Giving you the music a day early:
As a younger artist, Duwayne Burnside back both his legendary father R.L. Burnside and the similarly legendary Junior Kimbrough as the pair introduced North Mississippi hill country blues music to the masses. Beyond working with his late father and the late Kimbrough, Duwayne Burnside has fused hill country blues with soul, working with Cedric Burnside as Duwayne Burnside and the Mississippi Mafia, and with the North Mississippi Allstars on their Polaris album. After a few years raising a family in Holly Springs, Miss., Duwayne Burnside is back playing live, including a visit to White Water Tavern.
A trio of Little Rock indie acts set up shop at Juanita’s for a night of music. After a couple of benefit shows and a night spent as the jangling, college-rock side of R.E.M., tight, post-punk rockers The Moving Front return to the stage, joined by Magic Hassle, the loud, indie rock side project of David Slade and Matt Quin from American Princes. Joining them will be Underclaire, a minimalist alternative rock band who released their third album, Making Sky, earlier this year. The 18-and-up show starts at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover.
Sure, their name might sound like a Beavis and Butthead joke, but New Orleans group Goatwhore is actually a black metal band with a ferocious sound consisting of former members of such New Orleans sludge metal greats as Acid Bath, Crowbar and Soilent Green. Goatwhore will unveil their black magic sound of fist-clenching, formidable metal during a visit to Downtown Music. Also on the bill are death metal band Black Blood Division (which includes members of Seattle doom metal band Burning Witch), Conway death metal band Izamal and Little Rock metal band A Darkened Era with their combination punch of death metal rhythms and hardcore riffs. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $10 cover.
Vino’s hosts a Hope for Haiti Benefit featuring a quintet of Arkansas acts. Included in the show are El Dorado death metal band Once Exiled, Hot Springs progressive rock act Stereo Sound, Hot Springs hardcore metal band Our Friends Fall Silent, Little Rock hardcore metal outfit Rivalry for Ruin and Arkansas hardcore punk band Hi-Five City. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $10 cover.
Here’s Duwayne Burnside in action with “The Sky Is Crying”: