Saturday’s Music

The Wonder Years

Giving you the music a day early:

Ah, The Wonder Years what a great sitcom. Kevin. Winnie. Wayne. Paul. But none of that gang is showing up at Downtown Music. No, this The Wonder Years is a Philadelphia pop punk sextet that is still touring in support of last June’s release Suburbia: I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing. It’s the band’s Glamour Kills Tour that brings them to Downtown Music along with New York hard-hitting punk rockers Polar Bear Club, Massachusetts post-hardcore act Transit, Boston rock band A Loss For Words and California pop punk outfit The Story So Far. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 day of show.

How heavy do things get in Blevins? Pretty heavy if Every Knee Shall Bow is to be believed. The five guys are true fans of metal, playing bone-crushing music with traces of thrash and metalcore influenced by groups such as Bay Area metal pioneers Exodus and Testament; newer, Christian metal bands such as War Of Ages, Impending Doom and Underoath; and Little Rock seminal Christian metal band Living Sacrifice. Joining Every Knee Shall Bow for a Vino’s show will be Bossier City, La., metal band Ballet, Memphis metal group Cult of the Flag, and Legions Await, a death/thrash metal band from Little Rock. Cover is $8 for the all-ages show with the doors opening at 8 p.m.

Green River Ordinance sounds like some kind of legislative action by a municipality. (And it actually is a common city law that prohibits door-to-door sales.) But what Green River Ordinance actually is in this case is a Ft. Worth, Texas, five-piece band that has been around for more than 10 years, playing their alternative pop rock with a slightly Southern twist. The band’s newest album is the February release Under Fire, and the quintet is touring in support of it, including a stop at Rev Room. The opening act is Graham Colton, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. with his Oklahoma-bred indie music. It’s an all-ages show with tickets $12 in advance and $14 day of show.

The Afterthought provides a night of two local singer/songwriters. First up is Adam Hambrick, a Conway-bred singer/songwriter who has been working on songs in Nashville, Tenn., and recording in Los Angeles recently. Hambrick writes pop-flavored acoustic rock ‘n’ roll gems with infectious melodies. Joining Hambrick will be Treva Blomquist, who moved to Conway from Nashville, Tenn., about three years ago and has just released her third album titled These Fading Things. It’s an album showcasing her folk-y Americana music with a little touch of soul. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $7 cover.

Here’s The Wonder Years with their “Don’t Let Me Cave In”:

Don’t Let Me Cave In