Giving you the music a day early:
There’s something you should probably know about Kansas band Split Lip Rayfield. Before we even discuss the music. One guy in the band plays a bass made out of a gas tank. Yes, a vehicle’s gas tank. So you know the band is going to be hard to define, and Split Lip Rayfield is. Bluegrass maybe, because there is banjo and mandolin in the band. But the band is high-octane bluegrass if they are bluegrass because there’s punk and even heavy metal in the sound. Whatever it is, Split Lip Rayfield will bring their raucous sound to Juanita’s. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show.
Speaking of bands that are hard to define, let’s talk about the Kopecky Family Band. The band has been selected for Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but catch them in a smaller setting when the six-member band plays Stickyz. The band, formed in Nashville, Tenn., back in 2007, play music that is one part indie rock and one part orchestral rock. It’s rousing; it’s beautiful; it’s Kopecky Family Band. No word on an opening act, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover for the 18-and-up show.
There’s a lot of music for this Wednesday and the last band we’re talking about here is Whiskey Myers, the Tyler, Texas, band fronted by Cody Cannon that crosses Southern rock with country, but isn’t afraid to throw in some stomping hard rock rhythms or strutting blues rock into the equation. Think if Gram Parsons playing with ZZ Top. Or if Led Zeppelin was a Southern, country rock band. Heck, you like country rock? You’ll love Whiskey Myers when they hit Rev Room. No word on an opening act, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover for the 18-and-up show.
Here are Kopecky Family Band with their “Birds”: