By Caleb Hennington
Headstrong band Trapt to play Rev Room show
Since 2002, the go-to song for amping up the adrenaline in locker rooms, stadium crowds, weight-lifting competitions and college frat parties has been Los Gatos, California, group Trapts hit single, Headstrong. Its full of raucous energy, pure adrenaline and lyrics that motivate even the laziest of meaty couch spuds.
But Headstrong isnt the only song members of Trapt want to be remembered by; theyve got a whole repertoire of albums, dating all the way back to 1999. Formed in 1995, Trapt consists of lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, bassist Peter Charell, drummer Dylan Howard and guitarist Ty Fury; Brown and Charell are the only members from that original 95 lineup.
Theyve released a total of five studio albums, including their most successful release, 2002s self-titled album. That album achieved a peak position of No. 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, and Headstrong charted at No. 16 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart. The band recently re-released their first two albums, Amalgamation and Glimpse EP, which were released independently in the Los Gatos area before the band signed with Warner Bros. Records.
Members are currently preparing to release their newest album, titled DNA, sometime this year and have released a lyric video for one of the new songs, called Passenger, on the album. They are currently making their rounds across the U.S. on the Life In Your Own Hands Tour, along with McAllen, Texas, rock band Sons of Texas.
You can catch these bands at Rev Room at 8 p.m. Thursday, along with Divot and Poynte. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $10 in advance, $15 day of show.
This Week’s Music
Indie alternative-rock band Thin Margins started in summer 2013 while the members were still drudging through their last days of high school. Natives to Little Rock, the members of Thin Margins earned their keep in the music scene by playing stages throughout central Arkansas and worked to release their debut EP, Knock Knock, a mere six months after coming together. Theyre now on tour in support of their new EP, Passing Through, and are playing a free show at Juanitas at 7 p.m. Theyll be joined by alternative-rock band The Waiting Game.
Arkansas classic-rock cover band Katmandu started off in the early 2000s as an acoustic duo, composed of vocalist Kat Hood and
guitarist Chuck Gilbert. After a successful stint as a duo, they decided in 2009 to add more members and play classic rock tunes that people loved to hear. Composed of musicians from various bands, Katmandu covers hits from bands such as Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton but throws original tunes into the mix, as well. Catch them at South on Main at 7:30 p.m. The show is free, but call ahead to guarantee a seat.
Palestine, Texas country band Whiskey Myers released their first album, Road of Life, in 2008. The album went largely unnoticed, thanks to its moderate distribution, but the band members found success in their second release, Firewater. The album charted at No. 26 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 2011. Their next release, Early Morning Shakes, did even better in the charts. Whiskey Myers, along with Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, perform at Rev Room at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the 18-and-up are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.
Releasing their debut album four years after their conception, Little Rock jam band Amasa Hines debuted All the World There Is in January 2014. The band is an amalgam of sounds, taking influences from soul, afro-beat, blues, indie rock and more. Catch them at White Water Tavern at 9:30 p.m.
After taking a hiatus for a while to work on music and other endeavors, members of Little Rock indie-rock band Bombay Harambee are set to perform at White Water Tavern, along with Fayetteville bands Pagiins and Biq Flikkr. The band is preparing to release their debut album, Goldmine, in October, through Max Recordings and Wiener Records. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $5.
A collection of pop and acoustic bands from all over will converge on the stage at Juanitas at 7:30 p.m. The lineup includes The Icarus Account, The House On Cliff, Deleasa, Clay Borrell, Run 2 Cover, Ali Isabella, My Only Escape, Lauren Carnahan, Drew Ryniewicz and Aliyah Moulden. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $30 for a special preshow VIP package.