Thursday’s Music

Sovereign Strength.

Giving you the music a day early:

Downtown Music gets the weekend rolling a night early with the arrival of Christian hardcore metal band Sovereign Strength, a quintet that is celebrating the release of their Prophecies, the band’s sophomore album. Expect a night of crushing music backed by the band’s faith in God. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The opening act is As Hell Retreats, a Tennessee band known for their progressive-flavored death metal that is touring in support of their newest album Volition.

The William F. Laman Public Library returns with its regular concert series Live at Laman, this time featuring Ozark Point Brass. Held every second Thursday of the month, the free concert takes place at the North Little Rock library. It’s free to the public with the music starting at 7 p.m. And what is the music this month? Ozark Point Brass was started in 1992 by a group of brass players who wanted to explore quintet literature and have fun. For a December show at the library, the group — Courtney Swindler (trumpet), Darrell Smith (horn), John Pearson (tuba), Mark Bailey (trombone) and Rusty Morris (trumpet) — will run through a number of Christmas tunes, including classics such as “Silver Bells” and contemporary tunes such as “Frosty the Snowman.”

Here’s Sovereign Strength with their “The Suffering”:

The Suffering

One comment on “Thursday’s Music
  1. Isn’t christian hardcore metal band an oxymoron? I’ve been to church in Arkansas and hearing hard core metal would have required getting baptized at the least for hearing it and saved again for listing to more than one song.