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This Week’s Music

Sharon Corr.

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

THURSDAY
The Spring Standards come to Stickyz, and maybe this three-piece indie folk band from New York City will bring a shot of spring with them. Maybe. If not, one can depend on the trio to deliver some golden-voiced three-part harmonies and spontaneity as the band members trade out instruments during their live show. There’s a $7 cover for the 18-and-up show with the music starting at 9 p.m.

FRIDAY
Blind Water Finds Blind Water is the new album from the great Adam Faucett, and the singer-songwriter is celebrating the release of the album with a record release show at White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Faucett, known for his blending of folk rock with soulful vocals, worked on the very personal Blind Water Finds Blind Water for two years, and the 10-track record is being released via Last Chance Records.

The Departed — you might know them as Cody Canada and The Departed — are coming to Stickyz, playing their roots-flavored Americana, Canada is the former lead singer of Red Dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed (The Departed also includes Ragweed … Read more >

This Week’s Music

Sebadoh.

Sebadoh.

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

WEDNESDAY
Let’s kick off this week of music with Tauk. Give the New York City-based quartet’s Homunculus album a listen. Start right there with the opening track, “Dead Signal,” a tune awash in keyboard and guitar twirls but with a rock-solid foundation. Then keep going. “Afro-tonic,” “Hello Narwhal,” “The Spot” and so on. This is instrumental music that can duck into a detour jam, but the band’s deep groove and pop melodies keep a watchful eye on their instrumental gestures. Grammy-winner Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) was the producer who guided the foursome of Matt Jalbert on guitar, Charlie Dolan on bass, Alric “A.C.” Carter on keyboards and Isaac Teel on drums through the 10 songs of the album, melding progressive rock and jazz with funk and rock. So maybe you want to dance on a midweek night. Get to Stickyz. That’s where Tauk is. There’s no opening act with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. for the 18-and-up show. Cover is $3. Yes, $3.

Good Time Ramblers, the rowdy, good-timing, country-rock band out of Little Rock whose newest album is Bigelow Strange, are … Read more >

This Week’s Music

Ash.

Ash.

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

WEDNESDAY
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Layzie Bone — yes, he sings and raps on their Grammy-winning 1996 smash No. 1 hit “Tha Crossroads” — comes to Rev Room. The head of record label Harmony Howse Entertainment and solo artist visits Little Rock with a number of other artists, including Julius Czr, Country Boyz, 870 Underground, Rozay Thrower, Tho’D Studio and RCE, and DJ Boone. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Tickets in advance are $10 for general admission and $20 for VIP, and $15 day of show for general admission and $25 for VIP.

THURSDAY
Here’s a treat for fans of well-written, guitar-powered pop rock: Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Bob Schneider visits Juanita’s for a special solo performance. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 9 p.m. The opening act is Jeff Coleman, lead singer of local Americana rock band Jeff Coleman and the Feeders. There’s a $15 cover for the show. Schneider’s cunning blend of sparkling pop with raunchy bar rock has led Esquire to title him Austin’s “high priest of live music.”

Reggae singer-songwriter and music legend Bob Marley’s birthday is Thursday, and … Read more >

This Week’s Music

Those Darlins.

Those Darlins.

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

WEDNESDAY

England in 1819, Baton Rouge brothers Andrew (synth and vocals) and Dan Callaway (electronic drums, bass and French horn), come to Stickyz, bringing along their electro-ambient indie music. The tour celebrates the September release of their third full-length album, Fireball Electric Tomorrow, which Paste noted is filled with “songs [that] are almost chilling in their emotional intensity.” Opening for the duo are The Dangerous Idiots, a poppy “gulch rock” band fronted by Aaron Sarlo, and the haunting, heavenly sounds of Adam Faucett. Music for the 18-and-up show starts at 9 p.m. and there’s a $5 cover.

Free music — that’s what South on Main offers with its weekly Local Live music series, and this week the series delivers some local hip-hop with Big Piph, formerly known as Epiphany. Piph is joined by musicians Paul Campbell, Corey Harris, Lucas Murray and Dre Franklin along with vocalists Bijoux, BMore Mike and Osyrus Bolly. The free show starts at 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Here’s a shot of heavy, heavy music, with This or the Apocalypse, a Pennsylvania melodic hardcore outfit that released their Dead Read more >

This Week’s Music

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

WEDNESDAY
Texas musician Bart Crow pulls into the Rev Room for a show and that means one thing: a midweek night of Texas honky-tonk music from this blue-collar artist. Crow released Dandelion in September 2012, and the 14-track record produced several Texas Music Chart hits, including the No. 1 “Saying Goodbye.” The opening act is Benton country rockers Dry County with the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of for the 18-and-up show.

“St. Louis, 5-piece, punk-blues wrecking crew Kentucky Knife Fight” visits Stickyz. That’s the word from the band’s publicist, and let’s lean on the band’s publicist for more about Kentucky Knife Fight: “If there is a jukebox at the end of the universe, you will find Kentucky Knife Fight between The Stooges and Tom Waits. The electric Americana band specializes in telling stories about desperate people doing desperate things in places they shouldn’t be.” The opening acts are local bands Catskill Kids and post-rock, instrumental band Mainland Divide. There’s a $5 cover for the 18-and-up show with the music starting at 8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY
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This Week’s Music

Eddie Money.

Eddie Money.

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

WEDNESDAY
Motion in Color — First, what a great name for this Conway-based band which formed in early 2013. You hear that name and immediately think: This group bridges “the gap between modern, progressive, indie rock, and post-hardcore [and is] influenced strongly by well-known acts such as Circa Survive, The Mars Volta, Dance Gavin Dance.” Right? Well, that’s what the band’s online bio states, and you can see what that all means when the band visits Stickyz. The music starts at 9 p.m. with cover $5 for 18 to 20 and $3 for 21 and up. Also on the bill is Magnolia alternative rockers Sound Survival and Without Reason, a power rock trio from Little Rock.

THURSDAY
Juanita’s welcomes some artist named Jamie Lynn Spears to town. Yes, this is the younger sister of Britney and former Zoey 101 star. Now, Jamie Lynn Spears is a fledgling country star. Her first country single, the ballad “How Could I Want More,” hit the Top 40 of the country charts last year. And her country music has earned comparisons to Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves. The supporting acts … Read more >

This Week’s Music

Sleeper Agent.

Sleeper Agent.

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

WEDNESDAY
Night two of a special two-night The Secret Sisters engagement at White Water Tavern arrives with the Muscle Shoals, Ala.-based country-folk duo of Lydia and Laura Rogers returning for more of their effortless harmonies over rural rhythms that match an indie coolness with traditional arrangements. The Sisters released their self-titled debut album in 2010, and a new album — titled Put Your Needle Down — is promised in 2014. Attendees can expect a mixture of the first album and the new album at the show. All proceeds from the show go toward the band’s tour manager, Jay Calhoun, who suffered a severely broken leg in a dirt bike accident in early December. Calhoun’s leg requires an expensive surgery and proceeds from the shows will help Calhoun and his wife, Kimberly, with medical bills. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover.

THURSDAY
Bombay Harambee holds its record release show for You Know Better at White Water Tavern. Supporting the band is Whale Fire with their hazy indie rock and Collin vs. Adam with their electro-powered pop rock. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Bombay … Read more >

Weekend Music Roundup

Don't Stop Please.

Don’t Stop Please.

Here’s what’s on tap for live music this weekend in and around Little Rock:

Friday

Austin, Texas, American-branded rock ‘n’ roll outfit Band of Heathens hits the Rev Room as they promote Sunday Morning Record, the Band of Heathens’ fourth studio album (and seventh overall). The new work is, as Heathen Gordy Quist says, “Sunday Morning Record was born in the midst of change. Life changes, lineup changes, geographic changes. It was a rollercoaster of a year, but that change served the album well and became our muse.” Rhode Island Americana roots music act Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons opens the show. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of for the 18-and-up show.

Don’t Stop Please holds its record release party for its self-titled album at Stickyz. Also on the bill is local singer-songwriter Adam Faucett and Little Rock pop ‘n’ roll outfit Open Fields. Cover is $7 for the 18-and-up show. The music starts at 9 p.m. Here’s a full Sync feature on Don’t Stop Please.

Saturday

The great Arkansas singer-songwriter Jim Mize appearing at White Water Tavern is pretty much a … Read more >

Midweek Music Roundup

The Wild Feathers.

The Wild Feathers.

Here’s what’s on tap for live music this Wednesday and Thursday in and around Little Rock:

Wednesday

The West Coast-based duo of Young God and Kingston play what they call “glacial hip-hop” as Blue Sky Black Death. Glacial hip-hop? What’s that? Here’s how Blue Sky Black Death explains their sound on their website: “[Blue Sky Black Death] has redefined hip-hop through their kaleidoscopic perception of music as a landscape; music as a dimension to construct and build upwards and out. Their name [is] borrowed from the skydiving term [about] beauty before death.” So that’s what one can expect when Blue Sky Black Death visits Stickyz. Joining the pair is Sister Crayon, a fellow West Coast cast that mixes electronic soul music with indie rock. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of with the music starting at 9 p.m. for the 18-and-up show.

New York progressive-flavored rock band Coheed and Cambria hits Rev Room with their sci-fi tales and intelligent music that blends in punk and post-hardcore sounds. The band’s newest album is The Aftermath: Descension, which is the follow-up to the 2012 album The Afterman: Ascension. Joining Coheed and Cambria … Read more >

Weekend Music Roundup

The Lone Bellow.

The Lone Bellow.

Here’s what’s on tap for live music this weekend in and around Little Rock:

Friday

Texas singer-songwriter Charlie Robison visits Rev Room. Since his debut album Bandera — named after the artist’s Texas hometown — in 1996, Robison has released album after album that has come to define the modern-day Texas country sound. Influenced by the greats such as Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, Robison’s music is equal parts country and rock ‘n’ roll with shots of Tex-Mex and honky-tonk-blasted roadhouse music. Robison’s never had what one would call a “hit,” but tunes such as “My Hometown” and “New Year’s Day” are well-known to lovers of good country music. Robison’s newest album is the just-released High Life, a nine-track album of covers and songs from family members and friends that follows 2009’s Beautiful Day, an album Robison wrote while his marriage with fellow artist Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks (and Court Yard Hounds) was ending. High Life is — if you can’t tell from the title — a rollicking shot of redemption influenced by Robison’s formative years, including listening to the late, great Doug Sahm of the Sir Douglas … Read more >