Friday’s Music

Neon Trees.

Giving you the music a day early:

Taking their cues from ’60s garage rock and ’80s dance rock, Utah’s Neon Trees invades The Village to deliver their sound where big, poppy hooks cross with a solid classic rock foundation. Joining the band will be the danceable alternative rock of New Politics and Young the Giant, a California band making waves with their buzzy, beach friendly indie rock. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Since releasing their first studio album of original material since 2000 earlier this year with Roots, Shoots, & Wings, Big Smith, the Springfield, Mo., band composed of five cousins and one, fiddle-playing non-cousin, has been on the road seemingly nonstop, bring their bluegrass party to fans around the Southeast, Midwest and the rest of the nation. The band, an Ozark-Mountains powered, musical hootenanny of explosive bluegrass music mingled with country, rock ‘n’ roll and folk, return to Revolution Music Room with a 9 p.m. start time. Tickets are $6 for the 21-and-up show with Fayetteville’s Charliehorse, an Ozark-flavored Americana outfit with a rockabilly kick, starting the show. Prepare to be slammed by two fists of modern hillbilly music.

After debuting her mini-opera of a young Bill Clinton at the Little Rock Women’s Club earlier in the night, local songwriter and artist Bonnie Montgomery will present Billy Blythe at White Water Tavern as part of a late-night engagement. The production is a collaboration between Arkansas native and Little Rock resident Montgomery, and former college classmate Britt Barber, who now lives in Atlanta. It’s a one-act short work about a day in the life of teenage Clinton, who then went by Blythe, the surname of his biological father, who died before he was born. The story is based on real events recounted in Clinton’s 2004 autobiography My Life and that of his mother Virginia Clinton Kelley in her book, Leading With My Heart.

Colour Revolt, the Mississippi band consisting of Jesse Coppenbarger and Sean Kirkpatrick, bring their surging indie rock sound to Juanita’s as the band tours behind The Cradle, their August release. Badhand, the trio consisting of Aaron Copeland and former members of An Orangutan with a “kinda rockin, bluesy, Zeppelinish (of the 2000s)” sound, will open. The all-ages show begins at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover.

It’s Brad Paisley and his H2O Frozen Over Tour at Verizon Arena. You know what to expect. The night also includes Hootie-gone-country Darius Rucker, and Arkansas native and burgeoning country star Justin Moore. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Verizon Arena Box Office for $25 and $59.75, or in four packs for $79 and $199. Paisley is touring in support of his new album, American Saturday Night, which included the hit country tunes “Then” and “Water,” and his new greatest hits collection, Hits Alive.

Here’s Neon Trees with their “Animal”: