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Monday’s Music

Foxy Shazam.

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Foxy Shazam is a Cincinnati live-wire rock outfit known for their glam rock rhythms and frontman Eric Sean Nally, who worships the stage presences of Freddie Mercury, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Iggy Pop. They are a band that wants to be the “Michael Jordan of rock ‘n’ roll,” according to Nally. See how the band does it when Foxy Shazam comes to Juanita’s. It’s an all-ages show with the doors opening at 8 p.m. and the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of show. Opening the show is the dirty rock ‘n’ roll of nasty, Ohio band Cadaver Dogs, and for local support, the punk cabaret music of North Little Rock’s Flameing Daeth Fearies.

Sludge metal and New Orleans — Those two things come together when the legendary Crowbar plays a show at Downtown Music. Call Crowbar the kings of sludge metal with their slow and heavy songs of doom that suddenly spark into furious punk passages. The Crowbar tour stop at Downtown Music also includes Los Angeles industrial metal band Prong and Seattle sludge rock act Witchburn. … Read more >

Friday’s Music

Flameing Daeth Fearies.

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Vino’s is hosting a night of local music with a visit from a trio of bands: Jab Jab Sucker Punch, Glittercore and Flameing Daeth Fearies. It’s an all-ages show with the music starting at 9 p.m. with a $8 cover. It’s the official debut of Little Rock’s Jab Jab Sucker Punch, a band consisting of members of well-known acts Big Boss Line, The Moving Front and Ashtray Babyhead. Glittercore is also an ensemble of Little Rock music royalty, with Paul Bowling, India Carter, Luke Tibbett and Shayne Gray playing their modern pop with glam and indie rock overtunes. And North Little Rock’s cabaret punk rock band Flameing Daeth Fearies creates fun-loving music while also incorporating interactive elements.

Ohio punk pop band Hit the Lights is coming to Downtown Music as the Razor & Tie Records-signed quintet tours in support of their just released EP Invicta. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Joining Hit the Lights on their Take the Fall Tour is Maryland act The Dangerous Summer, a band … Read more >

Tuesday’s Music

Electric Six.

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What’s in store when Detroit outfit Electric Six comes to Stickyz? A little alternative, hard and funk rock mixed with dance punk and New Wave, and all led by the Freddie Mercury/Richard Cheese-inspired Dick Valentine. With tunes such as the Courtney Love-alluding “Jam It In The Hole,” the group will offend and also please. Touring in support of an upcoming release Heartbeats and Brainwaves, the band will be joined for a night of disco dancing and dirty rock by ferocious indie rockers Kitten and Mark Mallman, a crazed and punishing piano rocker. Local support will be provided by North Little Rock cabaret punk rock band Flameing Daeth Fearies with the music kicking off at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of for the 18-and-up show.

Elliott Yamin placed third on the fifth season of American Idol, and his first album hit No. 3 on the Billboard album charts with the tune “Wait for You” becoming a hit. It’s a mixture of pop crossed with contemporary R&B that Yamin brings to Juanita’s for a night of music that kicks off with New York City-based … Read more >

Tuesday’s Music

Dionne Warwick.

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Starting with 1962’s “Don’t Make Me Over,” Dionne Warwick started charting hit R&B, soul and adult contemporary songs, from “Walk On By,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “This Girl’s in Love With You” to “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” “Heartbreaker” and “That’s What Friends Are For.” She has won Grammys, recorded No. 1 hits and had more than 50 Top 100 hits. And now Warwick brings all that star power to Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus for a special night of music. Tickets are $30, $35 and $40 with the music starting at 7:30 p.m.

Hawthorne Heights‘ newest release is the nine-track EP Hate, a collection of tunes that are heavier than anything the band has ever done but still with plenty of pop punk rhythms to go along with the post-hardcore rage. It’s an EP that more than recaptures the screamo nature of the band’s early work. The Ohio band is on the road, including a stop at Juanita’s. It’s an all-ages show with the doors opening at 8 p.m. and the music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 … Read more >

Thursday’s Music

Sweetwater Abilene.

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Springfield, Mo., outfit Sweetwater Abilene combines ringing guitar rhythms along with power pop melodies and garage rock power chords in creating their punchy, guitar-rific rock ‘n’ roll. It’s that certain combination of sounds that just jams. For an introduction check out the band’s excellent Lift Up Your Eyes. (And, of course, Sweetwater Abilene lead singer J.R. Top is also Lt. Top of Little Rock dance/garage/punk rockers Booyah! Dad.) Sweetwater Abilene visits White Water Tavern, and the music stars at 10 p.m. The opening act is Ghost Dance.

Memphis musician Muck Sticky‘s blog calls himself the “king of fun,” and rightly so because that is what the artist you may call Sticky creates: a quirky blending of psychedelia and funk with humor and tons of good vibes. The pajama pants-wearing Sticky comes to Rev Room on a touring promoting his 10th album, the June release Get This! The opening act is North Little Rock’s own punk cabaret act Flameing Daeth Fearies, who create fun-loving music while also incorporating interactive elements. The show starts at 9 p.m. with a $8 cover at the door for the all-ages act.… Read more >

Thursday’s Music

Blitzkid.

