Giving you the music a day early:
Days of the New hit it big with the stripped down, acoustic rock tune “Touch, Peel and Stand” in late ’97 and early ’98, and then three members split a year later, forming post-grunge act Tantric. While Days of the New has struggled, Tantric has gone on to release such mainstream rock hits as “Breakdown” and “Astounded” from their 2001 debut album and “Mind Control” from their 2009 album of the same name. The Kentucky rock band is continuing to tour, including a stop at The Village Juanita’s presented by 100.3 The Edge. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door. Joining Tantric are California rock band Adema and California/Oklahoma rock outfit Burn Halo. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m.
The Revolution Music Room opens its doors to present a night of local music. The bill includes Maumelle electronica metal group The Science of Sleep, who released an EP The World Awaits in December 2009; central Arkansas hardcore band My Hands to War; Believe the Hype!, a Little Rock act coming together from the metalcore and hardcore scenes; and experimental electronica band Medic Red from Perryville. The all-ages show begins at 9 p.m. with a $6 cover.
Between tours with artists such as Ryan Cabrera, Apache Stone and Under the Elephant, the five members of Tucker Jameson & The Hot Mugs also find time to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. And in between all that, the quintet records and tours solo, including a stop at Vino’s where the band will run through its pop-flavored rock sound. Cover is $7 with the music starting at 8 p.m.
This is the rather cryptic e-mail I received last week: “Rikki ‘D’ formally known as Taxes Rikki ‘D’ will be returning to the Little Rock circuit, but will be returning as ‘Little Rockin Rikki D.’ He will make his return at White Water Tavern on Thursday Aug. 19th, 9:00 pm. $4.00 at the door.” I also received a phone call from “Rikki D,” asking me to run the information. The show is also on White Water Tavern’s website so, check it out.
Here’s Tucker Jameson & The Hot Mugs with their “Summer Whine”: