Giving you the music a day early:
Before there was Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes, there was G. Amber Valentine and Ed Livengood of Jucifer. The hellacious one-two punch rides the wall of sound created by Valentine’s grinding guitar and Livengood’s thunderbolt drumming, creating a metal blast of music that tap dances on the throat of The White Stripes. The nomadic duo return to Downtown Music to bring their self-described “blackened doom/grindgaze/brutal folk.” The opening acts are North Little Rock metal Rwake, Conway hardcore metal act Crankbait and Necklace of Heads, a collection of members of Headdress and Pack of Wolves. The music gets going at 8 p.m. with a $10 cover.
Halloween is all about the tricking and the treating, and Revolution Music Room is treating local music fans to a return trip from those merry Memphis hip-hop tricksters Lord T & Eloise. The show gets going around 8:30 p.m. with the opening act to be announced. Tickets for the all-ages night of music are $10 in advance and $15 day of show. For the uninformed, Lord T & Eloise is a blend of Palace of Versailles-flavored aristocrunk with a heavy dose of humor and visuals as the duo (Lord Treadwell and Maurice Eloise XIII with DJ MysterE) create their funky hip hop. As Rev Room co-owner Chris King says, “It’s Halloween. With Lord T & Eloise. Don’t make me say it twice.”
Here’s Jucifer with their “The Mountain”: