Giving you the music a day early:
When the great Jim Dickinson died, his two sons — Luther and Cody — were not playing music together in the North Mississippi Allstars. Luther was playing with The Black Crowes and Cody was with Hill Country Revue. No feuding; the boys were just doing different things. But Jim had always told his two sons that they were better together so not long after he died in 2009, drummer Cody and guitarist Luther along with bassist Chris Chew got the Allstars back together and recorded Keys to the Kingdom. It’s rock ‘n’ roll rebellion and sexified blues, and that’s what the North Mississippi Allstars will be bringing to Rev Room. The opening act is Powder Mill with their Missouri-bred “hillbilly slop bucket rock” kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Cover is $20 for the 18-and-up show.
There are 15 tracks on the full-length debut of Little Rock indie rockers The See‘s Pretending and Ending. Let me say that the lurching rocker “Bring It Back” is just a purely awesome song. So is the countrified kicker “Head Like a Stone.” And let’s not forget about the pure punk gallop of “Storytelling.” Those tunes are just three of the first five tunes on the album recorded by Jason Weinheimer at studios in Shreveport and Little Rock, and the rest of the album is just as amazing (and those other two tunes in the first five are just fine, too). Pretending and Ending is fun; it’s catchy; and it’s just damn great Arkansas-bred rock ‘n’ roll. Come celebrate this greatness with a CD release party at Stickyz. The opening act is Sea Nanners with their jittery indie rock kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 for the 18-and-up show.
Tickets may be available for this show and they may not. Check now because presale tickets moved really quick. Oh, what show? Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at Downtown Music. Yes, that’s right, the Cleveland hip-hop band known for their smash hit “Tha Crossroads” is coming to Little Rock, and even though there is talk of a split, Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone will both take part in the show. The opening act is Arkansas hip-hop group Arkatext. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets — if there are any left — are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Beer for Breakfast — now there’s an album title, and that’s exactly what East Texas country rock band JB and the Moonshine Band named their sophomore album, a rollicking collection of honky-tonk flavored country. JB and the Moonshine Band bring that sound to Shooter’s Bar and Grill. Joining the guys from Tyler, Texas, will be the rocking country of fellow Texas act Curtis & Luckey, two singer/songwriters who love putting a little party vibe in their tunes. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $7 in advance and $10 day of for the 21-and-up show.
At Wars End is currently working with We are the Fallen and Living Sacrifice’s Rocky Gray on a debut album. It’s going to be heavy because that’s what the Little Rock band plays: heavy rock. But for a show at Cornerstone Pub the five guys of At Wars End are going acoustic. The show starts around 8:30 p.m. and the opening act is Little Rock rock outfit Firesaw. It’s a 21-and-up show with only a $5 cover at the door, and the night is hosted by comedian Howard “Having Fun” Wilson.
Here’s North Mississippi Allstars with their “The Meeting”: