Friday’s Music


Giving you the music a day early:

Hinder is coming to The Village. The Oklahoma hard rockers’ third album, All American Nightmare, is set to drop in December, and the boys are on the road, playing the new tunes and the hits, including “Lips of an Angel.” And thanks to “Lips of an Angel,” the hard rock band influenced by Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses had a debut album sell more than 3 million copies. For the band’s first Little Rock appearance since Riverfest 2009, they will be supported by Canadian post-grunge band My Darkest Days. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 day of show with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. show. Also on the bill is Default, whose new album Comes and Goes was released in October. The outfit was discovered by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger shortly after forming in Vancouver back in 1999, and since then the band has earned success on the mainstream and active rock charts.

It’s funk meets zydeco as Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe bring their musical party to Sticky Fingerz. Born Troy Carrier in Church Point, La., Dikki Du has been creating grooving, funky and hypnotizing zydeco music since the age of 9, creating dancing days for south Louisiana and points northward. There is no opening act so expect the music around 9:30 p.m. with a $5 early admission price for the 21-and-up show.

Fayetteville party dance rockers Boom Kinetic released their first, full-length album Part Gray/Part Bright Light with three shows across their native state earlier this month, including the Revolution Music Room. Now the band returns again for a night of uptempo dance rock originals, heavy on the synths and guitars, and a collection of the best of the ’80s pop rock and synthpop. Formed in 2006, the band, formerly known as Molten Lava, is a high-energy dance rock band that has been named Best Party Band Ever by the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards two years in a row. There’s no opening act so expect the music at 9:30 p.m. with an $8 early admission price for the 18-and-up show.

Big Silver, a Little Rock rock ‘n’ roll act with pop melodies, comprised of members of Boondogs and The Salty Dogs, who released their Tributary album on Max Recordings in December of last year, return for one of their rare live appearances at White Water Tavern. Arranged and recorded in a weekend, Tributary is the group’s fourth album and second for Max Recordings.

The night after Thanksgiving, Downtown Music rocks with a visit from Smile Empty Soul, a Los Angeles band known for their guitar-driven hard rock attack. The band’s latest release is the August 2009 album, Consciousness, which spawned the hit “Don’t Ever Leave.” Joining Smile Empty Soul will be Earshot, a five-piece known for delivering their blend of hard rock and alternative metal, New York City rock outfit Edisun and Se7en Sharp, a Jacksonville-based hard rock crew. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets $10 advance and $13 day of show.

While stand-up comedian Kevin Hart has found success in films such as Meet Dave, Superhero Movie, Fool’s Gold and his lead in Soul Plane, he remains a live comic at heart, getting his start at such comedy clubs as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Hart brings his Thanks for the Laugh Comedy Tour to Robinson Center Music Hall at 8 p.m., with tickets $27.40 to $45.90 with the usual Ticketmaster charges.

Here’s Hinder with a fan-made video for their “Better Than Me”: