Friday’s Music

Dead Fingers.

Giving you the music a day early:

Is Alabama the new center of the rock ‘n’ roll universe? Perhaps. More evidence of this is Dead Fingers, the married duo of Kate Taylor and Taylor Hollingsworth (Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band). The duo’s music is not quite dirty Alabama rock ‘n’ roll, but more folk-y Americana and includes tunes that cover everything from John Prine and Iris DeMent duets to The Rolling Stones and The Traveling Wilburys to She and Him, and Civil Wars. For the band’s show at White Water Tavern the opening act is First Baptist Chemical with their self-described “bumpkin folk/Afrobeat.” The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Toubab Krewe bring their mixture of traditional African rhythms crossed with Southern rock, hip-hop, reggae and country to Stickyz. The Asheville, N.C., quintet has learned the roots of West African music, journeying to Mali, Guinea and Ivory Coast in the seven years since forming, and developing their unique sound of rock meets African. The Heavy Pets are the opening act with their fusion rock that includes funk, jazz and R&B. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. with cover $11 for the 18-and-up show.

So it has been a long day at the Little Rock Film Festival. Maybe you saw Beasts Of The Southern Wild at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Riverdale 10 Cinemas? Maybe you need a party? Fortunately there is this little shindig aboard the Arkansas Queen called the Sync or Swim Riverboat Party. Passes accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Boarding at 10:30 p.m. sharp. Music by Velvet Kente, DJ Poebot and Baldego.

Four bands are joining forces for a benefit show at Vino’s for the Jacksonville firefighters and police officer who were struck by a vehicle in Jacksonville while working another accident. Sponsored by 100.3 The Edge, it’s an all-ages show starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door, and all proceeds will go toward the men and their families. The bands include Jacksonville metal act Cinders To Ascension, Cabot rock outfit Transcend, Beebe metal group More Than Sparrows and North Carolina rock band 3:16. The night will also include a silent auction.

Here are Dead Fingers with their “Wheels and Gasoline”:

Wheels and Gasoline