Giving you the music a day early:
Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless at Stickyz — this is going to be quite a show. Why? Biram is a 21st-century blues sorcerer, throwing blues, psychobilly, country and punk in a jar with a few gulps of whiskey, violently shaking it and then releasing to create his primal blues rock. Loveless loves Loretta Lynn. And Lucinda Williams. And Hank Williams. She also loves Television (the band). And just pure punk rock. So she creates rock ‘n’ roll. Country, Americana and punk flavored. And she sings about God, hell, white trash, hangovers, whiskey, Jesus and guiding lights. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show for the 18-and-up night.
Tennessee deathcore — that’s what Whitechapel delivers, and the band uses a three-guitar, buzz-sawing sound in their delivery. Whitechapel is the band’s newest album, a 10-track record that came out June 19, and the band is touring in support, including a Downtown Music stop. The show will start at 7:45 p.m. with tickets $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Two Arkansas acts open: progressive metal band Seamless and melodic death metal act The Battle Within.
Here’s Lydia Loveless with his “Can’t Change Me”: