Giving you the music a day early:
The world almost lost Americana singer/songwriter Will Hoge and his honest, workingman music, smudged with folk, blues and country fingerprints and stamped with his gruff, soulful voice, following a scooter wreck back in 2008. Fortunately, after almost a year of recovery time, Hoge returned to making music, including his latest album Number Seven, the seventh LP of his career. A local favorite, Hoge comes back to Little Rock and Stickyz. The opening act is indie singers from Nashville, Tenn., and The Voice contestants Elenowen with the music starting at 9 p.m. Cover is $10 for the 18-and-up show.
Coming back from a short tour in support of their new album, Rwake plays the Rev Room. The all-ages show begins at 8 p.m. with a $7 cover, and includes opening acts Black P*ssy, Eagle Claw, Snakedriver and JohnCalvin. The sludge-y metal, North Little Rock band Rwake just released their newest album Rest on Relapse Records, a record featuring tunes such as the 12-minute long “It Was Beautiful, But Now It’s Sour,” a doom-in-slow-motion track that contains a little Southern rock guitar work. As noted on the Rev Room website, Pitchfork called it “ingenious, forward-thinking metal.”
This Arkansas State Fair isn’t going anywhere until Sunday night so that means two more days of rides, food, games, and, of course, music, this night from local hair metal cover act The Meanies on Saturday. All shows are on the Wendy’s Main Stage and free with a paid fair admission. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and senior adults ages 60 and over, and free to children ages 5 and under. Parking at the fairgrounds is $5 per vehicle.
Here’s Will Hoge with his “When I Get My Wings”: