This Week’s Music

Slaid Cleaves.

Slaid Cleaves.

Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:

WEDNESDAY
When Vince Neil departed Motley Crue in the early ’90s, the rest of the Crue turned to heavy metal and hard rock singer John Corabi for a replacement. 1994’s self-titled album was the result, but Corabi only spent a few years with the band before Neil returned. Corabi, who has also played in Union with ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, visits Juanita’s. The music start at 9 p.m. with supporting acts to be announced. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of with the music starting at 9 p.m.

THURSDAY
Writing for Grantland, Steven Hyden described Natural Child‘s Dancin’ with Wolves as “a Flying Burrito Brothers record with the production of Goats Head Soup, and damn if they don’t pull it off.” R&B, blues and country — those are the roots of rock ‘n’ roll, and what this Nashville, Tennessee, band throws into their sound when they visit White Water Tavern. Local singer-songwriter Adam Faucett opens the show with his part-folk, part-rock ‘n’ roll music. Blind Water Finds Blind Water is his newest album. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with tickets $7.

Pop rock band Maroon 5 release their new album V in September, and the band is set for a world tour later this year and next. But first, Maroon 5 keyboardist and backing vocalist PJ Morton is on the road by himself, playing tracks from his 2013 solo album, New Orleans, which includes guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder and Adam Levine, and other tunes. The pop-flavored R&B singer visits Juanita’s. Tickets are $20, and the doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 9 p.m. No word on any opening acts.

Pine Bluff singer-songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart has played with artists such as Alvin Youngblood Hart and John Paul Keith, but for his debut, Blues For Lou, Stuart’s blues-based folk tunes focus on his late father, Lou, who died in 2011. Mark Edgar Stuart brings those songs and more to South on Main for a free show that starts at 8 p.m.

FRIDAY
Dumpstaphunk at Rev Room. Ivan Neville, the son of Aaron Neville and nephew of The Neville Brothers members, fronts this New Orleans funk band that introduces jazz, R&B and soul into their unforgettable live sound. The opening act is local funk and rock ‘n’ roll band the Funk A Nites with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of for the 18-and-up show.

SATURDAY
Since his debut about eight years ago, Jason Michael Carroll has scored Top 40 country hits such as “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “Hurry Home.” Carroll brings those tunes and others to Juanita’s. The doors open at 9 p.m. with the music starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 day of show. The opening acts are to be announced.

SUNDAY
Slaid Cleaves visits Juanita’s with guitarist Scrappy Jud Newcomb. The music starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $18 in advance and $20 day of.

MONDAY
Does the name Ben Kenney not ring a bell? OK, Kinney is the bass player for rock band Incubus. But he’s also played in The Roots and with artists such as Justin Timberlake so don’t just expect rock when Kenney visits Juanita’s. There will be alternative rock and alternative hip-hop and more. Memphis, Tennessee, rock band NuAugustine open. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show with the music starting at 8 p.m.

TUESDAY
Massachusetts-based, folk singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler released her sixth full-length studio album, July, in February, and Nadler is on the road promoting the album, including a stop at White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Reviewing July, Pitchfork noted that Nadler “is devoted to Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, and her music understands folk tradition. While her songs sound isolated and spiritually vintage, as if beamed from the grayscale interior of a Victorian home, her stories have been generous, selfless tales, heavy with metaphor and imagery.”

Here is Slaid Cleaves: “Broke Down”