Giving you the music a day early:
Knoxville, Tenn., hard rock band 10 Years began recording their third album Feeding The Wolves in February, working with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf, Seether). Now the finished album is being mixed, and the outfit is on the road, playing new tunes and mainstream rock hits such as “Wasteland” and “Beautiful.” The tour includes a stop at Juanita’s with openers Fayetteville alternative rock band Silverstone and Osceola heavy rock-flavored, Southern grunge act Finding Jimmy Hoffa. Presented by 100.3 The Edge, the music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $12 advance and $15 day of show for the 18-and-up gig.
River Market mainstay Sticky Fingerz is turning 10 years old, and the birthday celebration is stretching over two days. Up first is Fayetteville party dance rockers Boom Kinetic. Formed in 2006, the band formerly known as Molten Lava, is a high-energy dance rock band that has been named Best Party Band Ever by the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards two years in a row. The band mixes in pop rock originals along with some of the ’80s greatest pop tunes. No word on ticket price, but the music starts at 9 p.m. for the 21-and-up show.
Pine Bluff hard rock/alternative metal band Out of Ashes drives up Interstate 530 to play a show at Downtown Music. Formed in November 2007, the group’s first album is the 11-track Miscellaneous Debris, which includes the melodic alternative rock of “Everchange” and “Place of Fear,” and heavier works such as “Why.” It’s a Neckbroke Entertainment presented Juvenile Cancer Benefit Show with proceeds benefiting a Pine Bluff 4-year-old diagnosed with brain cancer. Also on the bill are Jacksonville hardcore hip hop group InToXxX and Little Rock metal group Driven to Madness.
Straight from Memphis, one of the Mid South’s best party bands, The Venus Mission, plays The Peabody Little Rock RiverTop Party. Fronted by three female singers and backed by a crack band, The Venus Mission delivers R&B, disco and Top 40 classics from the last 40 years along with ’80s hits, from “1999″ by Prince to “Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. The music lasts from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a $5 cover for the 21-and-up show.
The Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative welcomes New Jersey band Screaming Females. The indie rock trio influenced by Sleater-Kinney and the Pixies is fronted by Marissa Paternoster, who possesses a howling voice and guitar chops a plenty. The all-ages show starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. Also on the bill are local hardcore punks The Thing That Always Explodes, Fayetteville indie rockers The Rox and Tulsa, Okla., group Dave Dean’s Musical Forklift.
Here’s 10 Years with their “Beautiful”: