The legendary shack shakers return to little rock for a show at white water tavern on Saturday.
For years, Woody Pines cruised through the summer-fest circuit and was a regular on the New Orleans busking scene with his band The Kitchen Syncopators. Now and since 2008, Pines has been performing and recording with a band that has taken on his name. This is the band that brings its blend of ragtime, blues, roots and jazz to White Water Tavern for a midweek show. Admission for the 9 p.m. show is $6. Opening is Arkansas bluegrass group Big Steel River, the quartet of Reed Balentine, Daniel Bennett, Matthew McFarlin and Jason Throneberry.
YouTube singer-songwriter sensation and youngin’ Jacob Whitesides (he’s only 16) appears at Juanita’s. Although Whitesides plays mostly covers live, he’s currently working on original material for an album, according to press matierals. Opening for Whitesides are Dylan Holland and Zach Matari, also teen sensations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and music starts at 7 p.m. Regular admission tickets are $25, with the additional option of a $90 sound-check party ticket.
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Here’s the music lineup in central Arkansas for this week:
Paleface is no longer just Paleface. The one-man indie folk band now includes girlfriend and drummer Mo Samalot, who also adds a little harmony vocals to the mix. But Paleface is still the singer-songwriter schooled by Daniel Johnston who has friends from The Avett Brothers to Beck, and it’s Paleface that visits White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Included on the bill is local act Sea Nanners.
Back in 2013, North Little Rock band Whale Fire released their debut album, Before You Run. Featuring co-lead vocalists/guitarists John Steel and Clay Grubbs along with Matthew Steel on backing vocals/bass guitar and Will Vick on drums/percussion, the album is a hazy, melodic take on indie rock with a touch of dream pop. Whale Fire comes to The Joint, playing a show with local electro-powered indie-rock band Collin vs. Adam. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover.
Catfish music for the masses? That’s what Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition play and what local music fans can expect when the band visits White Water Tavern. The show is a … Read more >
The Dirty Streets.
Here’s music of note for the first part of this week:
The Dirty Streets come to White Water Tavern, and the music starts at 10 p.m. Here’s why this news is important: The trio sounds like some back-alley character covered in the grime of skid-row life. Dangerous, messy and sweaty for sure, but also possessing some street smarts, a poetic soul and the swagger of a tarnished prophet. Think of a band influenced by equal parts Iggy Pop, Led Zeppelin, Cream, New York Dolls and even a little bit of The Byrds. The Dirty Streets new album is Blades of Grass, a collection of Memphis-stamped rock ‘n’ roll.
Want a shot of free, live music? Go check out pop-flavored singer-songwriter John Willis when he visits Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway for an an upcoming episode of AETN Presents: On the Front Row. The show starts at 7 p.m., and audience members are asked to arrive at the studio by 6:30 p.m. Willis is promoting his King of the Cocktail Party EP, a collection of his piano-based pop music. The performance features Willis on lead vocals, piano and guitar; Chris Atwood on … Read more >
Get down to Juanita’s on Tuesday for Silversun Pickups. The band hit big with 2009’s Swoon, the sophomore follow-up to their 2006 debut album, and Swoon contained the alternative rock hit “Panic Switch.” Neck of the Woods is the band’s third release, and the band is still touring behind the May 2012-released album. Press materials call this Los Angeles-based band’s third album Neck of the Woods “full-on IMAX rock ‘n’ roll.” Los Angeles band Electric Guest, with their indie-meets-electronica-meets-pop sound, opens. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of with the music starting at 9 p.m.
Here’s Silversun Pickups with their:
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