Wednesday’s Music


Giving you the music a day early:

Mention Danzig and people go: “Mother.” And it’s true the heavy metal band’s biggest hit is the 1988 challenge to parents. But with the band fronted by former Misfits lead singer Glenn Danzig on the road for their Blackest of the Black tour, expect a heavy dose of blues-based metal when Danzig visits The Village. 100.3 The Edge presents the show that also promises the return of reformed death metal gods Possessed along with Swedish death metal band Marduk, Oregon thrash metal outfit Toxic Holocaust and Georgia metal act Withered. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the music at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Seventeen years into their history, Ohio alternative rock band Filter released their fifth album, The Trouble with Angels, in August, 10 tracks of industrial rock with references to Galileo, partying with Nine Inch Nails and the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard. Of course, the Richard Patrick-fronted band are better known for their ’90s alternative rock hits, including “Hey Man, Nice Shot” and “Take a Picture.” So expect a dose of those hits along with complex yet brutal industrial rock when the outfit visits Revolution Music Room. The opening act has not been announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of for the all-ages show.

Future Leaders of the World‘s leader Phil Taylor has finalized the alternative rock band’s lineup, with Taylor on vocals and guitar, Ian Severson on lead guitar, “13” on bass, Russell Bullock on drums and Justin Amato on guitar. As the band awaits the spring 2011 release of their second album, the quintet is on the road putting new and old tunes to the test, including a stop at Vino’s. The music gets rolling around 8 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $13 day of show.

Conway’s favorite son and American Idol winner Kris Allen returns to the University of Central Arkansas for a show at Reynolds Performance Hall that will benefit Blackbird Academy of Arts Inc., a Conway-based nonprofit that’s mission is providing quality arts instruction to the Faulkner County area. The event is underwritten by Music Empowers Foundation, and tickets are $25 with the music starting at 8 p.m.

Here’s Danzig with “Mother”: