This Week’s Music

Run River North.

Run River North.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
Acoustic rock ‘n’ roll — that’s the music of El Paso, Texas, quartet The Dirty River Boys. And not rock ‘n’ roll stripped down and played acoustically, but energetic and infectious rock ‘n’ roll that just so happens to be played on mostly acoustic instruments. The band brings their outlaw folk sound to Stickyz. Openers are to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of for the 18-and-up show.

THURSDAY
North Little Rock cabaret pop punk band the Flameing Daeth Fearies are throwing a party at Rev Room and you’re invited. The party’s title? A Very Feary Brony Burlesque. The magical night celebrates the Brony and Pegasister fandom (fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) with burlesque and rock ‘n’ roll, and starts at 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Cover for the 18-and-up show is $10. Joining the Fearies (who will feature Jennifer Armstrong) are central Arkansas burlesque group Cabaret Kittens; Machete with Love, an “alternative hip-hop non-stop rocking funk rap” group; and Alexander … Read more >

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Slaid Cleaves.

Slaid Cleaves.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
When Vince Neil departed Motley Crue in the early ’90s, the rest of the Crue turned to heavy metal and hard rock singer John Corabi for a replacement. 1994′s self-titled album was the result, but Corabi only spent a few years with the band before Neil returned. Corabi, who has also played in Union with ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, visits Juanita’s. The music start at 9 p.m. with supporting acts to be announced. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of with the music starting at 9 p.m.

THURSDAY
Writing for Grantland, Steven Hyden described Natural Child‘s Dancin’ with Wolves as “a Flying Burrito Brothers record with the production of Goats Head Soup, and damn if they don’t pull it off.” R&B, blues and country — those are the roots of rock ‘n’ roll, and what this Nashville, Tennessee, band throws into their sound when they visit White Water Tavern. Local singer-songwriter Adam Faucett opens the show with his part-folk, part-rock ‘n’ roll music. Blind Water Finds Blind Water is his newest album. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with … Read more >

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Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
Electro, hip-hop, soul artist Archnemesis comes to Rev Room. Here’s why that is important, straight from Archnemesis’ Facebook: “Since [starting] in 2009, the Archnemesis sound has been in a constant state of evolution. With musical beginnings firmly established through a strict regimen of classical training on the cello and piano, eventually jazz theory and composition crept in, and more instruments like bass, drums and guitar were discovered and learned. The culmination of this vast musical knowledge ultimately shaped the Archnemesis sound before propelling it through a variety of analog stratospheres and into the digital realm of electronic music production.” Also on the bill is Whitman Bransford, Explicit and Jordan Van Der Berghe. The 18-and-up night of music starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of.

THURSDAY
California ska punk band Reel Big Fish play Juanita’s. You probably know them because of their ’90s hit “Sell Out.” Their newest album is 2012′s Candy Coated Fury. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. with new Jersey ska punk band Survay Says!, and local blues and rock band Charlotte Read more >

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The Whigs.

The Whigs.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
Raised in Indiana, Austin Lucas, born into a bluegrass and folk lineage, spent his early music career as a punk rocker. But he returned to his folk roots about eight years ago with the release of The Common Cold. Since then, he has released a number of albums, including 2013′s Stay Reckless, that showcase his Americana music with a punk’s spirt. This is the sound that Lucas brings to White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9 p.m.

Illinois-based metalcore outfit The Color Morale are part of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour, but first the band has a date at Juanita’s. The group released Know Hope in 2013, and are preparing for the release of Hold on Pain Ends later this year. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 day of show with the doors opening at 8 p.m. and the music starting at 9 p.m. Joining The Color Morale are Boston post-hardcore band Ice Nine Kills, who are also joining the 2014 Vans Warped Tour in Houston on Friday, along with Rhode Island hip-hop metal act Scare Don’t Read more >

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Kevin Gordon.

Kevin Gordon.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
Riot in the Rock at Juanita’s presents a number of Arkansas hip-hop and metal acts coming together for a night of bouncing, head-banging music. Acts include hip-hop duo 540, Pine Bluff rap collective 870 Underground and iWrek, a Little Rock-based group of rap and pop artists, meeting up with Little Rock heavy rock group At War’s End and Russellville modern rock act Dark from Day One. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show.

THURSDAY
Back in early March, Texas country band Micky and The Motorcars launched a Kickstarter campaign so they could raise money to record their follow-up album to 2011′s Raise My Glass. Twenty days and 856 backers later, the band — headed by the brother team of Micky and Gary Braun, brothers of Reckless Kelly’s Willy and Cody Braun — had raised more than $45,800, meaning fans of the act can expect a new Micky and the Motorcars album in the summer. Before all that though, check out Micky and The Motorcars at Stickyz. The … Read more >

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Lightnin' Malcolm.

