Giving you the music a day early:
The week gets started off loud at Stickyz with a visit from White Hills, a Brooklyn-based band that plays mesmerizing space rock, heavy on the effects and layered with psych rock but powered with raging guitars. Also on the bill are Little Rock hard rock/metal act Iron Tongue, who play brutish rhythms influenced by grunge and old-school bluesy rock, and Sleepy Sun, a California band that plays desert plains blues, filled with slabs of psychedelic rock. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. with a $6 cover for the 21-and-up night.
Abandon Kansas is not just a good idea, it’s also the name of a band, a Wichita four piece who formed in 2006 and are touring in support of Ad Astra Per Aspera, a record mixing their rock sound with their deep faith. The outfit comes to Downtown Music along with the Fayetteville Christian punk act The Wedding and California raw rock outfit Showbread. Local support is provided by Conway punchy alt rock act The Alexei. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door.
Here’s White Hills with their “Dead”: