Friday’s Music

Colt Ford.

Giving you the music a day early:

So two of Crisis‘ seven members are employees of The Peabody, but it isn’t favoritism that got the band the gig as the headliners of the Peabody Rivertop Party. What got the party cover band its spot? An energetic blend of all the best funk, R&B, rock and current Top 40 covers. One might hear Earth, Wind & Fire or a Katie Perry tune at a Crisis show. And the band also appreciates the rock side of life, covering U2 and AC/DC. The party gets going at 8 p.m. and will last until after midnight. Cover is $5 for the 21-and-up show. Local hip-hop artist and all around great guy Epiphany will be the DJ and emcee of the party, the role he has been filling all season long.

The Colt Ford “experience’ comes to the Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center. And what is the Colt Ford “experience”? A night of country music mixed with a touch of rap from a musician who not only sings tunes about country living but also lives those very same tunes about living the country life. Presented by KSSN 96, the show includes North Carolina good-timing country artist Sunny Ledfurd, Arkansas country rocker Ryan Couron and Texas, Red Dirt country artist The Jason Helms Band. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show.

The sound of Little Rock musician Bryan Frazier is a little indie rock mixed with pop, synths and his vocal power, such as on the singer/songwriter’s “Angeline and the Alpha Ray,” a cut from his 2009 Thick Syrup Records release Love in the Modern World that is a dreamy slice of bouncy, spring-in-their-step pop rock. Frazier brings his punchy, New Wavish pop sensibilities to The Afterthought for a night of music. The show starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover.

The duo of Zion Rock Godchaux and Russ Randolph come to Little Rock and the Rev Room from Muscle Shoals, Ala., but the duo’s sound is not quite Southern rock or Southern R&B. No, Boombox‘s sound is a high-energy blending of guitar and turntables that creates a distinctly different sound. Expect a pulsating yet soulful blending of rock and house music with some funky guitar over a disco beat. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $12 in advance and $15 day of for the 18-and-up show.

Here’s Colt Ford with his “Chicken and Biscuits”: