Giving you the music a day early:
This is how the Rev Room announces the return of Stoney LaRue to Little Rock: “If you’re not familiar and like bands like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers Band, Jason Boland & The Stragglers and Reckless Kelly then Stoney LaRue is right up your alley.” True enough. LaRue — Texas born but Oklahoma bred — is a rousing country rocker that blends Red Dirt country and pure American music creating music that mixes and matches country with soul, rock ‘n’ roll and blues. The opening act is to be announced with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of for the 21-and-up show.
Omega Artist Group is the newish, local promotion and management company headed by Jeremy Flynn, and Flynn brings his full roster of artist to Juanita’s for a special night of music. It’s an EP release for Magnolia pop punk/alternative rock band belair. and North Little Rock progressive indie rock outfit Ellison’s Cage. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The night of music also includes Sherwood high-energy rock outfit Boom the Wheel and North Little Rock indie dance rock act Knox Hamilton.
Emily Osment is the star of movies such as Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and also played Lilly Truscott on the Disney hit Hannah Montana, but Osment has slowly branched out as a musician. She released her debut album Fight or Flight in September 2010, and the album included the dance pop hit “Let’s Be Friends.” Osment brings her pop rock sound to Magic Springs Water and Theme Park as part of the park’s Pepsi Concert Series. The evening also includes energetic singer/songwriter Shane Harper as well as part of the Radio Disney Roadshow. The show is at Timberwood Amphitheater with concert gates opening at 6 p.m., and the show starting at 7 p.m. with Harper and then Osment following 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.
Little Rock native and Episcopal Collegiate School graduate Jessica Ott makes her return to Little Rock, fronting the Chicago seven-piece rocking soul band Otis as they play Cajun’s Wharf. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover after 8:30 p.m. Ott isn’t the only Chicago transplant in the group as Otis is comprised of musicians from around the nation. But as a whole the band is a soul force with horn section that draws inspiration from legends such as Sly Stone and Miles Davis as they tear through their soul, funk and jazz influences in forming their new soul sound. Otis also appears at Markham Street Grill And Pub on Thursday, and the Town Pump on Friday.
Here’s Stoney LaRue with his “Empty Glass”: