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1: Closed For Recovery 6: DeFrance 7: Hoodoo Blues Revue 13: Nightflying 36! featuring Brian Nahlen, Jason Lee Hale, The P-47s, Amy Garland, Joe Pitts Band, Weakness for Blondes, Emcee: Jeff Allen 14: Mountain Sprout 20: FreeWorld 21: Flatland Funk Donors 27: Black Oak Arkansas 28: Good Time Ramblers


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R 36th Anniversary • 2016 Page 8 A Look Back

36 years of telling you where to go by Peter Read

Page 10 Space News

Live entertainment in the Real World by Sondra Goode

Page 12 Terry Cagle Fundraiser Giving thanks where it's due by Sondra Goode

Page 15 Rules Of The Blues A must-have for everyone about to play IBC by Crazy Melon Roosevelt

Page 18 Best Of Burger

Further collection of columns of our late legendary writer by Burger, Flabby, Morton Downey & Rona Burger

Page 20 Backstage Pass Travelling the country listening to music by David Hughes

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The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected… ---Will Rogers Greetings to all! It is now 4:20 in the a.m. of this fm day as I snuggle up to this warm computer on this definitely wintry day. One thing you can count on in The Altered State is strange weather. It was up to 69 today - er, yesterday afternoon - and the good folks at the Weather Channel say it will be down to 7 tonight. I’ve learned many times that if you don’t like the weather in these parts just stick around a while (say, 20 minutes or so) it will change… And change it has... Am proud to announce that my bride has been doing quite well. To wit, she left a few weeks ago for another measurement for her new prosthesis (her leg nub had shrunk to where the first one no longer fit well. They warned us that it would happen...) She returned with a new one, and if this isn't rock 'n' roll I don't

know what is. And it fits much better now as expected. Once again, we wish to thank everyone who has helped us about this...with prayers, good wishes and even financial support. With everyone's help she is back on her feet...

In Central Arkansas…….

The White Water Tavern checks in with a tremendous line-up. In the coming weeks look for shows with Dazz & Brie, The Big Cats, Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass Buffalo, The American Princes, Mojo Depot, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, An Evening with Crystal Mercer, Teardrop City, Jim Mize, Bark, High Plains Jamboree, Joe Sundell…and on February 15, don’t miss Adia Victoria. Visit for details…find the link right here on this site……. For bookings contact Matt White at (501)375-8400……. Dugan’s Pub is staying quite busy…which does not surprise us. The nightclub/restaurant/liquor

Jason Hale

store/specialty food shop seems to have just about everything legal to feed you, water you and do just about whatever it takes to entertain. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Big John Miller, Parker Francis, Almost Infamous, Shannon Boshears, The Hoodoo Blues Revue, The Karla Case band, Jason Lee Hale & The Personal Space Invaders, Thomas Stringfellow, Third Degree, Greg Madden…On January 28th is a very special show that will feature Brian Nahlen, Luke Johnson and Stephen Winter…each worth a cover charge to experience. What’s more, there’s never a cover charge here…an amazing concept. Live music at Dugan’s is every weekend, with a few shows tossed in depending on acts coming through, and special events. And don’t miss Rob-Os take on Karaoke every Wednesday…Rob-O is a showman in himself and ignites the energy of people trying to sing like their favorites…or thinking they’re singing like their favorites… And the club has one of the finest menus in Arkansas, too… Check it out online at www. For bookings at Dugan’s, call (501)244-0542……. Fourquarters Bar in North Little Rock entered the ring and came out fighting! It’s now about the hottest

nightclub in the state…and for a reason (or several of them, actually). For one thing it is run by Conan Robinson, who honed and developed his nightclub chops for years running Midtown Billiards…until 5 in the morning… For another, Main Street venues in North Little Rock’s entertainment center have learned and profited from studying the works and bumps and grinds of LR’s River Market…and now are determined to be the next big thing… I am pleased to announce that our Nightflying 36-year anniversary

bash will happen at the club. Friday, January 13th will be a very lucky day for everyone who drops into Fourquarters Bar…On the bill are some wonderful musicians, including Brian Nahlen, Amy Garland, Jason Lee Hale & The Personal Space Invaders, The Joe Pitts Band, the P47s…and the show will be emcee’d by radio personality Jeff Allen. The show starts at 7 and goes until close. Tickets are $10 per person, and anyone wearing any NF shirt gets a buck off (as well as a 10% discount on any of our merch…) Set to appear in the next handful of weeks are Big Dam Horns, Josh Green, Electric Rag Band, Brown Soul Shoes, DeFrance, Hoodoo Blues Revue, Mountain Sprout, FreeWorld, The Flatland Funk Donors, and on the 27th, the unforgettable Jim Dandy & Black Oak Arkansas! Conan and the staff have created a very fun room for Central Arkansas. Let them prove it by sharing it with you. For bookings contact Conan at 501-313-4704, or email to……. West End Smoke House & Tavern checks in this time out with a very fine line-up of party bands. Ring in 2017 with Dirty Lindsey. The following week we’re proud to announce the return of Seth Freeman to the club. You may recall that several years ago Seth was nearly killed in a crash in Alaska, and we put on a fundraiser at West End for him… Also on the bill in the coming weeks are Splendid Chaos, and then a huge superbowl Sunday blowout on February 5th. Plus, West End serves its full menu until 1 a.m. or later 7 days a week…specializing in great steaks and barbecue and more. See the Schedule pages for all the dates… And click on their ad here to visit

Seth Freeman

West End is open every day, has a huge fully stocked bar, has incredibly good food, multiple pool tables, multiple TVs for games, a large dance floor, a huge concertsized stage and sound system…and serves food until very late. For bookings call (501)2247665…….

The Rev Room checks in this

time with a most stellar music lineup. Catch shows with Barrett Baber, the Gable Bradley Band, Young Gods Of America, American Aquarium, Strangetowne, Shimmy & Shake for Standing Rock, Corey Smith, An Evening with Dawes and a lot more. This is one of the best music rooms in the Altered State, and has been since Chris & Suzon opened the place. Visit the web site by clicking on their logo right here. For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack remains a top destination for great live music. Coming up, look for shows with Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, The Luke Williams Band, Birdcloud, Hollow Earth, Smoke Signals, This Is The Jam, the 3rd annual Big Piph Charity Birthday Concert, Cody Belew, Brian Mullen, Seratones, William Clark Green, and lots more. Their outdoor venue - The Chicken Coup - and is where people who smoke can be accomodated… Please visit on the web for more information. For bookings contact Chris King at (501)343-8659……. Markham Street Grill is also open 7 days a week, has excellent food, multiple screens with multiple sports events always on and a full menu for live music events (no cover charge…) The food and libations from the bar are all top of the line. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Texarkana, Steam Loco, Ben & Adam, Against The Grain and more. Please visit markhamstreetpub. com For bookings, please email, or call 501-224-2010……. I am pleased to report that our Midtown Billiards will be opening some time in February. The club has been closed for far too long due to that fire that shut it down several months ago. Spoke to Margaret Hinson the other day and they are getting in gear as we speak. We'll have a special article when it is to open, so watch for it. Midtown is the Altered State's answer to a funky New Orleans bar,

open until daybreak every day of the week. The burgers are worldfamous, and if you get the chance have one...or two for that matter...

In Conway...

TCs Midtown Grill remains Conway’s number one music venue. The club is open 7 days a week, features live rock ‘n’ roll bands every weekend, a large wooden dance floor, a full bar, great menu, a truly extreme stereo, huge-screen sports, and like so very few nightspots anymore is smoker friendly (without having to step outside in the weather)…

Big Shane Thorton

Set to appear in the coming weeks are Big Shane Thornton, Greg Madden, Malicious Groove, Third Degree, Dirty Lindsey, Great Whiskey Rendesvous, A Benefit for the family Of David Collum featuring Big Shane Thornton, 90 Proof and Orange Star High, Luke Williams, and more. Also on the list in January are shows with Lypstick Hand Grenade, Nerd Eye Blind, The Hoodoo Blues Revue… Every Wednesday is open mic featuring Greg Madden, and every Sunday is an Open Rock Jam with Big Shane Thornton as the host and stage master. And please visit for more details. Just click on their ad right here in your hand… TCs is located at 1611 E. Oak Street.Head north from I-40 about two miles and watch for the sign on your right. For bookings contact Ty Simms or TC at (501)205-0576……. Other clubs in Conway with regular live music are King’s, JJs, Bear’s Den Pizza, Taylors’ Made and the VFW Club. But doctors say what’s regular is what’s regular for you… See the Sound section for details…

In Eureka Springs...

Coming right up in Eureka is a huge New Year Blast at the Crescent Hotel, featuring Isayah Warford with Jeff Gray, Tyler Domingues, Jeremy Ervin, Drew Packard and Matt Beach. What a way to kick off the New Year! If you party too much, you’re already in a hotel so you don’t have to worry about driving… Chelsea’s is one of the best • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


music rooms in Arkansas. Set to appear in the coming weeks are SprUngbilly, the Liberty Bell Rhythm

There’s good food, serious libations, and it’s also an indoor smoker-friendly place, too, and is the perfect place in town to watch the people on the street. For bookings call (479)3636444…afternoons only…

gins Wheat Band, The Odds, Got It Covered, Ozark Travelers, Earl & Them, The Wrong Men, Jim Mills, Fashback, Evan Felker, Rhett Miller,

In Northwest Arkansas...

Joe Giles & The Homewreckers

Band, Dime Trip, Reeves Brothers Band, Handmade Moments, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, RantEmonium, Iris Lions, Chucky Waggs, Mountain Sprout, Jeff Fox and more. It’s open 7 days a week, has a full bar and menu, an open-air smoking porch and a kickass stereo system, and is very much a popular local hangout. For bookings call (479)2536723…….

The Pied Piper Pub and Cathouse Lounge is a professional party room and restaurant. Live music is on weekends, and with that beautiful outdoor beer garden it is frequently inside and outside. Appearing at the club in the coming weeks are Los Roscoes, Grass Fed, MudHawks, Voxana, Cody Woody & The Great American Wolf, Roving Gamblers, Mark Shields, Blue On Black and more. See our Sound pages…er…calendar post, for details. The Pied Piper is open 7 days a week. For bookings call (479)3639976……. The Rowdy Beaver Restaurant & Tavern has lots of music on the roster in the coming weeks. Look for Septembers End, The Steve Moeller Band, Aaron Mullins Band, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, and Karaoke featuring Brock Entertainment. For bookings call (470)2538544……. The Rowdy Beaver Den, downtown at 47 Spring Street, also has a bunch of music coming in the next several weeks. Party with Dave Smith Trio, Danny Mullen, The Mark Shields Band, Richard Burnett, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, Steve Zimmerman, Michael Tisdale Duo, BottleRocket, Terri & Brett, Tightrope, Dorrian Cross and much more.


One of the coolest music rooms in The Altered State has to be Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville. This old theatre is actually a music store and performance venue too. Located at 128 W. Central Avenue, the Meteor has been bringing in some notable shows, and even more notable visitors. Coming up are shows featuring Strapjacket, Pieces Of Jake, The Freeway Revival, Improv, Sockmonkey, WestPark Drive, The Marshall Wallace Band, a Halloween OZ Party, Septembers End…the venue has live music each week. For directions and more information, call (479)268-1500. And visit for added details……. George’s Majestic Lounge has a full plate, but then they always do. Am quite pleased to report that the fundraiser for Terry Cagle was tremendously successful. Of course, with this all-star compilation of musicians, we knew it was going to be great… Altogether there were over $14,000 bucks raised for his medical needs. Terry is back on his feet, and even doing shows again. Bonnie Lancaster, a great musician on her own, put together this benefit concert. On the bill were The Cate Brothers Band, Earl & Them, Oreo Blue, The Brad James Band, Leah & The Mojo Doctors, Junior Markham & The Caretakers, Charles

Jim Mills

Cadillac Jackson

and much more. See the complete listing in our Sound section or visit www. For bookings at George’s call (479)527-6618 or email saxsafe@… The Smoke & Barrel has a plethora of shows in the coming weeks. Look for dates with Me Like Bees, Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion, Dylan Earl, Lost John, Willie Carlisle, The Sloan Brothers and more. For bookings call (479)5216880…….

Bear’s is keeping these derelict musicians off the streets most nights of the week. See the Sound listings for the dates and all the listings. For bookings call (479)5212327…….

In Fort Smith…….

Heros checks in with a most impressive line-up. Doug McRae has added great musical flavor to Garrison Avenue, and should receive

Nomad’s Music Lounge, at 1431 So. School, has a plethora of shows in the coming weeks. Look for the likes of Bruise, Kharma, Barren, Krooked Youth, Othello, Izuna, Serosa, More Than Evergreen, The Devine Dames, Jason Todd, JRsoup-

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much kudos from the community and especially the area musicians. On the bill in the coming weeks are shows with Mas Agua, Redwiitch Johnny, Not In Your Life, Rodney Jeremiah, Yoshi Gish, Opium Western, Tom Ware, Brett Raines, Caleb Ryan Martin, King George Hughen, Jason Willmon & Trey Johnson

The Cate Brothers Band

Tuberville, Jamie Oldaker, Left of Center, The Traveling Wheelbearings, Dawn Cate, JT Huff and Lloyd Price and more. The Show also included a silent auction, great food, and loads of fun and comraderie. And kudos to George’s Majestic Lounge for donating the facility, too. The professional staff at the club are just about the best team for such concerts in the Altered State. On the roster in the coming weeks are Barrett Baber, Gable Bradley, Andy Frasco, Joe Chill, Rozenbridge & Friends, Mudhawk, Pm The Verge, The Cate Brothers Band, Mountain Sprout, Henry & The Invisables, Isayah’s Allstars, Escape Tones & The Rubber Band, Hooker Red Space4Lease, Joey Farr & The • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

box, Youth Pastor, Chasing Pictures, Paperweight, Ladybird, JKD Band, The Salesman, and a lot more For bookings at the club call (479)443-1832……. Bear’s Place has become one of the busiest music venues in Northwest Arkansas, and deserves many kudos for the solid music presentation across the board. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Brick Fields, Jumpsuit Jamey, Chris Bassett, Derrick Mears & Rt. 358, Geneva, Buddy Shute & The Motivators, Leisurlies, Come Missie Band, Jody Ferguson & The Rockets, Flashback, Member This.. an occassional blugrass jam, and an occassional songwriters night. It’s a smallish bar, and it has a cool outdoor garden-deck, excellent food and libations. Plus, the parking is FREE!

Tom & Anthony Ware

Will Mendenhall, Reliance Code, Vanimal Kingdom, and more. Be sure and try out the tacos they serve up, too. The club’s located in an former music school on Garrison Avenue. For bookings call Doug at (479)650-1481……. R. Landry’s, Arkansas’ answer to New Orleans, and is one of the best places to listen to good music. There’s no cover too, leaving you more bucks for the truly great food

and libations. In the coming weeks look for shows featuring Grant Pierson, Joe Pierson, Buddy Cantrell, Tom and Anthony Ware, Brian Keith Wallen, Mark Albertson, Eric Matthews, Acoustic Refugees, The Matt Dodd Band, Trey Johnson (!), some guy named robb and more. R. Landry’s is mainly a restaurant that is also a bar and music venue, and they feature nothing but high caliber musicians…and, again, they don’t hit you up at the door to come in during the music. And the atmosphere is perfect. It is a most comfortable room that attracts a nice crowd every night from Monday through Saturday. For bookings call Natalie at (479)783-2505……. With the height of Winter upon us, outdoor venues like the Sound Room are down for the season. Of course, once the warm weather kicks back in they will be jammin’. They only opened the Sound Room recently, and I suspect they’re getting the club in gear during these cold months. To reach The Sound Room by phone call (479)414-4296……

In Hot Springs…….

After everyone recovers from New Year’s Eve things get in gear as the live racing season kicks off at Oaklawn. The full-blown season officially starts on January 13th, and the professional partiers who follow the ponies from track to track are all back in town. Kids, this group is much like a Grateful Dead thing in the horse-racing business. They essentially move together, live together, travel town to town together, and spend their time together pursuing the life of a horse-related carney… The parties are hardy and mindblowing…and the entire spa city comes alive as if a several month Mardi Gras… Congratulations to Miranda and John Calvin Brewer for adding a new person to their band of life, the universe and everything for the birth of The Big Chill checks in this time around with a typically excellent roster of shows, including the luminary Cate Brothers Band for New Year’s Eve. Appearing in the coming weeks are Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands, Mister Lucky, The Hired Hands, Joe Hall, Grant Pierson, Steve Dufresne, Lightnin Lee Langdon, Dave Almond, Professor Tele, John Calvin Brewer, and a list as long as a well-rope. See the Sound section for dates and details. The Big Chill is open every day, has pool tables, huge screen TVs for sports, several outdoor smoking lounges, a smoke-free bar and some excellent bar food too. The non-smoking main room move has

Heavy Suga' & The SweeTones

brought people in that haven’t been there in years. Sure, there are still smokers there, but the biggest part of the club is now smoke-free inside. Plus, and this is the big one, there’s no cover charge here (except during special occasions!) One such occasion, of course, will be the Nightflying 36 Anniversary bash that will happen on Sunday, February 19. This year we’ll be blowing the town away with a huger-than-usual party. On the bill are Heavy Suga’ & The SweeTones, The Joe Pitts Band, Moonshine Mafia, Kasey Simmons Nelson, John Calvin Brewer, Roger Clinton, Hooker Red, Christine DeMeo & Cassie Lea Ford, Evo & Ove, Salt & Pepper, Wrecktified, Lightnin’ Lee Langdon, Rena Wren & Co., Mike Tabor, Rooster, Rock Steady, David Ball, Joe Hall, Dual Carb, Katmandu (featuring

bar and gaming room. There, of course, they would party hard in every way possible. Al Capone, of course, hung out in Hot Springs often, back in its casino gambling days. He claimed it was “for the water,” referring to the natural hot baths. The Ohio has music 7 days a week. Every Sunday is Larry Womack and Jacquiline, Mondays features the John Calvin Brewer Band, Tuesday is Legacy Duo, Wednesdays is Hump Night Blues Band, Thursdays is for live jazz, and weekends feature the house band, The Ohio Club Players. For bookings at the Ohio, please call (501)627-0702……. The new Doc ‘n’ Maggie’s is drawing them in. Formerly Razorback Pizza, they’ve added new menu items, added new bar services, torn out walls, and are in the process of renovating overall. It’s a happening music venue now, rather than a pizza parlor that happened to have live music, too. Set to appear in the coming weeks are Tragikly White, Crash Meadows, Even Money, Mayday By Midnight, Nerd Eye Blind… For bookings call (501)5251616…….. Maxine’s hasn't reported yet for January so we'll have to pass on the club this edition. They normally have music every Thursday through

Saturday so check it out. Maxine’s, of course, was a legendary brothel in the town back in Hot Springs’ golden years - when it was a gambling city before Las Vegas even existed. For bookings please email, or call (501)321-0909……. Congratulations are in order to Calvin and Miranda Brewer on the arrival of their beautiful arrival of their daughter. Aria River Brewer came into this world and is already adding her musical magic to us all. Hey, creating music or a publication takes much stamina and artwork, but these are nothing compared to creating a that is what I'd call art! Both mama and the baby are healthy, and it's only time until she puts out her own records!

In Closing…….

We wish you all a real Happy Christmas and a very Merry New Year. All we ask is that you be careful when you’re out there on the roads…there are frequently people like me driving around out there… We’ll see you again next time. Until then, then, be sure to keep ‘em flyin’…….

Joe Pitts Band

Kat Hood and Chuck Gilbert), Gina Parks, Peter Read and more. We plan this each year during President’s Day weekend. Why? Since Monday’s a holiday people feel better about tying it on the night before… So. For bookings please call (501)624-5185……. Another club worth visiting in Hot Springs is the Ohio Club on Bathhouse Row. The Ohio is the oldest music venue in Arkansas, and there’s a reason for that. Now, keep in mind that during Prohibition most watering holes had to close their doors…all were supposed to. Fact is that illustrious Hot Springs, Arkansas, was playing under the table in those days…the town was famous for it’s casino action of course, and the good folks of the area were very much a different bunch of their own rules so-to-speak… So. During Prohibition there was a false wall as you entered the Ohio. The ones who knew would bypass that wall and head upstairs to the

Miranda & Aria River Brewer • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


Looking back

Fun Flies When You’re Having Time The history of Nightflying to date... ---Peter Read If anyone tried to tell me I’d be doing this for 36 years I would have asked them if they could get me a bag of whatever they’d been smoking. Here we are at another landmark: the Nightflying 36 year anniversary. Fact is, the entire concept of NF was just something I felt like doing on the side. I was a solo performer…making music around North America in bars, college campuses and the occasional private party (those pay the best), and had found that the hardest thing about getting gigs was knowing which venues to approach. I missed the underground papers of my teenage youth in Seattle…they always told you the real news you wanted, stuff passed over by the mainstream media…where to party, what shows were coming, where to get concert tickets, how to find the trails to hidden beaches, and even where to get your weed (!) While playing a week-long gig at a club in Colorado, and having extra hours to waste (since the hours were unusually early, 7 - 10 p.m.), I spent the dead-time in the motel room and dreamed up the concept of creating an all-music underground paper. At the time, I was based on a mountain top south of Fayetteville, a booming college town in Northwest Arkansas, full of many nightclubs that featured live music most of the time. After mentioning the idea to my musician friends when I got back home, they all said “Sure” and everyone agreed it would be helpful, I started making a list of the venues, gathering their phones and addresses. At the time there was a wonderful underground paper in Fayetteville called The Grapevine. I called the editor/owner Peter Tooker for advice. Being a musician himself, he took me under his wing and helped get Nightflying off the ground…telling me where to print unusual publications, where to call for supplies, and damn near answering all the questions about how to go to press and make it happen. He did this at the same time realizing it helped me start his immediate 8

ing and I had told the people at the clubs I’d leave a bundle at their doors and they’d find them when they got to work. They were to pick up the first issue and become dutifully shocked when they saw the news about John. Few of them had heard about it yet (there was no internet yet, and most of my friends didn’t pay any attention to the ‘regular’ media…) I even got phone calls from people accusing me of writing shocking fake news to sell papers. “Er…they’re free…” I didn’t have a clue about anything related to it. I was simply trying to create a work guide for the musicians.

competition, for we’d all be hounding these venues for ad dollars. One of his writers, Joe Neal, actually tried to talk me out of it, saying “Peter, this will become your main job, and cut into your time touring on the road making music. Don’t do it…” (Kids, keep in mind that this was before the term “alternative media” was born…that came about in a few years when the notion pretty much exploded around the country…and people decided to create their own “people’s media”, which, of course, is predominant of the so-called media these days…I called it an underground newspaper…and still think of it that way…) There was a wonderful magazine called Creative Loafing I had encountered while doing a gig in the Atlanta Underground. I later found out there were several versions of Creative Loafing in different regions. On the night we were proofing the first pages for the first issue a dj on the radio announced that John Lennon had just been shot and killed. We pulled something up and did a quick article about the murder. We were scheduled to print early in the morn- • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

Not having a clue was really the best part, actually. I hadn’t been trained in media, and there really were no rules, other than my personal life rules of being honest and friendly, and emulating the late great Larry Garrison, “hard work and plenty of it.” As a working musician I’d encountered many colorful realities of the nightclub business, including having been fired from a club for having played the wrong song at the wrong time to the wrong audience…being told that I “lacked taste in material.” How it happened: I got a job from a booking agent who knew first-hand I would have a tough time doing Bob Dylan and Paul Simon songs as the accompianist for the strippers of this club…without bothering to tell me it was a strip club. I was digging in my mind for any song I knew that might have a good enough beat for them to bump and grind to. Since they had a nice piano, I started banging out the Beatle’s song “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road”…the owner of the club came to the stage and unplugged my sound system from the wall by the third verse, and told me in some really serious terms to pack it up and “get the hell out of my club.” “I have a contract!” “I’ll pay your goddamn contract for tonight,” (and he did.) I was 19 years old and the guy looked like an old-school mobster…I was scared to

“I got paid for one night…it was supposed to be a 3 week gig…” “I want my money…you owe me my commission.” I said, “You haven’t answered my question: why did you do that?” “I did. You are playing for money, and now I want my part of it!” That, my friends, turned out to be one of the best lessons I ever had. From then on, whenever I tried to book a gig, I’d ask them what they were after and what they expected, to see if I was appropriate for the job. But I degress. Back to the birth of this rag… The premise: a work-guide for working musicians…including the mailing addresses, phone numbers and contacts. The hardest part of playing around the country was finding the venues and contact information. I travelled coast to coast throughout North America. I’d get suggestions from everyone who to contact in the next city along the way and what venues to approach…and I gradually worked up my list… That training proved excellent on how-to approach doing my own such media…and still is (even this many years later)… After a year and a half of doing Nightflying solely around Northwest Arkansas, there were so many clubs throughout the state asking that their information be included we decided to take NF to a statewide level. Then after three more years, we started getting the same requests from clubs near our borders, and we added Memphis and Clarksdale and eventually built the thing up to a regional approach. (The publication became recognized as a force to be reckoned with regarding music and club-hopping…with listings and concert dates in the mid-South…anywhere within a reasonable driving distance.) We made it for free as it still is. Like the radio you listen to in the car, it is completely advertiser supported. We’ve had subscriptions too, and always charged a reasonable fee to cover the mail expenses. In 1982 we attended the US Festival, which was an enormous rock festival being put on by Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. In the press booth were reporters from Time, Newsweek, and the Rolling Stone, and many other real publications.

“How did you get your credentials to be here?” “Some really nice guy named Wozniak gave them to me.” They all laughed. I said, “Is that funny?” Then one of them asked “Do you know who he is?” I had no idea and told them so. Put it like this: when I finally was ready to join the computer age, I chose to go with Apple. I felt it was a debt of gratitude. I’m glad I did, too, because in my opinion they pretty much own the “alternative” media. In 1986 or so a guy named Bubba Sullivan called and asked me to help tell the world about his Blues festival. It was that year the King Biscuit Festival began in Helena, which of course, has become one of the biggest blues festivals in the world. Also in ‘86 a musician friend I’d recorded with named Louis Meyers called me from his home in Austin, Texas. He told me about a music festival he was creating and asked me if I’d help. I went to Austin for 5 days, and we hashed out and dreamed up what has become South By Southwest - now the largest annual festival of its kind in the world. I’m proud to say that Nightflying has been a co-sponsor of SXSW each year. In 1987 I set up office in Little Rock...travelling all over the region, having a centralized location just made sense. Our business was doing well in Memphis, and before long the casino strip along the Mississippi River got in full gear. Ultimately, the entire job had grown a great deal…there were private clubs with bands in the smallest towns throughout the region. At the same time we grew even more into southern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma, and essentially creat-

Doing it the old-fashioned way... before the computer age kicked in...

ing our region, lovingly referred to, of course, as The Altered State. NF was based there for 7 years, until one day I heard some screaming outside and looked out the window just in time to watch a guy shoot and kill another guy. In the street. In front of me. Having already bought my parent’s farm here near Petit Jean Mountain, I decided I didn’t want to pay more rent for this ‘privilege’ so we headed out here in the woods. My life partner Dianne said “People shoot people out here in the woods, too…” I agreed, but reasoned that it’s not a bunch of crack heads killing each other…as it was very much so in the city. And besides that, out here in the woods it’s what we call mountain justice, and if someone is shooting someone they most probably dseserve it...

Through these 36 years there have been many contributors to these pages. There was this one nationally syndicated and well-known writer who added to these pages, of course, under a psuedonym. His name, in our pages, was Tom S. Hunter…Doctor Tom S. Hunter... Others who’ve contributed have been writers Amber Patton, Bob Boyd, Bob Lincoln, Bryon Knight, Michael ‘Burger’ Scoggins, Cindy Scoggins, Carole Ferror, Carole Haynie, Charles Ragsdell, Chris King, David Bogard, David Hughes, Dick Renko, Tommy Roeck, Harry ‘The Printer’ Brownley, Dori Colston, Doug Treadway, Terry ‘Gabe’ Gabrion, Gina Parks, Heather Crosse, Jacob T. Rake, Janice Laffoon, Jeff Weeden, Jennifer McClellan, Jim Gurley, Jim Rose, Sharon Cook, John Zimpel, Julia Udouj, Karen FitzPatrick, Kate Cross, Marc Turner, Meredith Mashburn, Jack Hill, Mike Hawkins, Mike ‘Mudcat’ Acklin, Nancy Paddock, Andy Briant, Peter Tooker, Polly Noble, Reillot Weston, Gorton Hitte, Reade Mitchell, Sharpe Dunaway, David B. Treadway, Sondra Goode, Stacy Copeland, Steve Barham, Steve Evans, Suzanne Renko, Curtis Copeland, Crystal Marshall-Copeland, Steve Evans, Tommy Roeck, Sondra Goode, Jessica Ellis and a boatload of pen-names by a boatload of un-named authors: Dear Flabby, Dear Ed, Eli Palasades, Dear Doyle, Gypsy Woman, Morton Downey Burger, and of course PR Grunion.

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Nature fights back

Maury Mountains, OR • In November, in a remote area of Oregon’s Maury Mountains, a 69-year-old man killed an elk and dragged the carcass behind his off-road vehicle up a hill where the vehicle suddenly flipped over backward, and the man landed on, and was impaled by, the elk’s antlers.


Releasing souls for God

Coffee County, GA • Two rural men recently told sheriff’s deputies that they had planned to soon attack a science-research center in Alaska because peoples’ “souls” were trapped there and needed to “be released” for God.

Compelling explanations

Minneapolis, MN • Motorist Luke Campbell was arrested and charged with firing his gun at several passing cars, wounding one man a bus passenger, explaining to a bystander that shooting at other vehicles “relieves stress.”

Telling it like it is

Briton Mark Wright, 45, caught with illegal drugs taped to his penis following his arrest for burglary, told Newcastle Crown Court in September that he had “hidden” them there to keep them secret from his wife (perhaps identifying one place that she no longer visits)…

Born in The USA

Boca Raton, FL • Paula D’Amore claimed she deserved a discount from the $7,400 “delivery room” charge for the April birth of her daughter at Boca Raton (Florida) Regional Hospital because the baby was

actually born in the backseat of her car in the hospital’s parking lot.

God will take care of this

Negaunee Township, MI • Jacob Roemer, 20, was arrested following an attempted home invasion - after the resident had confronted him, chasing Roemer into the woods, where a State Police dog eventually found him lying on the ground unconscious and bloody after running into a tree and knocking himself out.

Turn me on

Morons on parade

Compelling explanations

Titusville, FL • A woman recently produced major havoc at the Shuttle Car Wash when, while cleaning her car, she attempted to vacuum gas out of her trunk, causing the vacuum to explode.

Welcoming a pipeline

Bruges, Belgium • In September, the world’s first (legal) beer pipeline - funded by private citizens offered “free beer for life” for their donations - opened, pumping 12,000 bottles’ worth per hour from the Halve Maan brewery to its bottling plant two miles away (and thus sparing visitors to the historic city the sight of tanker trucks cluttering the cobblestone streets).

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Boynton Beach, FL • Motorist Kurt Jenkins, 56, was arrested in November after a pedestrian said Jenkins, naked, motioned him to his car to take a look where Jenkins appeared to have wires running from his genitals to an unidentified “electrical device.”

Port Orange, FL • Anthony Coiro, 76, who faces 52 counts of possession of child pornography, he admitted that he had a stash of “crazy” pornography, some featuring children, however, he adamantly insisted, “I’m not a pedophile…I’m just a pervert,” adding, “a law-abiding pervert.”

Driving issues

Springwood, Australia • A 38-year-old woman was arrested when police stopped her car at 3 a.m. at an intersection - with a children’s swing set wedged onto the roof of her SUV.

Pour it out

Christchurch, New Zealand • In November a court in ordered the local police to “undo” the 493 bottles’ worth of liquor they had recently poured down the city’s drain after raiding an unlicensed bar because of environmental regulations.

Acrobatics in cars

St. Charles, IL • Richard Rusin, was recently charged with DUI after he drove off of a street, went airborne, hitting close to the top of one house, rebounding off of another, uprooting a tree (sending it onto a roof), and knocking out electricity to the neighborhood when the car clipped a utility pole guide wire - and his car landed upside down in a driveway.

Making a mark

Bray, England • Simon Berry, 24, was recently acknowledged by the Guinness Book people for his bungee drop of 246 feet to precision-dunk a biscuit into a cup of tea.

Nightflying - Fun Flies Continued from Page 9

Grunion. In addition we’ve been blessed with several world-class photographers, including Meredith Mashburn, Jeremy Scott, Sher Spear, Rick Dipley, Sherree Hughes, David Hughes, Bob Dion, Jamie Seed and Martin Herlatcher, to name a few… Our graphic artists have been very creative through the years, including Steven Fant, Steve Scallion, Terry ‘Gabe’ Gabrion, Amber Patton, John Deering, Lisa Stancil, Jessica Riley, Langley Osborn, Charles ‘Rags’ Ragsdell, Elaine ‘Pax’ Cook, Jeremy Reagan, and so many more. (Remembering all these off the top of my head is a challenge. There are 36 years to look over…) Throughout these years we’ve had the privilege of meeting and getting to know many of the industry’s very best musicians: People like Levon Helm (who was a paid subscriber for the last several years of his life), Randy Newman, Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan (three different interviews), Ringo Starr, Johnny Cash, Jim Dandy Mangrum, Mac Rebennak (aka Dr. John), Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Seger, Steve Miller, BB King, Mick Jagger (and all the Stones), Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ann and Nancy Wilson (aka Heart), Lucinda Williams (back when she still was known as Cindy), Robert Earl Keen, Kinky Friedman, Sting, Coco Montoya (who I met when Polygram Records called and asked if he could come play at one of our Anniversary parties...I said “Sure...if he has to”...), Evanescence, Waylon Jennings, Bela Fleck, Joan Baez, Willis Alan Ramsey, Alice Cooper, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Guy Clark, Little Richard, Neil Young,

Hanging out with the Rolling Stones in Little Rock in 1995

David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash...and countless other luminaries. The list is as long as a wellrope... The fact is, Nightflying has been the only music publication in these parts for, well, 36 years. This has given us the sheer privilege of running with the greats many times over. We’ve print and distributed throughout this Altered State almost all these years. On average we’ve covered some 85,000 miles each year. (Our inside joke is that we’re helping put the Exxon kids through college…) One year ago we went completely onlign due to health reasons. (My wife Dianne lost her left foot). This edition will be the first printed copy since then…and we are now planning to print at least 4 - 6 times a year…and fill up between them on our incredible web site: and Nightflying. mobi, produced by webmaster extraordinaire Charles ‘Rags’ Ragsdell. A recent development is the use of the QR code system. Throughout this edition you will find many of these bizarre web-based barcodes, to be used with smart-phones to take you to band’s websites, videos, actual music to hear while you read, as well as our

Levon Helm & me I helped work on the Band’s world reunion tour, and we became close friends.

Hanging out with the Randy Newman in Eureka Springs

own Youtube channel, produced by Sharpe Dunaway. 36 years of telling you where to go…sounds like a mantra or something…but the fact is that my original premises have proven to be true: Arkansas musicians, essentially, are world-class. The players are every bit as good as anyone anywhere in the world, if not better. I’ll put Earl Cate’s guitar playing in the Eric Clapton class. And Tom Ware whips that fiddle as good or better than Charlie Daniels (and plays the hell out of guitar, too). Rachel Ammons is more capable of tearing up a stage than anyone I can compare her with…and she’s naturally beautiful too (fully dressed), more so than anyone you’d ever see in Playboy or Penthouse with no clothes on…and she can immediately play every instrument she gets her hands on. I’ve seen her do this time and time again. And her partner, Smilin’ Bob Lewis, defines music with every instrument he touches. Add to these hundreds of other players…in every town, and every club I go to… Maybe it’s something in the water…? Who knows what the future might bring? If I say I plan to do this for another 36 years nobody that knows me would doubt it. (Mentally, of course, I stopped progressing at the age of 13 in 1967…the fact that I continue to feel like that must mean that I’m stuck forever in puberty…) Looking back, perhaps one of the musicians I met back in the Summer Of Love said it right: “What a long strange trip it’s been…” ---PR

Hanging out with fellow aliens Rachel Ammons and Smilin’ Bob Lewis • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


The Love You Make Is Equal To The Love You Make...

Terry Cagle Fundraiser Giving Credit Where It’s Due

---Sondra Goode The recent benefit for Terry Cagle was excitingly successful. It just proved once again that our musical community really IS a family that will come together if any family member needs help. To wit, drummer Terry Cagle fell and walloped his head a couple months ago, knocking him out and very close to major brain trauma. A typical musician, his health insurance was lacking. Obviously he and his family would need assistance if he could receive treatment. Fellow musician Bonnie Lancaster realized that our family would help and put together a huge benefit concert at George’s Majestic Lounge. And the love poured out, we had more folks contact us than any of us ever ask for. And the musicians and others followed suit: George’s Majestic Lounge Brian & Day Crowne Staff at George’s Harold Wieties J T Huff provided back line, played and made donations Jeremy Scott and his photographic genius Paul Kelso, MC’d that day Jessie (sound man) at George’s carried the full load that day Musicians The Traveling Wheelbearings Jessie Dean & Left of Center


The Brad James Band Leah & The Mojo Doctors JR. Markham and the Caretakers OREO Blue Earl and Them The Cate Brothers Band Special guests were Dawn Cate, Lloyd Price, JT Huff, Jeff and Doug on horns Some Great Helpers: Tana Janeen, Kathy Kidd, Maryetta Carroll, Diane Carlisle, DeeAnn Gambert, Donna Davis, Earl Cate and Randy Cale Donors Peter Read & Nightflying Tom Johnson and Kathy Weeks Dale Sharp Barbara O’Brien/Levon Helm Studio Lori Holyfield Bruce Parker Cheryl Buell Pottery Tana Janeen Carolyn Swaney Mark McGee Fred Schell/ Nancy Hadley (Fred’s Wooden Scrub Boards) John Reed/ Reed and Son Milancy McNamer Ann O’Laughlin Big Brother Pawn Jeremy Scott Mike Alexy Judith Royce Shawn Hall Liquor World • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

Green Goat Food Truck Tazikis Mediterranean Café Brian and Day Crown Dawn Cate Brenda Baucom Red Feather Trading Family Florist Maryetta Carroll Dwain Cromwell Sunrise Guitars Gail Carter Paul Kelso Sue and Rod Berkman Cathy Rankin Block Street records Dark star visuals Jay Honeycutt Olivia Leflar Mark Risk Katie’s Pottery Condom Sense Molly Johnson KC Fan Club for Terry Cagle Topeka Blues Society A lot of items sold for more than the value price. Folks were more than generous. Said Bonnie: “Earl and I took over $14,000 to Terry and Gena. I have to admit, I had a moment that day...blown away with this awesome community and beyond. Lots of love on a Sunday at George’s. It was a beautiful day!!” ---SG

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Woke up this morning...

Rules of the Blues ---Crazy Melon Roosevelt

c. You shot a man in Memphis d. You can’t be satisfied

1. Most Blues begin, “Well I woke up this morning...” 2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line like, “I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town...” 3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes... sort of: “Got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Yes, I got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher, and she weigh 500 pound...” 4. The Blues is not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch - ain’t no way out… 5. Blues cars: Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don’t travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die… 6. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain’t fixin’ to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, “adulthood” means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis… 7. Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada. Hard times in Minneapolis or Seattle is probably just clinical depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don’t get rain... 8. A man with male pattern baldness ain’t the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg cause you were skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg ‘cause a alligator be chompin’ on it is… 9. You can’t have no Blues in a office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster… 10. Good places for the Blues: a. Highway b. Jailhouse c. An empty bed d. Bottom of a whiskey glass

15. Blues is not a matter of color. It’s a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues… 16. If you ask for water and your darlin’ give you gasoline, it’s the Blues… 17. Other acceptable Blues beverages are: a. Cheap wine b. Whiskey or bourbon c. Muddy water d. Nasty black coffee 18. The following are NOT Blues beverages: a. Perrier b. Chardonnay c. Snapple d. Slim Fast 19. If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse and dying lonely on a broke-down cot. You cannot have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or while getting liposuction… 20. Some Blues names for women: a. Sadie b. Big Mama c. Bessie d. Fat River Dumpling 21. Some Blues names for men: a. Joe b. Willie c. Little Willie d. Big Willie 22. Persons with names like Tiffany, Amber, and Heather cannot sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis…

11. Bad places for the Blues: a. Nordstrom’s b. Gallery openings c. Ivy league institutions d. Golf courses 12. No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, ‘less you happen to be a old “brother” with sunglasses on at midnight… 13. You have the right to sing the Blues if: a. You older than dirt b. You blind

14. You don’t have the right to sing the Blues if: a. You have all your teeth b. You were once blind but now can see c. The man in Memphis lived d. You have a pension fund

23. Make-Your-Own-Blues-Name Starter Kit: a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.) b. name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Melon, Kiwi, etc.) c. last name of a U.S. President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.) For example: Blind Lime Jefferson, Jackleg Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not “Kiwi”)… Warmest Regards, Crazy Melon Roosevelt • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


---Sondra Goode

DeClerk/Osborn wwMMMM13 Independent From the first chord of this recording I was hooked. Chris’ soft voice is downright poetic by itself, and the fact that he co-wrote these tunes is a heady combination of musical poetry. “Seeds” poses out as a personal ballad…remeniscent of early JJ Cale, with a dash of Fogelburg tossed in for good measure. “Throwing the seeds of my life right back to the ground” is really a good description of this entire record. “Ice Cold Wind” is a rock-driven song…and has my secretary dancing…(which is really a cool thing because she only has one leg). “Amberscot” brings a huge wave of Jerry Garcia to life. In fact, one of my staff commented: “He’s channeling Jerry! Turn it up…” “Get Healed” takes it right back to rock ‘n’ roll, with some fine Hammond organ… “Days Like These” closes out the set…with great soulful music. We’ll have a feature article about Chris DeClerk and his band Weakness For Blondes in our next issue so watch for it. In the meantime, buy a copy of this recording from Chris personally at any of his appearances. It will be a great added collection of tunes to anyone’s music library. Get just a few years you’ll be able to sell the other one on eBay for lots of money...

Vaneese Thomas The Long Journey Home Segue Records Vaneese Thomas is an R & B, jazz and soul musician. This record contains 12 perfectly soulful songs all penned by the lady herself. She writes wonderful tunes, all crafted from the ingredients she’s picked up through her years of life in the music world, which must have been quite magical. The youngest child of blues master Rufus Thomas, she comes by it naturally, and you can feel the ingredients of her family musical heritage in every song. Following minor success with her albums in the mid 80s, she switched to working mainly as a backing vocalist for many other musicians, including Bob James, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Dr. John, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton and Carly Simon...thereby soaking up their music spirits as it were and adding those ingredients to her own creative soul. Here she is on her own once again with a dozen perfectly captured songs. Put it like this, ever since this CD came into this office it’s been played each day…which can’t be said about most recordings we receive for review. (There are days when the mail brings us pure wanna-be crap...) Expect a lot more from this artist... With this album, I believe she is destined to become the next Aretha or Tina...which are heady words I know, but both these ladies are musical heroes of mine. A good addition to anyone’s collection...

Send your music for Review to Nightflying Reviews, P.O. Box 82, Perry, AR 72125 as well as all contact information...

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We’ll We’ll We’ll Be Be Be Back! Back! Back! • 36th Anniversary • 2016


Best Of Burger - (1949 - 1998)

Things We Miss About Burger Reprinted from various editions

Gypsy Woman, How do you come up with the horrorscopes? Hope you don’t mind me asking all these questions. How did you come up with the name Gypsy Woman? Why do you need all that information when someone writes to you? Who is the Gypsy woman? Sorry to make this so short and hope to hear from you soon. P. S. What is the cosmic truth? signed, Jody Austin My Child, Answers to the mysteries of the universe are not revealed merely for the asking. Those of my people who have been blessed with the gift of cos­mic vision are few and all but a few of them choose to remain silent on these matters. Only rarely does a true seer receive the celestial message which di­rects that he (or she) share the truth with others. I am one of the chosen ... how I arrive at the individual astrologically determined remarks for each sign is as simple as a child’s parlor game, yet as complicated as oriental logarithmic bingo back­wards. The mighty gates which bar the entrance to the city of truth are unlocked only by those who hold the key.... I am called “Gypsy Woman” only because that is the name by which I choose to be known ... those of my calling have borne many names but “Gypsy Woman” seemed to have a catchy commer­cial feel to it ... and anyway, that’s the name my astrologer suggested. The reasons for requesting information such as name, address, phone, and social security number should be obvious: These are obligatory, numerical, cotangential, problematic absolutes which, when integrated into a complex secret, calculatory, celes­tial, planetary equation, then coupled with the rare gift of knowledge granted the true cosmic vi­sionary, reveal the secrets of what the future holds for those who seek its boon (or bane). Also, sometimes if I know your name, ad­dress, and phone number, I can sell that information to any of the grossly creepy pathetic jerks and nerds who pay me big bucks to subscribe to my computer­ized dating service. The social security number is of value only on those rare occasions when I am contacted by the odd criminal or fugitive who needs phony I. D. in order to leave the country, elude pursuers, or run some con game. Also sometimes I just write it on the walls in public toilets under the heading “For a guaran­teed good time (and you know what I mean) just call so-and-so, etc ... this is just a whimsical little past time of


mine, unrelated to cosmic revelations ... I just happen to get a little sick chuckle out of it ... Gypsies like to have a laugh just as much as the next guy you know. Finally, after these tearfully tedious and tutorial terrestrial truths are revealed, I gather all notes, computer disks, graph paper, scratch sheets, and calculator tapes and unceremoniously dump ‘em in the trash ... then I make up some really creepy personally insulting comments about all of the signs of the Zodiac (except for Geminis) and send ‘em to the publisher, Peter Read, who cuts the individual comments into little bitty pieces and prints what­ever dumb crap happens to appear in the astrologi­cal column of any out-of-state newspaper he can get for free; then he prints a picture of some goofy lookin’ guy in some kind of thrift store costume that’s supposed to make him look like Ruta Lenska or somebody and, well, that’s about it ... sorry if I busted your cosmic bubble, but that’s the way it’s done. As for your final question, “What is the cosmic truth?” You don’t need a crystal ball to find that out. Work hard; laugh as much as you can; be better to your neighbors and you’ll have better neighbors; mind your own business; tell the truth or shut up; be nice to kids, dogs, musicians, and the guys who pick up your trash; don’t give advice you ain’t been asked for; don’t smoke on elevators or drive drunk; be on time; go fishin’; don’t whine, shop-lift, or litter; do recycle; play to win but be a good sport; defend what’s right but admit when you’re wrong; count honor as one of the six senses; re­spect folks; listen very closely to to the words of young children; and never, ever give your name, ad­dress, phone, and social security number to a strange guy dressed as a lady fortune teller and that is the “cosmic truth.” The Gypsy Woman

A safe sex questionaire for the neurotically over-cautious “single” seeking love in the 90s...

I. Have you ever been within 100 yards of Madonna or Warren Beatty without protection? II. Have you ever been in a hot tub that might have been used by David Lee Roth? III. Have you ever had unprotected sexual fantasies? IV. Do you know the words to “Louie, Louie?” V. Do you remember any of the Sixties, Seventies, or Eighties? VI. Has your gynecologist, proctologist, urologist, or otorhinolaryngologist ever suggested that “you might be more comfortable” if examined under a general anesthetic? VII. Were you ever tricked into attending one of those “lights out” or “blindfolds for freshmen” suppository parties that were all • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

the rage in the Eighties? VIII. Have any of your former spouses or live-in pair bonded relationships ever seemed to give vague or evasive answers when questioned about the Wesson-oil-andwine-stained toga with the words “Little Ceaser’s Orgy Emporium” emblazoned across the butt that you found in his or her luggage after their last out-of-town trip? IX. Do you have any reason to suspect that you have ever been subjected to (voluntarily or involuntarily) a strip search or body cavity examination in the USA or abroad, while under the effects of hypnosis, by someone who may have stated “when I count to three you will awake feeling refreshed and you will remember nothing about this episode at all....?” X. Have you ever milked a cow who, in your personal opinion seemed to enjoy the touching and attention, or who may have given you a reason to believe that she might be a little too cooperative with any and all milkers, regardless of who they might be? Did you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards? XI. Are you currently or have you ever been aroused by the underwear section of the Sears catalog or by any National Geographic specials...and, if so, which special or section (i. e. briefs, boxer, bikini, or lingerie; do not answer; and shorts), Regarding “Mating Rituals of South African Hottentots” or “Peculiarities of Russo-Polish Courting Customs”, which is most arousing? XII. On a scale of 1-5, how important is actual physical contact in a relationship? Check one: ___ Take it or leave it ___ Infrequent impersonal handshakes okay ___ Have certain needs but not overly demanding* ___Hot as a two-dollar pistol ___If you ain’t workin’ you better be home hammerin’ *if intellectually satisfied

XIII. Have you ever been known by any alias, pseudonym or nickname such as Bettye the Bod, Juicy Lucy, Sweet Sweet Bonnie, Gimme Shimmy Emmy, Easy Lou, or Loose Bruce, Fred the Indiscriminate, or Real Real Easy Ralph? XIV. Would you be willing to consider a permanent relationship based on love, mutual respect, understanding, and continuous testing for HIV by a mutually agreed-upon physician for a period of not less than eight and not more than ten years, with an eye toward marriage, children, security, and a carefully monitored but fulfilling and non-infectious sexual relationship? XV. Have you ever been involved in the indiscriminate random exchange of spit or undergarments with any individual or individuals, male or female, about whom you have no personal or medical information regarding his or her past history of sexual conduct (or misconduct) and would you be willing to submit to polygraphic examination by a qualified, licensed polygrapher and, pending the outcome of said examination, would you be willing to give me your real name and phone number?

---Morton Downey Burger

QR Codes for Dummies and Old Farts

---Bob Boyd I was delighted when Peter told me he had so many requests to go back into print, that he is doing just that. In case you didn’t know, Peter Read has been the best friend of all musicians and entertainers in Arkansas for 36 years. His monthly Nightflying tabloids date back to 1980 and are a compendium of the history of popular music in Arkansas. Of course, the online edition will continue as well. You may not know that Peter is an accomplished musician and recording artist himself. Some of my band members and I personally recorded with him on his album, “…just jazz...” I personally give Peter credit for having encouraged me to continue writing a monthly column for Nightflying. That requires me to sit down every month, and talk about whatever is going on in my life and in the lives of local musicians. I was delighted also to hear that there are steps being taken to digitally preserve all past issues of Nightflying for future researchers. What a treasure trove for future historians! That inspires me to take the same steps to historically preserve and make available, all issues of my quarterly Boyd Music Center magazine, “You’ve Got a Friend.” Yes, I do have copies of all of them. Beginning in the early 1960s, a musical revolution began among young musicians who wanted to play their own music, not the classical music of their piano teachers, nor the band music they would learn in school band. Their enthusiasm for making their own music exploded in 1964 with the ‘British Invasion’ of the Beatles and other groups, small “combos” made up of 2 electric guitars, electric bass and drums. It seemed that almost overnight, hundreds of local teens wanted to learn to play the guitar, bass or drums. Every neighborhood had its own “garage band.” Boyd Music Center had just opened that summer of 1964, with 7 private studios and a classroom. Not only did we have the best private teachers on our teaching staff, but we were renting beginner instruments to the promising young musicians. Boyd Music had all major brands of guitars, amplifiers and drums under one roof. We offered easy buying terms available for those who wanted to pay out their new instruments. The joy for me, was the fact that many of these guys were able to earn enough money playing private parties, proms etc. with their bands, they could pay for their instruments themselves! It was an honor and a privilege for me to provide all that, in a friendly atmosphere where anyone could come in, grab a guitar and play all they wanted. It has been an honor and a delight all these years, for me to work with Peter Read and his Nightflying magazine. (Peter even hired my band to play for his wedding!) Nightflying was an important part of serving our local musicians then, keeping them all up to date as to who was hiring live bands, and reporting on shows and festivals statewide. And he’s still going strong!

---Terry “Gabe” Gabrion Now that publisher Peter Read has decided to use QR Codes to link to all kinds of entertainment “extras” from the pages of Nightflying we thought it would be nice to explain just what a QR Code is and how to use one. And yes, this is primarily for our older readership because, as my daughter and her peers pointed out, the younger crowd has been using them “forever”. In fact they were quite surprised to know that there was anyone who didn’t use them - or worse - didn’t know how! So a quick definition: A QR code or Quick Response Code is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machinereadable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. If your mobile device (that’s cell phone, iPad, etc.) has a QR Code Reader application installed you can scan or take a picture of QR codes and they will link your device to a webpage or specific content. It could take you to a featured artist’s site, an online room reservation form, a book review, film trailer, online information about a specific journal, etc. Scanning a QR Code and storing or accessing data directly using your mobile device is more efficient and convenient than writing information down or typing URLs into your mobile device. Nowadays, you can find QR codes on everything. These odd-looking, black-and-white, pixelated designs are today most often found in magazines, newspapers, and ads. Unlike traditional UPC barcodes, which are made up of a number of

horizontal lines, a QR code can be captured more quickly and can contain more information such as text, phone numbers, email addresses, or calendar events, or send SMS messages. Simply, they are just a grid of white and black printed on a piece of paper that can be captured with any camera. For us older folks and unenlightened youngsters, an example: You may see a QR Code on a billboard, business window, or a product’s packaging. After being scanned in this way, a typical QR code would probably take you directly to the business’ website. In this case, the QR code contains a website address (URL.) The point of the QR code is to allow you to easily access their website without typing any web addresses into your phone — just by scanning a picture. To read QR Codes your will need a handheld device with a camera, web browser, and QR Code reader software (an app) Search your phone’s “App store” for “QR” or “barcode” to find options or choose from these options. When you launch your app of choice, you’ll see that your phone’s camera is activated, with an on-screen framing guide. Line up the camera on your device with the QR code you want to scan, and hold the device steady until the app can read the code in front of it. This “holding steady” part can be tricky for old farts like myself! I was going to include a list of download sites for the QR Code Reader but there are literally a gazillion of them for every mobile device known so just go to your favorite search engine and type in QR Code Reader and you will have your choice and most of them are free! ---TG

Place your phone over this design and hit the QR code with the app that reads these codes on your device to be taken to the website... (Or just type in the address)

---BB • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


So, let me get real with you people for a few lines. Maybe more than a few. I’m just not a holidays kind of guy. There, I said it. I haven’t been a fan of the holidays for quite awhile now. It takes me longer and longer each year to get into the spirit of the holidays. I guess I became jaded years ago when I figured out there was no Santa Claus or flying reindeer. Add to that the insane commercialism of a holiday that, for most folks, has lost its meaning. I still put up a Christmas tree and I buy gifts for the kids and grandkids. I like seeing my family and friends. I like the eating and drinking and being merry part, too. Those things do mean something to me. Doing something for someone else without a thought as to the return on the investment also makes me smile. The whole fiasco that has become the holiday season just loses a little luster for me each year it seems. Commercialization. Long gone friends and family. Everyone scattered to the winds. I don’t know. Maybe I’m simply no longer that wide eyed kid, full of wonder and innocence. There is one thing though that begins to brighten my holiday spirit each year. It’s a sign that Christmas and the holidays are here. It happens, like most holiday advertising and promotion just before Thanksgiving. It’s a simple thing but it makes me smile. Once I see it hit the shelves I know…I know… that God is Heaven and all is right with the world. That one thing that signals my head to turn on the happy is has little redeeming quality and is probably not good for me. But, it puts a smile on my face. My joy and happiness within the holiday season is sent through the roof when I see Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes hit the shelves. LDCTC’s are nutritionally wrong. They just are. White cake with a cream filling surrounded by thick white icing with red stripes and green sprinkles. No redeeming


qualities whatsoever. In their defense, they are quite delicious. And they’re not around for very long, just a short few weeks each year. Much like the McRib, they are a guilty pleasure that makes me smile at the thought of sucking the lard-laden icing between my teeth to get every last drop of holiday joy. There’s no connection to a childhood memory. Just a predictable shortterm addiction that brightens my holidays each year. Not that family and friends and that whole taking care of the less fortunate thing aren’t important, but, let’s face it. That stuff just doesn’t taste as good. Besides LDCTC’s, this time of year also affords me some opportunity to get out and hear live music. It’s always nice to hunker down in a corner of warm, dimly lit venue

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with a performer or two on the stage. It’s easy to get lost in a drink and a nice groove when you settle in at that local watering hole. Let the troubles of the world and the worries of the day slip off like an old shirt, sit back, smile and enjoy. There’ve been a lot of great musicians pass through the Spa City recently. Most recently I was able to catch the phenomenal Buddy Flett a couple times. For those of you who don’t know, we nearly lost Buddy a few years ago. His career had taken an upward trajectory after hooking up with Shreveport homey, Kenny Wayne Shepherd for a spot on the Ten Days Out CD/DVD project. Prior to that Buddy had had a successful career with A Train and The Bluebirds as well as a budding solo gig. He became ill and nearly lost his life. When he came back to playing, Buddy had to relearn all of his music. He had to relearn to play the guitar. Fast forward several years and he is back to playing solo, vocals are strong as ever and his guitar playing is back with a vengeance. I had the opportunity to catch him at the Ohio Club’s Wednesday Blues Night and a couple weeks later at the Spa City Blues Society’s Hump Night Blues Jam at The Big Chill. Both times it was obvious that with Buddy on stage, it stepped up the other musician’s playing. Larry Womack and Buddy traded licks at the Ohio Club, backed up by Chuck Dodson on keyboard, Rooster Meeks on bass and Steve Painter on drums. At The Big Chill, Danny Smith hosted the jam backed by Shannon Sabbatini on bass and Darrin Williams on drums. It was obvious Buddy was having fun, based on the big wide grin he wore through the evening. The coolest thing about the jam at The Big Chill was the number of musicians who came out to play the night Buddy was in town, including Dave Almond. A couple of magical evenings for certain. The Ohio Club also hosted 2015 International Blues Challenge runner-up, Brian Keith Wallen. Wallen finished second behind Randy McQuay, another frequent visitor to the city. Wallen is an old soul at 24 years, mixing some cool electric covers with his own original acoustic playing. Wallen uses a stomp box that his father designed for him. He tells the story of needing something to accompany his guitar playing so his dad took it as a challenge and set off to build something unique, functional and cool for said son. The most recent result is a very nice piece of wood with a microphone inserted in the bottom of a salad bowl flipped upside down and attached to the board, thus providing a unique drum beat to go with the rest of the music. Pretty cool, actually. His dad is taking orders, by the way, for more of these if you’re interested. Speaking of the International Blues Challenge, that is happening at the end of January. Coming pretty fast. Lots of blues societies have been having local competitions to determine who will represent them in Memphis. I got to judge the Buffalo River Blues Society’s (Leslie/Clinton) local competition not long ago. There were two bands and two solo acts competing. I got

turned on to Nathan Brice and the Loaded Dice out of Springfield, MO, and the Matthew Ritchie Band out of Kansas City. Both were outstanding bands with two different styles and interpretations of the blues. Brice’s crew was a little more polished and it was obvious they had spent some time as a unit. Channeling Albert King, Brice pulled off some excellent leads without overplaying and the inclusion of a saxophone added a layer to the band’s music. Ritchie’s crew was a little more bare bones, a three piece with a cigar box guitar and a second custom guitar along with a bass made from an old ammunition box created an old, Deltastyle vibe only electrified. Both acts were outstanding and hard to judge. Brice’s band took top honors for this competition as did Greg ‘Big Papa’ Binns in the solo category. Binns solo set is much improved over years past. His slide playing is gritty and real. His vocals have more depth. The overall experience is one that is becoming polished and comfortable, professional in its presentation to the audience. Binns should make this year’s IBC competition interesting. The Spa City Blues Society will be sending Jelly Brown and Don Foshee to the IBC as the solo/duo reps along with Hoodoo Blues Revue from Little Rock going on the band side. Brown and Foshee are raw and gritty, with an several Brown originals in their arsenal. HBR is full of veteran players that have come together to create a

Jackie B & Me blues sound that is both traditional and new school at the same time. The SCBS will also be sending its Blues In The Schools performance band to Memphis to be a part of the Youth Showcase, held on Friday afternoon of the competition week. Larry Womack and Jackie Beaumont (Jackie B & Me) will be representing the Blues Society of the Ozarks in the national competition. The duo placed first in the BSO’s local competition in Fayetteville. For full details on the IBC including acts, schedule and tickets got to The Spa City Blues Society will host a couple of IBC fundraiser in December and January with all proceeds from the events going to help the acts with travel expenses

to Memphis. December 18, the SCBS will sponsor a fundraiser with The Big Chill in Hot Springs. Don Foshee & Jelly Brown and Hoodoo Blues Revue will be the opening acts for the evening. The Steepwater Band will be the headline act for the night. Tickets to the event ar $15 and can be purchased online at The second fundraiser date is January 15, also at The Big Chill. Times and other details will

Lightnin’ Lee Langdon & David Ball be announced on the society’s web page. If you didn’t know it by now, I host a radio show on Hot Springs’ solar powered community radio station KUHS. I’m on Mondays from 5 pm until 7 pm CST. You can stream the show, called The Mojo Box, at I play blues primarily but also venture off into jazz, R&B, rockabilly, roots and who knows what else. I love having guests on the show, performing live or just stopping by to shoot the shit for awhile. Recently I had Colorado transplant Tommy Phillips come on for a show. Tommy didn’t play (he’s an outstanding guitarist) but he did bring some music to play and we spent the two hours talking about music in general, who he had played with over the years and sharing stories about our sordid pasts. Tommy is a fount of music knowledge and it’s always fund to visit with him. Lightnin’ Lee Langdon stopped by the station recently to leave a list of names for me. When he had been on the show, we had discussed Arkansas based musicians and their notoriety, or lack of. We discussed how to bring some recognition to these folks. There is an Arkansas Blues Hall of Fame that has been pretty good at recognizing contemporary Arkansas musicians.

Lee compiled a list of musicians who were born in Arkansas and it’s a pretty distinguished list: Luther Allison, Willie Cobbs, CeDell Davis, Forest City Joe, Frank Frost, Louis Jordan, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Larry McCray, Robert Nighthawk, Son Seals, Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith, Roosevelt Sykes, Tail Dragger, Little Johnny Taylor, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmy Witherspoon and the late Michael Burks. The unique thing about this list…most all of these musicians are not recognized in the Arkansas Blues Hall of Fame. Might be time to start including a class of old-timers every time there is an induction. I’d also like to officially go on record and say that I think Lee Langdon and Scott Meeks (Lightnin’ Lee and The Upright Rooster) should be inducted in the Arkansas Blues Hall of Fame. These guys WON the IBC about a decade ago. While I’m at it, where are Salt and Pepper (Tony Nardi and Eddie Mobley)? They made the final of the IBC not long ago. How about Ft. Smith’s Chris Cameron? He was one of the first, if not the first, Arkansas act to win an IBC. My point is, there are a lot of great Arkansas blues players that are deserving of this recognition. Who wants to help make that happen? It’s all about keepin’ the blues alive! As I put the bow on this holiday column, as always I want to encourage you readers to get out of the house and go find some live music. Doesn’t matter if it’s the local pub or an arena show, a house concert or a hoe down, go hear some music. Go be a part of the experience that is a live music show. Have some fun and count your blessings that you are able to have this kind of nirvana in your life. Take someone with you and introduce them to something new. You’ll make a friend for life if you do. And don’t forget to remember what the holidays are really about…love and compassion, time with family and friends, sharing our bounty with those who have none. And Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes. Thank you Little Debbie, wherever you are! Happy Holidays everyone! I’ll see ya backstage. Peace everybody.


