Giving you the music a day early:
I once met Cracker‘s David Lowery at the bar of a Ruby Tuesday’s in Metrocenter Mall in Jackson, Miss. He signed my CD single copy of “Euro-Trash Girl.” I still have that autograph, and Lowery and Cracker are still creating “Cracker soul” music, a mixture of desert-flavored Americana, country, psychedelia, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. A Camper Van Beethoven alumnus, Lowery is still on vocals and guitar, along with original member Johnny Hickman on guitar and vocals. The band’s latest is the 2009 release Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey so expect new tunes along with classics such as “Happy Birthday to Me,” “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now),” “Low” and hopefully “Euro-Trash Girl” when the band visits Revolution Music Room. Arkansas bluesman Jim Mize is the opening act, with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15.
White Water Tavern host a trio of central Arkansas bands with appearances by power trio gulch rockers Dangerous Idiots, minimalist alternative rockers Underclaire, and Sweet Eagle, a hard-charging Little Rock rock ‘n’ roll outfit with Alan Disaster, frontman of defunct punk rock outfit Smoke Up Johnny, on vocals along with Andy Warr of Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth. The music starts at 9 p.m., and cover is a donation at the door.
As much as I dig “Euro-Trash Girl,” here’s my favorite Cracker tune — “I Want Everything”: