Kill Devil Hill is a rock band that may not bring any name recognition. But the band names Pantera and Black Sabbath do, and Kill Devil Hill’s bass player is Rex Brown, former bass player for both Pantera and Down, and its drummer is Vinny Appice, a drummer for the Ronnie James Dio led Black Sabbath and then Dio, and the drummer who played on the classic Dio album Holy Diver. Joining the legendary pair as Kill Devil Hill visits Downtown Music are guitarist Mark Zavon, who played with Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, and lead singer Dewey Bragg. Presented by 100.3 The Edge, Kill Devil Hill headlines a show that includes a trio of Little Rock hard rock/metal bands: Bombay Black, At War’s End and Sychosys. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door.
Fresh off their 10th anniversary gig, Little Rock hard-driving bluegrass outfit Runaway Planet is back again with a free show as part of the Live at Laman series. The newest addition to the band on mandolin and dobro is Matt Stone, a multi-instrumentalist and in-demand musician, joining Greg Alexander on guitar and vocals, Steve Brauer on banjo and vocals, and Michael Proveaux on bass and vocals. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Stage at the William F. Laman Public Library. The band’s sophomore release was titled Tarnation.
Glittercore made their debut back in June. Since then the Little Rock band that combines their take on modern pop with glam and indie rock has played a few local shows. Now with new bass player Luke Tibbett, Glittercore — Paul Bowling, India Carter and Shayne Gray — is playing an unplugged show at The Afterthought. The outfit’s glittery music that shrieks melodically will be un-electrified as the band takes the stage at 8 p.m. for the 21-and-up show. There’s no cover for the show.
Here’s Kill Devil Hill with their “Gates of Hell”:
Sychosys frontman Cory Jackson had this to say about his band’s upcoming gig at Downtown Music: “Get ready for a throwdown!!!!” That was more than a month ago though, so Jackson is probably up to around two dozen exclamation points in his anticipation. And so should fans of heavy rock in the central Arkansas area be anticipating this night of head-thrashing fun. The Little Rock-based Sychosys is Southern-flavored metal at its best, influenced by bands such as Pantera, Black Label Society and Black Sabbath. Joining the local crew will be fellow Little Rock hard rock outfit At War’s End, and Memphis metal act Cult of the Flag. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $7 cover.
The Fourth of July is still almost a month away, but the Little Rock Wind Symphony is ready to celebrate the patriotic nature of America with their annual Stars and Stripes Celebration at MacArthur Park. The 15th annual salute to the Red, White and Blue will include “hand-clapping marches, flag-waving patriotic songs and toe-tapping songs of Americana,” including John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” “America the Beautiful” and Joseph Willcox Jenkins’s “American Overture.” The event will include free ice cream and free American flags, and will be hosted by MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, which will be open before the concert. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free, and picnic baskets, lawn chairs and children are welcomed.
Riverfest continues in downtown Little Rock along the Arkansas River. Get the full lineup of artists and times here.
Another White Water Tavern favorite who lives out of state returns with a visits from Kevin Gordon for a full band show and a night of his self-described “indie swamp” music. The music starts at 10 p.m. The Nashville, Tenn., singer/songwriter is currently touring and raising money so he can release his latest work, the 11-track Gloryland. A superior songwriter, Gordon writes about watching the sun going down and fast trains taking away the blame, and his rustic tunes mixing blues and rock ‘n’ roll have been covered by Keith Richards, Levon Helm and Webb Wilder.
The perfect warbeast would probably be a rabid grizzly bear, but it’s also the name of a Dallas thrash metal act Warbeast, who is visiting Downtown Music. The five piece act with twin, dueling guitars was formally known as Texas Metal Alliance but changed their name to Warbeast, and it was a change for the better. As the band says, “Metal means high speed riffing, thunderous double bass, roaring vocals and plenty of blazing guitar solos.” Sounds like a head-banging good time. Joining Warbeast will be two local acts who also like to do a little heavy metal head-banging: Russellville heavy metal act JudgeMENTAL and Little Rock Southern-flavored metal band Sychosys. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
Mojo Depot, the Little Rock group consisting of Tyndall Jackson on guitar, Rob Moore on vocals and guitar, Jason Adams on drums and John Wright on bass, comes to The Afterthought. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. The band has been making music for more than 25 years, creating original jammy blues rock and covering selections from The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, Robert Earl Keen and others.
Here’s Kevin Gordon with his “Watching the Sun Go Down”
100.3 The Edge presents a night of furious metal at Juanita’s with headliners All That Remains. The Massachusetts metalcore band first formed in 1998 and has released five albums since then, including 2010′s For We Are Many, an album that is the sound of guitar, bass and drums punching you in the skull but in the best way possible. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door. Local support will be provided by Russellville heavy metal act JudgeMENTAL (influenced by Pantera, Megadeth and Metallica) and Sychosys, a Southern-flavored metal band influenced by bands such as Pantera, Black Label Society and Black Sabbath.
Fans of Americana music: Just go see Tony Furtado at Stickyz. That might be the best advice you get all week. The banjo and slide guitar player has played with some of his favorite artists such as Bela Fleck, Laurie Lewis and Earl Scruggs, but he is better known for creating his own brand of rapid-fire picking, progressive music that incorporates bluegrass, blues, swing, Celtic, jazz, folk, rock and country. He’s also a two-timer winner of a national banjo championship. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the 21-and-up show.
Memphis-based but Arkansas-loved rockers Lucero return to Little Rock with a show at Revolution Music Room. Fronted by Arkansas native Ben Nichols, Lucero mixes their punkish roots with twangy country and beer-raising rock ‘n’ roll to create tales about girls, guitars, love and drinking. The band released their latest album 1372 Overton Park in 2009, their first on Universal Records and their first with the added punch of horns. Opening for Lucero will be Cory Branan, a singer/songwriter known for his poetic, fingerpicked tales that slide between intimate folk tunes such as “Last Man on Earth” and rugged rock ‘n’ roll tracks such as “Prettiest Waitress in Memphis.” The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $16 for the 18-and-up show. A portion of proceeds from the show will go to the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute.
A trio of Arkansas bands will be joined by one Missouri act as 100.3 The Edge presents Natural State groups Dark From Day One, Sychosys and Iron Ton along with Obsidian (the Missouri outfit) at Juanita’s. Dark From Day One is a Russellville alternative rock band while Sychosys is a Southern-flavored metal band from Little Rock and Iron Ton features two members of Sychosys and cranks out white-hot portions of alternative metal. Obsidian is a hard rock band from northwest Missouri with the quartet being fronted by Nikk Wolf, who sounds like late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. show with tickets $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
It’s been a long, long time, but Frown Pow’r is getting together for a White Water Tavern show. The band, known for their live show that combines gorgeously messy rock ‘n’ roll with the fervor of an old-time religious tent revival, creates scratchy, raggedy rock exhilaration. The sound of the band is summed up with the deconstructed rock ‘n’ roll track “Keep On Clappin’,” a three-minute rush of grinding guitars and high-hat taps that name-checks Neil Young’s Zuma and reminds listeners even when “bad things just keep on happenin’” to keep, keep, keep on, keep on clappin’. Joining the local boys on the bill will be the garage-y rock of fellow local group The Yipps.
Arvest River Market on Ice is still up and running through the holidays at the River Market Pavilions, and as part of the festivities Movies in the Park is holding a special holiday showing of the new Christmas classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 6 p.m. The John Hughes penned 1989 film stars Chevy Chase as the head of the Griswold clan, battling family members and obnoxious neighbors in an effort to fully embrace the Christmas season. Admission to the movie is free. Remember Randy Quaid before he was crazy in real life and just crazy onscreen. “Oh, Eddie, if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”
Rockst*r Jones returns to Little Rock from his new home of Los Angeles to unleash his fifth mixtape, So Far So Good, as part of Bolly Open Mic Hype Nights at All-American Wings. The party gets going at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. with a 5$ cover. Hosted by New York City-based DJ Epidemik, So Far So Good is a 22-track collection of Rockst*r’s best material from the past to the present, and serves as a precursor to Rockst*r’s debut album Better Than Good on Dirty Drum Productions/Def Jam Digital. Guests for the night include local hip-hop artist Kwestion, amateur magician Osyrus Bolly, spoken-word artist TruPoet and more with an open-mic signup all night long. The event is hosted by Osyrus Bolly and DJ Massiah.
Prepare the eyeballs, because Trans-Siberian Orchestra is returning to Verizon Arena with two shows: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Doors for the 3 p.m. show open at 2 p.m., and doors for the 8 p.m. show open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27, $43, $53 and $63, and available at the Verizon Arena Box Office. TSO is one of world’s top-selling concert acts, combining orchestral hard rock with a spectacular visual display that includes lasers, pyrotechnics and dazzling lighting. Or, as TSO founder, producer and writer Paul O’Neill said: “When someone goes to a TSO concert, we don’t want them to walk away saying, ‘That was a great show,’ or ‘That was worth it,’ or even ‘That was the best show I’ve seen in a long time.’ We want them to say, ‘Man, that the best show ever; we just ripped that band off.’” Expect Christmas-themed hard rock with a mixture of cuts from the band’s latest album, 2009′s Night Castle.
It’s that time of year again as infectious power pop rockers Ashtray Babyhead return for their one-off holiday gig at Juanita’s. Ashtray Babyhead pumped out their blend of Arkansas power pop in the late ’90s before becoming The Kicks. Joining the band will be the reformed Kansas power pop group Ultimate Fakebook with their fuzzed out rock. The band is performing only four shows on their Winter Tour 2010 and were nice enough to include an Arkansas gig in the lot. Other acts include fellow Lawrence, Kan., band The Dead Girls, a supergroup formed from Ultimate Fakebook and Podstar known for their guitar-fueled power pop, and The Dirty Streets, a young Memphis rock ‘n’ roll outfit with punk and soul roots, and raised on Deep Purple, Sly & the Family Stone and Led Zeppelin. The music begins at 9 p.m. with a $6 cover.
The spicy, Latin-flavored rock of Austin, Texas, outfit Vallejo is no stranger to Little Rock, and the quartet will revisit central Arkansas with a show at Sticky Fingerz. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with cover $8 for the 21-and-up show. The group — known for their fiery blend of hard rock guitars with Latin percussion, soulful vocals and a sweltering funk sound — released a 12-track collection of tunes titled Acousta, featuring unplugged variations of their tunes “Snake In The Grass,” “Forever (Is A Long Time),” “Into The New,” “Beautiful Life” and more, in January.
Tennessee metalcore band Straight Line Stitch returns to Little Rock with a headlining show at Downtown Music. Joining the band will be The Mutha Load, a Texarkana quartet known for their down-tempo, Southern metal; Sychosys, the Southern-flavored metal band from Little Rock who create workingman’s metal influenced by bands such as Pantera, Black Label Society and old-school heavy rock acts such as Black Sabbath; A DarkEnd Era, a Little Rock quintet that mixes slow death metal rhythms with hardcore riffs to create their self-described “crazy brutal tunes; Iron Ton, an alternative metal band featuring two Sychosys members; and Eddie and the Defiantz, a punk thrash band with tons of attitude and a great live show. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m.
Arkansas River Blues Society celebrates the coming of Christmas a weekend early with their Xmas Party at Cornerstone Pub, featuring CloverBlue as the house band. The party starts at 8 p.m. with Arkansas River Blues Society members getting in free. Members whose memberships have expired can renew for half price of $5, and non-members can join Arkansas River Blues Society for $10 and get in free. Cover is otherwise $5 for the public.
Here’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra doing their thing with “Christmas Canon Rock”:
The second Google result for The Romany Rye is from the blog Hear Ya, proclaiming “The Romany Rye fills a void left by Ryan Adams and The Cardinals.” Later the posting notes the band’s “8-song debut, Highway 1, Look Back Carefully, is a piece of breezy Americana that falls somewhere between the solo work of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals.” Beyond the Ryan “Don’t-Call-Him-Bryan” Adams comparisons, The Romany Rye is an alt country band fronted by Los Angeles folk rocker Luke MacMaster and consisting of four Little Rock guys: Ryan Hitt, Judson Spillyards, Joshua Spillyards and Whitman Bransford. The Rye visits White Water Tavern, headlining a “hometown” gig that includes Velvet Kente, a Little Rock outfit fronted by the first-name only Joshua that combines afrobeat rhythms with folk guitar and soulful vocals.
In case you haven’t heard of Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights yet, the Dallas-bred blues rock outfit is returning to Little Rock and Sticky Fingerz yet again. No word on the opening act, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with cover $10 for the 21-and-up show. And, in case you need some Tyler talking points, here are the highlights: Recently signed to Atlantic Records, Tyler and bandmates have opened for AC/DC, Kid Rock and ZZ Top, and will have their music featured on the new HBO series Boardwalk Empire. And the music? It’s the heavy rock of Led Zeppelin hanging out with the bluesier side of The Rolling Stones with a touch of Southern soul and gospel.
The critically and commercially acclaimed Southern hip-hop group Nappy Roots is paying a visit to Little Rock with a show at Revolution Music Room. The music will start at 9 p.m. for the 18-and-up show with tickets $10 in advance and $15 day of show. Formed in 1998, the five-man collective from Kentucky have released a number of albums, including their 3-million-album selling Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits debut in 2002. The outfit’s newest album is the June release The Pursuit of Nappyness, the group’s artistic response to the country’s recent economic struggles. The opening acts for Skinny Deville, Fishscales, Big V, B. Stille and Ron Clutch are Little Rock energetic pop crunk crew EKG, and DJ G Force, a local DJ switching over to VJ G Force for a night of video DJing. It’s an 18-and-up show with tickets $10 in advance and $15 day of show. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Edgefest veterans Drowning Pool, a Texas band known for their aggressive yet melodic blend of hard rock, return to Little Rock for a show at Juanita’s. The opening bands are Osceola’s Finding Jimmy Hoffa, a five piece concerned with creating hard-charging slices of heavy rock-flavored Southern grunge, and Sychosys, a Southern-flavored metal band influenced by bands such as Pantera, Black Label Society and Black Sabbath. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 day of show for the all-ages concert.
Here’s The Romany Rye in action with their “All the Boys”:
A January show was postponed because of snow and ice, and a May show was canceled, but The Revelations feat. Tre Williams are finally returning to Juanita’s. The band will deliver their electrifying re-imagining of classic ’60s and ’70s soul music, crossing the gritty, Southern soul of Stax with the dazzling, urban flash of Motown. A solo project by Williams grew into The Revelations, with its R&B rhythms, and bluesy guitar and organ. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 day of with the music at 10 p.m. for the 18-and-up show.
ILiveTheGoodLife.com, and Mix and Mingle Entertainment present The Ultimate Ladies Night Out at Robinson Center Music Hall with an appearance by R&B singer Monica and K Michelle. Joining the two stars will be Little Rock’s own star trumpeter Rodney Block and soul singer Jeron. Mr. Keith “Keef” Funny Man Glason, a finalist in the Arkansas’ Funniest Person contest, will host the event. The show will start at 8 p.m. with tickets $44.35 for the upper balcony, $48.50 for lower balcony, $55.15 for the mezzanine, $59.30 for orchestra seats and $75.75 for first six rows of orchestra. Monica is known for hits such as “The First Night,” “So Gone” and “Everything to Me,” and has released five U.S. albums, including her latest Still Standing which hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s R&B album charts. K Michelle is an up-and-coming R&B singer from Memphis, who will release her debut album in 2010.
Conway’s Plan B is hosting a Rock for Wildlife Benefit Show, with $10 donations at the door going to the Audubon Society to assist with the Gulf Coast cleanup and rescue of gulf wildlife. Beyond saving the ducks, pelicans and other wild creatures, patrons will receive a heavy dose of central Arkansas rock and metal. Slated to appear at the all-ages show are heavy rockers Bombay Black, ’80s metal and hard rock cover band The Meanies with Sharpe Dunaway, Little Rock rock act Eden Crow, Vilonia Christian metal band The Curse Follows, and Between Crows and Thieves. The show begins at 6 p.m. A $10 donation gains entry to the show and a ticket for door prizes. Each additional $5 earns another ticket for door prizes.
Bleu Edmondson mixes Texas country and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll, using the western sky to guide him and praising Dixie sweet and low all night long to create his “Travelin’ Man” music. The Red Dirt country rocker, influenced by artists such as Robert Earl Keen, Waylon Jennings and Bruce Springsteen, visits Sticky Fingerz to deliver his incendiary live show with moments of introspective soulful moments. The opening act is Little Rock folk rock artist Mandy McBryde, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 advance and $12 day of.
Little Rock’s best honky tonk outfit, The Salty Dogs spent the summer of 2009 recording their new album, Brand New Reason, an album filled with rural-living ballads, Bakersfield country and Texas swing along with rock ‘n’ roll rave ups. The album — released earlier this year — is The Salty Dog’s third album, and contains the brokenhearted misery march of “Words May Talk,” and country swingers such as “Rock and Roll Will Never Stay,” turbo-injected gallops such as a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Nadine” and the fuzzed out, glam rock excess of the T. Rex riff that kicks off “Knock 3X.” Catch The Dogs at White Water Tavern.
Reel Big Fish had been kicking out ska punk for half a dozen years before their “Sell Out” single introduced them to the masses — including a video in rotation on MTV — in 1996 and 1997. And the Southern California band has continued to create energetic, trumpet-powered ska punk, releasing a number of albums, including 2009′s Fame, Fortune and Fornication. The band visits The Village. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $13 advance and $16 at the door.
And, Friday and Saturday, Furlow Entertainment and Downtown Music are teaming up for a two-day event titled Rockin’ 4 Autism, with all proceeds benefiting autism research. Tickets for the two-day event are $15 for both nights or $10 for one night. Friday, the doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. from a lineup of bands including Southern metal band Sychosys, Hot Springs industrial rock band Jessica Seven, North Little Rock doom metal band Zucura, Little Rock heavy rock act Land of Mines and Little Rock rockers Danger Ready.
Here’s The Revelations feat. Tre Williams with their tune “I Don’t Want to Know”:
After selling out Revolution Music Room in late 2009 on the last touring cycle of their Brighter Than Creations Dark album tour, Southern rock ‘n’ roll (but not Southern rock) outfit the Drive-By Truckers returns to the Rev Room, this time touring to support their newest album, The Big To-Do. The new album is 13 tracks written by band members Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Shonna Tucker, and mostly a return to gut-punching rock. It’s the perfect time to catch the band, as the Truckers will have just come from opening two arena shows for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and should be ready to rock out. The opener is Amy Cook, an Austin, Texas, singer/songwriter who brings her impassioned blend of folk, rock ‘n’ roll and Americana. Tickets are $25 and $30 day of show with the music starting at 9 p.m. with a to-be-announced opening act. It’s an 18-and-up show.
Leg Up Promotions is hold a third anniversary show The Village and inviting a few hard-rocking friends along with a weird stepbrother. Sychosys is a Little Rock, Southern-flavored metal band known for metal influenced by bands such as Pantera, Black Label Society and Black Sabbath. Monoxide Project is a Gravel Ridge Southern-rock-flavored metal outfit with a hard-charging sound based on ’70s rock-influenced heaviness mixed with down tempo, blues-tinged tracks. Finding Jimmy Hoffa is the pride of Osceola, a five piece concerned with creating hard-charging slices of heavy rock-flavored Southern grunge. Iron Ton features two members of Sychosys and hammers out white-hot portions alternative metal tracks such as “Here I Stand.” And the weird stepbrother? North Little Rock’s beloved Flameing Daeth Feaires, a punk cabaret act that promises to kick off the show with quirky punk and possibly a crazy prank or two. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $8.
Conway’s Soundstage celebrates its 11th anniversary with a special show and welcomes the return of Conway hardcore band Fire to Reason, the hardest-touring quartet in Arkansas who will be wrapping up their Bang Your Head Tour. Expect energetic music created with rapid-fire, brutal rhythms from the outfit. Also on the bill are Soundstage regulars Conway hardcore act Hollywood Homicide, Vilonia hardcore metal act The Curse Follows and six piece Conway progressive metal act Still Reign. The celebration also welcomes a touring trio: Lafayette, La., melodic hardcore band Change Today, New York hardcore band Kills and Thrills, and Chicago progressive hardcore group Through the Fire.
The Peabody Little Rock RiverTop Party season comes to an end where it started, with Tragikly White. Whether they call themselves “the most awesome party band,” “the South’s premier party band” or “Tragikly White, dance band from Little Rock,” what is certain is that the four guys in Tragikly White know how to throw a party. Expect party favorites from the 1960s to today when the band takes the stage, from classics such as “Soul Man” and “Brown Eyed Girl” to today’s party anthems such as “SexyBack” and “Stronger.” Joining the band will be CRISIS, a Little Rock, cover act that plays the best rock music of the ’70s and ’80s. Expect covers of music from artists such as The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash and more. The music is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a $5 cover for the 21-and-up show.
Juanita’s welcomes American Idol season nine contestant and Little Rock resident Charity Vance for a showcase of her self-described indie pop. Joining Vance will be central Arkansas rockers Benjamin’s Army, fronted by Ben Ghormley. The all-ages show starts at 9 p.m. with a $9 cover.
Here’s the Drive-By Truckers with “This F*cking Job,” starring Ray McKinnon and with explicit language:
Michigan alternative metal band Taproot, who combine their love of post-hardcore and heavy melodic rock on their latest album Plead the Fifth, visits The Village. Joining the quartet will be metal act Ice Nine Kills and Iowa pop-flavored metal machine Destrophy. Local support will be provided by Little Rock Southern metal outfit Sychosys and Russellville alternative metal band The Last Shade. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $14 advance and $17 at the door.
Dorothy, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow are back in Little Rock as Celebrity Attractions presents The Wizard Of Oz at Robinson Center Music Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets $27, $37, $47 and $52. Celebrating the iconic 1939 MGM film, the family musical includes a combination of classic songs, special effects and choreography along with the evil flying monkeys. For tickets and additional information, visit www.CelebrityAttractions.com or call (501) 244-8800.
Here’s Taproot with their “Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)”:
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 [...]