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Chris Knight.

Giving you the music a day early:

Born in Slaughters, Ky., a once bustling coal town now dried up, country singer/songwriter Chris Knight knows about despair, bad luck, sorrow and the rural struggle to survive. Knight will hook his emotionally devastating lyrics delivered with a ravaged, raspy voice to twangy roots rock — following in the footsteps of early Steve Earle and Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen — during a visit to Revolution Music Room. Matt Stell & The Crashers, a central Arkansas act known for their collection of Americana, country and Southern rock tunes, will start the music at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover for the 18-and-up show.

John Lee Hooker is the late, legendary blues singer, guitar player and songwriter known for such genre-defining tunes as “Boogie Chillen'” and “Boom Boom.” John Lee Hooker Jr. toured with his father in the ’60s and ’70s before drugs, divorce and incarceration derailed his career. But with his blues career back on track, Hooker Jr. has released three albums since 2004 of modernized blues, with traces of Motown, R&B, jazz and funk, included the Grammy-nominated All Odds Against Me. Hooker Jr. will visit Sticky Fingerz. … Read more >