Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week and weekend:
Acoustic rock ‘n’ roll — that’s the music of El Paso, Texas, quartet The Dirty River Boys. And not rock ‘n’ roll stripped down and played acoustically, but energetic and infectious rock ‘n’ roll that just so happens to be played on mostly acoustic instruments. The band brings their outlaw folk sound to Stickyz. Openers are to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of for the 18-and-up show.
North Little Rock cabaret pop punk band the Flameing Daeth Fearies are throwing a party at Rev Room and you’re invited. The party’s title? A Very Feary Brony Burlesque. The magical night celebrates the Brony and Pegasister fandom (fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) with burlesque and rock ‘n’ roll, and starts at 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Cover for the 18-and-up show is $10. Joining the Fearies (who will feature Jennifer Armstrong) are central Arkansas burlesque group Cabaret Kittens; Machete with Love, an “alternative hip-hop non-stop rocking funk rap” group; and Alexander hip-hop artist Uno Rhymez.
Run River North visit White Water Tavern with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 (including processing charge) through lastchancerecords.com and available via will call at White Water night of show. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Longtime Dallas death metal outfit Devourment hits Vino’s bringing tunes from their latest Relapse Records release Conceived in Sewage. Yes, that’s the name of their 2013 release. Joining the band is Little Rock death metal band Abandon the Artifice, North Little Rock grindcore act Splattered in Traffic and Arkansas-bred “slamgrind” group Slamphetamine. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
What Made Milwaukee Famous and A.Sinclair at Stickyz. Find out more about Conway band American Lions, who open this show, here, but the touring acts visiting are two great Austin, Texas-based indie rock acts, including the headliners, What Made Milwaukee Famous, a band named after Jerry Lee Lewis’s “What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me).” The act released You Can’t Fall Off the Floor in 2013. A. Sinclair just released a new EP, Pretty Girls, and Aaron Sinclair is joined by four other guys in his touring band. Expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $6 for the 18-and-up show.
Who is this Surrender the Fall coming to Rev Room? Well, the Memphis-based band released their debut Burn in the Spotlight, and the band’s biography describes the record as “12, stinging, guitar-driven, hard rock songs about love, hate, pain and everything in between.” Joining the band for their Rev Room show is Artifas, a fellow Memphis hard rock band. The music starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of for the all-ages show.
Amanda Shires is one of the best Americana singer-songwriters and fiddlers out there, and the artist visits Little Rock and White Water Tavern for two nights of music — Monday and July 28. Shires released her fifth solo album, Down Fell the Doves, last year, and the album is filled with Shires’ great narrative songwriting and Americana music. The show starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $10. Nashville, Tennessee, Americana singer-songwriter Ben Danaher opens the show.
The last time Pujol came to Little Rock, he was the opener for Baltimore’s J Roddy Walston and the Business. This time around, Pujol, an artist who delivers a raging rock ‘n’ roll sound with pop melodies and a big beat bounce, is the headliner for his Little Rock show at Stickyz. Openers are to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of for the 18-and-up show.
Here is Run River North: “Fight to Keep”