Giving you the music a day early:
Memphis’ favorite rock ‘n’ roll heroes John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives are no longer billed as John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives. It’s just John Paul Keith now. Why? Well Keith has a new album out titled The Man That Time Forgot, and Keith is not always on the road with the One Four Fives, the touring/studio outfit of drummer John Argroves, bassist Mark Stuart and keyboard player Al Gamble. Sometimes he goes out with other musicians. So the One Four Fives are not always the One Four Fives of Argroves, Stuart and Gamble. Kind of confusing, huh? Well, know this: When John Paul Keith plays White Water Tavern he’ll be backed by his crack backing band the One Four Fives (whoever that might be), and fans can expect another dose of Keith’s blend of power pop, garage, rockabilly, Tex-Mex, country and blues rock. The music starts at 10 p.m.
It has been more than a dozen years of rocking for Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down, but the band that gave the world “Kryptonite” shows no signs of slowing down, gearing up for the release of their fifth album, the July 19 release Time of My Life. The band has already released two singles from the album and expect those new songs along with post-grunge hits such as “When I’m Gone,” “Let Me Go” and “It’s Not My Time” when the outfit appears at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park as part of the park’s Pepsi Concert Series. The show is at Timberwood Amphitheater with concert gates opening at 6 p.m., and the show starting at 8 p.m. General main gate admission is $44.99 for the day, and tickets after 4 p.m. are available for $22.50.
This weekend it’s The Afterthought that is the lucky venue that gets to host Little Rock’s best honky-tonk outfit The Salty Dogs. The Dogs — vocalist Brad Williams, guitarist and pedal steel specialist Nick Devlin, drummer Bart Angel and bassist Brent LaBeau — will bring a little bit of that Bakersfield sound mixed with Chuck Berry rock ‘n’ roll, rural-living ballads and Texas swing together for a good-timing hoedown. 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” and turbo-injected gallops such as a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Nadine.” The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover.
Some of Arkansas’ best “jam” band are uniting for the second annual Midsummer Night’s Jam at Stickyz. The lineup of bands includes FreeVerse, a free-spirited, rock ‘n’ roll jamband known for keeping their jams tightly focused while infusing them with funk and jazz; the duo known as Tyrannosaurus Chicken with their freestyle trance Delta blues music straight out of Fort Smith; and local blues rock band Interstate Buffalo with their hard-charging, dirty blues powered riffs. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $7 in advance and $10 day of show.
Here’s John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives with their “She’ll Dance to Anything”: