Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:
The Spring Standards come to Stickyz, and maybe this three-piece indie folk band from New York City will bring a shot of spring with them. Maybe. If not, one can depend on the trio to deliver some golden-voiced three-part harmonies and spontaneity as the band members trade out instruments during their live show. There’s a $7 cover for the 18-and-up show with the music starting at 9 p.m.
Blind Water Finds Blind Water is the new album from the great Adam Faucett, and the singer-songwriter is celebrating the release of the album with a record release show at White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Faucett, known for his blending of folk rock with soulful vocals, worked on the very personal Blind Water Finds Blind Water for two years, and the 10-track record is being released via Last Chance Records.
The Departed — you might know them as Cody Canada and The Departed — are coming to Stickyz, playing their roots-flavored Americana, Canada is the former lead singer of Red Dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed (The Departed also includes Ragweed bassist Jeremy Plato), and The Departed’s last album is 2012’s Adventūs. The music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. No word on openers.
Former The Corrs violinist and vocalist, Sharon Corr, is on a solo tour behind her new album, The Same Sun, and appears at the Ron Robinson Theater at 8 p.m. Presented by Juanita’s, tickets are $20. A general admission seat guarantees a theater seat.
In September, country singer Billy Currington released We Are Tonight and “Hey Girl” hit the Top 10 of the Hot Country Songs chart. The current single is “We Are Tonight,” and it’s a Top 40 hit. Why is all this important? Currington brings his “We Are Tonight” Tour to Verizon Arena with special guests Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. General admission floor tickets (no chairs) are $49; reserved seats are $45.
One-man band Keller Williams brings his jamming collection of progressive bluegrass mixed with rock, funk and jazz to Rev Room on his What the Funk Tour 2014. And this isn’t just one show. No, Williams will perform two sets — a solo looping set and then a set with his new, six-piece band More Than A Little, a funk outfit. Williams released a new album titled Funk with the group and is ready to feature some new songs from the band and album. There’s no opening act. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $20 in advance and $22 day of for the 18-and-up show.
Oklahoma musician Jesse Aycock, who blends his folk with rock ‘n’ roll, country and psychedelic soul, has a new album out: Flowers and Wounds. Recorded at Church Studio in Tulsa, Okla., the album includes Aycock’s long-time bassist Eric Arndt along with Neal Casal and George Sluppick, both of Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Co-produced by Casal and Little Rock’s Jason Weinheimer, the record also features guest appearances by David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Jimmy Karstein (JJ Cale, Eric Clapton), Little Rock’s Indy Grotto (Boondogs) and Al Gamble (City Champs). All of this is important because Aycock comes to White Water Tavern for an album-release party. The music starts at 9:30 p.m.
Saratoga, N.Y., band Wild Adriatic comes to Bear’s Den Pizza in Conway for a free night of music. What kind of free music? Rock ‘n’ roll with a shot of soul. Think of Led Zeppelin, Mountain and early, debut-album Rush. The January release Big Suspicious is the band’s follow-up to 2012’s Lock and Key EP and features bluesy guitar riffs along with driving rhythms. The music starts at 9 p.m.
So who is this Har Mar Superstar coming to Stickyz? A pop/soul singer-songwriter (real name Sean Tillmann), whose April 2013 Bye Bye 17 was released on Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records, and a man influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. The music starts at 8 p.m. for the 18-and-up night. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show.
Chuck Mosley was the lead singer of Faith No More for their first two albums, We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself, during the 1980s, and since then he has performed music with acts such as Bad Brains and Cement. The funk metal singer-songwriter comes to Vino’s with his new band V.U.A. Cover for the Chuck Mosley and V.U.A. show is $7 with the music starting at 8 p.m. The night also includes local acts The Body and R.I.O.T.S. along with Canadian metal group Chronic Ritual.
Chicago death metal band Oceano visits Vino’s. The band’s latest album is Incisions, a collection of all-out brutal music. The opening acts include Massachusetts modern death metal Within the Ruins, Chicago heavy metal band Barrier and Massachusetts metalcore outfit Years Since the Storm. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $15 cover.
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