This Week’s Music

Future Islands.

Future Islands.

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

WEDNESDAY
Wichita, Kan., quartet The Travel Guide hits Stickyz for a midweek show, bringing what they call their “catchy indie rock songs that meander and make some weird noises every once in a while.” Their music might be a little challenging — sometimes loud and sometimes hard to classify — but the music is also totally accessible, the band likes to point out. Joining them will be local indie rockers The See and Twelve Tone Elevator, the noisy, garage rock of Daniel Craig and friends. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover for the 18-and-up show.

Last week, we profiled Adam Faucett in Sync so let’s return to that profile as we promote his show at White Water Tavern. “Faucett’s new record is Blind Water Finds Blind Water and is more of Faucett’s masterful electric folk music with his soulful, nearly operatic vocals, with the singer-songwriter’s powerful voice piercing through the sometimes darkly colored tracks.” That’s Faucett. Joining him is singer-songwriter James Jackson Toth’s Wooden Wand, who releases Farmer’s Corner on May 6. The album, in the words of his … Read more >

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Adam Carroll.

Adam Carroll.

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

WEDNESDAY
Team, the Dallas indie rock duo of Caleb Turman and Rico Andradi, visit Juanita’s as they tour in support of their Good Morning Bad Day EP, which is out May 6. Formed in May 2013, Team is the new project of Turman, a member of Forever the Sickest Kids, and who knows what this new project means for Forever the Sickest Kids. Joining Team is San Antonio alternative rockers Hydra Melody. The music starts at 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of.

THURSDAY
Paul Wall, the Houston hip-hop artist known for his rap hits such as “Girl” and “I’m Throwed,” arrives in Little Rock at Rev Room with Alabama hip-hop artist Triggaman, and Young Jose and The Corner Kingz. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets for the 18-and-up show $20 in advance and $30 for VIP. Wall was nominated for a Grammy (Best Rap Performance as a Duo or Group for Nelly’s “Grillz”), and has worked with fellow hip-hop stars such as Juvenile, Mike Jones and Bun … Read more >

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Tech N9ne.

Tech N9ne.

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

WEDNESDAY
The Slackers hit Juanita’s and this is noteworthy because the New York City band might be the only band in the U.S. that plays “imaginary Jamaican rock ‘n’ roll.” Take Jamaican ska along with reggae and dub and throw in some American blues, soul, ’60 rock and even country, and then you’d have The Slackers. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $12 in advance and $15 day of show. The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, a Memphis-based group that plays a melting pot of reggae, dancehall, gospel and good ol’ Stax Records soul, joins The Slackers along with local support from soulful blues outfit Brown Soul Shoes.

Austin, Texas, based country band Josh Abbott Band visits Rev Room. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 8:30 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $18 day of for the 18-and-up show. The Red Dirt-flavored band is touring in support of their Small Town Family Dream album, which was released in 2012 and includes the single “She Will Be Free.”

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Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown.

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

WEDNESDAY
How about a little free music on a Wednesday? That’s what South on Main‘s Local Live concert series features each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and this week’s musical artist is Amasa Hines, the Little Rock seven piece that plays what they call “psychedelic Afro-futurism.” So what does that mean? Think a melting pot of sounds from genres such as Afrobeat (of course), soul, psychedelic music, indie rock and more. The group, formed in 2010, released their All The World There Is album earlier this year.

Merle Haggard comes to the Robinson Center Music Hall. The concert starts at 7 p.m. with all-in tickets $50.50 and $61 with no additional fees or service charges. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets.

Jazz in the Park returns to the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park in downtown Little Rock for more free, weekly music from 6-8 p.m. The April slate of jazz shows features Dizzy 7 up first. Other bands include The Johnny Burnette Band on April 9, TwiceSax on April 16, That Arkansas Weather on April 23 and the Art Deco … Read more >

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The Salty Dogs.

The Salty Dogs.

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

WEDNESDAY
The Salty Dogs roll out their Too Old to Fight EP with a couple of events this week. The Salty Dogs play South on Main‘s Local Live series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is free. Then on Friday, the band holds an EP release party at White Water Tavern with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. No word on a cover.

Hunter Beard, the Little Rock-raised, Los Angeles-based rap artist and co-owner/CEO of Lion Pride Music Group, comes back home for a show at the Rev Room along with fellow Lion Pride artist and Little Rock hip-hop musician also living in Los Angeles, Keddy Mac. The 18-and-up show starts at 8 p.m. with cover $8 for 21 and up, and $12 for 18 to 20. The show includes Dirty Guap Gang, Shauna C, Autumatick, JMZ Dean, Grasshopper, 5:40, Budd Webb and more.

THURSDAY
AfroZep — Yes, the band name means pretty much what you think: Afrobeat and Afropop versions of Led Zeppelin songs with African horns and percussion. Some AfroZep tunes are mashups between legendary African musician Fela Kuti and … Read more >

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Patrick Sweany.

Patrick Sweany.

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

WEDNESDAY
Columbus, Ohio, high-powered rock ‘n’ roll band Two Cow Garage comes to White Water Tavern. Now, if you don’t care for punk- and alt country-fueled rock ‘n’ roll, this is not the show for you. But, if you do (and like bands such as Lucero and Glossary), catch the band led by Micah Schnabel at White Water and listen to the outfit’s 2013 release The Death Of The Self Preservation Society. Local band Mad Nomad, also mixing their rock ‘n’ roll with punk, opens the show. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $7 cover.

BoyMeetsWorld comes to Juanita’s. No, not the TV show. As the band says, “Forget the ’90s coming-of-age TV sitcom that comes to mind with the name, BoyMeetsWorld. BoyMeetsWorld, the band, is here to erase those thoughts.” And the poppy, alternative rock band does. BoyMeetsWorld brings its Spring Break Tour to town with local support from progressive-flavored indie rockers Motion in Color and punk band Wreckless Endeavor. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show with the music starting at 9 p.m.

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Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy.

Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy.

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

WEDNESDAY
Midweek means metal — at least this week — as Pennsylvania metalcore band Motionless in White roars into Rev Room. The band’s latest album is 2012′s Infamous, but expect some new music from the outfit later this year. Joining Motionless in White is Ohio metal group Like Moths to Flames, Michigan hardcore quartet For the Fallen Dreams and London metal quintet The Defiled. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of for the all-ages show.

Last week, local folk singer-songwriter Adam Faucett released his Blind Water Finds Blind Water with a local CD release show. Now, Faucett is back again, this time playing a 7:30 p.m. free night of music at South on Main, the Oxford American‘s cultural experience spot and restaurant. Mixing in soul with his folk music, Faucett’s new album was released by Little Rock’s Last Chance Records.

THURSDAY
Stoney LaRue plays Red Dirt country — a genre that blends a little rock ‘n’ roll, Western swing, Texas country and honky-tonk into music with an attitude. And … Read more >

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Sharon Corr.

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

THURSDAY
The Spring Standards come to Stickyz, and maybe this three-piece indie folk band from New York City will bring a shot of spring with them. Maybe. If not, one can depend on the trio to deliver some golden-voiced three-part harmonies and spontaneity as the band members trade out instruments during their live show. There’s a $7 cover for the 18-and-up show with the music starting at 9 p.m.

FRIDAY
Blind Water Finds Blind Water is the new album from the great Adam Faucett, and the singer-songwriter is celebrating the release of the album with a record release show at White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Faucett, known for his blending of folk rock with soulful vocals, worked on the very personal Blind Water Finds Blind Water for two years, and the 10-track record is being released via Last Chance Records.

The Departed — you might know them as Cody Canada and The Departed — are coming to Stickyz, playing their roots-flavored Americana, Canada is the former lead singer of Red Dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed (The Departed also includes Ragweed … Read more >

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

THURSDAY
Paleface is no longer just Paleface. The one-man indie folk band now includes girlfriend and drummer Mo Samalot, who also adds a little harmony vocals to the mix. But Paleface is still the singer-songwriter schooled by Daniel Johnston who has friends from The Avett Brothers to Beck, and it’s Paleface that visits White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Included on the bill is local act Sea Nanners.

Back in 2013, North Little Rock band Whale Fire released their debut album, Before You Run. Featuring co-lead vocalists/guitarists John Steel and Clay Grubbs along with Matthew Steel on backing vocals/bass guitar and Will Vick on drums/percussion, the album is a hazy, melodic take on indie rock with a touch of dream pop. Whale Fire comes to The Joint, playing a show with local electro-powered indie-rock band Collin vs. Adam. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover.

FRIDAY
Catfish music for the masses? That’s what Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition play and what local music fans can expect when the band visits White Water Tavern. The show is a … Read more >

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Houndmouth.

Houndmouth.

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

WEDNESDAY
The Howlin’ Brothers are not three brothers. They are the trio of Ian Craft, Jared Green and Ben Plasse, and what they play is original and traditional music created with upright bass, banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Call the music of The Howlin’ Brothers roots based with elements of folk, blues and bluegrass. The trio’s newest album is Howl, a 12-track recording produced by Brendan Benson, a rock singer-songwriter and member of The Raconteurs. The Howlin’ Brothers visit Juanita’s along with North Carolina-based, “Appalachian honky tonk” band The Honeycutters. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover.

Loud rock ‘n’ roll that swings with a hint of blues, soul and psychedelia. Think of bands such as Cream, Thin Lizzy and The Afghan Whigs. And hard rock ‘n’ roll with a touch of blues, soul and psychedelia is what San Diego’s Heavy Glow deliver when visiting Stickyz. The band’s latest album is Pearls and Swine and Everything Fine. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $3 cover for 21 and over, and $5 cover for 18 to 20 for the 18-and-up show.… Read more >