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West Virginia band Blitzkid has a simple name for their guitar player: Monstrosity. So it’s to be expected that band plays a kind of punk music, mixing in a touch of goth, metal and horror to their sound. The quartet visits Downtown Music, headlining a show that includes Conway punk rockers The Muddlestuds and North Little Rock punk cabaret band Flameing Daeth Fearies. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Micky & The Motorcars — headed by the brother team of Micky and Gary Braun, brothers of Reckless Kelly’s Willy and Cody Braun — continue to roll right along with their rock-flavored, Texas country music, with a headlining visit to Rev Room. Their fourth album, 2008’s Naive, featured guest songwriting and singing from Randy Rogers, Lloyd Maines and Mickey Raphael, and the hard touring behind the album spawned the two-disc, live album Live at Billy Bob’s Texas released in November 2009. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with a $8 cover for the 18-and-up show.

Here’s Blitzkid … Read more >

Wednesday’s Music

The Young Maths.

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McAllen, Texas, is perhaps the last place one would expect to discover challenging music, beyond the work of Little Rock favorite Dignan. (Go ahead, look it up on a map. Bottom of the U.S. applies.) But The Young Maths are a four piece bent on throwing together punk, funk and dance, creating gems such as the deep, bass rumble and rock-riff filled “Gay Bars” and the frenetic indie rock of “Sheets.” The danceable quartet make their Little Rock debut with a show at Revolution Music Room. Androids of Ex-Lovers, a duo that produces garage-flavored, experimental music created solely with bass, drums and howling, bluesy vocals, and Flameing Daeth Fearies, a North Little Rock punk cabaret band, are the openers, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Cover for the all-ages show is $5.

It’s the week between the holidays so Movies in the Park returns to the River Market Pavilions with a free showing of the Disney movie Ice Princess, starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall and Hayden Panettiere. The story of a young woman stopping at nothing to become a champion figure skater begins … Read more >

Friday’s Music

Flaw.

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Flaw is cancelled.

Kentucky alternative metal band Flaw formed in the mid-1990s and released a series of independent albums. But it wasn’t until their Universal Records release Through the Eyes that the band became nationally know, thanks to a string of mainstream rock hits such as “Payback.” While the band broke up earlier this century, the band has since regrouped and is back on the road, including a stop at Juanita’s. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show with the night opening with Osceola rock band Finding Jimmy Hoffa and Flaw touring partners Saturate, a Baytown, Texas, hard rock band.

Hot Springs industrial rock band The Vail comes to Downtown Music with a couple of other local acts: central Arkansas hardcore band My Hands to War and North Little Rock punk cabaret band Flameing Daeth Fearies. After playing the part of KISS at a local Halloween party, the Fearies continue with their Get Your Red Wings Tour 2010 to celebrate the release of their newest EP, Lightish Red, a collection of tunes showcasing … Read more >

Tuesday’s Music

Green Jelly.

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Green Jelly originally formed as a comic punk band in the early ’80s, scoring it big with their 1993 heavy metal ode to a children’s fairy tale, “Three Little Pigs,” back when they were named Green Jello. Following a 2008 reunion, the comedic heavy metal band is back and on the road, including a stop at Juanita’s. The Fabulous Miss Wendy is the opening act with their power trio rock, and local support is from North Little Rock punk cabaret group Flameing Daeth Fearies kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 advance and $8 day of show for the 18-and-up event.

The Rural War Room, a multinational cyberband headed by Little Rock residents Donavan Suitt and Byron Werner, has finished its newest recording, The Flaming Yawn, a collection of collaborative tracks featuring the talents of seven artists. The album is available via iTunes and other digital stores, and Suitt and Werner will be hosting a live, two-hour radio event on KABF 88.3 FM starting at 10 p.m. The event will feature artists from around the world who played on the new album.

Here’s Green Jelly … Read more >

Monday’s Music

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson.

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Kicking off with a playful keyboard riff, the lyrics of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson‘s “The Sound” are as dark as the music is triumphant. Try “Why would I try to hang on to anyone else/It’s a hard enough time just trying to hang myself” on for size. While Robinson’s lyrics are often bitter and filled with self-loathing, his updated indie folk is usually gorgeous. Robinson will open for the fuzzy, indie popsters Suckers with their squiggly kaleidoscope of music as the Brooklyn band returns to Sticky Fingerz. Tickets are $8 advance and $10 day of show for the 21-and-up gig, with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. with Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, an incendiary live act.

Green Jelly originally formed as a comic punk band in the early 80s, scoring it big with their 1993 heavy metal ode to a children’s fairy tale, “Three Little Pigs,” back when they were named Green Jello. A lawsuit from Kraft led to a name change, and the band went on hiatus on the late ’90s. But following a 2008 reunion, the comedic heavy metal band is back … Read more >