Thursday’s Music

The Crystal Method.

Giving you the music a day early:

The electronica method of The Crystal Method is actually the duo of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, two Las Vegas boys who founded the group in Los Angeles in the early ’90s. About 17 years later, the duo have made a name for themselves through their music work in commercials, TV shows, films and video games, along with their thumping-breaks-and-big-beat live show. The duo visit The Village on their Divided By Night Tour, and local support will be provided by a host of Little Rock’s best electronica artist, including Sleepy Genius, Justin Sane, Ewell, Paul Grass and Andy Sadler along with a Dub Room featuring Digital Love, Sleek, Wolf E Wolf and Stepchild. The music starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $20 advance and $25 at the door.

Introspective country, high-energy rock and Americana ballads come together with a visit from Fayetteville act Matt Stell & the Crashers at Sticky Fingerz. The band, led by central Arkansas native Stell, is as much Lynyrd Skynyrd as Willie Nelson on their debut album, The Sound & the Story. There’s no announced opening act, but the music will start at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover for the 21-and-up show.

Here’s The Crystal Method with their “Name of the Game”: