Giving you the music a day early:
Wussy is coming to Stickyz. So what does that mean? Well, Wussy is a Cincinnati rock band. Sometimes with pedal steel. Sometimes with a clavinet. Sometimes with harpsichord. It’s really hard categorizing them so let’s don’t. Just enjoy Wussy for what they are — a really great band with a jangling, sometimes rampaging, sometimes dreamy sound. No word on an opening act, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with a $6 cover for the 18-and-up show. Music critic Robert Christgau called Wussy “the best band in America.”
Jim Heath, aka The Reverend Horton Heat, realized a few years ago that people really dug his funnier, country-honk tunes. (Not that they didn’t dig his punkabilly tunes as well, with their gritty, greasy sound.) So with 2009′s Laughin’ & Cryin’ With The Reverend Horton Heat, Heath wrote a country album about drinking, guys who use their guts for beer holders and bad habits. With a new album — 25 to Life — on the way, Heath is hitting the road, visiting Juanita’s. No word on an opening act, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.
How does a band make a name for itself? By touring. And touring. And touring. Like Atlanta’s Blackberry Smoke. The band has already played Little Rock once this year, and return again for a show at Rev Room. Why get excited? What Blackberry Smoke plays is not just simply grounded in Southern rock. No, it’s music that also includes doses of country, bluegrass and gospel. Signed to Zac Brown Band’s record label Southern Ground, Blackberry Smoke has a new album coming in August. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 8:30 p.m. with tickets $12 in advance and $15 day of for the 18-and-up show.
Here are Wussy with their “Airborne”: