Giving you the music a day early:
Seriously, a band by the name of Grisly Hand sounds like they might be into hardcore or punk. But not this Kansas City sextet. Nope, The Grisly Hand coming to White Water Tavern is better known for their heartland soul music. Rustic folk soul might be another way of describing it. The outfit’s newest is the Western Ave. EP, four songs of Americana country soul. Joining The Grisly Hand for their White Water stop is local dance-infused, garage rockers Booyah! Dad and William Blackart, a Russellville musician who plays lo-fi folk that’s a little bit haunting and delivered with Blackart’s desolate vocals. The music starts at 9 p.m.
The three guys in Fayetteville’s Vore play death metal. And sure, that sound is on the extreme side of the heavy metal spectrum, punishingly loud music created with tempo-changing rhythms that go from doom-laden, jackhammer riffs to speed-of-sound guitar leads in an instant. But the music is also complex, and the trio respect the craft of the song, performing intricate, intelligent music. And that’s exactly what the band will bring to Downtown Music as the trio celebrates the release of their newest album Gravehammer. The band headlines a CD release party that includes Little Rock down-tempo metal act Crankbait, Kansas City horror-influenced death metal act Troglodyte and Little Rock horror punk quartet The Kill Crazies. The doors open at 8:30 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Cover is only $5.
Corey Smith doesn’t think too much about how he writes. He just writes it. And what it is is rollicking, good time country with a rock ‘n’ roll kick. Smith grew up as an Athens, Ga., solo acoustic singer/songwriter, but with a full band he creates music any person happy to be alive can enjoy. Smith is touring in support of his summer 2011 release The Broken Record, a record that hit the Top 20 of the country album chart, and coming to Rev Room. It’s not slick country that Smith plays though, but honest, workingman’s country. And the man’s live show is one heck of a party. The opening act is Oklahoma alt country act 2 Steps Back with their rowdy combination of ’90s country with alternative rock and classic rock kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of for the all-ages show.
How best describing the Supersuckers? Garage? Cowpunk? Southern rock? Well, they like being called the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world. Seriously. And maybe they are. But you can decide for yourself by heading down to Juanita’s for a visit from the Arizona rock act. Tickets are $13 in advance and $16 at the door with the music starting at 9 p.m. The opening acts are Seattle’s The Spittin’ Cobras with their “loud, fast and in your face rock ‘n’ roll,” and Memphis-based, redneck attitude and punk-snarl rockers Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre.
Here’s Grisly Hand with their “Good Wife”: