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Monday’s Music

husband&wife.

Giving you the music a day early:

The band husband&wife is not a husband and wife duo at all, but instead a quartet from Indiana who play loudish indie rock and just released their newest album Proud Flesh. husband&wife visit Sticky Fingerz and Free Micah, a Little Rock group of 20-somethings whose acoustic-powered music is energetic, highly infectious and emotional rock ‘n’ roll, is the opening act. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $5 for the 21-and-up show.

Here’s husband&wife with their “Haven’t Got a Friend”:

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Sunday’s Music

The Felice Brothers.

Giving you the music a day early:

While they have been slapped with a Band-like label, the brothers and friends who comprise The Felice Brothers are really more interested in the roots of Americana music, taking American music icons such as Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie and Charlie Patton and mixing in their own rich storytelling to create shuffling, ramshackling music. The Felice Brothers visit Sticky Fingerz for the second time, following a 2009 show attended by a small but appreciative crowd. The opening act is Adam Haworth Stephens, the lead singing and songwriting half of the San Francisco duo Two Gallants, kicking off the music at 8:30 p.m. with his alternative folk with pop melodies. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 in advance and $12 day of show.

Here’s The Felice Brothers with their “Frankie’s Gun”:

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Saturday’s Music

Whiskey Myers.

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After opening for Randy Rogers Band at a Revolution Music Room show in September 2009, Whiskey Myers makes a return trip to Little Rock for a headlining show at Sticky Fingerz. The Tyler, Texas, band fronted by Cody Cannon crosses Southern rock with country, but isn’t afraid to throw in some stomping hard rock rhythms or strutting blues rock into the equation. The Cody Ives Band, a Little Rock alt country and Southern rock-flavored sextet, is the opening act, taking the stage at 9 p.m. Cover is $7 for the 21-and-up show.

Redneck country rock rouser (and that’s a compliment) David Allan Coe returns to Little Rock for a dose of his good ol’ boy music with a show at Hog’s Breath Grill. Coe came to fame in the ’70s and early ’80s on the strength of songs such as “You Never Even Call Me by My Name” and “The Ride.” Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at Hog’s Breath Grill with the show starting around 10 p.m.

Vino’s opens its doors for a triple shot of local metal with a visit from Vilonia Christian metal band … Read more >

Thursday’s Music

Uncle Lucius.

Giving you the music a day early:

There is no Uncle Lucius in the Uncle Lucius band set to play Sticky Fingerz. Just Hal Vorphal, Michael Carpenter, Kevin Galloway and Joshua Dane Greco, and a sound the band describes as Southern outlaw soul, mixing The Band, The Black Crowes and the soul of Stax Records. The Austin, Texas, outfit is touring in support of Pick Your Head Up, their second album. No word on the opening act, but the music gets going at 9:30 p.m. with cover $5 for the 21-and-up show.

Here’s Uncle Lucius with their “A Million Ways”:

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Saturday’s Music

American Aquarium.

Giving you the music a day early:

North Carolina alt country band American Aquarium returns to Little Rock, this time with a gig at Sticky Fingerz with the music starting at 9:30 p.m. Cover for the 21-and-up show is $7. The band’s latest album is Dances for the Lonely, a collection of hard-charging, Bruce-Springsteen-gone-country-rock (“Katherine Belle”) and cautionary, acoustic-strummed ballads fueled by weeping pedal steel (“Downtown Girls”) that serves as a follow-up to 2008’s The Bible & The Bottle. Expect gritty alt country, rustic back-porch numbers and hopefully the rollicking piano and bluesy guitar workout of “Ain’t Going to the Bar Tonight.”

Fayetteville party dance rockers Boom Kinetic are releasing their first, full-length album Part Gray/Part Bright Light with three shows across their native state, including the Revolution Music Room. No word on the opening act, but expect the music around 9:30 p.m. with an $8 early admission price for the 18-and-up show. Formed in 2006, the band, formerly known as Molten Lava, is a highenergy dance rock band that has been named Best Party Band Ever by the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards two years in a row. The band mixes in pop rock originals … Read more >

Friday’s Music

Ra Ra Riot.

Giving you the music a day early:

In August 2008, Syracuse, N.Y., indie pop outfit Ra Ra Riot released their debut album, The Rhumb Line, a 10-track collection that included the perky chorus of “Can You Tell.” Two years later, the band returned with their sophomore release, the August release The Orchard. And once again, the album is a perfect example of indie pop, although with a rockier side. To promote the album, the outfit is hitting the road, including a stop at Revolution Music Room. The opening act is Villagers, an Irish band whose debut was a Mercury Prize nominee, and Givers, a Lafayette, La., avant-garde indie pop band, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are on sale now for $15.

Tulsa pop rockers Stars Go Dim return to Little Rock for a show at Vino’s, playing their radio friendly blend of rock with pop melodies. The opening acts are a couple of local artist: Siversa and Adam Hambrick. Siversa is an alternative rock band that includes former members of After The Tragedy, creating punchy, technically proficient rock, and Hambrick is a Conway, … Read more >

Monday’s Music

Chuck Prophet.

Giving you the music a day early:

Sticky Fingerz is bringing a prophet to the River Market music venue with an appearance by Chuck Prophet, a rock ‘n’ roll songwriter and musician who has worked with and had songs recorded by a legendary who’s who list. The opening act for the show is to be announced, but expect the music at 8:30 p.m. with cover $8 for the 21-and-up show. A California native, Prophet first played with Arizona psychedelic roots rockers Green on Red in the early ’80s, recording music that influenced the alt-country movement. But since the early ’90s, Prophet has been an Americana singer/songwriter, guitarist and musical collaborator, working with Warren Zevon, Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, Jewel and others. Coming along for the Sticky show is Prophet’s backing band, The Mission Express.

Here’s Chuck Prophet with his “You Did”:

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Sunday’s Music

Dawes.

Giving you the music a day early:

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. … Read more >

Friday’s Music

Blitzen Trapper.

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The six members of Blitzen Trapper have been creating Pacific Northwest-tinged folk rock since 2000, releasing five albums, including the band’s latest, Destroyer of the Void, in June. What the band does is join ’60s folk rock and ’70s country rock with pop melodies and poetic storytelling to create their bucolic music that has earned praise from a number of critical sources, including Rolling Stone naming their 2008 release, Furr, as the 13th best album of that year. The Sup Pop recording artist visits Revolution Music Room along with Chicago folk rockers and fellow Sup Pop labelmates Fruit Bats (Check out “When U Love Somebody” from their 2003 album Mouthfuls.), and Pearly Gate Music, the musical output of one Zach Tillman, who creates rambling indie rock. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. for the 18-and-up show with tickets $12 in advance and $15 day of show.

It’ll be interesting to see if Kings of Leon tribute band Gold Diggin’ Mothers have learned KOL’s newest tracks, including the first single “Radioactive,” from the Tennessee rockers’ fifth album, the Oct. 19 release Come Around the Sun. Even if … Read more >

Thursday’s Music

No Justice.

Giving you the music a day early:

Red Dirt, Oklahoma country rockers No Justice pull into Sticky Fingerz for a night of their rowdy rock ‘n’ roll- and blues-flavored country. The band also has a new album of tunes to showcase, from the July release 2nd Avenue. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 10 p.m. with tickets $8 in advance and $10 day of show. It’s a 21-and-up affair as well.

Here’s No Justice with their “Horseshoe Lake”:

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