Jelly Brown & Don Foshee • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


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Night Riots Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas Band Of Horses Local Natives Jaenki Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland Samantha Fish The Mavericks Knuckleheads Barenaked Ladies Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland Air Supply Ameristar Casino Ray Benson Dale Watson Knuckleheads Winter Jam Crowder Britt Nicole Tenth Avenue North Andy Mineo Colton Dixon Thousand Foot Krutch NewSong OBB Sarah Reeves Genesis Capital, LLC., Bringing to Arkansas small wind 4K and large capacity 2 Mw and up Solar & Wind Farms: Presenting home owners the opportunity to reduce their electric costs to zero dollar ($0) or even a positive credit balance, by installing Hybrid Technology / Vertical Axis Turbines and Solar Panels. With a strong vision to provide every home owner a $0 acquisition cost for the Alternative Energy turnkey project. Alternative Energy Projects: Red Sun Resources: Energime Green Group has developed technology tested & output-certified by Rolls Royce, Kawasaki & British Atmospheric Data Institute, running large 1.5 MWe turbines at 32% efficiency for over a year. RED SUN is Patentee of the world-wide exclusive infrared reflection to enable focusing & collecting the full spectrum of head and light giving 1620C for the 1st time! Additional copatents with the DOE allow molten steel 10 MW storage units 18m3 for 24 hour operation to 30 day operation. Storing Green Energy! Benefits to End Users: • Tax credits available from the IRS till 2016, 30% of the purchase price of the qualified alternative energy equipment, based on energy qualification audits. • Immediate savings on monthly electric bill. • Financing available on our equipment, delivery and installation: Working with local banks, presenting the working guidelines of International banks, that have approved the Carbon Credit collateral as the basis for business/home improvement loans to the end users. • The present value of Carbon Credits on the International Market will create cash flow for the projects. • With 1.2 million homes in AR, our project creates much needed jobs for the local communities, improving our economy and providing Green Energy. For more information contact: Phone: 479.361.1211 AD NF 043014-01

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Dr. John Tipitina’s Uptown Dr. John Tipitina’s Uptown Amy Schumer Smothie King Center Cowboy Mouth Big Sam’s Funky Nation Kid Kamillion Hyatt Regency • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


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Willie Nelson Horseshoe Casino Gregg Allman Horseshoe Casino Plain White Ts Gold Strike Casino Blackberry Smoke Horseshoe Casino Dropkick Murphy’s Blood Or Whiskey The Interrupters Horseshoe Casino Barenaked Ladies Horseshoe Casino


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Glenn Miller Orchestra Riverdome Stevie Nicks CenturyLink Center Miranda Lambert Old Dominion Aubrie Sellers CenturyLink Center

Southhaven, MS Feb. 9: Mar. 24:

TobyMac Matt Maher Mandisa Mac Powell Capital Kings Ryan Stevenson Hollyn Landers Center Thomas Rhett Kelsea Ballerini Russell Dickerson Ryan Hurd Landers Center

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Springfield, MO

ec. 25: Speakeasy D Outland Ballroom Dec. 30: Ben Miller Band Patton Alley Pub Jan. 27: Miranda Lambert Old Dominion Aubrie Sellers JQH Arena Feb. 11: Vanilla Ice Salt-N-Pepa

Coolio Tone Loc Young M.C. Rob Base Shrine Mosque Feb. 11: Jeff Dunham JQH Arena Mar. 5: Crowder Britt Nicole Tenth Avenue North Andy Mineo Colton Dixon Thousand Foot Krutch NewSong OBB Sarah Reeves Steven Malcolm JQH Arena Mar. 17: Curtis Salgado Cartoons Oyster Bar Mar. 23: REO Speedwagon Gillioz Theatre Apr. 13: Casting Crowns Danny Gokey Unspoken



JQH Arena Florida Georgia Line Dustin Lynch Chris Lane JQH Arena

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Cain’s Ballroom William Clark Green Dalton Domino Cain’s Ballroom Lisa Lampanelli Brady Theater Red Hot Chili Peppers Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Jack Irons BOK Center Don Henley River Spirit Casino Eric Church BOK Center

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eb. 4: Eli Young Band F Cain’s Ballroom Feb. 4: The Way Down Wanderers The Vanguard Feb. 28: Tesla The Raskins. Brady Theater Mar. 1: Dropkick Murphys Blood Or Whiskey The Interrupters Cain’s Ballroom Mar. 6: Stevie Nicks The Pretenders BOK Center Mar. 7: Green Day Against Me! BOK Center Mar. 11: Miranda Lambert Old Dominion BOK Center Mar. 17: Experience Hendrix feat.: Billy Cox Buddy Guy Zakk Wylde


Kenny Wayne Shepherd Jonny Lang Dweezil Zappa Chris Layton Mato Nanji Ana Popovic Henri Brown Hard Rock Mar. 25: Kansas Brady Theater Mar. 26: Excision Cookie Monsta Barely Alive Dion Timmer Cain’s Ballroom Apr. 2: Winter Jam feat.: Crowder Britt Nicole Tenth Avenue North Andy Mineo Colton Dixon Thousand Foot Krutch NewSong BOK Center June 1: Roger Waters BOK Center • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016 • 2016 • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


All cities listed in alphabetical order. To add or update a listing, please call {501}354-8577. (P) denotes private club. All listings subject to change.

Alma AR..................................................30 Arkadelphia AR .....................................30 Batesville AR.......................................... 30 Beebe AR................................................ 30 Bella Vista AR........................................ 30 Benton AR.............................................. 30 Bentonville AR....................................... 30 Blytheville AR........................................ 30 Branson MO .......................................... 30 Caddo Valley.......................................... 30 Camden AR............................................ 31 Clarksdale MS....................................... 31 Clarksville AR ....................................... 31 Conway AR ............................................ 31 Dardanelle AR ....................................... 32 Eureka Springs AR ............................... 32 Fayetteville/Springdale AR .................. 33 Fort Smith AR ....................................... 34 Gravette AR........................................... 35 Hardy AR............................................... 35 Harrison AR .......................................... 35 Heber Springs AR ................................. 35 Hot Springs AR ..................................... 35 Idabell, OK ............................................ 37 Jacksonville AR ..................................... 37 Jonesboro AR......................................... 37 Leslie AR ................................................ 38 Little Rock//N.L.R................................. 38 Lula MS.................................................. 42 Malvern AR ........................................... 42 Maumelle AR......................................... 42 Memphis TN .......................................... 42 Monticello AR........................................ 43 Morrilton AR......................................... 43 Mountain Home AR.............................. 43 Mountain View AR................................ 43 New Edinburgh, AR.............................. 43 Ozark AR ............................................... 43 Paragould AR ........................................ 43 Paris AR ................................................. 43 Pocola OK .............................................. 44 Quapaw OK........................................... 44 Rogers AR .............................................. 44 Roland OK............................................. 44 Royal....................................................... 44 Russellville AR....................................... 44 Sallisaw OK ........................................... 45 Stillwater OK......................................... 45 Stuttgart AR .......................................... 45 Texarkana AR//TX................................ 45 Trumann AR.......................................... 45 Van Buren AR........................................ 45 Warren AR............................................. 45 West Fork AR ........................................ 45 West Siloam Springs ............................. 45 Winslow AR ........................................... 45


{Area Code 470} THE FOUNDERS ROOM 7503 Robinswood Rd. 221-5737 72921 February 11: Stanley Jordan March 25: Howie Day WARREN’S REC ROOM 1437 Newberry Road 208-TUNE(8863) 72921 Bookings: Cristy Smith December 31: New Year’s Bash feat.: Tom Ware Lacey Schaffer- Thomas Anthony Ware Jenks January 14: 3 Girls Animal Rescue 21: Left of Center 28: 3 Cent Genius


{Area Code 870} SLIM & SHORTY’S 617 Clinton St. 245-2365 71923 Bookings: Misty Harris Schedule unavailable at presstime…


{Area Code 501} JOSIE’S STEAK HOUSE 50 Riverbank Rd. 793-7000 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details... Support Live Musicians KEEP them alive...

MOOSE LODGE (P) 750 Brewer Hill Rd. 793-9902 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details.. THE DUCK BLIND 1325 No. St. Louis 793-2001 72501 Live entertainment. Call for details..


{Area Code 501} V.F.W. (P) 1405 E. Center 882-7769 72012 F.: Game Night

Bee Branch

{Area Code 501} HWY 65 DIVE 9174 Highway 65 745-DIVE (3483) Occassional Live Music

Bella Vista

{Area Code 479} JJ’S GRILL 12 Cunningham Corner 802-6455 72714 Bookings: Jeff December 28: Tony Alvarez 30: Lost Bridge Trio 31: Lazy Daisy January 4: Rick Atha 5: Will Gunselman 6: Jeff Fox 10: Dave Smith 11: Russ Hutchison 12 Matt & Brian 13: Reeves Bros. 16: Daniel Yates 18: Samantha Hunt 19: Johnny Dale Roberts 20: Sugar Creek 23: Rick Dodson 24: Jeff Fox

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RIORDAN HALL 3 Riordan Drive, B.V. 855-8170 72714 Occassional live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 501} FLETCHER MUSIC 619 W. South 778-9098 72015 Live Music. Call for details... GINO’S SPORTS GRILL 17332 I-30 778-9444 72019 Live entertainment. Call for details... V.F.W. POST 2256 5323 Sleepy Village Rd. 315-5585 72015 Bookings: Angela F.: Karaoke Live music. Call for details...


GUSANO’S (P) 2905 So. Walton Blvd. 271-8242 72712 Live music. Call for details… METEOR GUITAR GALLERY 128 W. Central 268-1500 72712 December 17: Wellred Comedy Tour January 6: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings


{Area Code 870} THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE 316 W. Main, Blytheville 715-6707 72315 Occassional live music.

Branson, MO

{Area Code 417} BRANSON’S CENTER STAGE GRILLE & BAR 1810. W. Hwy 76 320-6079 65616 Live Music. Call for details... THE OUTBACK PUB 1924 W. State Highway 76 334-7003 65616 Live Music. Call for details...

{Area Code 479} BENTLEY’S BEACH BAR 91 S. E. 28th Street 876-8060 72712 Live music. Call for details…

WAXY O’SHEA’S IRISH PUB 235 Branson Landing 348-1759 65616 Live Music. Call for details...

RYSTAL BRIDGES C MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way 418-5700 72712 Live music. Call for details...

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{Area Code 870} BETTY’S BIG COUNTRY DANCE HALL 102 Crystal Palace 245-3800 71923 Bookings: Betty Live music. Call for details...

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{Area Code 870} POSTMASTERS GRILL 133 U.S. 278 Business 836-5579 71701 Live Music. Call for details...

Clarksdale, MS {Area Code 662} BLUESBERRY CAFÉ 235 Yazoo Ave 627-7008 38614 Su: Blues/rock jam

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM 1 Blues Alley 627-6820 38614 Director: Shelly Ritter Occassional live music. GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB 0 Blues Alley 621-9009 38614 W.: Karaoke Th.: Weekly Blues Jam December 17: Lucious Spiller 21: Heavy Suga & The SweeTones

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{Area Code 479} CROSSWOODS (P) Exit 55 off I-40 I-40 & Hwy. 64 W. 754-8080 72830 Bookings: Wendell or Aleta W., F.: Karaoke


{Area Code 501} ADVENT ARTS & ACOUSTIC CAFÉ 900 Farris Rd. 786-1604 72032 Live entertainment. BEARS DEN PIZZA (P) 235 So. Farris 328-5556 72034 W.: Karaoke Th.: Le Trivia F.: Karaoke

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DON W. REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL UCA Campus 201 Donaghey 450-5000 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… GUSANO’S 2915 Dave Ward 329-1100 72034 Live entertainment. Call for details… JJ’S GRILL (P) 1010 Main 336-0100 72032 Bookings: Jeff December 21: Preston Palmer 23: Hedtripp 24: Christmas Eve 27: Smokey Emerson 28: Jocko 30: Highrise 31: Deltatones January 4: Lance McDaniel 5: Travis Caudell 6: Maximum Overdrive 7: Jack Fancy 10: Tyler Grady 11: Jocko 12: Dauber Hill 13: Ed Bowman 16: Caleb Lee 18: Jeff Fox 19: Smokey Emerson 20: Queen Anne’s Revenge 23: Brian Ramsay 24: Whiskey Menders 25: Kirk Anderton 26: Jon Dooly 27: Mr. Lucky 28: Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers

30: Jason Campbell 31: Preston Palmer KING’S (P) 1020 Front St. 205-8512 72032 December 23: Randall Shreve 30: Brian Ramsay 31: Trey Johnson Band The Great Nothing Yet January 6: The Cerny Brothers Russell Corbin 7: Magnolia Brown 13: White Fox Kill 14: Dueling Piano Show feat.: TK Cowboy & Matt Rikard 20: Dirtfoot 21: Chinese Connection Dub Embassy 27: Arkansauce February 3: Moments Before 4: Handmade Moments Rainbow Girls 10: Vandoliers 11: tba 17: Matthew Huff 18: tba 24: tba 25: Hendrix College Hat Trick

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ICHELANGELO’S M RISTORANTE 1117 Oak St. 329-7278 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… MIKE’S PLACE (P) 808 Front St. 269-6453 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details… TAYLORS’ MADE CAFÉ 283 Hwy. 365 470-3322 72032 Su.: Open Jam Session TC’S MIDTOWN GRILL (P) 1611 E. Oak St. 205-0576 72032 Open 7 Days A Week! 11a.m. - 2 a.m. W.: Open Mic, 7 p.m. host: Greg Madden All real musicians welcome… December 24: Greg Madden 30: Malicious Groove 31: New Years Blowout! feat.: Third Degree January 7: Dirty Lindsey 13: Great Whiskey Rendesvous 14: Benefit for David Cullum’s Family




Donate & Volunteer Camping & Lodging Trolley Tours & Education Motorcycles & Groups Welcome

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f eat.: Big Shane Thornton Luke Williams Band 90 Proof Orange Star High 15: Benefit Celebration of Life for Kristy Smith feat.: Big Shane Luke Williams much more... 20: Luke Williams 21: Lypstick Hand Grenade 27: Nerd Eye Blind 28: Hoodoo Blues Revue THE RAB (P) 408 Hwy. 65 No. 336-8484 72032 Live entertainment. Call for details…

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FW POST 2259 (P) V 1 Veterans Drive 329-1230 72034 Bookings: Megan Live entertainment. Call for details… ZAZA 1050 Ellis Ave., St. 110 336-ZAZA (9292) 72032 Bookings: Adam Sweet Live entertainment. Call for details…


{Area Code 479} FRONT STREET GRILL (P) 115 So. Front St. 229-4458 72834 Bookings: Monte, after 5 Schedule unavailable at presstimel...

Eureka Springs {Area Code 479} THE ART COLONY No. Main 253-2090 72632 Bookings: Raven @ 479244-7229 Occassional live music… (501)354-8577

THE AUDITORIUM 36 So. Main 253-7788 72632 (888-855-7823, toll free...) BASIN PARK HOTEL 12 Spring 253-7837 72632 F.: Hogscalders CARIBE RESTAURANTE Hwy. 62 West 309 W. Van Buren 253-8102 72632 Live entertainment. Call for details… CHELSEA’S CAFE & BAR 10 Mountain 253-6723 72632 December 23: The Liberty Bell Rhythm Band 31: Dime Trip January 6: Reeves Brothers 7: Handmade Moments 13: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings 14: Rant - Emonium Noon - midnight 20: Irie Lions 21: Chucky Waggs 27: Mountain Sprout 28: Jeff Fox

RESCENT HOTEL C 75 Prospect 253-9766 72632 Su.: Live Music - Brunch December 31: Crescent City Combo feat.: Isayah Warford Jeff Gray Tyler Domingues Jeremy Ervin Drew Packard Matt Beach EUREKA SPRINGS - CITY EVENTS 479-253-8737 UREKA HOUSE E CONCERTS {Unitarian Church} 17 Elk St. www.eurekahouseconcerts. com Occasional Live Concerts! OZARK MOUNTAIN HOEDOWN Hwy. 62 E. 253-7725 72632 W.--M.: George Brothers

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PIED PIPER PUB & CATHOUSE LOUNGE 87 Armstrong 363-9976 72632 Tu.: Los Roscoes Live music. Call for details... ROWDY BEAVER RESTAURANT & TAVERN 417 W. Van Buren 253-8544 72632 F.: 2 Dogs 2 Karaoke Su.: Free Pool December 31: Dr. Nola & The Soulshakers January 7: Southern Confession 14: Terri & The Executives 21: Josh Newcomb 28: Terri & The Executives ROWDY BEAVER DEN (Downtown Location) 47 Spring St. 363-6444 72632 December 31: Blew Reed & The Flatheads January 6: The Pearson Brothers 7: 3 Cent Acoustic




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Fayetteville/ Springdale

{Area Code 479} ARSAGA’S ON DICKSON: THE DEPOT 548 W. Dickson Fayetteville 443-9900 72701 M.: Folk Night W.: Jazz Night Th.: Pearl ART EXCHANGE 113 W. Emma Springdale 751-3003 // 361-1211 72764 Last Thursday of each month: Open mic host: Houston Hughes BEAR’S PLACE 504 15th St. Fayetteville 521-2327 72701 December 20: Jumpsuit Jamie 21: Brick Fields Blues Therapy

22: Buddy Shute 28: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 31: Member This January 3: Jumpsuit Jamie 4: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 6: Citizens Arrest 7: Jesse Book Signing 11: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 12: Flashback 13: Member This 14: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 17: Jumpsuit Jamie 18: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 19: Bluegrass Jam 20: Jigsaw 21: She’s Us 23: Brick Fields Blues Therapy 27: Ol’ Dime Box 28: Wayne’s World 31: Junkfood Jamie naturally inspired edibles

DICKSON STREET PUB 303 W. Dickson Fayetteville 527-9333 72701 ROOFTOP PATIO Schedule unavailble at presstime… EMELIA’S 309 W. Dickson, St. 2 527-9800 72701 Su.: Jazz Brunch FRESCO CAFÉ & PUB 112 W. Center, Fayetteville 455-5555 72701 F.: Fresco Jazz Trio FOGHORN’S WINGS 1100 So. 48th Place 717-2020 72702 Live entertainment. Call for details...

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December 22: Joe Chill 23: Rozenbridge & Friends Mudhawk On The Verge 30: The Cate Brothers Band Mountain Sprout Henry & The Invisibles Irie Lions 31: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Henry & The Invisibles January 1: Isayah’s Allstars Hangover Party 6: Escape Tones & The Rubber Bands Space4Lease Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band The Odds Got It Covered 7: Ozark Travelers 13: Earl & Them The Wrong Men Jim Mills 20: Flashback 21: Evan Felker (of Turnpike Troubadours) & Rhett Miller (of Old 97’s) 26: Clozee Psymbionic GHAZI’S PESTO 1830 N. College 582-3330 72702 Tu.: Jed Clampit GREENHOUSE GRILLE 481 So. School Ave. 444-8909 72701 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… JJ’S GRILL 1271 No. Steamboat 443-0700 72701 Bookings: Jeff December 16: Ouachita River Band

20: Johnny Dale Roberts 21: Lazy Daisy 23: Mark Shields & Good Co. 24: Christmas Eve 27: Jeff Fox 28: Toby Freeman 30: Voxana 31: Fetz Folly January 4: Jeff Fox 5: Caleb Miller 6: Hudson Outfit 7: Leslie Serrano 10: Morgan Squared 11: Jason Plumlee 12: Mike & Grady 13: We Can’t Help It 16: John Silva 18: Johnny Dale Roberts 19: Richard Burnett 20: The Odds 23: Mattie Neumier 24: Trey O’Dell 25: Jeff Fox 26: Jocko 27: Ouachita River Band 28: Morgan Squared 30: Toby Freeman 31: Copelin Bates JOSE’S SOUTHWEST GRILLE 5240 W. Sunset 750-9055 72702 Live music... call for details... JJ’S STREETSIDE 324 W. Dickson, Fayetteville 521-0194 72701 December 21: Rozenbridge 23: Maud Crawford 24: Christmas Eve 27: Darren Ray 28: Whiskey Menders 30: Bottlerocket 31: The Odds January 4: Randall Shreve 5: Trey O’Dell 6: Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers 7: Ocie Fisher 10: Jeff Fox 11: Lukas Wigington 12: Fetz Folly

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KINGFISH DIVE BAR 262 No. School 935-3443 72701 Bookings: Email arch@ Seasonal live entertainment... LA HUERTA 1860 No. Crossover 521-7990 72701 W., F.: Silver Moon MAXINE’S TAP ROOM 107 No. Block 442-9601 72701 Live music. Call for details... MJ PIZZARIA 838 No. 48th 717-6836 72762 Live music. Call for details... MOJO’S PINTS AND PIES 1200 No. Garland 935-3459 72701 (479)287-0600 Live music. Call for details...

NOMAD’S MUSIC LOUNGE 1431 So. School 443-1832 72701 December 20: Open Mic 28: Bruise Kharma Barren 30: Open Mic January 3: Open Mic 5: Krooked Youth Othello Izuna Serosa More Than Evergreen 6: The Devine Dames 11: Jasin Todd 12: NWA Comedy Open Mic 13: JRSoupbox Youth Pastor 15: Ozark Mixology Competition 20: 2nd Year Southtown Comedy 21: Chasing Pictures Paperweight Ladybird 24: Open Mic 27: JKD Band 28: The Salesman N THE MARK (P) O 2588 No. Gregg 575-0123 72701 Bookings: Scott Young Seasonal live music...

YLEIGH’S R 313 W. Dickson 444-7324 72701 Th.: Open Mic Comedy Schedule unavailable at presstime… SMOKE & BARREL TAVERN 324 W. Dickson 521-6880 72701 December 29: The Sloan Brothers January 4: Drive-In Speakerbox Tavern Trivia 6: The Social Animals 7: Henna Roso 8: Mothership Witchsister 9: Public Domain 13: Mudhawk 14: Count Tutu 18: Drive-In Speakerbox Tavern Trivia 20: RCK x BLK MKT = Worst Party Ever 21: Adrian + Meredith 27: The Travel Guide Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces 28: Levi Parham The Mammoths TERRA STUDIOS 12103 Hazel Valley (800)255-8995 72701 Live entertainment. Call for details…

POWERHOUSE SEAFOOD 112 W. Dickson 442-8300 72701 Seasonal live music...

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson 443-5600 72702 Live entertainment.

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WEST END 339 North West Ave. 445-6805 72701 Occassional live music.

Fort Smith

{Area Code 479} 21 WEST END 21 No. 2nd 434-4213 72901 Contact: Mike Chronister Live entertainment. Call for detaiks... AJ’S OYSTER HOUSE 115 No. 10th 434-5115 72901 Occassional live music. BELLA ITALIA RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR 407 No. 8th 785-1550 72901 Th.—Sa.: Sharon Pitts BRANNON’S PUB & GRILL 2508 Market Trace 646-8700 72901 Occassional Live Music… BRICK TOWN BREWERY 318 Garrison Ave. 434-2739 72901 Occassional Live Music… Call for details… DOE’S EAT PLACE 422 No. 3rd 784-9111 72901 Booking: Trent Gallant Live Music. Call for details… read nightflying

EAGLES CLUB(P) 3321 So. 66th 452-5888 72901 M.: Dance Lessons Tu.: Joe Harris Dance W.: Shuffleboard Sa.: Dance THE ELEPHANT ROOM 700 N. 8th 883-2901 72901 Live music. Call for details… FIVE STAR PRODUCTIONS THEATER 801 No. A 783-7751 72901 December 18: BeauSoleil avec Michael Ducet January 26: Harpeth Rising HERO’S 1002 Garrison Ave. 353-4754 72901 Bookings: Doug McRae Su.: Happy Hour 1-8 p.m. Tu & Th.: $1 tacos December 30: Mas Aqua 31: RedWitch Johnny Not In Your Life January 4: Rodney Jeremiah 5: Yoshi Gish 6: Opium Western 7: Hip Hop At Hero’s feat.: Colby Lee 11: Tom Ware 12: Brett Raines 13: RedWitch Johnny A Kevin & Doug Birthday 14: Caleb Ryan Martin

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18: King George Hughen 19: Will Mendenhall 20: True Grit & Grind Burlesque Show 21: Reliance Code RedWitch Johnny 25: Tom Ware 26: Open Mic host: Jim Dick 28: Vanimal Kingdom A Van Powell Project LA HUERTA 400 Garrison Ave. 783-3655 72901 Bookings: Hector, 1-3 weekdays Live music… JJ’S GRILL 5400 Phoenix Ave 434-4555 72901 December 27: Pearson Bros. 28: Russ Hutchison 30: Typsy Gypsy 31: We Can’t Help It January 4: Jon Dooly 5: Jocko 6: Fat Head 10: Town Cryr 11: Casey Gray

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EUMEIER’S RIB ROOM N 424 Garrison Ave, Ft. Smith 494-7427 72901 Seasonal live Music 91ST STREET 3702 So. 91st, Ft. Smith 478-6000 72903 F ., Sa.: Karaoke Live music. Call for details… OLD TOWN GRAIN & FEED 503 Garrison, Ft. Smith 420-6634 72901 Live music. Call for details…

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ROOSTER’S ON THE AVENUE (P) 801 Garrison, Ft. Smith 783-COCK (2625) 72901 Bookings: Robert Live music. Call for details…


SECOND STREET LIVE 101 No. 2nd, Fort Smith 782-5483 72902 Live music. Call for details…

WORDS & AFTERWORDS 201 No. Spring St., Hardy 856-5579 72542 Th.: Open Mic Jam Live music. Call for details…

THE FORT 10301 Hwy. 45 929-5588 72916 Bookings: Betty Payton Live music. Call for details… THE SOUND ROOM 817 Garrison, Ft. Smith 414-4296 72901 Contact: Johnny Fisher Live music. Call for details..  THE MOVIELOUNGE 7601 Rogers, Ft. Smith 226-3595 72903 December W.: Tom Ware Live music. Call for details… WISHBONE’S MUSIC & CHICKEN JOINT 509 Garrison Avenue 903-277-6089 Live music. Call for details...


{Area Code 470} HARD LUCK CAFÉ 501 1st Ave. SW 787-5750 72736 Occassional live music....

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{Area Code 870} CRUISERS 124 E. Main, Hardy 856-2789 72542 Live music. Call for details…

Harrison Diamond City

{Area Code 870} BRICK OVEN PIZZA 814 Hwy. 62-65, Harrison 741-0012 72602 December 31: New Year’s Eve feat.: Hedley Lamar LYRIC THEATRE 113 W. Rush, Harrison 391-3504 72602 Live music. Call for details…

Heber Springs

{Area Code 501} THE RED APPLE INN 1000 Club Road 362-3111 72543 Occassional live music…

Hot Springs {Area Code 501}

ARLINGTON HOTEL 239 Central Ave. 623-7771 71901 F., Sa.: Willie Davis & Co. support NF advertisers

THE BIG CHILL 910 Higdon Road 624-5185 71913 Bookings: Gina Parks Open 7 Days A Week! Three bars in one… Serving dinner ‘til close... M.-F.: HH, 4-6:30 Su.: Karaoke feat.: Chucky D Tu.: Texas Hold ‘Em December 22: John French 23: The Hired Hands 24: The Hired Hands 27: Professor Tele 28: Lightnin Lee Langdon 29: John Calvin Brewer 30: Professor Tele 31: The Cate Brothers January 6: Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands 7: Mike Mayberry & The Slow Hands 13, 14: Mister Lucky 20, 21: Hired Hands 27: Joe Hall Grant Pierson & Steve Dufresne 28: Joe Hall Grant Pierson & Steve Dufresne February 19: Nightflying 36: The Anniversary Celebration feat.: Heavy Suga & The SweeTones • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


Moonshine Mafia Joe Pitts Band B Side Orchestra feat.: Joe Glaeser & Jeff Hartzell Hooker Red David Ball Lightnin’ Lee Langdon Rooster Wrecktified Kasey Simmons Nelson Dual Carb Earl & Them Tommy Roeck & Friends Katmanduo feat.: Kat Hood December 2016

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BOOGIE’S BAR & GRILLE 1010 E. Grand 624-5455 72901 W.: Spa City Jams LASSIC’S C {Clarion Hotel} 4313 Central 525-7172 71913 Live music. Call for details... COPPER PENNY PUB 711 Central 622-2570 71901 December 28: Richard McKea 29: Rozenbridge 30: Chance Miller 31: Professor Tele DOC ‘N’ MAGGIE’S 4330 Central 525-1616 71901 January 12: Crawfish Party feat.: Even Money Band

13: Tragikly White 14: Crash Meadows 19: Even Money 20: Even Money 26: Even Money 27: tba 28: Mayday By Midnight February 2, 3: Even Money 4: tba 9: Even Money 10, 11: Moxie 16: Even Money 17: Tragikly White 18: Crash Meadows 23, 24: Even Money 25: Nerd Eye Blind FAT JACK’S OYSTER BAR & GRILL 101 Central, Hot Springs 623-5225 71901 Live bands... HAWG’S PIZZA 1442 Airport Road 767-4240 71901 Live bands... OT SPRINGS H ARTS CENTER 405 Park Ave. 624-0489 71901 Various gallery displays. Evening Music Series for teens the 1st and 3rd Sat. of each month.

Afternoon and evening classes in pottery, drawing & painting... LOW KEY ARTS 118 Arbor 282-9057 71901 Occassional live music. Call for details… MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave. 321-0909 71901 Bookings: bookings @ W.: Poetry Slam feat.: Poetry Readings Open Mic December 30: Rozenbridge January Schedule unavailable at presstime... OHIO CLUB 336 A Central 627-0702 71901 Su.: Larry Womack & Jacquiline M.: John Calvin Brewer Tu.: Legacy Duo W.: Hump Night Blues Jam Th.: Jazz Jam Session F., Sa.: Ohio Club Players

POCKET COMMUNITY THEATRE 170 Ravine St. 623-8585 71901 POP’S LOUNGE // SILKS BAR & GRILL {Oaklawn Jockey Club} 2705 Central 701-1366 71901 W.: Karaoke December 30: Moxie Silks Susan Erwin Pop’s 31: Moxie Silks Susan Erwin Pop’s January 6: Nerd Eye Blind Silks Christine DeMeo & Cassie Ford Pop’s 7: Nerd Eye Blind Silks Christine DeMeo & Cassie Ford Pop’s 13: Moxie Silks Jocko Pop’s 14: Moxie Silks Jocko Pop’s 20: John Calvin Brewer

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Mon-Fri: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm • Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

405 East 3rd Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 • 501-791-6700 • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

Silks Tara Thompson & Brent Frazier Pop’s 21: John Calvin Brewer Silks Jacob Flores Pop’s 27: Hwy 124 Silks Jacob Flores Pop’s 28: Hwy 124 Silks 28: Underground Famous Pop’s QUAPAW BATHHOUSE & SPA 413 Central 767-0211 71901 4th Friday ev. mo.: H. S. Jazz Society presents: Arkansas Jazz Experience... feat.: Shirley Chauvin

Cyde Pound Bill Huntington Jay Payette & guest artists

OD’S PIZZA CELLAR R 3350 Central 321-2313 71901 Live music on special occasions...

Idabel, OK

CHOCTAW CASINO 1425 SE Washington (800)634-3447 74745 December 30: UFC 207 31: 2 Gun Justice January 6: Kraig Parker Elvis Tribute 13: Twisted Whiskey 20: Brent Giddens {501}354-8577

Jacksonville/ Cabot

{Area Code 501) BOAR’S DEN (America’s Best Inn) 200 No. Hwy. 67, J’ville 982-2183 72076 Su.: JR’s Acoustic Open Mic

COUNT PULASKI (Jacksonville Inn) 200 Hwy. 67 N., J’ville 241-9285 72706 Tu.--Sa.: Karaoke feat.: The Karaoke Cowboy Nightly Contests GOAL POST (P) 7607 John Hardin Dr., Cabot

982-2900 72032 Th.--Sa.: Karaoke Occassional live bands…

THE HANGAR (P) 7619 John Harden Dr. 982-0091 72076 Th.: Open Mic feat.: Luke Williams Shane Thornton Occassional live bands… SENSATIONS (P) 6715 John Harden Dr. 982-0114 72026 Open 7 Days A Week Non-Stop Adult Entertainment


{Area code 870} BRICKHOUSE GRILL(P) 218 So. Main 336-2441 72401

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Tu.: Ladies Night Live Acoustic W.: Karaoke host: Jim Th.: DJ Epic F.: Live Music On The Downstairs Stage Sa.: DJ Psych CREGEEN’S (P) 201 So. Main 972-9200 72401 Live Music... GODSEY’S GRILL (P) 226 S. Main Street 336-1988 72401 Live Music... KINNY J’S (P) S 205 So. Main 275-6264 72401 Tu.: Open Mic Th.: Vikki & Sonny Sa.: Live Music

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{Area Code 870} OZARK HERITAGE ARTS 410 Oak St. 447-2500 72645 Live entertainment.

Little Rock// N. Little Rock Sherwood

{Area Code 501} AMER. LEGION POST 315 E. Capitol Ave., L.R. 372-8762 72201 F., Su.: Warren Crow & Wendell Craig

AREA 51 PUB & CLUB 6511 Warden Rd. 835-5510 72120 Open ‘til 5 a.m. Live Music. Call for details… F., Sa.: Karaoke feat.: DJ Savaunte CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell, 375-5351 72202 Bookings: Allison December 16: Nerd Eye Blind Richie Johnson,HH 17: Shannon Boshears Ben Byers, HH

22: Charlotte Taylor Chris Henry, HH 23: Ramona Smith Nick Devlin & Brian Nahlen, HH 24: Closed For Christmas Eve 29: Tragikly White Trey Johnson, HH 30: Mister Lucky some guy named robb, HH January 5: Stephen Winter 6: Ghost Town Blues Band Almost Infamous HH 7: Pamela K Ward

Because They Deserve The Very Best!

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Rob & Tyndall, HH Trey Johnson Raising Grey Richie Johnson, HH Canvas Greg Madden, HH Brian & Nick Third Degree David & Sarah Crisis Alex Summerlin, HH Fire & Brimstone Just Sayin’ Brian Ramsey, HH Trey & Droppers Ben Byers, HH

ERNIE BIGG’S 587 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782 72201 Dueling Pianos nightly... FORTY TWO 1200 President Clinton Ave. 537-0042 72201 Occassional live programs & shows

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FOURQUARTER BAR (P) 415 Main Street, N.L.R. 313-4704 72114 Bookings: Conan at email December 23: Big Dam Horns 29: Josh Green 30: Electric Rag Band 31: New Year’s Eve Party feat.: Brown Soul Shoes January 6: DeFrance 7: Hoodoo Blues Revue 13: Nightflying 36! Anniversary Celebration feat.: Brian Nahlen Amy Garland Jason Lee Hale & The Personal Space Invaders Joe Pitts Band The P47s emcee: Jeff Allen 14: Mountain Sprout 20: FreeWorld 21: Flatland Funk Donors 27: Black Oak Arkansas

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$3 Classic Movies 479-361-1211 3rd Thursday of the Month

The Art Exchange 479-361-1211

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FOX & HOUND {Lakewood Village} 2800 Lakewood Rd., N.L.R. 753-8300 72116 Tu.: Karaoke by Phil Houston December 17: Allstars 24: Christmas Eve 31: Tragikly White January 7: Catch 22 14: Pink Slip 21: New Age Outlaw 27: Tragikly White 28: Third Degree

USANO’S G 313 President Clinton Ave. 374-1441 72201 Live entertainment. Call for details…

GRUMPY’S TOO NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILLE 1801 Green Mtn., L.R. 225-3768 72212 Bookings: email info to Live Music. Call for details...

HOLIDAY INN SELECT I’s 630 & 430, L.R. 223-3000 72205 Nightly: Piano Music feat.: Glenn The Piano Player

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HIBERNIA IRISH TAVERN 9700 Rodney Parham Rd. 246-4340 72227 Su.: Traditional Irish Sessions M.: Trivia W.: Paint Night Th.: Billy Pirate’s Open Mic Comedy Night

IMMY DOYLE COUNTRY (P) J I-40 at Galloway, N.L.R. 945-9042 72118 F., Sa.: Arkansas River Bottom Band

JJ’S GRILL 12111 W. Markham, L.R. 891-6769 72211 Bookings: Jeff Fox December 20: Jocko 21: Caleb Lee 23: Eddie Haskell 24: Christmas Eve 27: Garrett-Tucker Duo 28: Jeff Fox 30: Shannon Boshears 31: River City Overdrive January 4: Jocko 5: Lance McDaniel 6: Queen Anne’s Revenge 7: Ed Bowman 10: Corey Fontenot 11: Glenn Mack 12: David LittleJohn 13: Super 55 16: Big Shane Thornton 18: Lucious Spiller 19: Jeff Fox 20: Jet 420 23: Whiskey Menders

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Parker Francis Jon Dooly Clayton Nichols Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers Maximum Overdrive Smokey Emerson Travis Caudell

KHALIL’S PUB & GRILL 110 So. Shackleford, L.R. 224-0224 72211 Tu.: Jeff Long W, F., Sa: Karaoke 1st Monday each month: Nashville Songwriters Assoc. 2nd and 4th Mondays: Live Celtic Music LONG BRANCH SALOON 8419 Scott Hamilton, L.R. 568-5547 72209 W.--Sa.: Erotic Dancers Occassional Live Music…

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LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB Breckenridge Village, L.R. 228-5555 72212 www.loonybincomedy. com December 21 - 23: Mike Smith 28 - J 31: Kristen Key Danny Keaton Dwight Ray January 4 - 7: LR Triple Feature feat.: AJ Finney Darryl Felsberg Henry Coleman 11 - 15: Todd Rexx 18 - 21: Frankie Paul 25 - 28: Jersey Hotcomic MARKHAM STREET GRILL 11321 W. Markham, L.R. 224-2010 72211 Bookings: December 23: Texarkana 31: Steam Loco January 6: Ben & Adam • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


13: Against The Grain MID-TOWN BILLIARDS (P) 1316 Main, L.R. 372-9990 72202 All Our Personnel Are Entertainers!! OPEN AT 3 P.M.4:30 A.M. DAILY Closed because of fire. Reopening in February! MURRY’S DINNER PLAYHOUSE 6323 Asher Ave., L.R. 562-3131 72204 December Thru the 31st: Sorry Wrong Chimney

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PARROT BEACH CAFÉ 9611 MacArthur Dr., NLR 771-2994 72114 Th.: Open Jam F.: Karaoke Su.: Gil Franklin Band ENO’S ARGENTA CAFÉ R 312 Main, N.L.R. 376-2900 72114 Bookings: Louis France, 9 a.m - 1 p.m December 31: Tim Anthony January 27: Buh Jones RODNEY’S HANDLEBAR & GRILL 9110 I-30 Suite B 562-6336 72209

Th.: Bike Night Live music. Call for details… PROST 322 President Clinton, L.R. 244-9550 72201 Tu.: DJ JB Showtime Karaoke RICHARD’S MUSICIANS CORNER 15424 A Arch Street, L.R. 888-4470 72206 Live music. Call for details… RIVERFRONT STEAK HOUSE [Wyndham Hotel] 2 Riverfront Place, N.L.R. 374-8081 72114 F., Sa.: Ricky David Tripp Healthy Munchies

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RON ROBINSON THEATER 100 River Market Ave., L.R. 320-5715 Live music. Call for details…

January 21: Corey Smith 31: An Evening with Dawes

ROCK CITY LOUNGE 8115 Arch St., L.R. 562-3613 / 240-0579 72206 Bookings: Cecil or Martha W.: Blues Jam host: Ed Mo & Friends Sa.: Double Shot

KINNY J’S S 314 Main, N.L.R. 916-2645 72114 Live music. Call for details...

RUMBA! REVOLUTION MUSIC ROOM (‘The Rev Room’) 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090 72201 The River Market’s Concert Venue M.: Open Mic Tu.: Tapas Tuesdays Latin Night Sa.: Ts Tunes Karaoke December 17: Barrett Baber Gable Bradley Band 22: Young Gods Of America 29: American Aquarium Strangetowne 30: Shimmy and Shake for Standing Rock

SONNY WILLIAMS STEAK ROOM 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999 72202 Th - Sa..: Jim Dickerson PECTATOR’S GRILL & S PUB 1012 W. 34th, N.L.R. {behind U.S. Pizza} 791-0990 72114 Occassional live music SOUTH ON MAIN 1304 So. Main, L.R. 244-9660 72202 December 28: Rah Howard Dazz and Brie [Sessions] 31: NYE Dance Party feat.: Amasa Hines January 18: Dylan LeBlanc

February 2: Shook Twins 23: MVP Jazz Quartet STICKYZ ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK 107 River Market, L.R. 372-7707 72201 Bookings: Chris King, 2-5 p.m., M.-F. M.—F.: Happy Hour, 4:00-7 December 17: Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts Luke Williams Band 18: Birdcloud 19: Hollow Earth Smoke Signals 20: This Is The Jam 21: 3rd Annual Big Piph Charity Birthday Concert 27: This Is The Jam January 7: Cody Belew Brian Mullen 19: Seratones 28: William Clark December 2016

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TAILGATER’S PUB & GRUB 8100 Warden Road 834-9066 72120 OPEN ALL NIGHT EVERY NIGHT! ‘Til 5 a.m…. Occassional Live Bands TAVERN SPORTS GRILL 17815 Chenal, L.R. 830-2100 72223 Live music. Call for details... THE JOINT 301 Main, N.L.R. 372-0205 72114 Tu.: Punch Line, open mic W.: The Joint Venture Comedy Improv Group HIRST-N-HOWL T 14710 Cantrell, L.R. 379-8189 72223 Open 7 Days A Week W.: ARBS Blues Jam January 6: Jerry McCoy & The Hammers 7: Jet 420 13: Lypstick Hand Grenade 14: Thread 20: Liquid Kitty 21: Canvas 27: Third Degree 28: 7 Toed Pete Heavenly Apple Butter

TOWN PUMP 1321 Rebsamen Park, L.R. 663-9802 72202 Bookings: email to townpumpentertainment Live music. Call for details... VINO’S 7th & Chester, L.R. 375-8468 72201 Bookings: Dylan at January 5: Levels Voices In Vain Marilyn Burns Sine Cura 6: Mexico Mexico Sumokem Headcold Terminus 7: Klubhouse Bad Boyfriends 13: Sychosysm Judgemental Moment of Fierce Determination 14: Consumers Mona Boreland The News Can’t Wait 19: Fossil Youth Everyone Leaves The Latter Half 20: Hawtmess Spirit Cuntz 21: The Weeping Gate Murkryth 25: Sam Tallent Kris Pierce

27: Crystal World Matt Smiley EST END SMOKE HOUSE W & TAVERN 215 No. Shackleford, L.R. 224-7665 72211 December 31: Dirty Lindsey January 7: Seth Freeman 20, 21: Splendid Chaos February 5: Super Bowl Sunday WHITE WATER TAVERN & RESTAURANT 7th & Thayer, L.R. 375-8400 72205 Bookings: Matt White Kitchen: Tu., Th., F.: 5 - 12 Lunch F.: 11 a.m. - 2 Tu.: Arkansas Rockers Revue; (NO COVER CHARGE) feat.: $3.50 pitchers & $2.50 cocktails st. @ 10 December 19: Dazz & Brie Record Release Show 20: The Big Cats 22: Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass Buffalo 23: The American Princes 29: Mojo Depot

January 6: Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts 13: An Evening with: Crystal C. Mercer 14: Teardrop City Jim Mize Bark 27: High Plains Jamboree Joe Sundell February 15: Adia Victoria ILDWOOD PARK W 20919 Denny Rd., L.R. 821-7275 72223 Schedule unavailable... WILLY D’S ROCK & ROLL PIANO BAR 322 President Clinton Ave., L.R. 244-9550 72201 Tu.--Sa.: Live Dueling Pianos YA YA’S EURO BISTRO 17711 Chenal Parkway, L.R. 821-1144 72223 Contact: Scott Hanyik Live music. Call for details… Healthier Munchies Jalapeno Jelly • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016


ZACK’S PLACE 1400 So. University, L.R. 664-6444 72204 M.: Live Trivia Tu., W.: Poker Tourneys Th.: Luck Of The Draw Karaoke Sa.: Club Music Karaoke feat.: Debbi T F., Sa.: Live DJ


Lula, MS

{Area Code 901} B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB 143 Beale 524-KING 38103 Nightly: BB King All Star Band NightLife Su.: Carl Drew Blues Band Will Tucker Band Preston Shannon M.--W: King Beez Preston Shannon Tu.: Preston Shannon NiteLife BB King’s All-Stars W.: King Beez Preston Shannon Th.: Blind Mississippi Morris BB King Allstar Band King Beez F.: BB King All-Stars Will Tucker Band Sa.: Blind Mississippi Morris Carl Drew Blues Band Carl Stewart BB King All Stars feat.: Herchal Bailey & Natasha Young

{Area Code 662} ISLE OF CAPRI 777 Isle of Capri Parkway 1-800-The-Isle, 38644 W.--Sa.: Pulse


{Area Code 501} AMERICAN LEGION POST #11 218 Olive 337-8168 72104 Sa.: Canned Country December 2016

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{Area Code 501} LUCKY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1101 Murphy Dr. 803-4898 72113 F.: Karaoke Sa.: Showing all the games…

Memphis, TN

BLUES CITY CAFE 138 Beale 526-3637 38103 Su.: Free World Nightly: Gary Hardy & The Memphis 2 Brad Birkedahl & The Burning Love Band Live Music Every Day! BLUES HALL 182 Beale 528-0150 38103 F.--M.: Dr. ‘Feel Good’ Potts Band BLUE MONKEY 2012 Madison, Memphis 272-2583 38103 Tu.: Rusty Lemon HI-TONE CAFÉ 412-414 No. Cleveland 278-TONE 38103 January 2: Future Losers Deadbeat Club Negro Terror Glotious Abhor 4: Harbor The Swansons 5: Don’t Be Afraid Of Dave Losso 6: Zafest 3 7: Improv Stand-up Throw Down 8: Mouton Prahnas Joybomb 9: Bella’s Bartok 10: Idle Threat Gaffer Project • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

Arthur 11: Camp Howard 13: Fingertrick 14: Joe Keegan & The Cut Ties 16: Radio Ghost 17: Milo In the Doldrums 18: Cricket Orchestra Syrrup 20: Talking Heads Tribute A Benefit for Nami 21: Refreshingly Catchy 22: Jareef Greene 23: Genera 25: Julia Morgan 88Bones 27: The Crown Jewels Festival for: 28: Refreshingly Heavy 30: Lovewhip 31: Joyce Manor/AJJ KING’S PALACE CAFE 162 Beale 521-1851 38103 M.--Th.: David Bowen F., Sa.: Memphis Jazz Trio feat.: Michaelyn Obysw Patio F., Sa.: 2 Weeks Notis Sa.: Ms. Zeno Duo Soul Outsiders LAFAYETTE MUSIC ROOM 2119 Madison Ave. 207-5097 38104 January 1: Van Duran Band 4: Tucson Simpson 7: Jeffrey & The Pacemakers The Cassette Set 8: Sarah Gayle Meech

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Brad Birkedahl Graham Winchester & The Ammunition Marcella & Her Lovers Might Souls Brass Band The MDs Pearl Nick Schnebelen Ghost Town Blues Band Jason D. Williams

INGLEWOOD HALL M 1555 Madison Ave. 312-6058 38104 January 20: Lil Boosie 22: Andrew Bird 29: Billy Joe Shaver EWBY’S N 539 So. Highland 452-8408 38110 Th.: Mojo Possum December 31: Seth Walker Born 2 Hunt January 20: Tyler Berretta & YR Generation 5: The Low Country Nationals NEW DAISY THEATRE 330 Beale 525-8979 38103 W.: Dude Called Rob December 31: Blackout II Lookas January 19: The Cadillac Three

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ORPHEUM THEATRE 203 So. Main, Memphis 529-0150 38103 December 23: Mannheim Steamroller January 13: A.J. Croce 17: Tedeschi Trucks Band North Mississippi Allstars February 4: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers ROCKHOUSE LIVE GRILLE & VENUE 5709 Raleigh LaGrange 386-7222 38134 Live Entertainment...


{Area Code 870} AMERICAN LEGION HUT {old Veteran’s Bldg. in McCloy Park} 111 Briarcliff 367-6958 71655 Live entertainment.

LA TERRAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 306 Hwy. 425 460-0055 71655 Live entertainment. MAIN STREET BISTRO {First Presbyterian Church} 821 No. Main 367-6883 71655 Live entertainment. Call for details... THE RIVER (P) 791 Hwy. 278 W. 367-6135 71655 M., Tu., F., Sa.: Karaoke VFW HUT 148 Veteran’s Drive 367-2797 71655 Occassional Live Music


{Area Code 501} JEBB’S PLACE (P) I-40 & Hwy. 95, Morrilton 477-2198 72110 Th., Sa: Karaoke Schedule unavailable at presstime…

NORTH PLAZA CINEMA 1515 North Business 9, Morrilton 354-1667 72110 Sa.: Red Barnes & The Country Knights

ROYAL 66 4063 Hwy. 62 E., Mtn. Home 492-5600 72653 Bookings: Richard W.: Karaoke Live entertainment. Call for details...

RIALTO COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER 213 E. Broadway, Morrilton 477-9955 72110 Ev. 3rd Friday: The Rialto Pickers

Mountain View

Mountain Home {Area Code 870} THE BACK FORTY Hwy. 62 W. 425-7170 72653 Live Music On Our Deck Westher permitting

THE BRICK YARD BAR & GRILL (P) 10460 Cranfield Rd. 492-6106 72653 Bookings: Jay Sabella W.: Piano Bar F.: Live Bands Sa.: Dance Club

{Area Code 870} OZARK FOLK CENTER P.O. Box 500 269-3851 72560 M.—Sa.: Live Traditional Music Su.: Gospel Concerts featuring occasional guest performers and Gospel concerts, arts & crafts workshops, demonstrations, etc. Mid-April - November; Thanksgiving & Christmas

New Edinburg {Area Code 870} NEW EDINBURG COMMUNITY CENTER 6590 Hwy. 8, N.E. 510-6388 71655 ional Live Music

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{Area Code 870} GOLD STAR CLUB 714 Hwy. 367 No. 523-2338 72112 Occassional Live Music


{Area Code 479} MAIN STREET LOUNGE 215 W. Main 667-0962 72949 Contact: Katie Reynolds Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} SKINNY J’S 117 No. Pruett 236-2390 72450 Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 479} EAST END SPORTS PUB E. Walnut St. 963-3278 72855 Live music. Call for details…

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JOHNNY MAC’S ROCKIN’ ROOSTER (P) 5855 Hwy. 22 963-2626 72855 Live music. Call for details…

Pine Bluff

{Area Code 870} MAD HOG TAVERN 2405 No. University, P.B. 534-0565 72123 Live music. Call for details…


{Area Code 870} IMPERIAL DINNER THEATRE 1401 Hwy. 304 892-0030 72455 Live music. Call for details…

Pocola, OK

{Area Code 918} CHOCTAW CASINO I-540, Pocola 1-800-590-5825 74902 M: Ladies Night Out

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Tu.: Fun Card Drawings W.: Club 55 Th.: Men’s Night F., Sa.: Live Bands Nightly: Big Stack Gilley’s CenterStage Event Center December 25: Mr. Cabbage Head & The Screaming Radishes 28: We Can’t Help It 29: DJ Midnite 30: The Fab Four Trio Grande 31: King Michael The Troubador Experience January 1: DJ Midnite 4: Larry B. & The Cradle Rockers 5: DJ Midnite 6: Lip Service 7: Ricochet 11: Larry B. & The Cradle Rockers 12: DJ Midnite 13, 14: Rhymin N. Stealin’ 13: Vanilla Ice 18: Larry B. & The Cradle Rockers 20, 21: All My Rowdy Friends 25: Larry B. & The Cradle Rockers 26: DJ Midnite 27: Pat Green Rivers Edge 28: Charlie Farley 29: DJ Midnite

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{Area Code 501} SADDLEBAGS SALOON 4977 Albert Pike 767-2247 71913 Live Music. Call for details...


{Area Code 479} AFTER 5 BAR 2000 Promenade Blvd. 631-1114 72758 Live music. Call for details… OPELAND’S C 436 No. Rogers 246-9455 72756 Su.: Claudia Burson Trio 3rd Su. of ea. mo.: Ben Harris FOSTER’S PINT & PLATE GASTROPUB 2001 So. Bellview Rd. 621-0093 72756 Live Music. Call for details… OOD VIBRATIONS (P) G 2500 N. 17th 246-8998 72756 Occasional live music… IRON HORSE COFFEEHOUSE 220 So. 1st 631-9977 72756 W.: Rogers Jazz Society JJ’S GRILL (P) 4500 W. Walnut, St. #3 372-4460 72756 December 16: Hedtripp 20: Copelin Bates 21: Jeff Fox 23: Bottlerocket • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

24: Christmas Eve 27: Korey Danley 28: Jon Dooly 30: Mark Shields & Good Co. 31: Wes Hart January 4: Samantha Hunt 5: Randall Shreve 6: Maud Crawford 7: The Odds 10: Preston Keith 11: Jeff Fox 12: Lukas Wigington 13: Ouachita River Band 16: Whiskey Menders 18: Morgan Squared 19: Jon Dooly 20: Hudson Outfit 21: Wes Hart 23: Mattie Neumier 24: Russ Hutchison 25: Jocko 26: Jeff Fox 27: Bottlerocket 28: Fetz Folly 30: Tom Bryant 31: Matt & Brian ROLANDO’S NUEVO LATINO RESTAURANT 224 So. 2nd 621-1002 72756 Th.: Live Jazz WALMART AMP 5079 W. Northgate Rd. 443-5600 72758 or

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Roland, OK

{Area Code 918} CHEROKEE CASINO 205 Cherokee Blvd. 427-1000 74954 December 23, 24: We Can’t Help It 30: Confederate Railroad 31: Crossroads


{Area Code 479} NORTH 40 (P) I-40 & Hwy. 7 No. 968-1772 72801 Bookings: Tony F.: DJ Montez Your Party Spot in the River Valley! December 31: Jason Campbell & Singletree

Quapaw, OK

{Area Code 918} DOWNSTREAM CASINO RESORT 69300 East Nee Rd., Quapaw 919-6000 74363 December 30: Mayday By Midnight Kenny Babb 31: MJ Dejavu feat.: Justin Dean Material Girl Kenny Babb January 1: The Dropouts 21: Loverboy February 11: Sawyer Brown


Siloam Springs INN AT THE SPRINGS/ SWEETWATER TAVERN 201 University 373-1897 72761 Live Music. Call for details...

Sallisaw, OK

{Area Code 918} BACK 40 BAR & GRILL {CHEROKEE CASINO} Hwy. 64 & I-40 427-7491 74954 Schedule unavailable at presstime…

Stillwater, OK Stuttgart

{Area Code 870} WILD LIFE BAR & GRILL 711 E. Superior St. 673-1360 72160 W., F., Su.: Dart Tourney Live Music. Call for details...

Texarkana, AR & TX

{Area Code 870 and 903} FAT JACK’S 3324 No. Stateline 774-5225 71854 W.: Karaoke With: Jonathan Live Music. Call for details… HOPKINS ICE HOUSE 301 Wood St. 774-3333 71854 Live Music. Call for details… LA FOGATA 3401 Genoa Rd. 773-1879 71854 Live Music. Call for details… SCOTTIE’S GRILL 8400 W. 7th, Texarkana, TX (903)838-4745 75501 December 31: Crooked Halo January 14: Heather Lynn 21: Strangelove 28: Pot Liquor


{Area Code 870} SIDELINES SPORTS BAR & GRILL (P) 406 Sidelines 483-2223 72472 Bookings: Vicky Shipp Live Music. Call for details…

Van Buren

{Area Code 479} PICKIN’ PEN (Musician’s Exchange) 2421 Kibbler Road 474-7927 72956 Th.: Live Jams


{Area Code 870}

SPANKY’S (P) Hwy. 8 226-5747 71671 Live Music...

West Fork

{Area Code 479} THE LITTLE O’ OPREY 271 So. Campbell 839-2992 72774 F.: Ozark Talent Revue & Contest Sa.: Authentic Old-time Opry Show

W. Siloam Springs, OK

CHEROKEE CASINO Hwy. 412 & Hwy 59 (800)754-4111 W.: DJ Mick D December 29: Darren Ray 30: Paul Bogart 31: Wade Tower Dead Metal Society January 7: Steve Byrne 14: The Sklar Brothers 21: Sarah Tiana


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48 • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

DOCTOR, “Good.” MURPHY. “The second complained of stomach ache so I gave her Gaviscon.” DOCTOR. “You learn fast.” MURPHY. “The third woman burst through the door, ripped her clothes off and jumped naked onto the couch screaming, ‘Help me help me, I’ve not seen a man in over two years.” DOCTOR. “What did you do?” MURPHY. “I gave her some eye drops...” A teacher was wrapping up class, and started talking about tomorrow’s final exam. He said there would be no excuses for not showing up tomorrow, barring a dire medical condition or an immediate family member’s death. One smart ass, male student said, “What about extreme sexual exhaustion?”, and the whole classroom burst into laughter. After the laughter had subsided, the teacher glared at the student, and said, “Not an can use your other hand to write...”

So this guy walks into a doctors office. Goes up the receptionist and says “I got shingles.” She says “alright sit down.” Nurse calls him back says “whats wrong?” the guys says I got shingles” Nurse says “alright the doctor will be in in a minute.” Doctor comes in, says “whats wrong?” Guy says “I got shingles” Doctor says “where?” Guy says “on the truck, where do you want them?”

An old man and an old lady are getting ready for bed one night when all of a sudden the woman bursts out of the bathroom, flings open her robe and yells “Super Pussy!” The old man says “I’ll have the soup…”

A grasshopper walks into a bar, bartender says, “Hey we have a drink named after you.” Grasshopper says, “Really? You have a drink named Larry?”

Q: How does a woman scare a gynecologist? A: By becoming a ventriloquist…

Two friends were having a discussion about their relatives.... “I’ll never amount to anything in life”, said the one friend. “In fact, my uncle is the town drunk..” “Well...that’s not too bad.”, replied the other, trying to console his friend. “Where does your uncle live..?” “New York City...”

Q: Why is Santa so jolly? A: Because he knows where all the naughty girls live… Q: What is the difference between snowmen and snowwomen? A: Snowballs…

Q: What do you call a bookworm who gets eaten by a cannibal? A: “Reader’s Digest...” Q: What do you get when you mix LSD and birth control? A: A trip without the kids… Q: What did the J. stand for regarding J. Edgar Hoover? A: Judy… Patient: Doctor, you must help me. I’m under such a lot of stress, I keep losing my temper with people. Doctor: Tell me about your problem. Patient: I just did, didn’t I, you stupid SOB... Patient: Doctor, I have a problem. I feel unhealthy and depressed. Doctor: You should cut down on drinks. Patient: I don’t touch a drop. Doctor: You should cut down on smoking. Patient: I don’t smoke. Doctor: You should stop taking drugs. Patient: I don’t do drugs. Doctor: You should cut down on womanizing. Patient: Haven’t touched a woman in my life. Doctor: In that case, get yourself a drink, learn to smoke, do some drugs, and find a couple of girlfriends… Patient: Doctor you wanted to see me. Doctor: Yes it’s important sit down. Patient: What is it? Doctor: The test came and you’re going to die in 24 hours. Patient: What?! Doctor: There is more. Patient: What is it? Doctor: I meant to call you yesterday.. Doctor: Nurse, how is that little boy doing, the one who swallowed ten quarters? Nurse: No change yet… Murphy is a trainee nurse in his local GPs surgery. Last week the doctor said, “Murphy I’m going for a round of golf so I’m leaving you in charge, it’s always quiet on Wednesdays.” On his return the doctor asked Murphy how he’d got on. MURPHY. “I had three lady patients. The first complained of headaches so I gave her Paracetamol.”

Two Russian guys are walking down the street and they find a $100 bill. So one says, “Ok, lets buy bread for $1 and the rest we spend on vodka.” The other says, “I don’t get it, why do we need so much bread?” The Texan paid a visit to Galway, Ireland. He enters a pub and raises his voice to the crowd of drinkers. He shouts, “I hear you Irish are a bunch of drinkin’ fools. I’ll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back to back.” The room is quiet and no one takes of the Texan’s offer. Paddy Murphy gets up and leaves the bar. Thirty minutes later, he shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder. “Is your bet still good?” asks Paddy. The Texan answers, “Yes, “ and he orders the barman to line up 10 pints of Guinness. Immediately, Paddy downs all 10 pints of beer, drinking them all back to back. The other pub patrons cheer and the Texan sits down in amazement. The Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and asks, “If ya don’t mind me askin’, where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?” Paddy Murphy replies, “Oh.....I had to go to the pub down the street to see if I could do it first...” Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, Father, me dog is dead. Could ya’ be saying’ a mass for the poor creature?’ Father Patrick replied, “I’m afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church. But there are some Baptists down the lane, and there’s no tellin’ what they believe. Maybe they’ll do something for the creature.” Muldoon said, “I’ll go right away Father. Do ya’ think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?” Father Patrick exclaimed, “Sweet Mary and Joseph. Why didn’t ya tell me the dog was Catholic?”

Now don’t be talking about yourself while you’re here. We’ll surely be doing that after you leave… “Young man,” said the judge, looking sternly at the defendant. “It’s alcohol and alcohol alone that’s responsible for your present sorry state!” “I’m glad to hear you say that,” replied Murphy, with a sigh of relief. “Everybody else says it’s all my fault…”

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glow. Recent scientific studies on those living in close proximity to large concentrations of Scorpios reveal hair and tooth loss, shortness of breath and fatigue. Avoid prolonged contact and do not stare directly at a Scorpio... CANCER (June 21-July 22) You lose your #1 spot as the most obnoxious sign to the lowly Aries, but retain the bottom position awarded to that group whose sign is the overall most loathsome...Cancers... yuck‌


ARIES (March 21-April 19) This is a terrific month for shopping, but don’t bother bargain hunting. Buy anything your little heart desires. Credit cards are for today, not tomorrow. Write checks, borrow money, pay you American Express bill with your Discover short, take full advantage of those last few days between conviction and sentencing‌

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) An ocean cruise is in the offing this month and spirits are high. That trip to Bermuda that you’ve always dreamed of could become a reality. Swallow that fear of the Bermuda Triangle and enjoy yourself. Forget all that creepy stuff you’ve read about unexplained disappearances in that one little area...go... have fun...enjoy yourself...bon voyage...see you later...maybe‌

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) What can be said about these, the most marvelous of people? Good fortune, good looks, good times, good friends...Good Lord... I’d rather be a Gemini than Dolly Parton’s bra...

“A word to the wise... infuriating...�

— Hunter S. Thompson



LEO (July 23-August 22) If the Leo has one redeeming quality, it is the fact that the word Leo contains only three letters. This allows those born under this sign to spell their sign of the Zodiac least half the time, anyway...

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) The Virgo is average...average looking, of average intelligence, holding an average job that pays an average wage. They are average love-makers and average athletes. Virgos bore everyone except Leos, who regard them as narcissistic, stuck-up eggheads with too much money who spend entirely too much time on sex and sports‌

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Even the name evokes mental pictures of a sea of wimps...simpering, whimpering, useless, helpless, hopeless masses of pathetic little faces. The Libra is absolutely oblivious to this fact because the Libra is too wimpy to ask anyone what a wimp is. As a result they spend their spare time murmuring to themselves, “... at least I’m not a Scorpio...�

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Lower on the evolutionary scale than those born under any other sign, the Scorpio compensates by radiating a childlike innocence which bathes all those with whom they come into contact in a warm and comforting • 36 Years Of Telling You Where To Go • 2016

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Avoid large crowds and public places. Eat as little meat, fruits and vegetables as possible. Cut fluid intake by 85% and, whenever possible, sleep white lying in a fetal position near any public trash dumpster clothed only in a large 3-ply garbage bag that is tied tightly. If you are still in the same place tomorrow, retie the bag more tightly, cut out all food and fluids, tighten your fetal position and settle in for another night‌

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) Try as you may, success generally eludes you in all endeavors. Call this luck or being in the right place at the right time, but you pass the random urine screen at work. Following an after-work celebration at a local watering hole, however, you are stopped for speeding and the breath test indicates ‘tighter than Dick’s hatband’. Pass: 1. Fail: 1. Score: Capricorn: 0.......

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Disguise yourself as a goatherd and wander alone through the barren wastelands of Kenya for at least a decade. At that time you will be free to return to your homeland and continue your miserable life as a grocery carry-out boy in the tiny, failing discount store on the outskirts of Nowheresville, USA...

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Go gargle a rock, fish-face. You have an inborn lack of taste that would gag a grass carp. Sometimes in a dim light people with impaired vision mistake you for merely ugly instead of hideous. Go your way in dark places and shun all companions other than the slimy things abiding beneath rocks and slurry composed of the refuse of unspeakable things unnamed‌ Have a nice day.

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