Giving you the music a day early:
According to John Cowan, his music has been described as “bluegrass, newgrass, gospelgrass and rock ‘n’ rollgrass,” but the former lead singer of New Grass Revival — a experimental bluegrass group that included Sam Bush, Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn — is simply trying to take acoustic music to places its never been before. And it’s with his new group The John Cowan Band that Cowan is warping bluegrass and blending musical genres. Cowan and band visit Juanita’s, with Chris Denny as the opening act. The cover for the 18-and-up show is $10, and expect the music at 9 p.m.
Fayetteville’s Boom Kinetic create dance-y pop rock music that is surprisingly original (with roots in ’80s pop music masterminds such as Toto and Men at Work) when playing their high-energy music, but also play a ton of pop covers, from Tears For Fears to MGMT. Boom Kinetic visits Sticky Fingerz. There’s no opening act with the music starting at 9 p.m. with $8 early admission for the 21-and-up show.
Raised in Oakland, Calif., but chilling in New Orleans now, rapper G-Eazy creates his music in his dorm room, listens to The Beatles and A Tribe Called Quest every day, performs with a live band and wears skinny jeans — but he’s no hipster, Of course, this is all according to his online bio. Decide for yourself who G-Eazy is when he visits Revolution Music Room. The opening acts are DJ Shawn Lee and local hip hop god, entrepreneur and CNN star 607, with the music starting at 9 p.m. for the 18-and-up show. Cover is $7.
Sixteen years after Nirvana dissolved following Kurt Cobain’s suicide, the Chicago-based Nirvana tribute band Nevermind (named after Nirvana’s explosive, pioneering 1991 sophomore album) continues the music of the seminal alternative rock band. Comprised of three brothers — J., Sam and Alex Veldman — Nevermind recreates the Nirvana sound (with 70-plus Nirvana tunes in their catalogue) and stage presence of the Seattle-based band, running through the “hits” — “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Heart-Shaped Box” — while hitting the deep-album cuts — “On a Plain,” “School” — that slapped early ’90s music in the face. Nevermind return to Little Rock, this time with a show at The Village. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music kicking off at 8 p.m., and general admission tickets are $10 advance and $13 at the door.
Here’s a shot of John Cowan in action with the tune “Good Woman’s Love”: