Giving you the music a day early:
Nashville, Tenn.’s Kopecky Family Band is a six-piece outfit visiting Stickyz for a night of their rousing indie rock incorporating cello. Earlier this year, the band played the Stickyz tent at Riverfest and created perhaps the party of the weekend with their sound that is one part indie rock and one part orchestral rock. NPR and Paste loves them. You should, too. The opening act is MyNameIsJohnMichael, a New Orleans six-piece band led by John Michael Rouchell with their explosive indie rock music featuring trumpet. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $6 for the 18-and-up show.
The weekend comes to an end with a roar of God-approved, growl-and-howl metalcore music at Downtown Music with headlining act Alabama hardcore band Mychildren Mybride. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Joining the act is Massachusetts metal band Within the Ruins, northern California hardcore metal quintet Lionheart — known for their “hard music, real lyrics” — Seattle death metal band I Declare War and Ohio metal band The Plot In You. Local support will be provided by two groups: El Dorado hardcore act Fear the Aftermath and Hot Springs hardcore metal act Through The Looking Glass.
For more than 30 years, Toy Hill has helped gather toys for Toys for Tots, a charity program from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that donates new toys to children whose parents can’t afford Christmas presents. And so it does again this year as KSSN 96 and on-air personality and legend Bob Robbins return with Toys For Tots 2011 at Toy Hill at War Memorial Park through 5 p.m. Sunday. Bring new, unopened toys to the drop off at War Memorial Park or drop toys off at USA Drug stores and AT&T locations in central Arkansas, or Jester’s Tattoo in Cabot, Black Angus Steakhouse in Little Rock or the Clear Channel Studios.
Here’s Kopecky Family Band with their “Birds”: