Giving you the music a day early:
Joe Sundell is well-known because he plays in bands such as Damn Bullets, Molaro for Illinois, Corey Cross and the Good Ole Band, and Sad Daddy. The Arkansas native, now living in Austin, Texas, has also gone solo, releasing his astounding ode to wandering, the Americana-drenched Ramblin’ Mind. Expect a dose of ragtime, Texas swing, bluegrass, folk, rock ‘n’ roll and even a little blues and jazz when Sundell plays a set at Pizza D’Action. The music begins at 9:30 p.m. with a $3. And purchase Ramblin’ Mind. It’s a front-porch classic of Americana music if I don’t mind saying myself.
EarFear, Little Rock hip-hop duo of local hip-hop superstar 607 and his brother Bobby, has a new album out, a 15-track collection titled Art Class that features artists such as Osyrus Bolly, Emika and Rivee that the pair says is hopefully “like everybody’s junior high art class: random and inspiring.” Check out the band’s aggressive brand of Little Rock hip hop when EarFear plays The Afterthought. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover.
What can be said about Cedric The Entertainer that hasn’t been said before? He’s an actor/comedian who has appeared in films such as the Coen Brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty, and other works such as the upcoming Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts vehicle Larry Crowne. Of course, he has also appeared in The Steve Harvey Show and in the Barbershop films. But it’s Cedric The Entertainer, the stand-up comedian, who visits Robinson Center Music Hall. The show starts at 8 p.m. with tickets available through Ticketmaster for $55.15 and $66.50.
Magic Springs Water and Theme Park welcomes Neon Trees as the quartet play the Pepsi Concert Series. Admission to the show starting at 8 p.m. is free with paid admission to the park. Admission is $44.99 to the par or $22.50 after 4 p.m. The gates open at 6 p.m. The band takes their cues from ’60s garage rock and ’80s dance rock, delivering big, poppy hooks cross with a solid classic rock foundation. The band’s first single “Animal” hit No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Alternative Rock Chart.
Here’s Joe Sundell with his “Freight Train”: