Thursday’s Music

Interstate Buffalo.

Giving you the music a day early:

Most of the time, Little Rock’s Interstate Buffalo is all flashy classic rock guitar theatrics and chugging Southern-flavored blues rock with a touch of funk — the kind of music that howls and wails, and then quiets its own tempest with a gorgeous guitar solo. But what many don’t know is the quartet got started back in 2006 as an acoustic blues cover band. So one would imagine that is what Interstate Buffalo will concentrate on for a happy-hour, acoustic set at Cajun’s Wharf, along with classic rock and blues rock done acoustically. The music starts at 5 p.m. Following the show, White Noise Theory takes the stage at 9 p.m. Interstate Buffalo’s show is free, but there’s a $5 cover after 8:30 p.m.

There are hybrid cars, hybrid football players, hybrid restaurants so of course there are hybrid musicians — artists who are not contained in one particular genre of music. A “slash” musician if you will. One such “slash” is Memphis musician Grace Askew, an artist who will visit Stickyz with her backing band Black Market Goods. And far as the music goes, expect a dose of alternative country, Americana, urban folk and jazz with Askew’s smoky voice rising above it all. No word on opening acts, but Grace Askew and the Black Market Goods‘ show starts at 9 p.m. Cover is only $5 for the 18-and-up show.

Here’s Interstate Buffalo bringing the rock with their “Running After Shadows”:

Running After Shadows