Giving you the music a day early:
Former Deadboy & the Elephantmen lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Dax Riggs (he also fronted Louisiana sludge band Acid Bath before that) is closing out a May tour with a Stickyz visit. There’s a $10 cover at the door with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. for the 18-and-up show. Riggs plays blues rock, albeit experimental, or, as he calls it, a collection of “roots music, doom metal and glam-punk poetry.” Say Goodnight to the World is the newest solo release from Riggs.
The Freshman Class of ’12 Tour visits Downtown Music, which means New Jersey hardcore metal act The Air I Breathe will be headlining a show that includes Ohio hardcore group My Ticket Home, Australian post-hardcore experimental act Hands Like Houses and New Jersey post-hardcore outfit Palisades. Local support will be provided by Hot Springs hardcore metal act Through The Looking Glass. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Sometimes it’s okay for others to do the work for you so we’re going to let Alexander Jones, bassist of Little Rock’s The Tricks, tell you about their show at Vino’s. “Great show to kick off the summer featuring two rising Little Rock three pieces. The Tricks combine influences ranging from Pixies to Weezer to Pavement. Thick Syrup Record’s Ezra Lbs. will bring the ruckus as always and showcase their talents with great melodies and a killer rhythm section.” Joining the two bands will be Little Rock’s Indie Bullsh*t, a band comprised of members from SiVersa, After the Tragedy and B-side Folk Union. It’s an 18-and-up show with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Cover is $8.
Here’s Dax Riggs with the title track from his Say Goodnight to the World: