This Week’s Music


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

Punk-fueled, garage rockers Well Hung Heart visit Juanita’s on their Go Forth and Multiply Tour with the music starting at 9 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of show. Openers include Cabot rock band Stays in Vegas and Little Rock punk band Wreckless Endeavor.

Malcolm Holcombe is one of those Americana singer-songwriters who should be well-known by all. Here are two opportunities in the next six days to introduce yourself to the great, folk-bent musician: Holcombe appears at White Water Tavern on Thursday, and his newest album, Pitiful Blues, arrives Tuesday. No Depression says Pitiful Blues “is very nearly faultless. These songs make [Holcombe’s] contemporaries sound barely literate.” Need more convincing of Holcombe’s greatness? Rolling Stone‘s esteemed music writer David Fricke once wrote about Malcolm Holcombe: “Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart.” The music starts at 9 p.m.

Days of the New hit it big with the stripped down, acoustic rock tune “Touch, Peel and Stand” in late ’97 and early ’98, and then three members split a year later, forming post-grunge act Tantric. None of those Days of the New guys are in Tantric now (lead singer Hugo Ferreira is the only original member left), but over the course of their career, Tantric has cranked out mainstream rock hits such as “Breakdown” and “Astounded” from their 2001 debut album. Their newest album is 37 Channels, released last September, and Tantric visits Rev Room for a show presented by 100.3 The Edge. Hot Springs industrial rock band Vail opens. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance and $14 day of for the all-ages show.

The Oxford American magazine’s restaurant and cultural experience venue South on Main presents Late Night at South on Main with Mississippi-born folk singer-songwriter Claire Holley. Her latest full solo album is 2008’s Hush, and she collaborated with Kristin Mooney on 2013’s powdercoat EP. Tickets are $7 at the door. Seating is first-come, first-served, with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. Joining Holley are Fayetteville’s Ben Harris on electric guitar and Little Rock native Dave Hoffpauir on percussion.

The four guys from East Texas who call themselves JB and The Moonshine Band pay a visit to Rev Room, bringing their mixture of country rock crossed with an outlaw attitude. The band’s latest album is the 2012 release Beer for Breakfast. Tyler and the Tribe opens the show at 9 p.m. with their Texas country music. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of for the 18-and-up show.

Vino’s presents a trio of local acts: Stays In Vegas, People’s Republic of Casio Tones and Randy Harsey. The all-ages show starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. Stays In Vegas is a Cabot band that plays an mixture of alternative and indie rock music, and their first album is Faces For The Moment. People’s Republic of Casio Tones is a trio playing Southern-flavored grunge and pop. Harsey is a Jacksonville musician who plays a blending of indie pop and rock, and also plays drums in The Dangerous Idiots.

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park‘s 2014 Concert Series presents country artist Rodney Atkins for an 8 p.m. concert at Timberwood Amphitheater. Opening the show at 7 p.m. is Hot Springs country musician Blane Howard. A season pass or general admission ticket is required for entry to the concert. Lawn seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but imited $10 and $5 reserved seating is available. Atkins is known for his No. 1 country hits such as “Take a Back Road.”

Cary Hudson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who co-founded legendary Mississippi-bred roots band Blue Mountain. (Check out “Bloody 98.”) Blue Mountain is no more (the band ended for good in 2013), but Hudson’s also a solo singer-songwriter known for his Americana music, and it’s a solo Hudson who visits White Water Tavern. Hudson’s newest album is Town & Country. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover.

Here is JB and The Moonshine Band: “The Only Drug”