Giving you the music a day early:
White Water Tavern‘s night is stuffed with two Ohio bands who know how to electrify a crowd: Two Cow Garage and Patrick Sweaney. Sweaney creates bluesy roots rock straight from the Rust Belt, vintage rock ‘n’ roll swaggering and swaying under the weight of dirty guitar and Sweaney’s soulful howl. Two Cow Garage is known for their rough-hewed rock ‘n’ roll that mixes a rowdy, classic rock sound with alt country and punk, and whiskey- and cigarette-soaked vocals.
OTEP — the Los Angeles alternative metal act fronted by Otep Shamaya — is on the road again, including a visit to The Village on a tour that includes Massachusetts hardcore metal band Bury Your Dead, South Carolina death metal band Through the Eyes of the Dead and Iowa pop-flavored metal machine Destrophy. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music starting at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $16 advance and $20 at the door.
It’s been almost three years since Rolling Stone called dance-rock outfit Tigercity an artist to watch due to their formula of “Hall & Oates plus Brooklyn hipsters minus irony.” But since hipsters are everywhere now, the Brooklyn quartet that uses disco beats, ’80s synth saturated rhythms and Chic-inspired bass guitar to create their funky, indie pop has discovered an audience outside of Williamsburg, including Little Rock. A November show at Sticky Fingerz was electric, and the band returns to Sticky Fingerz for a night of dance rock. The Silent Years from Detroit and Wave Machines from Liverpool, England, are the opening acts, and expect the music at 8:30 p.m. with a $8 cover for the 21-and-up show.
Here’s a shot of Two Cow Garage in action with their tune “Humble Narrator”: