Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:
Columbus, Ohio, high-powered rock ‘n’ roll band Two Cow Garage comes to White Water Tavern. Now, if you don’t care for punk- and alt country-fueled rock ‘n’ roll, this is not the show for you. But, if you do (and like bands such as Lucero and Glossary), catch the band led by Micah Schnabel at White Water and listen to the outfit’s 2013 release The Death Of The Self Preservation Society. Local band Mad Nomad, also mixing their rock ‘n’ roll with punk, opens the show. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $7 cover.
BoyMeetsWorld comes to Juanita’s. No, not the TV show. As the band says, “Forget the ’90s coming-of-age TV sitcom that comes to mind with the name, BoyMeetsWorld. BoyMeetsWorld, the band, is here to erase those thoughts.” And the poppy, alternative rock band does. BoyMeetsWorld brings its Spring Break Tour to town with local support from progressive-flavored indie rockers Motion in Color and punk band Wreckless Endeavor. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show with the music starting at 9 p.m.
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds sounds like a band that knows a thing or two about mixing in some gritty soul music with blues-flavored rock ‘n’ roll and a taste of funk, and throwing it all down in an electrifying live show. And that’s just what the Brooklyn group brings to Juanita’s. Opening is Cabot alternative rock band Stays in Vegas. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show with the music starting at 9 p.m.
Rodney Block and The Real Music Lovers present their Verses and Flow Open Mic: Spring Edition, hosted by SeanFresh, at The Joint. There’s a $5 cover for the 9 p.m. show. The night includes an open mic jam session for artists, poets, rappers, dancers and musicians, but participants provide their own performance tracks for the DJ. The night also includes special performances by Rodney Block, ThemeMusiq, Bijoux and Uno Rhymes.
Atlanta hip-hop artist Rich Homie Quan visits the Clear Channel Metroplex. Doors open at 9 p.m., and in-advance tickets are $20 for college students (with ID), $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission (admission includes roped-off VIP area and private bar). Must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink. Rich Homie Quan is known for his rap hit “Type of Way” and Still Goin In (Reloaded) mix tape.
Randy Rogers Band at Rev Room — Get ready to welcome spring with a hell-raising party as the Red Dirt-flavored country act out of Texas hits Little Rock. Nashville, Tenn.-based country act the Adam Craig Band opens, and the music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets for the 18-and-up show $22 in advance and $25 day of. The Randy Rogers Band releases a live album, Homemade Tamales: Live at Floore’s, April 15. Their last studio album is the April 2013 release, Trouble, which included the country hit “One More Sad Song.”
Little Rock hip-hop artist — and all-around great guy — Big Piph releases a new EP, The Calm, this Wednesday, and throws a celebration for the EP at Stickyz. The Calm release party includes an appearance by Big Piph’s band Tomorrow Maybe. The music starts at 10 p.m. for the 21-and-up show. There’s a $10 cover. The night also includes Soulman Snipes from Memphis.
Austin, Texas, folk rocking band Lost and Nameless Orchestra visits Stickyz for an album-release party for their new album, Empty Spaces. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. with a $5 cover for the 18-and-up show. According to the band’s biography, Lost and Nameless Orchestra (which includes Arkansas fiddle champion Chris E. Peterson) is capable of performing and impressive on traditional fiddle tunes, Americana, folk-rock, alternative country and more music.
Free music on a Tuesday — that’s what Bear’s Den Pizza in Conway offers with an appearance by rock ‘n’ roll with soul musician Cody Jasper. The music starts at 8 p.m. According to Jasper’s biography, the artist’s music “reaches deep into the fundamentals of blues and classic rock with a twist of indie and pop.” For fans of Jimi Hendrix, the Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, Otis Redding and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
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