Thursday’s Music

Tiger High.

Giving you the music a day early:

Most sports fans, or at least sports fans in the Memphis area, use Tiger High as a disparaging term for the University of Memphis. At least when they are not still calling it Memphis State (its former name). But now Tiger High means something else with the advent of the Memphis band Tiger High. The psychedelic-fueled, fuzzed-out garage rock band is the musical force of multi-instrumentalist Jake Vest (Jack Oblivian), drummer Greg Roberson (Reigning Sound, Jack Oblivian) and two of Vest’s musical friends: his brother Toby Vest and Greg Faison. The quarter is coming to Little Rock for a show at White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. and Booyah! Dad kicks off the show with their dance-y punk rock. Or, as the trio likes to say, Booyah! Dad will “make you shake it after you’ve had a few.”

Congratulations, David Nail for that No. 1 country hit “Let It Rain.” The January hit featuring Sarah Buxton is from Nail’s sophomore album The Sound of a Million Dreams, an 11-track collection with songwriting help from stars such as Keith Urban and guest spots from talented artists such as Will Hoge. The November 2011 album is a follow-up to Nail’s debut I’m About to Come Alive, which included the hits “Red Light” and “Turning Home.” Why the congratulations? Well, Nail might be from Missouri, but he attended Arkansas State University so he’s basically an Arkansan. Anyway, KSSN 96 presents Nail at Shooter’s Bar and Grill. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door for the 21-and-up show.

It’s a night of heavy local music at Downtown Music. The headlining band is Little Rock metal quartet Let Them Be Buried, a band that simply says, “And let them be buried among the fallen, to purify the wicked and wretched through death.” No word on who “them” is, but don’t worry, we’re pretty sure they are not talking about their fans. Joining Let Them Be Buried will be White Hall metalcore act Decay Awaits, Conway death metal group Moment of Fierce Determination, central Arkansas metal quartet Abrasive and Atkins psychedelic rock band Amgitson. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Cover is only $5 at the door.

Here’s Tiger High with their “Carry My Love”:

Carry My Love