Giving you the music a day early:
The story of the Heartless Bastards might have started in Ohio, but the band’s sound is rooted in the black dirt gold of the Mississippi Delta. Just check out the band’s February 2009 release The Mountain, a bluesy shout of jagged garage-y rock ‘n’ roll filled with grit, grime and killer guitar riffs, such as the grinding title track. It’s not all blues and garage rock though, as the band softens their focus with mandolins and banjos on other The Mountain tracks. The Heartless Bastards will visit Juanita’s. The show starts at 9 p.m. with two local acts taking the stage first: the roots rocking Jonathan Wilkins & the Reparations, and the gritty, punkish rock roar of Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth. Tickets are $10 advance and $12 day of for the 18-and-up show.
Saliva, the Memphis, Tenn., post-grunge hard rock band known for their modern rock hit “Always,” is making a return trip to Little Rock, playing the Revolution Music Room. Presented by The Edge 100.3, the music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the 18-and-up show for $15. Tickets day of show will run $20. The quintet is currently working on their sixth Island Records album, due to be released in the summer. The group’s 2008 release Cinco Diablo spawned the mainstream rock hits “Family Reunion” and “How Could You?,” and the band’s songs include other mainstream and alternative rock hits such as “Ladies and Gentlemen” and “Your Disease.” The opening acts are Florida alternative rock outfit Since October whose new album Life/Scars/Apologies is out in June, and Texas, active rock band Anchored, who are on the road in support of their newest album, Listen To This, with its first single “Dirty In Texas (D.I.T.).”
Here’s the Heartless Bastards with the title cut from their newest album The Mountain: