Giving you the music a day early:
Austin, Texas., via Boise, Idaho, artist Andrew Anderson funnels his folk rock tales and mandolin playing through a raw, blues rock sound, creating timeless Americana music in the vein of The Band meeting Social Distortion. Anderson visits Juanita’s, headlining a show featuring two local acts: the boisterous, beer-raising roots rock of Jonathan Wilkins and the Reparations, and Dave Raymond and Present Company, a band fronted by the former Mulehead guitarist that creates Arkansas rock filled with real-life experiences. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $6 cover for the 18-and-up show.
Cleveland roots rock band and central Arkansas favorites The Magpies return to White Water Tavern and this time around the microphones are out as Little Rock record label Last Chance Records records the show for a live album to be released later in 2010. The quartet formerly known as Roger Hoover and the Whiskeyhounds (Hoover is The Magpies vocalist and guitarist.) deliver a rowdy rendition of twangy rock ‘n’ roll — blending rock, blues and folk — with a live show that is fist-pumping rock recreated for the barroom crowd. The show starts at 8 p.m. Expect “Girl on the Hill,” “Picture Me in a Love Song” and “She Knows How” among the indie folk rock revivalist tunes.
Big Rock 93.3, Revolution Music Room and a number of Arkansas rock bands are joining forces to host a Fundraiser for Makenna, a young cancer patient. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a $5 minimum donation for the all-ages show. The music will be provided by Russellville heavy rock act McCuin, who recently released their newest album of Arkansas-bred modern rock; Little Rock rock outfit Four on the Floor; local heavy rock act Eden Crow; and Typhoid Mary, a cover band that promises every song played by them is a song you will know, including party dance, country, rock, funk, alternative and blues covers.
Here’s Andrew Anderson with a solo rendition of “The Hawk”: