Giving you the music a day early:
Farmland indie rockers Cursive referenced people and characters such as Edgar Allen Poe and Pinocchio on their last album — Mama, I’m Swollen — and showcased the outfit’s unique, crazed sound weaving post-hardcore, country rock and acoustic ballads into a musical tapestry. Three years later, Cursive is back with their new album I Am Gemini, a “surreal and powerful musical story about Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth.” One is good; one is evil. It’s indie rock. But kind of out there and daring. Which is good. Cursive brings this sound to Rev Room. It’s an all-ages show with the music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of show. The opening acts are buzz-worthy Conduits with their sound that channels ’70s rock such as Fleetwood Mac and shoegazers such as My Bloody Valentine, and Cymbals Eat Guitars with their indie rock that includes challenging music that might include a little noise rock or even disco on some tunes.
From the late ’70s to the early ’90s, The Oak Ridge Boys cranked out country smash after country smash: from “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” to “Elvira” to “Gonna Take a Lot of River.” It’s those hits and more that the vocal-harmony country band with a little touch of gospel brings to the University of Central Arkansas for a show at Reynolds Performance Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $30, $35 and $40.
Here’s Cursive with their “From the Hips”: