Friday’s Music


Giving you the music a day early:

South Carolina hard rock band Crossfade visits Juanita’s, delivering a powerful shot of their rock sound based on heavy metal and post-grunge. The band’s newest album is the June 21 release We All Bleed so expect new tunes along with alternative and mainstream rock tunes such as “Cold” (a Top 20 pop hit), “So Far Away,” “Colors” and “Killing Me Inside,” from We All Bleed. The opening act is Pop Evil, a Michigan post-grunge act whose sophomore album War of Angels will be released in July, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. The doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door.

Singer/songwriter Roger Creager has spent more than a decade spreading his rocking version of Texas country, a version he brings to Stickyz that is built on his stories of late-night trips to Mexico and his wild honky tonk live image — an image learned from watching Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Expect a night of real country tales and rabble-rousing music, including Creager’s signature tune “The Everclear Song.” The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of for the 21-and-up show.

It’s going to be one wild Peabody Rivertop Party. First, the night will be hosted as usual by local hip hop artist and all-around-nice guy Epiphany, who will also be performing with his Gina Gee and his backing band One Night Stand. That’s a good enough reason to attend right there. But the night also features the hip hop music of EarFear, the mindblowingly good combination of 607 and his brother Bobby so bring your dancing shoes. And while we are not quite sure of the order of appearances, the night also includes straight out of Fort Smith the duo known as Tyrannosaurus Chicken with their freestyle trance Delta blues music. The party starts at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover for the 21-and-up event.

Here’s Crossfade with their “Cold”: