Giving you the music a day early:
The upcoming South by Southwest 2011 in Austin, Texas, is attracting a number of bands, and fortunately some of these bands are stopping in Little Rock as a warm-up to their Texas gigs. One of those bands is Nashville, Tenn.’s Kopecky Family Band, a six-piece outfit visiting Stickyz for a night of their indie rock incorporating cello and violin. The opening act is to be announced, but the music starts at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $8 for the 21-and-up show.
Glossary, the Tennessee-based outfit known for their bleeding heart rock ‘n’ roll tunes torched by country and R&B, released their sixth full-length album Feral Fire last year. And the band is still on the road promoting it, including a stop at White Water Tavern. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. Also on the bill is The Small Ponds, the duo of former Whiskeytown member Caitlin Cary and Matt Douglas, a former member of pop ensemble The Proclivities. The pair play “wide-ranging, emotionally packed” tunes with “clearheaded, clear-spoken lyrics; precise, knowing arrangements.” New York State alt-country outfit My Cousin The Emperor round out the bill.
Memphis native Zach Myers manages a band and plays guitar in two others, one of whom happens to be Florida hard rock quartet Shinedown, an outfit known for hard rock tunes, and mainstream and alternative rock radio hits such as “The Crow & the Butterfly” and “Second Chance.” But it’s a solo-guitar playing Myers who visits Juanita’s on his Soullow Tour that includes Chris Allen of Memphis alternative rockers Ingram Hill. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Local support will be from Cabot rock ‘n’ roller And Then There Was Bear (Brandon “Bear” Alanis), Vilonia Southern metal act BodyDrop and Russellville’s Afternoon Delight, a band that plays heavy, blues-soaked hard rock.
Here’s Kopecky Family Band with their “Birds”: