Wednesday’s Music

Honky.

Giving you the music a day early:

With a tune titled “Love to Smoke Y’r Weed” set to a heavy-metal-gone-ZZ Top groove, you can bet an Austin, Texas, band by the name of Honky knows about a good time and good music. Music fans can check Honky out for themselves when the Texas hard rock band visits Juanita’s. Joining them will be Little Rock rock acts Sweet Eagle and Badhand along with Memphis rock ‘n’ roll group The Dirty Streets. The show starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover. Of note: Honky guitarist Bobby Rock is recovering from foot surgery so Bad Livers’ guitarist Danny Barnes is filling in, with the regrouped band titled 2 Parts Honky, 1 Part Danny Barnes. Expect good times no matter what.

Given the choice between entertainment or death, most would choose entertainment. But when the Entertainment or Death Tour visits The Village, fans of heavy metal can choose both, with California rockers Black Veil Brides — who look like a cross between Edward Scissorhands and Motley Crue — headlining the gig. Also on the bill are William Control, the electronica side project from Will Francis of Aiden, and Motionless in White, a Pennsylvania metalcore band whose debut is out Oct. 12, with local support from Hot Springs progressive rock act Stereo Sound. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

The four members of San Diego group Cattle Decapitation simply call their music “death metal progressive grind,” and that’s what the group will bring to Downtown Music as they headline a night of vicious music. Also on the bill are Dallas death metal band Devourment, Arizona deathcore act Knights of the Abyss, San Diego death metal outfit Burning the Masses and California death metal group Sons of Aurelius with local support from Heber Springs death metal quintet ShadowVein. The show kicks off at 6:45 p.m. with doors at 6 p.m., and tickets $12 in advance and $15 day of show.

Here’s Honky with their “Love to Smoke Y’r Weed”: