Giving you the music a day early:
Here’s what Chris King has to say about Fayetteville party dance rockers Boom Kinetic as the band returns to Revolution Music Room: “It’s [a] non-stop party weekend when the boys from Boom Kinetic come to town! If you haven’t seen these guys mesmerize the dance floor, then you must not like things such as (A) a good time, (B) a roomful of happy beautiful people or (C) hit ’80s dance songs. 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. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. with an $8 admission price for the 18-and-up show.
Local pop-flavored indie rocker Bryan Frazier is fresh off a win at the Little Rock Film Festival’s Music Video competition for his “Angelene and the Alpha Ray” tune and playing a show at Sticky Fingerz as Bryan Frazier and the Action Figures. Co-headling the show are Southern California indie rockers Young the Giant (formerly The Jakes) who are signed to Roadrunner Records and preparing for a debut album release. The opening act kicking the music at 9 p.m. is Conway folk rockers This Holy House. The cover is $6 for the 21-and-up show.
The Campaign for Death Metal Purity Tour visits … where else? Downtown Music with a trio of bands: California death metal band Gravehill, Texas extreme metal band HOD and Chicago death metal act Cardiac Arrest. Arkansas support will be provided by Fayetteville death metal band Vore. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $7 cover.
It’s long days and hot summer nights so why not have a Long Hot Summer Night Jam at Cornerstone Pub? That’s exactly what’s happening at Cornerstone as the Argenta bar hosts some of Arkansas’ most talented bands to showcase Arkansas music. Hosted and headlined by local blues rock band Interstate Buffalo with special guests, the lineup of music includes Brent and Adam (“The Duo” from FreeVerse), Weakness for Blondes and Starroy. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 8 p.m. Cover is only $5. Works of art will also be for sale from Arkansas artists including Blake Fisher, Jake Jackson and Will Love.
The all-new Diversion, WIne Bar and Ultra Lounge is celebrating its … newness with a night titled The Remix featuring the music of Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers. The cover is $10 with the night starting at 9 p.m. Block and his cohorts promise a “relaxing soundscape for the real music lovers.” And they also promise a selection of cuts highlighting the group’s love of jazz, neo-soul and R&B along with tracks from Block’s debut album Outside the Box and guest artists. The special drink of the night will be the Real Music Lovers Peach Martini, and the first 20 guests will receive a new Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers beer glass. Seats are limited so arrive early.
Here’s Boom Kinetic in action with their “Ordinary People”: