Giving you the music a day early:
First, Valient Thorr, what a great band name. Second, Valient Thorr at Rev Room. Get your rock on with the hard-hitting music of the five-piece known for their heavy, psychedelic-flavored rock ‘n’ roll amped up with pummeling drums and lightning-quick guitar breaks. Fans of the band, including such greats as Lemmy and Joan Jett, are known as Thorriors and love “the rock ‘n’ roll saviors from Venus.” Joining Valient Thorr will be heavier-than-metal, technical hardcore band The Kickass and Southern California heavy metal band The Holy Grail. It’s an 18-and-up show kicking off at 9 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of.
So who are these Laundry For The Apocalypse guys playing at White Water Tavern? Well, you probably know some of the guys from this new Little Rock band: Aaron Sarlo on guitar and vocals, Matt Rice on bass, John David Hilliard on keyboards, trumpet and vocals, Drew Wilkerson on drums and vocals, and Adrian Brigman on percussion and electric washboard. The group plays music from rock to punk rock to reggae to blues. Not metal though. Joining them will be two more local acts: the noisy, weirdly awesome punk rock of the female trio Color Club and the two-dude, effects-heavy rock of Collin Vs. Adam. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover.
The Little Rock Film Festival is in full swing, and this night brings the Arkansas International Music Video Competition at Stickyz. There’s an art to making music videos, and some of the best artists making these videos are from Arkansas or making videos starring Arkansas bands. The night is a concert, party and awards show with appearances and videos from Randall Shreve & the Sideshow, Epiphany, Life Size Pizza and Messy Sparkles. VJ/DJ G-Force will provide the music between acts. It’s an 18-and-up show with the event kicking off at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 for 21 and over, and $7 for 18 to 20. It’s free for pass holders.
Here are Valient Thorr with their “Sleeper Awakes”: