Giving you the music a day early:
Known for influencing greats such as Nirvana and Pavement, the alternative rock band Meat Puppets returns to Little Rock and a show at Stickyz for a dose of new tunes and ’90s classics such as “Backwater.” The band’s newest release is Lollipop. Expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $12 in advance and $15 day of for the 21-and-up show. The opening acts include Mississippi quintet The Weeks with music they call “sludge pop,” and Adam Faucett & the Tall Grass with his “Southern soul swamp opera” backed by a full band.
Philadelphia reggae rock and hip hop band The Movement are fresh off a few festival dates, including the Heritage Music & Arts Festival, 2011 Blackwater Music & Arts Festival (with The Flaming Lips) and Shamboozle Fest. So the band should be ready for a reggae rock explosion as they go back to the clubs, including a stop at the Rev Room. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover for the 18-and-up show.
Four years after the release of their Lean Times, the four guys of Grand Serenade are following it up with the release of Lake Country on Max Recordings. To celebrate, Grand Serenade is holding a CD release party at White Water Tavern. The music starts at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover. Following the chaotic, pummeling rock that is the EP-opening “Lake Country,” Grand Serenade goes into the slow-burning “Broke Rules” while “Just Like I Did” is rushing alternative rock and “Lulu Blue” is the EP’s quiet moment, a quickly paced acoustic strummer with strings.
Here’s The Weeks with their “Steamboat”: