Nashville, Tenn.’s Kopecky Family Band is a six-piece outfit visiting Stickyz for a night of their rousing indie rock incorporating cello. Earlier this year, the band played the Stickyz tent at Riverfest and created perhaps the party of the weekend with their sound that is one part indie rock and one part orchestral rock. NPR and Paste loves them. You should, too. The opening act is MyNameIsJohnMichael, a New Orleans six-piece band led by John Michael Rouchell with their explosive indie rock music featuring trumpet. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $6 for the 18-and-up show.
The weekend comes to an end with a roar of God-approved, growl-and-howl metalcore music at Downtown Music with headlining act Alabama hardcore band Mychildren Mybride. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Joining the act is Massachusetts metal band Within the Ruins, northern California hardcore metal quintet Lionheart — known for their “hard music, real lyrics” — Seattle death metal band I Declare War and Ohio metal band The Plot In You. Local support will be provided by two groups: El Dorado hardcore act Fear the Aftermath and Hot Springs hardcore metal act Through The Looking Glass.
For more than 30 years, Toy Hill has helped gather toys for Toys for Tots, a charity program from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that donates new toys to children whose parents can’t afford Christmas presents. And so it does again this year as KSSN 96 and on-air personality and legend Bob Robbins return with Toys For Tots 2011 at Toy Hill at War Memorial Park through 5 p.m. Sunday. Bring new, unopened toys to the drop off at War Memorial Park or drop toys off at USA Drug stores and AT&T locations in central Arkansas, or Jester’s Tattoo in Cabot, Black Angus Steakhouse in Little Rock or the Clear Channel Studios.
Since opening for Deer Tick at Sticky Fingerz in July 2009, folk rockers Dawes have returned a couple of times to Little Rock to display their gorgeous, California hills hymn. And the band is returning yet again, this time with a show at Sticky Fingerz as headliners. Cover is set at $10 for the 21-and-up show. And even better? One of the opening acts is The Romany Rye, the combination of Los Angeles folk rocker Luke MacMaster backed by the Little Rock foursome of Ryan Hitt, Judson Spillyards, Joshua Spillyards and Whitman Bransford with their chugging alt-country tunes. Also included on the bill is Peter Wolf Crier, the indie duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen.
100.3 The Edge presents Canadian alternative rock band Finger Eleven at Juanita’s. The Juno Award-winning act is known for such modern rock hits as “One Thing,” “Paralyzer” and “Living in a Dream,” a tune from their newest album Life Turns Electric. The opening act is Long Island alternative rockers The Sleeping, with their roaring, post-hardcore flavored tunes such as “Don’t Hold Back” and “Bomb the World.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the music at 7 p.m. for the all-ages show. Tickets are $17 advance and $20 day of show.
Impending Doom bring their Lord-praising heavy metal sound from the Inland Empire of California to Downtown Music, headlining a show that includes Seattle death metal band I Declare War, metal act And the Angels Were Silent and Through the Looking Glass with local support from Lonoke Christian metalcore band Forever Eternal and Hot Springs hardcore metal band Our Friends Fall Silent. The music starts at 7 p.m. with tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of show.
The Little Rock Wind Symphony will opens its’ 18th season with a production titled Waltzing Winds at 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church in west Little Rock. Under the direction of musical director Karen Fannin, the wind symphony will present an afternoon of music influenced by folk dance from various global regions, including Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances” and music inspired by South America. Sponsored by Friends of Little Rock Wind Symphony, tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available at the door.
Giving you the music a day early: Austin, Texas, indie rock band The Rocketboys are coming to Stickyz. The band’s latest is the self-released Build Anyway. So what does the band sound like? Well, the Austin American-Statesman describes the band’s music as “clear, ringing guitars and full-bodied keyboard arrangements, hard-driving [...]
Giving you the music a day early: The pop-flavored R&B group that brought the world “Cool It Now” is on the road for their 30th anniversary tour as New Edition visits Verizon Arena. Tickets are $58.15, $68.40 and $79.40 with fellow R&B act After 7 and R&B artist El Debarge [...]
Giving you the music a day early: Kris Allen at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park‘s Timberwood Amphitheater. This Arkansas resident won the eighth season of American Idol and will be promoting his new album Thank You Camellia. The concert gates open at 6 p.m. with an 8 p.m. showtime. [...]
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 [...]
Giving you the music a day early: Wussy is coming to Stickyz. So what does that mean? Well, Wussy is a Cincinnati rock band. Sometimes with pedal steel. Sometimes with a clavinet. Sometimes with harpsichord. It’s really hard categorizing them so let’s don’t. Just enjoy Wussy for what they are [...]
Giving you the music a day early: People who write off Nada Surf as a MTV-promoted one-hit wonder because of 1996′s “Popular” haven’t been paying attention for the past 16 years. The New York City trio’s buzzing guitar attack, pop choruses and harmonies have been featured on six subsequent albums, [...]
Giving you the music a day early: Scott H. Biram and Lydia Loveless at Stickyz — this is going to be quite a show. Why? Biram is a 21st-century blues sorcerer, throwing blues, psychobilly, country and punk in a jar with a few gulps of whiskey, violently shaking it and [...]
Giving you the music a day early: Jeez, it was about time. It has been since December that the self-proclaimed King of the Country Western Troubadours played Little Rock. Fortunately, Unknown Hinson returns with a show at Juanita’s. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music starting at 8:30 [...]
Giving you the music a day early: Here’s a little-known fact: Outside of the city of Tahlequah, Okla., is a public use area titled No Head Hollow Public Use Area. No lie. The city is also the capital of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Now, why are we [...]
Giving you the music a day early: It’s going to get heavy at Downtown Music. How heavy? Well, how heavy does a show that includes At Wars End, Reticient and The Revolutioners sound? Oh yeah, not that heavy if you don’t know what the bands sound like. Well, here’s a [...]