Giving you the music a day early:
With a number of pop hits in his repertoire, Michael Buble brings his Crazy Love Tour to North Little Rock and Verizon Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $51.50, $71.50 and $91.50 at the Verizon Arena Box Office. Buble’s summer release Crazy Love hit No. 1 earlier this year, and the tour is Buble’s biggest, presenting a home for live productions of hit tunes such as “Home” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.” Concert-goers can also expect classics such as “Stardust” and “You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You.”
For more than two decades, EyeHateGod has been one of the faces of the New Orleans metal scene, with the group created pure south Louisiana sludge metal, a mix of Southern rock, punk and blues. The band comes to Downtown Music along with Goatwhore, a fellow New Orleans band known for their death metal, and Phobia, a California grindcore band that just released their newest album, Unrelenting. The doors open at 7 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $17 day of show.
Michigan psychobilly trio Koffin Kats have a tune titled “Saw My Friend Explode Today,” which starts off innocently enough with lead singer Vic Victor singing, “I saw my friend explode today right before my eyes/I wear his blood impatiently as if I’m waiting to die.” Then the tune explodes with the gallop of upright bass, guitar and drums. Other ferocious anthems cover the topics of drug use, self-loathing and a girl named Rock and Roll. Koffin Kats visit Sticky Fingerz. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with a pay-what-you-can ticket price for the 21-and-up show.
Here’s Michael Buble with “Sway”: