Giving you the music a day early:
As Some Dark Holler, former Back Row Baptists’ bandleader Chris Porter and Helen Gassenheimer create “handmade America music,” rustic-sounding, narrative tales such as “Purple Hearts.” The music starts at 8:30 p.m. at Stickyz with a $5 cover for the 18-and-up show. Athens, Ga., Americana rock band The District Attorneys (also headed to SXSW) are on the bill as well.
The headliner of this Rev Room show, Texas chillwave (yes, it exists as a genre) outfit Neon Indian, is playing a SXSW showcase, but their opening band Purity Ring is playing the Pitchfork Showcase with The-Dream, Fiona Apple and others. (Yes, that Fiona Apple!) And the band’s sound? Future pop. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. for the all-ages show.
Before he became known as Darryl Philbin on The Office, Craig Robinson was a stand-up comedian. And it’s that stand-up comedic act that Robinson will bring to the University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall as the UCA Student Activities Board presents Craig Robinson. Oh, and not just stand-up, but perhaps some keyboard-playing comedy bits, too. The show starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $10 for UCA students and $20 for the general public.
Karma to Burn is known as a stoner metal band that plays mostly instrumental tunes. Lo-Pan is a Ohio hard rock band. Both are coming to Downtown Music. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Cover is $8. But joining the two bands is Swedish “desert rock kings” Truckfighters, a band that was recently called “the best band that’s ever existed” by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. Truckfighters play a kind of music that leans heavy on fuzz. And it’s loud. Loud and good. The band’s Mania will see its U.S. release May 8.
Here’s The District Attorneys with their “Sweetheart All Reckless And Humble”: