I see:

FRIDAY

6:15 SILVERTON (Triple-S Alarm Stage)–upbeat, old-school folk/country

7:30 607 (Triple-S Alarm Stage)–smart rap

9:30 THE MOVING FRONT (Arkansas Music Tent)–guitar/keyboard-driven post-punk

SATURDAY

1:30 P.M.  SMOKE UP JOHNNY (Budweiser Stage, NLR)–rowdy barroom punk

3 P.M.  KEVIN KERBY & BATTERY (Triple-S Alarm Stage)–lyrical good ole Americana rock

4:30 P.M.  RUNAWAY PLANET (Acxiom/Miller Lite Amphitheatre Stage)–killer bluegrass

4:30 P.M.  KYOTO BOOM (Budweiser Stage, NLR)–80s-themed bass driven hypnotic new wave goodness

6 P.M.  CHRIS DENNY & THE OLD SOLES (Acxiom/Miller Lite Amphitheatre Stage)–country/americana with surprising vocals

6 P.M.  GREG SPRADLIN OUTFIT (Triple-S Alarm Stage)–Arkansas’s best guitarist leads Americana rock

7:30 P.M.  BETTER THAN EZRA (Budweiser Stage/NLR)–New Orleans party rock

9:30 P.M.  EPIPHANY & ONE NIGHT STAND (Arkansas Music Tent)–don’t miss this hip-hop/soulful show with a crack backing band

SUNDAY

2:30 P.M.  RODNEY BLOCK (Acxiom/Miller Lite Amphitheatre Stage)–masterful jazz trumpet

3:30 P.M.  DAMN BULLETS (Triple-S Alarm Stage)–folk/country that gets ya movin’

6:30 P.M.  BOONDOGS (Arkansas Music Tent)–laid-back ambient indie folk rock

9:30 P.M.  FIREWORKS!!

Come on out–and bring me some sunscreen, willya?

      –Glen