Giving you the music a day early:
After a long, hard, not-too-cold winter, the good times and warm temperatures are here and to celebrate it how about visiting the Peabody Rivertop Party at Peabody Little Rock? Each Friday night through the spring and early summer the rooftop of the downtown Little Rock hotel will be party central. Up first? The Florida-based DJ and VJ Doc Roc, a man known for his video and music mixing. And Doc Roc will be joined at the 2012 series kickoff by Little Rock’s own Tre’ Day and Epiphany. Plus, it’s somebody’s fifth birthday. The party starts at 9 p.m. with a $8 cover at the door.
Ca$h Out without that dollar sign and with a “S” doesn’t mean the same thing on the Internet, unless you want to know what cash-out refinancing is. (It’s a financial term for taking out a loan on property already owned.) But in the case of Ca$h 0ut coming to Rev Room, we’re not concerned with financial terms but with the 21-year-old Fulton County, Ga., native and rapper named John Gibson and who goes by Ca$h Out. Why Ca$h Out? It’s a term the young hip-hop artist came up with for “spending money without discretion.” “Cashin’ Out” is the single you should know. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $35 for the 21-and-up show with the music starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at Rock City Kicks, Ugly Mike’s Record Shop and Sophisticated Urban.
Juanita’s welcomes Lacuna Coil, the Italian gothic metal band that is in the U.S. for its Dark Legacy Tour 2012. The band’s latest is the early 2012 release Dark Adrenaline, which includes more of Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro’s vocals on 12 tracks, including a cover of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.” No word on any supporting acts for Lacuna Coil’s Little Rock stop. The doors open at 9 p.m. with the music starting at 10 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $18 day of show.
Street Swagg presents … well, what else? The Southern Swagg 2012 at Downtown Music featuring some of the hottest rappers around. Like who? How about Bubba Sparxxx, the Southern rapper known for his hits “Ms. New Booty” and “Ugly.” Sparxxx will be joined by other rappers such as North Little Rock’s J Bo Cracker Swagger, Atlanta rapper Yard Call, Dees, Illinois rapper Scotty “Steez” Styles, Little Rock gangsta rapper J.U.G. and North Little Rock hip-hop duo North Rock. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door, and VIP tickets are $100.
White Water Tavern is the home of local music this Friday with a trio of bands: Whale Fire, Collin vs. Adam and Ginsu Wives. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover. North Little Rock’s Whale Fire is the foursome of Clay Grubbs and John Steel on guitars and vocals along with Matthew Steel on bass and vocals, and Will Vick on drums who play hard-charging, guitar-powered indie rock that is loaded with catchy pop melodies and vocal harmonies. Collin vs. Adam is the experimental rock duo of Collin Buchanan on guitar, bass and effects, and Adam Hogg on vocals, keyboards and beats; and Ginsu Wives is a Little Rock experimental, electronic rock group.
Get down to downtown Conway for three days of family fun, food, sporting events, arts and crafts, magicians and more, including three days and nights of free, live music as Toad Suck Daze returns. Friday night, the music kicks off at 5 p.m. and includes R&B singer Kristen Nicole and En Vogue, the R&B vocal group known for their hits “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” “Don’t Let Go (Love)” and about a dozen more R&B hits. Saturday’s music kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and includes a lineup of local — Luke Williams and Ryan Couron — and national country acts, including Randy Houser at 8:15 p.m. and Jamey Johnson at 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s music kicks off at noon and includes Magnolia, faith-inspired alternative rockers belair. at 1:15 p.m., and inspirational singers Jonny Diaz and Todd Agnew. And a reminder: The music is totally free.
And here’s Ca$h Out with his “Cashin’ Out”: