Giving you the music a day early:
Who are Matt Jernigan, John McDaniel, Adam Sandling and Greg Thompson? Well, certainly not Led Zeppelin. That would be Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. But that’s certainly who Jernigan, McDaniel, Sandling and Thompson play, respectively, as the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso, named after Page’s famous symbol from Led Zeppelin IV. Formed in 1995, the group has toured excessively since, currently playing about 150 gigs a year, roaring through such Hammer of the Gods classics as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker,” “The Immigrant Song,” “Black Dog,” “Ten Years Gone” and more, from the must-haves to the deep tracks. Beyond the music, the quartet will bring the look and feel of the great Zep to Rev Room, and, in keeping with the Led Zeppelin tours of the mid-1970s, there will be no opening act. The show starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of for the all-ages show.
Sweetwater Abilene is a Missouri — not Great Plains of Texas — quartet who crank out punchy, guitar-rific slices of garage-flavored indie rock with a heavy foundation in folk. They like to call it western garage rock. The band visits White Water Tavern with the music starting at 10 p.m. Also on the bill is Adam Faucett, the Arkansas born and bred artist who released his third album, a 12-track recording of “Southern soul swamp opera” music titled More Like A Temple, last month. Faucett’s a fan of the “high, lonesome sound” of Appalachian folk musician Roscoe Holcomb; the country folk of Townes Van Zandt; Tim Buckley, but not his son Jeff so much; the art rock of the Velvet Underground; and the fiery soul of Otis Redding.
Here’s Zoso with their version of the Zep classic “Kashmir”: