This Week’s Music



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

Back in the ’90s, a change occurred in American heavy metal music. This change, a return to brutal riffs and thrash, was started by bands such as Pantera and Machine Head, and it’s Machine Head that pays a visit to Juanita’s. The outfit is working on a new release titled Killers and Kings to follow 2011’s Unto the Locust. Oklahoma heavy rock quintet Anti-Mortem opens along with local support from Russellville modern rock band Dark From Day One and Little Rock progressive Southern rock quartet Enchiridion. The music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show.

White Water Tavern presents a hip-hop show titled Rhymes Galore, with a headlining set from Duke Stigall and Osyrus Bolly being backed by live band WasaNameNem. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. But that’s not all the Arkansas hip-hop at this show. 607 and Aaron open, and the night also includes guest appearances from trumpeter Rodney Block, and BollyBlackStar and Epiphany, who is manning the turntables for the night.

Little Rock rock trio Glittercore released their newest album in May, and we, of course, wrote about the excellent album, noting “Glittercore’s self-titled record is a punchy, buzzing rock blast of 10 songs in 37 minutes.” And now Glittercore holds its all-ages record release party at Vino’s, playing the 10-11 p.m. slot with Little Rock rock ‘n’ roll band Dead Anchors opening at 9 p.m. and Conway punk rockers The Muddlestuds taking the stage at 11 p.m. There’s a $5 cover.

Jazz-folk duo Handmade Moments visits The Locals coffee shop in Conway for a CD release party for their debut, self-titled record. The music starts at 7 p.m. and also includes Fayetteville indie-folk singer-songwriter Candy Lee. Copies of Handmade Moments’ debut album are available at the show.

Victor El Valiente, Lightin’ Lou, Daredevil Dave and Frontier Dan — you know them as the psycho-Western band The Frontier Circus — and the quartet plays Afterthought Bistro and Bar. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. The outfit, which has released the Sideshow EP and A Little Bit Psycho, A Little Bit Western album, is joined by Riverbottom Debutante, the Little Rock group known for its “1950s country garage rock” sound that channels artists from Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash to Social Distortion.

!!! at Rev Room. Yes, the name of the band is !!! — three exclamation points. But pronounce it “chk chk chk,” and the band plays lively dance punk. Check out their 2013 release Thr!!!er. The music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of for the all-ages show.

Clairy Baby Browne is the “leading lady” of Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, a soul and R&B-powered band straight from Melbourne, Australia. Yes, they have soul and R&B music Down Under, and Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes prove it with their energetic, retro-soul sound. Check the band out when they visit Juanita’s. Little Rock dance-y indie rock band Knox Hamilton and Brothers & Company, a newish Little Rock-based rock act, open the show. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show.

Arkansas Sounds, a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, presents the Dave Rosen Big Band at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater. The music starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. Order tickets via or at the Butler Center. The Dave Rosen Big Band is a 17-piece jazz band that plays jazz and big-band favorites from the 1930s to the present, including some tunes from Arkansas native and “King of the Jukebox” Louis Jordan.

Amanda Shires visits White Water Tavern. You know who this is, right? We wrote about her in this exact same space last week. Well, here’s a reminder: This Americana singer-songwriter and fiddler released her fifth solo album, Down Fell the Doves, last year, and the literary-minded Shires makes every word count on the album, with each lyrical gem matched by the music. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover. Nashville, Tennessee, Americana singer-songwriter Ben Danaher opens the show.

The Hooten Hallers come to White Water Tavern with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. with a donation at the door for admission. Here’s who The Hooten Hallers are, in their own words on from their bio: “On the surface The Hooten Hallers appear to be a three-piece loud blues and hillbilly soul band. Their powerful live shows and recordings must be witnessed to be believed.” The Missouri’s band newest release is the November 2013 album Chillicothe Fireball.

Here is !!!: “One Girl/One Boy”