Giving you the music a day early:
A January show was postponed because of snow and ice, and a May show was canceled, but The Revelations feat. Tre Williams are finally returning to Juanita’s. The band will deliver their electrifying re-imagining of classic ’60s and ’70s soul music, crossing the gritty, Southern soul of Stax with the dazzling, urban flash of Motown. A solo project by Williams grew into The Revelations, with its R&B rhythms, and bluesy guitar and organ. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 day of with the music at 10 p.m. for the 18-and-up show.
ILiveTheGoodLife.com, and Mix and Mingle Entertainment present The Ultimate Ladies Night Out at Robinson Center Music Hall with an appearance by R&B singer Monica and K Michelle. Joining the two stars will be Little Rock’s own star trumpeter Rodney Block and soul singer Jeron. Mr. Keith “Keef” Funny Man Glason, a finalist in the Arkansas’ Funniest Person contest, will host the event. The show will start at 8 p.m. with tickets $44.35 for the upper balcony, $48.50 for lower balcony, $55.15 for the mezzanine, $59.30 for orchestra seats and $75.75 for first six rows of orchestra. Monica is known for hits such as “The First Night,” “So Gone” and “Everything to Me,” and has released five U.S. albums, including her latest Still Standing which hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s R&B album charts. K Michelle is an up-and-coming R&B singer from Memphis, who will release her debut album in 2010.
Conway’s Plan B is hosting a Rock for Wildlife Benefit Show, with $10 donations at the door going to the Audubon Society to assist with the Gulf Coast cleanup and rescue of gulf wildlife. Beyond saving the ducks, pelicans and other wild creatures, patrons will receive a heavy dose of central Arkansas rock and metal. Slated to appear at the all-ages show are heavy rockers Bombay Black, ’80s metal and hard rock cover band The Meanies with Sharpe Dunaway, Little Rock rock act Eden Crow, Vilonia Christian metal band The Curse Follows, and Between Crows and Thieves. The show begins at 6 p.m. A $10 donation gains entry to the show and a ticket for door prizes. Each additional $5 earns another ticket for door prizes.
Bleu Edmondson mixes Texas country and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll, using the western sky to guide him and praising Dixie sweet and low all night long to create his “Travelin’ Man” music. The Red Dirt country rocker, influenced by artists such as Robert Earl Keen, Waylon Jennings and Bruce Springsteen, visits Sticky Fingerz to deliver his incendiary live show with moments of introspective soulful moments. The opening act is Little Rock folk rock artist Mandy McBryde, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 advance and $12 day of.
Little Rock’s best honky tonk outfit, The Salty Dogs spent the summer of 2009 recording their new album, Brand New Reason, an album filled with rural-living ballads, Bakersfield country and Texas swing along with rock ‘n’ roll rave ups. The album — released earlier this year — is The Salty Dog’s third album, and contains the brokenhearted misery march of “Words May Talk,” and country swingers such as “Rock and Roll Will Never Stay,” turbo-injected gallops such as a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Nadine” and the fuzzed out, glam rock excess of the T. Rex riff that kicks off “Knock 3X.” Catch The Dogs at White Water Tavern.
Reel Big Fish had been kicking out ska punk for half a dozen years before their “Sell Out” single introduced them to the masses — including a video in rotation on MTV — in 1996 and 1997. And the Southern California band has continued to create energetic, trumpet-powered ska punk, releasing a number of albums, including 2009’s Fame, Fortune and Fornication. The band visits The Village. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $13 advance and $16 at the door.
And, Friday and Saturday, Furlow Entertainment and Downtown Music are teaming up for a two-day event titled Rockin’ 4 Autism, with all proceeds benefiting autism research. Tickets for the two-day event are $15 for both nights or $10 for one night. Friday, the doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. from a lineup of bands including Southern metal band Sychosys, Hot Springs industrial rock band Jessica Seven, North Little Rock doom metal band Zucura, Little Rock heavy rock act Land of Mines and Little Rock rockers Danger Ready.
Here’s The Revelations feat. Tre Williams with their tune “I Don’t Want to Know”: