Giving you the music a day early:
Texas country artist Bleu Edmondson loves Bruce Springsteen. And he loves Willie and Waylon, too, and one can hear those three influences in his music. See, Edmondson’s music is country rock, but with his last album The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, Edmondson also got a little soulful, adding a little heartfelt emotion to this mixture of Texas country on tunes such as “No Room for Mercy.” Edmondson brings those sounds when he visits Stickyz. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. with two openers: The Captain Legendary Band with their country-flavored roots rock from Louisiana, and Chris Craig with his Texas country. There’s a $10 cover for the 21-and-up show.
Massachusetts-bred, American-made metal comes to Little Rock with a visit from Shadows Fall at Downtown Music. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Shadows Fall is preparing for the release of their new album of muscular thrash metal crossed with metalcore with Fire From the Sky dropping on May 15. The opening bands are a trio of Arkansas metal acts: Little Rock hardcore/down-tempo metal outfit A DarkEnd Era, Conway old-school thrash and death metal act Moment of Fierce Determination and Little Rock thrash metal trio Severe HeadWound.
Here’s Bleu Edmondson with his “Blood Red Lincoln”: