Thursday’s Music

Lydia Loveless.

Giving you the music a day early:

Ohio singer/songwriter Lydia Loveless loves Loretta Lynn. And Lucinda Williams. And Hank Williams. She also loves Television (the band). And just pure punk rock. So it’s all those influences and more one finds in the gritty rock ‘n’ roll of this 21-year-old who is coming to Stickyz. Loveless is touring in support of her Bloodshot Records debut Indestructible Machine. There is a $6 cover for the 18-and-up show. The opening band is to be announced, but expect the music at 8:30 p.m.

About a month ago, Leslie Harris gave birth to her son Ayden and also learned she had leukemia on the same day. Now a number of bands and artists are coming together and raising money for the young, 29-year-old mother with a Leslie Harris Benefit at Rev Room. The all-ages event starts at 7 p.m. with a $10 cover (donations are accepted, too). The music includes acts such as Trey Hawkins Band, a southeast Arkansas band known for their rowdy and ready country rock, and party cover band Tragikly White along with local DJ Chucky P and the master of ceremonies is David Bazzel. Beyond the music, there will be a silent auction of items donated from various local businesses.

Baby Boomers unite at the University of Central Arkansas for a night of ’60s pop from Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Lettermen at Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are $30, $35 and $40 with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. The Lettermen are known for their ’60s rock with hints of R&B on tunes such as “When I Fall in Love.” Noone is the lead singer of Herman’s Hermits, a legendary Sixties pop band that scored such hits as  “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” and “I’m Henry VIII, I Am.”

Children of Fire is the name of the newest album from Texas metalcore group Oh, Sleeper, and its tunes such as “The Marriage of Steel and Skin” and “Claws of a God” do more than scream and growl over furious rhythms. The tunes also deliver a concept album about the aftermath of the battle between God and Satan as the bands shreds and praises the Lord. Oh, Sleeper bring their Children of Fire Tour to Downtown Music along with Arizona metalcore outfit Greeley Estates, California metalcore band Ten After Two, Southern California-based metalcore act At The Skylines and San Diego screamo quintet Secrets. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door.

Here’s Lydia Loveless with her “Steve Earle”:

Steve Earle