Giving you the music a day early:
Texas country music icon Pat Green is playing to growing crowds at club dates, including a stop at Revolution Music Room. The singer/songwriter known for his tunes such as “Carry On” and “Wave on Wave” is still out on the road, touring in support of his January 2009 release What I’m For. The album followed up the success of 2006’s Cannonball (No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country album charts) with another No. 2 spot. The album’s lead-off single “Let Me” also hit No. 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets for the 18-and-up show $25 in advance and $30 day of show.
For another kind of country, mosey on over to Juanita’s to catch Arkansas country musician Ryan Couron as he mixes his good ol’ boy attitude and storytelling with a little shot of country rock. His “Huntin’ or Fishin'” has earned radio play across the country, and elsewhere Couron and band (including songwriting partner and lead guitarist JC McInnis) detail living the country life on tunes such as “The Drinkin’ Song,” “Heaven” and “Until the Morning Comes.” The opening act is the Trey Hawkins Band, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. with their southeast Arkansas country rock. Cover is $10 for the 18-and-up show.
The New York Times has called Houston hip-hop artist Devin the Dude, “A brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow.” But while he remains a critical darling, the Dude is still an underground hip hop sensation. Fans can see what the buzz is all about as Devin the Dude visits The Village, headlining a show that includes a number of Arkansas hip hop acts, including 607, E Dubb, The 4×4 Crew and others. The event is hosted by Ron Mac with DJ Discipline on the turntables. The doors open at 8:30 p.m. with the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Here’s Pat Green with his “Carry On”: