Giving you the music a day early:
A cover of the legendary Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You” is perhaps the best Valentine’s Day gift. And perhaps Americana band The Black Lillies will deliver that tune (they cover a range of tunes along with original tunes they describe as “indie roots rock via Appalachia”) when the Tennessee-bred five piece visits Juanita’s. The band is touring in support of their 100 Miles of Wreckage, a collection of tunes that combine country, roots, rock and blues for their take on Appalachian mountain music. The opening act is North Little Rock Americana singer/songwriter Audrey Dean Kelley kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Cover is $8 for the show.
By this time in our cultural history, most people know of the Blue Man Group, Maybe not exactly what they do, but the group is woven into our shared cultural fabric by now. So when one says Blue Man Group is coming to Robinson Center Music Hall for three nights (through Feb. 16), one knows there will be these blue guys entertaining crowds through their theatrical show that includes comedy, music and technology. It’s visually stunning and unique. Tickets are $24, $33, $42 and $51 for the nearly two-hour show that includes no intermission. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 16 with a 1 p.m. matinee Feb. 16 where all tickets are $24.
Here’s The Black Lillies with their “Two Hearts Down”: