Giving you the music a day early:
Matador Records’ Harlem — who actually formed in Phoenix until relocating to Austin, Texas — spent the latter part of July and early part of August opening for Jack White’s The Dead Weather. Led by dual vocalists Michael Coomers and Curtis O’Mara (the duo switch between guitar and drums), Harlem, a trio known for their infectiously shambolic yet hook-filled garage rock, played some of America’s great music palaces: Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, The Fillmore in Detroit, etc. But for a Southern tour, it’s just Harlem. Expect a visit to Sticky Fingerz with a 9:30 p.m. start to the music. Cover is $8 for the 21-and-up show with the opening act to be announced.
It’s time to party again with good old swamp-infused rock as Cowboy Mouth returns to the Revolution Music Room. Drummer Fred LeBlanc is the master of ceremonies, sitting front and center on his drum stool. The party-hearty, New Orleans band blends rock, punk, country, blues, Zydeco and whatever else fits into their musical casserole for one darn good time. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 8:30 p.m. with a $10 cover for the all-ages show.
Murder by Death is the Indiana quartet of Adam Turla on vocals and guitar; Sarah Balliet on cello and keyboards; Dagan Thogerson on percussion; and Matt Armstrong on bass that is known for cranking out serious slices of rich Americana music. Catch the band at Downtown Music. Oklahoma folk rocker and Little Rock favorite Samantha Crain is the opening act along with Ninja Gun, the musical act fronted by Johnathan Coody with their pop, country and punk sound. The music starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $12 in advance and $14 day of show.
Here’s Harlem with their “Gay Human Bones”: