Giving you the music a day early:
Sticky Fingerz presents a trio of indie rock acts with visits from The Most Serene Republic, Annuals and What Laura Says. Co-headliner The Most Serene Republic are a JUNO Award-nominated sextet known for their crossing of rock with baroque pop while fellow co-headliner Annuals are a North Carolina band who describe their music as “Experimental Jungle Pop,” although it’s better described as cinematic indie rock that draws from guitar-based rock, lush vocal harmonies and experimentalism. Arizona band What Laura Says is a desert mix of stomping blues, gospel and folk. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. with cover $8 for the 21-and-up show.
A show at Revolution Music Room features Seattle indie rockers The Classic Crime, and alternative rockers Ivoryline, a Tooth & Nail Records act just like The Classic Crime. Local support will come from Hot Springs progressive rock act Stereo Sound. The all-ages show begins at 8 p.m. with tickets $10 advance and $12 day of show.
Travis McElroy’s Thick Syrup Records is celebrating its fourth anniversary with the Thick Syrup Anniversary Party at White Water Tavern, featuring reunited bar rockers Smoke Up Johnny and an also reunited Androids of Ex Lovers. Expect a rousing uppercut of central Arkansas flavored real rock from the former, and garage-flavored, experimental music created solely with bass, drums and howling, bluesy vocals from the latter. Also on the bill are Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, “mystic Indian hitmakers” who kick out “white trash power pop” — better known as gritty, power trio rock. Happy birthday Thick Syrup.
I Am The Life presents The Gemini Party at Bill Street, promising two parties, one kicking it. Or, as it says on the flier for the event: “2 Parties 1 Kickin It.” The Lounge inside will include SeanFresh, Jeron and Epiphany featuring Gina Gee with Pleasant Music backing up the musicians with live music, and The Club on the patio will include DJ Greyhound on the turntables and performances by EarFear and Rockst*r Jones. The party starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover for the 21-and-up event. Ladies and Geminis get in for $5 before 10 p.m. The flier also says the party is the “only place you need to be on the 22nd.”
Surely no government body voted to declare Saturday National Sulac Day, but that’s what the Town Pump is calling a celebration of the man known as Sulac as three of his five dozen bands play: Hector Faceplant, Winston Family Orchestra and Physical Science. The music starts at 10 p.m. with a $3 cover.
Here’s Annuals live in concert: