Giving you the music a day early:
These guys in Memphis-based Tiger High have quite the musical pedigree. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Vest was in Jack Oblivian and The Trashed Romeos, and drummer Greg Roberson was in Reigning Sound, Arthur Lee’s Love, The Trashed Romeos, Jack Oblivian and Compulsive Gamblers. The duo are joined by two of Vest’s longtime musical partners: brother Toby Vest and Greg Faison, and the quartet create infectious garage rock with power pop melodies that you can dance to on their Myth Is This album. Joining Tiger High for a White Water Tavern show will be the full-on dance rock/punk assault of Little Rock’s Booyah! Dad and the burlesque show of Hot Springs’ Foul Play Cabaret. The night gets going at 9:30 p.m.
Jack White’s new album hit No. 1 on iTunes’ all-genres album chart. What was the No. 2 album behind it for a while? The independent release Small Town Family Dream from Texas country — with a touch of Red Dirt — group Josh Abbott Band. The band’s new album also hit No. 5 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums Chart. Abbott and band are coming to Rev Room. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door with the music starting at 9 p.m. with opening act Rob Baird and his Americana/country hybrid music found on his new album I Swear It’s the Truth. It’s an all-ages show.
North Little Rock cigar-box luthier and hill country blues master Bluesboy Jag is busy this weekend. Thursday night he and band — harmonica player and vocalist Jawbone Kenyon, drummer Joe Roitz and bassist Bass Joe — play The Afterthought at 8 p.m. There’s no cover. Friday night the band plays Cornerstone Pub at 8 p.m., and Saturday the band plays Levy United Methodist Church for an Amboy Community Food Pantry benefit beginning at 2 p.m.
Here are Tiger High with their “Carry My Love”: