Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:
Team, the Dallas indie rock duo of Caleb Turman and Rico Andradi, visit Juanita’s as they tour in support of their Good Morning Bad Day EP, which is out May 6. Formed in May 2013, Team is the new project of Turman, a member of Forever the Sickest Kids, and who knows what this new project means for Forever the Sickest Kids. Joining Team is San Antonio alternative rockers Hydra Melody. The music starts at 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of.
Paul Wall, the Houston hip-hop artist known for his rap hits such as “Girl” and “I’m Throwed,” arrives in Little Rock at Rev Room with Alabama hip-hop artist Triggaman, and Young Jose and The Corner Kingz. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets for the 18-and-up show $20 in advance and $30 for VIP. Wall was nominated for a Grammy (Best Rap Performance as a Duo or Group for Nelly’s “Grillz”), and has worked with fellow hip-hop stars such as Juvenile, Mike Jones and Bun B. The rapper known for Sittin’ Sidewayz is bringing his dirty South-flavored rap to town for a night of freewheeling, boisterous rap anthems.
Approaching 30 years as a group, Widespread Panic is still going strong with a steady list of concert and festival dates through the spring and summer, but none in central Arkansas. The hybrid Southern rock ‘n’ roll band with touches of blues, jam, funk and jazz last played central Arkansas in May 2011 so those needing a local dose of Panic’s music should check out Wrangler Space, the Nashville, teen., outfit that covers the tunes of Widespread Panic. Wrangler Space comes to Stickyz, and the music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $8 cover for the 21-and-up show. “Love Tractor,””Ain’t Life Grand,” “Postcard” and more.
John Prine, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan — everyone can agree that trio are three of the greatest songwriters to ever live. And those are three of Texas singer/songwriter Adam Carroll‘s biggest influences. The Americana musician visits White Water Tavern for a release party for his new album, Let It Choose You. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Here’s what Hayes Carll said about Carroll in No Depression awhile back: “Influences? Adam Carroll. I used to skip my own gigs to go watch him. By far my favorite, somebody whose writing style I emulated in some ways.” High praise. Opening the show is Carroll’s wife, folk and country singer-songwriter Christian Marie Carroll who is working with Bill Whitbeck (bass player for Robert Earl Keen) on a new album.
Local DJ, promoter and all-around proponent of the local music scene, Michael “Big” Brown, turns 40, and it just so happens Rev Room‘s monthly Zodiac dance party is this weekend so this month’s Aries edition is titled Edward 40 Hands. The 18-and-up night of music starts at 8 p.m., and cover is $6 for 21 and up, and $10 for 18 to 20 with the first 30 Aries getting in free. There’s face painting for all, and plenty of electronic dance music, including Ryan Viser, Platinumb, Lawler, SWR, Ewell, Mr. Napalm and Explicit.
Brantley Gilbert brings his Let It Ride Tour to Verizon Arena with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for $36, $41 and $48.50. Gilbert’s upcoming album, out May 19, is titled Just As I Am, and the record’s first single is the No. 1 country hit “Bottoms Up.” Gilbert’s other No. 1 hits include “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” from his 2010 release Halfway to Heaven.
100.3 The Edge presents Wayne Static, the former lead vocalist, guitarist and music programmer for industrial metal band Static-X, at Juanita’s. Static released his Pighammer solo album in 2011. The music starts at 7 p.m. with tickets $15. Openers include Los Angeles hard rock quintet We Are The Riot and Arizona metal band Corvus along with local support from Russellville modern rock band Dark From Day One.
Here’s Adam Carroll: “Home Again”