Giving you the music a day early:
The Damn Bullets — the trio of Joe Sundell, DJ Bennett and Graeme Higgins — return to White Water Tavern to unleash their blending of blues, folk, country and rock and tales dealing with love, death, the afterlife, friends and characters such as Georgia Brown and “Good Time Charlie.” Joining the group will be 2ME, an outfit with roots in Sacramento, Calif., coffee houses who play an impassioned blend of Grateful Dead and Paul Simon inspired folk ‘n’ roll.
Lost Dogs, a drama following the life of a youth as he struggles to grow up in the city, is a feature film directed by Arkansas filmmaker T.H. Dunlap. The film will premier at Market Street Cinema before appearing in next week’s Little Rock Film Festival. The film is also the screen debut of one Rockst*r Jones, the local hip hop artist formerly known as just Rockst*r who changed his name to distinguish himself from the phrase “party like a rockstar” and Rockstar Energy Drink. Jones plays a mentor to a group of wayward youth. Following the film’s debut at Market Street, Jones will change from actor to hip hop artist for the film’s premier Lost Dogs After Party at Juanita’s, featuring the music of Hyde and Hyde vs. the Spies, and Rockst*r Jones with DJ Discipline. The event kicks off at 9 p.m. with tickets $7 at the door.
First off, kudos to Canadian hardcore group Cancer Bats for their choice of band name. Since forming in 2004, you’ve come to destroy with your blending of hardcore, Southern metal and punk rock; the name is a good start. But Cancer Bats is just an opener for a concert at The Village. The headliner is Buffalo, N.Y., outfit and Epitaph Records act Every Time I Die, an act known for their Southern rock influenced hardcore metal. Yes, Southern rock influenced hardcore metal. Rounding out the bill is Atlanta quintet Norma Jean, who love heavy metal music, barbecue and dinosaurs. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 advance and $20 day of show.
Fayetteville party dance rockers Boom Kinetic are the featured attraction at The Peabody Little Rock’s RiverTop Party. Cover is $5 for the 21-and-up show with the music starting at 8 p.m. Formed in 2006, the band formerly known as Molten Lava 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.
Here’s the Damn Bullets with “She’s Waiting There” following some TV banter: