Giving you the music a day early:
White Water Tavern welcomes two musical heavyweights from Tennessee and Alabama, respectively. In the Tennessee corner is Glossary, a Murfreesboro bleeding heart rock ‘n’ roll outfit who leave blood on the knobs with their tunes torched by country and R&B. The band’s newest album is Feral Fire, out Feb. 2, while the group’s 2007 release, The Better Angels Of Our Nature, is now available for purchase as a limited-edition vinyl LP through Little Rock-based Last Chance Music. In the opposing corner is Vulture Whale, a Birmingham, Ala., quartet that creates gritty rock ‘n’ roll from the Heart of Dixie powered by a raw, two-guitar attack but hides sugary sweet pop melodies up their sleeve. The music starts at 10 p.m. with a $6 cover.
Town Pump — the Riverdale dive bar institution — is under new ownership and has added live music to its lineup of cheap beer and mouthwatering hamburgers, including a visit from that color-coated, instrumental experimental rock trio Echo Canyon. The music kicks off at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover, and includes Conway band This Holy House with their pop-influenced folk rock. Echo Canyon — Scott Southern on drums, Matt Gore on guitar and Trey Burns on bass — is promising to debut new material along with old tunes that stretch across the musical landscape, dabbling in rock, reggae, funk, blues and jazz territory to create earthy, atmospheric, time-changing grooves.
Cybertribe and The Village welcome Philadelphia born, but New York City residing DJ AC Slater, an electronic artist who started off as a hardcore and freeform DJ before transitioning into house music and being commissioned to remix artists such as Moby and Drop the Line. Currently signed to the Brooklyn-based Trouble & Bass label, Slater’s recently started the label Party Like Us. Appearing with Slater at The Village will be Sleepy Genius, Shawn Lee and Paul Grass. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. with general admission tickets $10 advance and $15 at the door.
Martina McBride has hit the top of the country charts five times, with singles such as “I Love You” and “Wrong Again,” and earned multiple awards from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Trace Adkins‘ No. 1 country hits include “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” and he claimed the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist award in 1996. Now, the two country stars are teaming up for the Shine All Night Tour, visiting Verizon Arena. Tickets are available at the Verizon Arena Box Office for $35.75, $49.75 and $59.75 with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. showtime. McBride’s new album is the March 2009 release Shine, 10 tunes combining country with pop hooks and rock guitars, including the Def Leppard guitars of the title track.
Satellite Cafe is back to offering free, weekly music, and the Winston Family Orchestra — the keyboard, bass and drum trio of Liz Carroll, Sulac and Kristen Goodwin — will play at 9 p.m. Expect the group to perform short, quirky garage-pop music punctuated with keyboard, high hat and snare rhythms, and lyrics such as “I put some butter on your roll” (from the frantic “Wash Your Hands”).
Here’s a shot of Glossary, performing their atmospheric rock ‘n’ roll tale “Gasoline Soaked Heart”: