Friday’s Music

Frankie Vega.

Giving you the music a day early:

The Kings of Leon fifth album Come Around Sundown didn’t quite spawn the rock hits that their previous album Only by the Night did. But that probably doesn’t matter too much to KOL tribute band Gold Diggin’ Mothers. The band will still recreate the garage-flavored American rock blasts of brothers Nathan Followill, Caleb Followill and Jared Followill, and cousin Matthew Followill with their Southern rock choruses and big alternative rock riffs when the tribute band visits Stickyz. They’ll more than likely play the hits — “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody” — and the deep tracks. There is no opening act, just a couple of hours of Kings of Leon tunes. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a cover to be announced for the 21-and-up show.

DJ Frankie Vega has a mission: Spreading the electronica greatness that is the Chicago house scene. He’ll do so in Little Rock for the first time, as he headlines Freedom, an event presented by Balance Music at Downtown Music, spinning his wicked collection of Chicago house, minimal, deep techno and acid. Local support will come from Bobby Rainmaker, Ewell and Joseph Holmes. Sponsored by School of Dub Digital, Nocturnal and Alpha Dog Radio, tickets for the all-ages event are $8 in advance, $10 before 10 p.m. day of show and $12 after 10 p.m. day of show. A portion of the proceeds as well as donations at the show will go to the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

NeverTrain is the headliner for this week’s Peabody Rivertop Party. Consisting of two former members of two of Little Rock’s premier party music bands in Matt Joyce (former frontman of the Gettys) and Luke Tibbett (former bass player of Tragikly White), NeverTrain is a modern rock band that sprinkles its shows with original bluesy rock tunes and covers from artists such as Queen, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones and Smashing Pumpkins. As with every Peabody Rivertop Party this year, the night will be hosted by Epiphany as he emcees the night and spins as well. The party starts at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover for the 21-and-up show that goes until after midnight.

Here’s Frankie Vega doing his thing:

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