Ryan Brunet and The Malfecteurs.
Giving you the music a day early:
Acadiana is a hotbed of Cajun music so let’s talk about Ryan Brunet of Cajun music creators Ryan Brunet and The Malfecteurs, who will be playing White Water Tavern with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. with a $7 cover. At the age of 12, Brunet was introduced to the accordion and soon immersed himself in the music of Louisiana accordion greats. But Brunet didn’t stop there; he soon learned the fiddle, too. Now with a band in tow, the young artist creates timeless Cajun music with a touch of Western swing. Opening the show will be Bonnie Montgomery with her honky-tonk, Arkansas folk/country music.
Shreveport, La.’s Dirtfoot is self-described as a “front-porch, whiskey-swilling, foot-stomping, gypsy, punk, country, grumble, boogie band.” And that’s the sound that the band will bring to Stickyz. Ben Franks and the Bible Belt Boys are the opening act with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $7 for the 18-and-up show. Why should you care about Ben Franks and The Bible Belt Boys? Because the Hot Springs group cranks out sweet-sounding Arkansas-bred soul folk, from the stomping bluegrass of “We Won’t Be Back Again” to the ragged-cross anthem “Power in the Blood.”
Speaking of bands and artists that tour a lot, how about Wade Bowen? Bowen, a Texas country artist with one foot in the Red Dirt country rock of Oklahoma, returns to Rev Room. Him and his band, including the twin guitar howl of Gary Wooten and Matt Miller, followed the success of 2008′s If We Ever Make It Home, which hit No. 29 on the country album charts, with The Given, which produced the Top 40 country hit “Saturday Night.” The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $15 day of for the 18-and-up show.
So let’s say you’re throwing a three-year anniversary party. What band would you want to play it? How about Tragikly White? That way you could hear everything from the Bee Gees to AC/DC to Kanye West. Well, that’s what the folks at Denton’s Back Porch might have been thinking when they hired the band for their three-year anniversary party. Of course, you are invited, too. Expect the music at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover.
This Los Angeles band named Satellite is playing Juanita’s. They play high-energy rock music. Music influenced by The Killers and Arcade Fire and Bruce Springsteen. The doors open at 9 p.m. with the music starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show. But let’s talk about the other bands on the bill as well. All local bands. The Tricks play rhythmically tight, fast-paced rock music influenced by bands such as Pavement and Weezer. Swampbird are Conway rock ‘n’ rollers — really hard Southern rockers — and Ezra Lbs are a Little Rock trio that play DIY rock ‘n’ roll — a little grimy punk, a little slacker lo-fi rock and a little college rock. And Freedom Bureau are a Little Rock rock quartet.
Here are Ryan Brunet and The Malfecteurs doing their live thing:
Ryan Brunet and The Malfecteurs