Lightnin’ Malcolm.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
South on Main, the Oxford American magazine’s restaurant and cultural experience spot, continues its Local Live concert series with an appearance from That Arkansas Weather, a group of University of Arkansas at Little Rock-trained musicians who play a blend of jazz, funk, R&B and soul music. The free music starts at 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY
Ohio, emo-flavored alternative rock band Hawthorne Heights hit Juanita’s for a show in support of their new album The Silence In Black And White Acoustic, an all-acoustic cover of their 2004 debut album The Silence In Black And White. The band released their Zero album in June 2013. The band’s 10th Year Anniversary Tour stop includes On My Honor, a pop-punk group from Knoxville, Tennessee. Local support is from Consumers, a Sherwood progressive-influenced alternative rock band, and Little Rock metalcore outfit More Than Sparrows. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance.

FRIDAY
Kickstart the weekend with the Red Dirt-country music of Oklahoma-bred, Texas-based band Jason Boland & the Stragglers at Rev Room. The … Read more >

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Bobby Bare Jr.

Bobby Bare Jr.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
Chris Jericho, Renaissance man? Maybe. He’s a championship professional wrestler. He’s appeared on Dancing with the Stars. He’s appeared in movies such as MacGruber. And Jericho is also the lead singer of Fozzy, a heavy metal group that has released five albums since 2000. And, as Fozzy prepare for the release of their new album, the group are on tour, including a Juanita’s stop. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 9 p.m. with Little Rock metal act Minerva. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show.

Ces Cru, part of Tech N9ne’s Strange Music record label, visit Rev Room as the hip-hop duo of rappers Godemis and Ubiquitous tour behind their 2013 release Constant Energy Struggles. The Kansas City, Missouri, group’s fourth album hit No. 98 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Openers include a number of local artists, including Stephan James, iWrek, 5:40, Big Piph, Julius Czr, 870 Underground and Rozay Thrower. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $15 day of for the 18-and-up … Read more >

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The Winery Dogs.

The Winery Dogs.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
Leopold is actually Detroit native Daniel James, but as the head of Austin, Texas, band Leopold and His Fiction, James and bandmates create rock ‘n’ roll that splits both ends of the Detroit musical spectrum of Motown and The Stooges. The garage rock and bluesy soul of Leopold and His Fiction come to Stickyz. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover for the 18-and-up show.

Chuck Mead brings his backing band His Grassy Knoll Boys to Little Rock for a White Water Tavern show. Brad Williams and Nick Devlin of Little Rock honky-tonk country outfit The Salty Dogs are also a part of this show that starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover. Mead is the former frontman of the Grammy-nominated rockabilly country band BR549, and Mead is touring in support of his new album Free State Serenade, which continues Mead’s hillbilly blues and honky-tonk ride, and an album based on stories, legends and crimes from Mead’s childhood in Kansas.

OK, so this isn’t David Gilmour, Roger Waters and company, but Brit Floyd is described as the … Read more >

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Matthew Huff.

Matthew Huff.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
“So your girlfriend rolls a Honda, playin’ workout tapes by Fonda” — that’s one of the few couplets from Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s Grammy-winning hit “Baby Got Back” that can be published here. The controversial (at the time) tune seems kind of tame now, but “Baby Got Back” is a worldwide smash, a song known by most, even more than 20 years after its release. Sir Mix-A-Lot still tours behind the success of that song while playing other early rap hits such as “Posse on Broadway” and “Buttermilk Biscuits (Keep on Square Dancin’),” and he visits Juanita’s. Supporting acts are to be announced. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of with the music starting at 9 p.m.

THURSDAY
An evening of Christian pop and rock music arrives at First Security Amphitheater with a concert featuring TobyMac along with Skillet, Lecrae, Capital Kings, Tedashii and We As Human. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the music starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $26 for the lawn, $36.50 for reserved seats and $49.50 for general admission pit. TobyMac is the Christian … Read more >

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Casey Donahew Band.

Casey Donahew Band.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
American roots artist Moot Davis brings his music to Stickyz just a couple of weeks after the release of his new album, Goin’ in Hot. The Jersey-based musician recorded the album in Nashville, Tenn., and Davis wrote the album following a break up. So while the heartbreak of his earlier music is still present, Davis uses less of a Hank Williams Sr. and Dwight Yoakam sound, and more of a roadhouse rock sound on the new record. Oh, and Keith Richards was also an influence on the album. There’s a $6 cover for the all-ages show with the music starting at 8 p.m.

THURSDAY
Casey Donahew started playing his Texas country music professionally almost a dozen years ago (his first gig was at Fort Worth’s Thirsty Armadillo), forming his eponymous band along the way and releasing albums such as 2009′s Moving On, 2011′s Double-Wide Dream and last April’s StandOff, which hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart without the benefit of a country radio single. Casey Donahew Band play Rev Room. No word on the opening … Read more >