Here’s what’s on tap for live music Monday in and around Little Rock:
Local favorite Brave Combo comes to Stickyz for a night of “nuclear polka” from the Grammy-winning act, which is known for their Texas polka fusion sound that incorporates everything from rock and pop to Latin and mambo into polka. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of for the all-ages show.
Here’s Brave Combo at the National Polka Festival:
Polka? It’s Cool.… Read more >
The Dirty Streets.
Here’s music of note for the first part of this week:
The Dirty Streets come to White Water Tavern, and the music starts at 10 p.m. Here’s why this news is important: The trio sounds like some back-alley character covered in the grime of skid-row life. Dangerous, messy and sweaty for sure, but also possessing some street smarts, a poetic soul and the swagger of a tarnished prophet. Think of a band influenced by equal parts Iggy Pop, Led Zeppelin, Cream, New York Dolls and even a little bit of The Byrds. The Dirty Streets new album is Blades of Grass, a collection of Memphis-stamped rock ‘n’ roll.
Want a shot of free, live music? Go check out pop-flavored singer-songwriter John Willis when he visits Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway for an an upcoming episode of AETN Presents: On the Front Row. The show starts at 7 p.m., and audience members are asked to arrive at the studio by 6:30 p.m. Willis is promoting his King of the Cocktail Party EP, a collection of his piano-based pop music. The performance features Willis on lead vocals, piano and guitar; Chris Atwood on … Read more >
The Avett Brothers.
The Avett Brothers come to Verizon Arena on Nov. 8 and tickets — $46 and $53 — are available for the show. Recently, brothers Scott and Seth Avett along with band member Bob Crawford were interviewed by Rolling Stone. Read the interview here:
“The Carpenter feels like a lantern and Magpie … feels like a bunch of fireworks. With The Carpenter there’s a consistent sort of maturity and arc.” — Seth Avett… Read more >
Youngblood Brass Band.
Here’s what’s on tap for live music this weekend in and around Little Rock:
Just a few weeks back, Little Rock country rock outfit the Good Time Ramblers played a Little Rock club and delivered some new tunes along with songs from their back catalog, including their newest album, Bigelow Strange, and the eight tracks are filled with stories of teens stealing dad’s whiskey, dying mom-and-pop stores and girls breaking hearts. The Ramblers are looking at returning to the studio soon, perhaps in early 2014, but before doing so the boys are perfecting these new songs in the live setting, including a stop at White Water Tavern. Expect some of the best country rock around. The music starts at 9:30 p.m.
Live at Laman returns to North Little Rock’s William F. Laman Public Library’s main library. This month’s free show in the library’s lecture hall features Rena Wren, a Hot Springs singer-songwriter who will present her folk rock and indie pop while backed by her full band, The Good Guys. The music starts at 7 p.m.
Youngblood Brass Band — a 10-piece ensemble of hip-hop, brass and jazz improv — visits Stickyz… Read more >