Friday’s Music


The Salty Dogs.

Giving you the music a day early:

Little Rock’s best honky-tonk outfit, The Salty Dogs, return to the stage at White Water Tavern for a little bit of that Bakersfield sound mixed with Chuck Berry rock ‘n’ roll, rural-living ballads and Texas swing. The band’s latest release was Brand New Reason, an album that contained the brokenhearted misery march of “Words May Talk,” country swingers such as “Rock and Roll Will Never Stay,” turbo-injected gallops such as a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Nadine” and the fuzzed out, glam rock excess of the T. Rex riff that kicks off “Knock 3X.” The music starts at 10 p.m.

Memphis metal band Egypt Central has been perfecting their sound since 2002, but it’s really in the last few years that the outfit has been discovered by fans of the genre. A lot of that has to do with the band’s incessant touring, including spots on Ozzfest, the Family Values Tour and opening for Disturbed in North America, but also because of the band’s “You Make Me Sick” and “Taking You Down” appeared on a wrestling video game. The band is on the road again, visiting Juanita’s and promoting their newest album White Rabbit, which is a little more post-grunge than metal. Presented by 100.3 The Edge, the doors open at 8 p.m. with the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The opening acts include Charleston, S.C., rock band Madam Adam, Los Angeles via Israel heavy rock band Abused Romance and Pennsylvania rock quartet Candlelight Red.

Downtown Music will host the debut show for Glittercore. So who is Glittercore? The Little Rock indie rock of Tim Anthony, Paul Bowling, India Carter and Shayne Gray. Let’s call it indie rock as the new outfit simply announces that they play a genre of music titled glittercore and shriek melodically. The band also announced their formation with quotes from Claude Debussy and Albert Einstein so let’s call it smart, melodically shrieking glittercore. Which might be glammy indie rock? Anyway, joining the bill for the band’s debut are headliners Magic Hassle, the catchy indie rockers from Little Rock, and openers Good Luck Dark Star from Memphis, a five piece that appreciates Big Star-like power pop, amp-busting rock and glam rock. The doors open at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover for the all-ages show.

Here’s The Salty Dogs with an appearance on AETN: