Giving you the music a day early:
It’s going to get weird and heavy and beautiful and experimental and probably a lot more when Minneapolis band Polica comes to Stickyz. Why heavy and weird? Well, the opening acts are Marijuana Deathsquads with their improvised electronic music (it’s experimental and hard) and Total F*cking Blood with their destructive, thrashy hardcore music kicking off the music at 8 p.m. So there. Now, Polica? Well, it’s indie rock. Kind of. But also pulsating electro R&B. Listen, you can dance to the band’s music and have a really good time with it. Isn’t that enough sometimes? Plus, it’s really, really great. Check out “Dark Star” from the band’s just-released debut record Give You The Ghost. It’s mysterious music that makes the body move with its chilly grooves. Cover is $10 for the 18-and-up night.
Earl Cate is one of those names well-known to central Arkansas music lovers of a certain age. (Really, it should be any age.) He’s the Cate of the Cate Brothers’ fame, an Arkansas, country-soul rock band known for their late-1970s hit “Union Man.” Now Earl Cate has a new band, titled Earl & Them, and it’s Earl & Them that is coming to Juanita’s. The music starts at 7 p.m. with a $10 cover for the night. It’ll be a night of rousing and soulful bar rock (blues, rock, R&B and soul) from a band well-seasoned in bar-rock playing. The night will include blues guitar master Jimmy Thackery sitting in with the band on some tunes.
It’s Sunday, true, but that’s no excuse to miss the great Malcolm Holcombe at White Water Tavern. As David Fricke of Rolling Stone says, Malcolm Holcombe is “not quite country, somewhere beyond folk … kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart.” Raised in the foothills of Appalachian North Carolina, Holcombe was first introduced to music through a pocket transistor radio and music shows that featured the bluegrass, folk and country sound of the mountains. The influences have led Holcombe to create a rustic grass-roots Americana sound. Opening the show is Adam Faucett at 8 p.m. with his “Southern soul swamp opera,” a sound found on Faucett’s third solo album More Like A Temple. Cover is $7.
Here’s Polica with their “Wandering Star”: