Giving you the music a day early:
Voodoo Sauce is the band consisting of ex-Cate Brother and Michael Burks’ bassist John Davies on bass; ex-Windy Austin drummer David McKnight on suitcase bass drum, harp, vocals and electric bull horn; and Bluesboy Jag on cigar box guitar and vocals. Jag calls the new group “a mix of Creedence Clearwater Revival, R.L. Burnside and ZZ Top with a large helping of Muddy Waters thrown in.” It’s that sound that the trio brings to White Water Tavern. The music starts at 10 p.m. with Little Rock folk rock singer/songwriter Michael Leonard Witham, an artist who lists Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt as two of his favorites, also on the bill.
It’s an early-week show sure to be well worth it as Lafayette, La., avant-garde indie pop band Givers comes back to Little Rock for a show at Stickyz. Named one of TIME’s “Ten Acts That Rocked South by Southwest,” the group has just released their debut album In Light and is touring in support of it. Tourmates include the quirky indie pop of Pennsylvania group 1,2,3 and the orchestral pop with hints of psychedelia of Los Angeles duo Pepper Rabbit. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of for the 21-and-up show.
Here’s Givers with their “Up Up Up”: