Friday’s Music

British Sea Power.

Giving you the music a day early:

English indie rockers British Sea Power released their fourth album Valhalla Dancehall in January and are touring the U.S. for the first time since 2008, including a stop at Stickyz. The opening acts are A Classic Education, an Italian alternative rock band that proves there is an Italian alternative rock scene, and ColourMusic, a Stillwater, Okla., pysch-pop band that writes tunes based on colors. The show starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $10 for the 21-and-up show.

Here’s how The City Champs, the Memphis, Tenn., trio of Joe Restivo, Al Gamble, and George Sluppick, introduce themselves: The “latest in a long lineage of Memphis musicians to grab the mantle of funky, soul-jazz instrumentals pioneered by acts like Booker T & the MG’s, Willie Mitchell and The Bar-Kays.” (And yes, that’s Al Gamble of the legendary — in some circles — Gamble Brothers Band.) The band also adds Latin jazz, psychedelia and ’60s film score influences to their music that floats and stings. Go check out the band when they visit White Water Tavern. The music starts at 10 p.m.

Iowa Christian metalcore group For Today is one of those bands that attract a mob when they visit so if you see a gang of teens and young 20-somethings hanging out in front of Downtown Music, don’t worry. The band is just bringing their Ignite the World Tour to Little Rock for a night of hardcore riffs and shouted praises to God and Jesus. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Joining For Today will be Pennsylvania metalcore band Motionless in White, Salt Lake City deathcore act Chelsea Grin, Michigan metalcore outfit For the Fallen Dreams and St. Louis Christian death metal group In the Midst of Lions. Local support will be provided by Hot Springs hardcore act Through The Looking Glass.

Mediums Art Lounge in downtown Little Rock presents Foreign Tongues with a visit from Alabama spoken word artist M.A. The HusSoul Man. Doors for the event open at 8 p.m. with the show at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. The debut event of Foreign Tongues, a poetry group featuring nationally ranked and local spoken word poetry slam artists, will also include appearances by A.P.O.L.L.O., Osyrus Bolly, Coffy, TJ, Ron Mc, Scorpio and more. The night also includes a open mic portion.

Here’s British Sea Power with their “No Lucifer”: