Take note: Live music in the metro this week

By Caleb Hennington

Sebastian Bach, former frontman of Skid Row, performs at Juanitas on Saturday at 9 p.m.

Sebastian Bach, former frontman of Skid Row, performs at Juanitas on Saturday at 9 p.m.

Sebastian Bach makes solo stop at Juanitas

Canada is known for many things: free health care, hockey, maple syrup, and overwhelming and genuine friendliness. But producing the lead singer for a heavy metal band? Maybe not so much. But that didnt stop Peterborough, Ontario, native Sebastian Bach from pursuing the hard and heavy sounds of metal music during the genres initiation into mainstream music.
Bach was lead singer of heavy metal band Skid Row from 1987-96. He was kicked out of the band in the mid-90s after a disagreement with band member Rachel Bolan.
After leaving, Bach formed the super group The Last Hard Men, which featured members of The Frogs, The Breeders and The Smashing Pumpkins. The band only lasted for one album before Bach moved on to another entertainment medium: television.
Bach has appeared in a number of productions and television shows as himself, including Supergroup, Trailer Park Boys and Gone Country. He even appeared on the popular show Gilmore Girls for 13 episodes as the character Gil. Bach has also appeared on Broadway, in shows such as Jekyll & Hyde as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde and in Jesus Christ Superstar as Jesus of Nazareth.
Bachs solo career began in 2007, with the release of his first solo full-length studio album, Angel Down. Hes released three full-lengths so far, his latest being 2014s Give Em Hell.
Bach will perform at Juanitas at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the show are $20.

This Week’s Music

Jazz duo The Brenda & Ellis Band include Little Rock natives who came together to make great music. They first joined together in Houston and shortly after won the 1999 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Taking inspiration from a variety of genres, including blues, jazz and pop, the two have released four albums together, beginning with 2000s Down by the River. They are currently preparing to release two new albums, both scheduled to release sometime in 2015. You can catch the duo at South on Main as part of the Local Live free concert series. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Playing a lo-fi mix of garage and surf rock, Little Rock band Black Horse came to be after musician Dave Richmond decided to go out solo and start his own band. Richmond does all the songwriting himself and only uses other musicians to record the music and tour with him occasionally. He takes influences from a wide variety of musicians and bands, including Baroness, The Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin and The Stooges, to name just a few. Richmond and Black Horse are preparing to release their newest record and are playing a record release show at White Water Tavern. Trophy Boyfriends, Listen Sister and The Hacking will join Black Horse onstage for a night of celebration. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $5.
A collection of hip-hop artists from around Little Rock will play a show at Rev Room at 9 p.m. The Triple Threat Show features performances by 607, Itsjusbobby and Quarterpiece, three hip-hop artists, each with their own unique take on the genre. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10.
Nashville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter Kent Goolsby plays good, old-fashioned country music that sounds like it came straight from the era of Roger Miller, The Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash. He and his band, Kent Goolsby & the Gold Standard, are just coming off the release of their latest album, No Substitute for Handsome, which he recorded at his home in the artsy, hipster-friendly East Nashville. The album has been described as 11 tracks that detail Goolsbys life, one full of humor and optimism, despite going through various trials and tribulations. You can catch the group at White Water Tavern at 9:30 p.m. Ticket prices are TBA.
Jim Adkins, frontman and lead guitarist for the influential alt-rock band Jimmy Eat World, is coming to Juanitas as part of his first solo tour. Adkins is taking a slight break from his full-time job as band leader to play some more intimate, acoustic songs, along with alt-rock band Goose. Tickets are $15, and the show starts at 10 p.m.
Do you like your metal heavy, fast, tuned really low and in 5/16 time signature? Then you might consider attending The Coma Ecliptic Tour. Progressive-metal bands Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist will perform at Juanitas at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $25.