Giving you the music a day early:
Rousing country rocker Stoney LaRue — Texas born but Oklahoma bred — returns to Little Rock, this time with a show at Revolution Music Room, to run through a collection of tunes that are a blend of Red Dirt country (Think Cross Canadian Ragweed and the like.) and pure American music. (Consider legends such as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Grateful Dead and Kris Kristofferson.) In the end, LaRue creates music that mixes and matches country with soul, rock ‘n’ roll and blues. The Midnight River Choir — with their Texas country rock — is the opening band, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. with their. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $10 in advance and $12 day of.
Once again the Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative presents their night of local bands covering legendary bands with the ACAC Halloween Cover-Up VIII at Vino’s, this time with The Flameing Daeth Fearies playing the part of KISS, Mad Trucker and Jen Shaw from Stella Fancy as Portishead, (Clap) Kidz Pop! as Belle and Sebastian, Osyrus as Common and Mandy McBryde as Loretta Lynn. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, and cover is $10 or $7 with a costume.
Speaking of cover bands, White Water Tavern is presenting local rockers The Moving Front as the legendary British band The Jam along with “a who’s who of local musicians performing” as Neutral Milk Hotel and Weezer. The great Halloween Cover Up Show gets going at 9 p.m. with cover $5.
It’s the night before Halloween, but it might seem like Halloween as Hank III and Assjack play The Village. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music at 9 p.m., and tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. The grandson of the legendary Hank Williams and son of Hank William Jr., Hank Williams III broke from the family’s musical tradition, creating his own musical blend of country, punk and metal to create a hardcore rockabilly/metal sound that attacks the senses with a raging and pummeling sonic assault. When Waylon Jennings asked “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”, he could have never seen the music of Hank III coming, whooping and a hollering on a blazing Dixie death train bound straight for hell.
Jester’s Entertainment is holding its annual Vampire Ball at Downtown Music. The musical lineup includes Conway punk rockers The Muddlestuds, North Little Rock thrash metal group Judgemental and The Hitman along with a best and sexiest costume contest. Admission is $15 for 18 and over, and $20 for under 18, and the all-ages show gets going at 8:53 p.m.
The Peabody Rivertop Party presents its Boo Bash. The night includes $1,000 for the best costume with celebrity judges selecting the winner along with live music from Little Rock cover bands Tragikly White and Crisis!, and a DJ and light show. Cover is $10 for the 21-and-up night.
A handful of River Market bars and nightclubs are joining forces to present Creepy Crawl, with the venues including Flying Saucer, Willy D’s, Prost, Deep, Underground Pub and Gusanos. A $10 admission to one venue will get you in the rest as well. The Flying Saucer part of the equation includes $3 beer specials on Dos Equis, Sam Adams Octoberfest and Boulevard’s Bob’s 47 Munich, along with live entertainment from Nevertrain from 9 a.m. to close and costume contest with first place earning a $100 gift card and second place a $50 gift card.
Here’s Stoney LaRue with his “Oklahoma Breakdown”: