Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:
The Howlin’ Brothers are not three brothers. They are the trio of Ian Craft, Jared Green and Ben Plasse, and what they play is original and traditional music created with upright bass, banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Call the music of The Howlin’ Brothers roots based with elements of folk, blues and bluegrass. The trio’s newest album is Howl, a 12-track recording produced by Brendan Benson, a rock singer-songwriter and member of The Raconteurs. The Howlin’ Brothers visit Juanita’s along with North Carolina-based, “Appalachian honky tonk” band The Honeycutters. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover.
Loud rock ‘n’ roll that swings with a hint of blues, soul and psychedelia. Think of bands such as Cream, Thin Lizzy and The Afghan Whigs. And hard rock ‘n’ roll with a touch of blues, soul and psychedelia is what San Diego’s Heavy Glow deliver when visiting Stickyz. The band’s latest album is Pearls and Swine and Everything Fine. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $3 cover for 21 and over, and $5 cover for 18 to 20 for the 18-and-up show.
Michale Graves is known as the lead singer of the resurrected lineup of ’90s-era The Misfits, the seminal punk band that introduced horror to punk in the late ’70s and early ’80s. But he is also a singer-songwriter, and his newest work is Supernatural, an 11-track album of acoustic tracks, including the piano ballad “Straight Jacket.” Graves visits Vino’s. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $13 cover. Opening the show are Conway punk rockers The Muddlestuds and Jeremiah James Baker.
Robert Earl Keen at Rev Room. This Texas singer-songwriter carries on the Texas songwriting legend started by artists such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and Ready For Confetti is Keen’s latest Americana-flavored album. (Stephen King named it one of his top albums of 2011 in Entertainment Weekly.) And songs such as “The Road Goes on Forever,” “I’m Comin’ Home” and “Feelin’ Good Again” are truly great Texas country songs. Opening the show is Louisville singer-songwriter Andrea Davidson. Expect the music at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of for the all-ages show.
Indiana-raised rock ‘n’ roll outfit Houndmouth visits Rev Room. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of for the 18-and-up show. Opening the show at 9 p.m. is Willie Watson, the former Old Crow Medicine Show member who is known for his acoustic music and tenor vocal.
The Big Damn Roots Revolution Tour hits Juanita’s, and that means a visit from The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. This southern Indiana trio play what they call real-deal Americana and high-energy country blues, and live the band is a ferocious roots music and blues explosion. Little Rock country rockers Rodge and The Dirt Road Republic open the show. The music starts at 10 p.m. with a $10 cover.
Sea Wolf frontman Alex Brown Church plays a special acoustic set at Juanita’s. Church is touring in support of Sea Wolf’s recent album Old World Romance, an indie rock record that was released in 2012, and delivers his folk-pop tunes in an intimate acoustic setting. Opening the show is Little Rock folk singer-songwriter Cliff Hutchison and Nashville, Tenn.-based alternative pop singer-songwriter Nick Flora. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show.
Here’s Houndmouth: “Penitentiary”