Wednesday’s Music

Black Tusk.

Giving you the music a day early:

Black Tusk is “swamp metal,” at least that’s what the band’s bio states, but decide for yourself on the Savannah, Ga.’s trio new album Set the Dial, which was produced by Jack Endino of Soundgarden and Mudhoney fame. And while Black Tusk is still plenty hard, the new album is also a bit slower and perhaps catchier. Catch the maturing sound when the band visits Downtown Music. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Also on the bill is Atlanta’s MonstrO, a band known for their chuggy, psychedelic hard rock, and south Louisiana sludge-y doom metal band Thou. Local support will be provided by Iron Tongue with their Little Rock-bred rock thunder.

Texas-style country plays big in Little Rock so when Austin native Kyle Park makes his Stickyz debut there will probably be a crowd awaiting the country singer/songwriter who knows a thing or two about guitar-powered country music that rocks. Park released his newest album Make or Break Me in September, and the album has already spawned a Texas country music chart hit with the title track. The opening act is Sonia Leigh, an Atlanta singer/songwriter showcasing her soulful vocals over her gritty take on Southern rock-flavored Americana music, kicking off the music at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $8 for the 18-and-up show.

Here’s Black Tusk with their “Triumph of the Wolves”:

Triumph of the Wolves