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CHECKONETWO: A Year in Pics (Part One) December 31, 2008

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Some of CheckOneTwo’s favorite moments in music this year were (happily) documented by my little ol’ digital camera.    Here are a few for you.

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Blood on the Keys (above) and MicEater (below):   Jeremy Brasher of The Moving Front

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Sean Sulac of Loch Ness Monster, goin’ all one-eyed

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“Evil” Mark Wyers of The Weisenheimers (above)

The patented Chicklettes snarrrl (below)

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Above:  From the Matt Floyd Benefit Show (to pay off traffic tickets and let Smoke Up Johnny go on tour)

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Above:  Graham Cobb of The Reds, gettin’ busy with the tambo

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Above:  Josh Kerby of San Antokyo, flashing the ink

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Above:  Scott Cook of Kyoto Boom (hiyaa, hiyah!!)

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Above:  Epiphany throws it down at Sierra Club’s “Energy Shift” concert

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Above:  Dave Raymond of Kyoto Boom at Sierra Club show

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Above:  John Jeremy George & Ringo:  Jeremy Brasher (The Moving Front) at Pizza D

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4×4 Crew

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Maxx, @ Maxximum Impact

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Miggy of Teenage Bottlerocket:  Extreme Power Stance, at Vino’s

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The Moving Front, @ big ole sweaty mid-week house party on Schiller

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Lorenza Harrington & Andrew Morgan of Eclipse Glasses (Ark Flag & Banner)

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CheckOneTwo and some guy named Andy Rourke, from some band called THE SMITHS!! 

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Ashtray Babyhead reunion show

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CheckOneTwo with the one and only CHUCK D (at Philander Smith)

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The Reverend works in mysterious ways, kna’mean?

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Damn Bullets play the NO NEW COAL show at the State Capitol

Part two uploading soon.

Sibilance,

Glen

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MUSIC & ACTIVISM: What’s Not to Like? October 13, 2008

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Like most of us, I’m a citizen of two worlds:  Work World and Music World.  The lucky among us get to have those world collide once in a while. 

Saturday is one of those days for me.  I’d like for you to be part of it.

I work for Sierra Club, and my job is to stop dirty, coal-fired power plants from being built.  Two such plants are being proposed for rat-cheer in The Natural State.  That just ain’t right.  I don’t need my state being polluted by literally millions of metric tons of CO2, poisionous mercury, and dozens of other hazardous air pollutants.  I don’t need my kids growing up breathing nasty nonsense and eating tainted fish.   We are going to stop this thing, but only if we get enough Arkansans rising up and saying NO.

Please join us at the NO NEW COAL rally on the State Capitol steps this Saturday at 1 p.m.  Great entertainment by socially-aware Arkansas acts: hip-hop from EPIPHANY, the folkie stylings of DAMN BULLETS, and the indie rock love from  MAGIC HASSLE.  Speakers educating us all on the harmful effects of dirty coal.  This is an event where YOU can stand up and lend your voice.  Come see us–tell Governor Beebe and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to use their power to stop dirty coal.

CheckOneTwo would consider this a personal favor if you’d attend.  And bring your friends, family, dogs, bikes, neighbors, whatever.  It’ll be very much worth your while.

Thanks–see y’all on Saturday!

Glen

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

In there like Swimwear May 9, 2008

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If you Live Music Junkies are jonesin’ for a fix, you stayed alive just long enough.  Just a few more hours until the sweet, sweet stuff starts flowin’ thru yer eardrums.   Lotta Rock is hosting The Bravery,the son of Sting himself with his band Fiction Plane, the return of J. Roddy Walston, Hayes Carll, hell even a free show with Damn Bullets AND Silverton..it’s on like Donkey Kong. 

FRIDAY

MacArthur Park:  Free Show with Damn Bullets & Silverton.  7 p.m.!

Sticky Fingerz:  Hayes Carll w/Corb Lund & the Hurtin’ Albertans.   9 p.m., $12

White Water Tavern:  Mac Sledge, Sean Rock & The Toltecs.  9 p.m., $5

Rev Room:  Josh Ritter.  9 p.m., $12

Vino’s:  100.3 THE EDGE’S = PATRICK THE ANGRY VIEWER – COMEDY CD RELEASE SHOW! w/ LIVID , BODY DROP & KRISOAK.  8 p.m., $8

Cornerstone Pub: Joecephus & the George Jonestown Massacre,  Sonicbirds.  9 p.m. $5

Downtown Music: Driven to Madness, Pure Black Sex, Animula, Nails of Heresey.  8 p.m., $6

Juanita’s:  The Bravery, Fiction Plane, Bear Colony.  9 p.m., $18, ALL AGES

SATURDAY

Little Rock Zoo:  American Princes!  8 p.m., $8

White Water Tavern:  J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Smoke Up Johnny, Stacy Mackey.  9 p.m., $5

Rev Room:  The Venus Mission.  9 p.m., $7

Vino’s:  Natural State & Streetside Symphony  8:30 p.m., $7

Gallery 26:  Magic Cropdusters.  Free (art show opening)

Cornerstone Pub: Joe Pitts Band w/Charlotte Taylor & Co.  9 p.m., $5

Downtown Music:  Joe Preston, Thrones, Ginsu Wives.  8 p.m., $8

Juanita’s:  Upscale Underground presents: Soul’d Out Vol. III feat. Conya Dossw/Delya and Smooth September.  10 p.m., $20, $40 VIP

Glen Needs a Time Turner This Weekend April 11, 2008

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Anybody seen Hermione around here anywhere?  Soooo many good shows this weekend–I’m going to seriously need some extra hours added to my days.  Check it out:

FRIDAY

7pm:  Free show at UALR’s Donaghey Center.  Epiphany w/Gina Gee, Rockst*r, & Razormack, plus Six 9, Jay Summa.  Free?  What???

8:30, Vino’s:  HEART FOR A HAND,PACK OF WOLVES , FIRE TO REASON , SIEGE THE CITY & CHILDREN  $7 

10 pm:  The Magpies (formerly Roger Hoover & the Whiskeyhounds) at Whitewater. 

9:30 pm:  Sticky Fingerz:  Sean Michel & A Good Fight

9 pm:  Rev Room–Tawanna Campbell & Ultimate Groove

SATURDAY

7 p.m.  Rock n’ Roar @ the LR Zoo.  Featuring Chris Denny & The Old Soles, with Runaway Planet opening.  $8

10 p.m.   Rev Room:  American Princes, playing just days before the release of their new CD “Other People”.  Opening band is one of my favorite local acts, Silverton.  $8

9 p.m.:  80’s party at Vino’s, featuring Rob O.  If you’re a fan of the Pizza D Hallowe’en parties or the basement parties at the old Living Room, you’ve enjoyed the trackage of Rob O.  Should be a good old time fo sho.  $5

10 p.m.  Whitewater:  Another set from the Magpies, this time with Damn Bullets opening!

9 p.m.   Sticky Fingerz:  Hill Country Revue (blues); formed by members of the North Mississippi All Stars.  $10/$12 day of show

QUESTION:  What’s your favorite local music venue, and why?

Thick Syrup/Stickyz Monday TONIGHT January 21, 2008

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Tonight is the 2nd installment of Thick Syrup Records’ Monday night local music series at Sticky Fingerz.   The lineup:  Damn Bullets  , Justin Carr, & Ghost Co.  9:oo p.m., $4 cover.

This will be my first successful attempt to see Damn Bullets  put on their rockabilly/bluegrass/psychobilly jam band show, and I’m looking forward to it.  According to their peace-sign-adorned website, Damn Bullets is “a statement on non-violence.”  These guys have Conway roots (1 straight outta Hendrix, three from UCA), and have developed a strong following after some success in the Arkansas Times showcase last year.    Word around the campfire is that I should expect a foot-stomping good time from these guys.

Come on out–$4 cover charge leaves you enough for one of the dollar beer specials.  Try and beat that on a Monday night.

Sibilance,

Glen