Giving you the music a day early:
He’s called the “Dirty Old, One-Man Band.” Not by the media or fans, but self-proclaimed. He likes that name because Scott H. Biram captures blues, psychobilly, country and punk in a jar, violently shakes and then releases it for his primal blues rock. Biram will bring his devilish pulpit of tour-de-force music to Juanita’s. The show starts at 10 p.m. with cover $7 for the 18-and-up show. Joining Biram will be the duo of Joey and Kelly Kneiser from Glossary, the Tennessee rock band known for their fiery anthems tinged with country and R&B. Local support will be provided by local rockers Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth.
Ten local country acts — Tony Melton, Neal Travis, Heather Swain, the Alan Hunt Band, Ashley Quinn, Brian Mullen, Gwendlyn Kay, Lindsey Triplett, Bretten Low and The Luke Williams Band — are converging upon Revolution Music Room to compete in the finals of the KSSN Colgate Country Showdown. So what does the winner receive? A chance to move onto the state finals at the Arkansas State Fair in October. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. with cover $5 for 21 and over, and $10 for 20 and under.
Hot-rod Arkansas rock ‘n’ roll collides with blues-fueled Memphis rock ‘n’ roll as Little Rock act Jeff Coleman and the Feeders teams up with The Dirty Streets for a show at White Water Tavern. While Coleman has been providing organ, piano and background vocals to Little Rock Americana band Good Time Ramblers, with the Feeders one can expect Southern rock ‘n’ roll chock full of hard rock, blues and honky tonk country influences. And The Dirty Streets? A young rock ‘n’ roll outfit with punk and soul roots raised on MC5, Deep Purple, Sly & the Family Stone and Led Zeppelin.
Neckbroke Entertainment and Downtown Music presents Synfest V, including music from Evacuate the City, Bolt, Sh*tfire, Iron Ton, Knee Deep, Sychosys and A DarkEnd Era. Each band will play a 30-minute to 40-minute set. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the music at 7 p.m., and cover is $7. Downtown Music will also feature door prizes and drink specials both nights, and the kitchen will be open.
Here’s Scott H. Biram with “Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue”: