Friday’s Music

The Hardin Draw.

Giving you the music a day early:

The Hardin Draw is a Murfreesboro, Tenn., band that plays bluegrass-powered American music. The band — David Talley on vocals and guitar, Aaron Swisher on mandolin and vocals, Jason Dietz on bass, Nikki Oliff on accordion and vocals, John Judkins on lap steel and vocals, and Jonathan Brooks on guitar — features current and/or ex-members of acts such as North Little Rock metal outfit Rwake, A Secret Policeman’s Ball and Autumn Mourning. The Hardin Draw comes to White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover. Joining the band will be local singer/songwriter Mandy McBryde and backing band. What Mandy McBryde & the Unholy Ghosts bring to the table is a rocking good time of music that touches upon folk, rock, country and roots.

Some band’s describe themselves best. Here’s how Austin, Texas, band Nadis Warriors say they sound: “Their eclectic mix of musical layers incorporates Tibetan singing bowls, tablas, live guitar and keys to create an electronic excursion through healing and dance.” So there’s some spirituality and some sonic psychedelia, and some “spreading the message of healing and love through textures and rhythms that vibrate the soul.” Sounds like a groovy good time coming to Stickyz. Catch electronica act Nadis Warriors there. No word on an opening act, but expect the music at 9:30 p.m. with a $10 cover for the 18-and-up show.

It’s an invasion of Fayetteville hip-hop at Vino’s with appearances by T. Jay, Plvto, On the Map Music Group and Bloka. ReVerse Thought is the only non-northwest hip-hop act on the bill, with the duo hailing from Little Rock. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover, and the doors opening at 8 p.m. T. Jay is the headliner, a hip-hop artist who kicked off his national tour at Vino’s earlier this year, hit the East Coast with shows in Boston and New York City, and now returns for a homecoming. T. Jay released his latest album Nothin’ Less back in October. Recorded and mixed by KEV of Joker Ent. Studios, the 16-track album features appearances by Rockst*r Jones, Lute JR and others, and the tune “Breakfast & Biggie” has already been features on MTV’s Rap Fix Live. The tune is a dirty blast of righteous Little Rock-bred hip-hop.

Here’s The Hardin Draw with their “Home”:

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