Giving you the music a day early:
Toubab Krewe brings their mixture of traditional African rhythms crossed with Southern rock, hip hop, reggae and country to Sticky Fingerz. The Asheville, N.C., quintet has learned the roots of West African music, journeying to Mali, Guinea and Ivory Coast in the five years since forming, and developing their unique sound of rock meets African. The opening act is Texas-based reggae rocker Cas Haley, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 advance and $10 day of show for the 21-and-up gig.
Just like their tour poster says, the kings of sludge have returned for their first U.S. tour in more than five years as New Orleans heavy metal legends Crowbar are on the road, including a stop at Downtown Music. Joining Crowbar will be Savannah thrash metal group Black Tusk along with local support from North Little Rock metal band Rwake and Knee Deep, a hard-hitting, Southern metal band that includes former members of Bloodletting Device, Skeeterdope and Mesionide. The show starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $12 advance and $15 day of show.
Here’s Toubab Krewe with their “Sirens”: