It’d be easy for us to tell you simply look at our Thursday night description of The Salty Dogs playing Live at Laman and understand what the band is all about. But this Little Rock honky-tonk country band is worth another mention, and the guys playing at Live at Laman are different than the guys playing at White Water Tavern, where you can find them tonight. How so? Well, one has to imagine that inside the welcoming confines of White Water Tavern the band will be a little more rowdy, which is good news for fans of real country music. The music starts at 10 p.m.
It’s Zero Knight’s birthday. Who or what is Zero Knight? Not sure. But Zero Knight’s Birthday Bash at Downtown Music is bringing some of the best metal and punk in the area together for a hell-raising night of music. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting soon afterward. Cover is $7. The lineup of bands includes central Arkansas death metal band Wraith (formally known as Raccoon-Snake Hybrid), Hot Springs industrialized and glammed-up rock band Jessica Seven, White Hall metalcore act Decay Awaits, Conway metal outfit A Traitors Funeral, Little Rock horror punk act The Kill Crazies and Little Rock hard rock, kind-of heavy metal quartet Let Them Be Buried.
Little Rock rock band The Year of the Tiger has a new EP out: Midnight Hands. The five-track EP is over in just more than 21 minutes, but the tunes are some of the best rock music that Little Rock has produced lately. It’s concise and punchy and fiery, but with a melodic heart and the addition of synths which gives it a little bit of a dance-y bounce. The Year of the Tiger is holding an EP release party for Midnight Hands at Stickyz, and the cover is only $5. The opening acts include local rock band Falcon Scott and the lo-fi, avant-pop of the-always-on-the-road The Binary Marketing Show kicking off the music at 9 p.m. It’s an 18-and-up show.
Ever had absinthe? It might be a spirit, but it could be known as the whiskey of the damned. But absinthe is not the alcoholic beverage Milwaukee’s Whiskey of the Damned had in mind when naming their band. Since the band is known for their high-energy, raucous combination of Irish rock with American rock and a little punk, one has to imagine Whiskey of the Damned was named after Jameson, Bushmills or some other famed Irish whiskey. And when the band — a five piece complete with fiddle, bagpipe and accordion — takes the stage at Stickyz perhaps the whiskey will be flowing. The music starts at 9 p.m. with cover $5 for the 18-and-up show.
The Salty Dogs have landed a regular gig on Tales from the South through the month of January, which is a good thing for music fans because this outfit is one of the best acts in Arkansas. For an appearance at Live at Laman, the honky-tonk country act — Brad Williams, Nick Devlin, Brent LaBeau and Bart Angel — takes the stage at North Little Rock’s William F. Laman Public Library at 7 p.m. for a free, hour and a half set of their Bakersfield country sound mixed with Chuck Berry rock ‘n’ roll, rural-living ballads and Texas swing. The band’s latest release was the 2010 release Brand New Reason, but the band is also working on new tunes. It’s winter so the performance is inside in the library’s auditorium.
Here’s Whiskey of the Damned with their “Dock Boy”:
Unknown Hinson is the self-proclaimed King of the Country Western Troubadours. Or, as he says on his website (Newly redesigned!), he looks like “Dracula’s nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show” and plays “country-and-western tinged psychobilly.” It’s no novelty act though. Hinson is a vampire-dressing parody of ’50s and ’60s country singers, cranking out his music while dressed in a campy, white-trash persona. He is also the voice of Early Cuyler, the hell-raising, beer-drinking, violence-condoning, backwoods, North Georgia redneck squid on Cartoon Network’s Squidbillies. Catch it all at Juanita’s. Little Rock’s own honky-tonk country extraordinaires The Salty Dogs are the opening act, kicking off the music at 10 p.m. The doors open at 9 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $18 day of show.
Get the sunglasses ready because it’s time for the return of the pyromaniac-pleasing, laser-loving, fire-breathing band known as Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Yes, regular as clockwork, the symphonic rock-playing act returns for their annual Christmas season visit with a show at Verizon Arena. Combining progressive rock, classical and orchestral music, and creating it with a host of musicians, Trans-Siberian Orchestra will play two shows: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Doors open an hour before each show and tickets are $31, $43, $53 and $63 for each show through the Verizon Arena Box Office or through all Ticketmaster outlets for $39.60, $54.95, $66 and $76.30. One dollar of each will be donated to a local charity. It’s not really Christmas until Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to town.
Speaking of Christmas, downtown Little Rock’s Historic Arkansas Museum gets in on the game, hosting its seventh annual Nog-Off as part of the 2nd Friday Art Night festivities. Phil Brandon’s eggnog spiked with his Rock Town Distillery’s Young Arkansas Bourbon is one of the new contestants for the title along with Argenta Arts Foundation’s Drue Patton with OMnoG. (Get it?) Following a win by Tandra Watkins of Ashley’s in 2010, David Burnette of the Capital Bar and Grill will also battle for the tile along with Mary Beth Ringgold of Copper Grill, Tracy Sterling of JAVA Roasting Express @ Wright & Chester, and Bridget Farris. Samples will be available to the public who will decide on the People’s Choice winner, and a panel of judges will decide the overall winner. The night also includes Jewish folk music from The Meshugga Klezmer Band, and the opening of the new exhibit: Found-Fired-Formed: Sarah May Leflar, Donna Uptigrove and Amber Uptigrove. It all starts at 5 p.m., and it’s free.
Dallas-bred blues rock outfit Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights is returning to Little Rock and Stickyz with their mixture of the heavy rock of Led Zeppelin hanging out with the bluesier side of The Rolling Stones with a touch of Southern soul and gospel. It’s swaggering rock ‘n’ roll that is best turned up with the windows turned down — a little blues-soaked, sex-driven rock ‘n’ roll balanced with the save-your-soul howl of gospel music. The band’s newest album is Pardon Me, the five piece’s major label debut. The opening act is Zach Williams & the Reformation, kicking off the music at 9:30 p.m. with their bluesy — and a little raunchy — neo-Southern rock with a touch of retro. Cover is $10 for the 18-and-up show.
Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers are the centerpiece of a night of music at Twelve Modern Lounge that is being called A Soulful Christmas. A night of music featuring the angelic voices of Little Rock — Jeron, Mia McNeal, Dee Davis and Bijoux — gets started at 9 p.m. with reserve seating $20 and general admission $10. It’s a semi-formal affair. For their third annual Christmas party, Block and band — Sam Carroll on keyboards, Michael Chandler on drums and Oliver “OT” Thomas on bass — will include a number of jazz, neo-soul and R&B tunes along with favorite Christmas tunes.
Memphis’ favorite rock ‘n’ roll heroes John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives are no longer billed as John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives. It’s just John Paul Keith now. Why? Well Keith has a new album out titled The Man That Time Forgot, and Keith is not always on the road with the One Four Fives, the touring/studio outfit of drummer John Argroves, bassist Mark Stuart and keyboard player Al Gamble. Sometimes he goes out with other musicians. So the One Four Fives are not always the One Four Fives of Argroves, Stuart and Gamble. Kind of confusing, huh? Well, know this: When John Paul Keith plays White Water Tavern he’ll be backed by his crack backing band the One Four Fives (whoever that might be), and fans can expect another dose of Keith’s blend of power pop, garage, rockabilly, Tex-Mex, country and blues rock. The music starts at 10 p.m.
It has been more than a dozen years of rocking for Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down, but the band that gave the world “Kryptonite” shows no signs of slowing down, gearing up for the release of their fifth album, the July 19 release Time of My Life. The band has already released two singles from the album and expect those new songs along with post-grunge hits such as “When I’m Gone,” “Let Me Go” and “It’s Not My Time” when the outfit appears at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park as part of the park’s Pepsi Concert Series. The show is at Timberwood Amphitheater with concert gates opening at 6 p.m., and the show starting at 8 p.m. General main gate admission is $44.99 for the day, and tickets after 4 p.m. are available for $22.50.
This weekend it’s The Afterthought that is the lucky venue that gets to host Little Rock’s best honky-tonk outfit The Salty Dogs. The Dogs — vocalist Brad Williams, guitarist and pedal steel specialist Nick Devlin, drummer Bart Angel and bassist Brent LaBeau — will bring a little bit of that Bakersfield sound mixed with Chuck Berry rock ‘n’ roll, rural-living ballads and Texas swing together for a good-timing hoedown. The band’s latest release was Brand New Reason, an album that contained the brokenhearted misery march of “Words May Talk,” country swingers such as “Rock and Roll Will Never Stay” and turbo-injected gallops such as a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Nadine.” The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover.
Some of Arkansas’ best “jam” band are uniting for the second annual Midsummer Night’s Jam at Stickyz. The lineup of bands includes FreeVerse, a free-spirited, rock ‘n’ roll jamband known for keeping their jams tightly focused while infusing them with funk and jazz; the duo known as Tyrannosaurus Chicken with their freestyle trance Delta blues music straight out of Fort Smith; and local blues rock band Interstate Buffalo with their hard-charging, dirty blues powered riffs. The music starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $7 in advance and $10 day of show.
Here’s John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives with their “She’ll Dance to Anything”:
Little Rock’s best honky-tonk outfit, The Salty Dogs, return to the stage at White Water Tavern for a little bit of that Bakersfield sound mixed with Chuck Berry rock ‘n’ roll, rural-living ballads and Texas swing. The band’s latest release was Brand New Reason, an album that contained the brokenhearted misery march of “Words May Talk,” 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.” The music starts at 10 p.m.
Memphis metal band Egypt Central has been perfecting their sound since 2002, but it’s really in the last few years that the outfit has been discovered by fans of the genre. A lot of that has to do with the band’s incessant touring, including spots on Ozzfest, the Family Values Tour and opening for Disturbed in North America, but also because of the band’s “You Make Me Sick” and “Taking You Down” appeared on a wrestling video game. The band is on the road again, visiting Juanita’s and promoting their newest album White Rabbit, which is a little more post-grunge than metal. Presented by 100.3 The Edge, the doors open at 8 p.m. with the music at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The opening acts include Charleston, S.C., rock band Madam Adam, Los Angeles via Israel heavy rock band Abused Romance and Pennsylvania rock quartet Candlelight Red.
Downtown Music will host the debut show for Glittercore. So who is Glittercore? The Little Rock indie rock of Tim Anthony, Paul Bowling, India Carter and Shayne Gray. Let’s call it indie rock as the new outfit simply announces that they play a genre of music titled glittercore and shriek melodically. The band also announced their formation with quotes from Claude Debussy and Albert Einstein so let’s call it smart, melodically shrieking glittercore. Which might be glammy indie rock? Anyway, joining the bill for the band’s debut are headliners Magic Hassle, the catchy indie rockers from Little Rock, and openers Good Luck Dark Star from Memphis, a five piece that appreciates Big Star-like power pop, amp-busting rock and glam rock. The doors open at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover for the all-ages show.
According to Alejandro Escovedo, his gem “Castanets” is an ode to Ian Hunter’s songwriting with Mott the Hoople and based on a ripped-off Chuck Berry riff. Expect it and other roots-rocking gems and quieter folkish tunes from critically acclaimed albums such as Real Animal, a 2008 release that traces Escovedo musical career from punk to country punk to alt country, and his June 2010 release Street Songs of Love when Escovedo visits Juanita’s. Hailed by No Depression magazine as its Artist of the Decade for the ’90s, Escovedo is an American icon not to be missed. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door.
Dallas-bred blues rock outfit Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights is returning to Little Rock and Stickyz with their mixture of the heavy rock of Led Zeppelin hanging out with the bluesier side of The Rolling Stones with a touch of Southern soul and gospel. It’s swaggering rock ‘n’ roll that is best turned up with the windows turned down — a little blues-soaked, sex-driven rock ‘n’ roll balanced with the save-your-soul howl of gospel music. The band’s newest album is Pardon Me, the five piece’s major label debut. The music starts at 9 p.m. with an to-be-announced opening band, and tickets are $10 for the 21-and-up show.
The great David Fricke of Rolling Stone has this to say about the music of Malcolm Holcombe: “Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart.” Raised in the foothills of Appalachian North Carolina, Holcombe was first introduced to music through a pocket transistor radio and music shows such as The Flatt and Scruggs Show. The influences have led Holcombe to create a rustic grass-roots sound that includes his Appalachia background with a dose of the Mississippi Delta blues. Holcombe’s eighth full-length release To Drink The Rain, and he brings those new tunes and others to White Water Tavern. The music starts at 10 p.m.
KUAR FM 89 is bringing their fifth annual Arkansas Flyer live variety show to Wildwood Park for the Arts, highlighting Arkansas culture and music. The night includes host Arkansas singer-songwriter Amy Garland with musical appearances from Little Rock’s own honky-tonk heroes The Salty Dogs and Fayetteville folk duo Still on the Hill. The event also includes Civil War-era Arkansas tales from Gwendolyn Twillie and radio humor from the Invisible Radio Theater. It all starts at 6 p.m. with a barbecue dinner catered by Capitol Smokehouse & Grill, which is worth the price of admission alone. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for ages 12 and younger.
Live at Laman returns to North Little Rock’s William F. Laman Public Library as the country-folk singer/songwriter Kate Campbell appears at 7 p.m. for a free show. Campbell first appeared on the scene in 1995 with her Songs From the Levee and has continued to produce honest works of folk music in the vein of Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams, working with Harris, Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith and Buddy Miller along the way.
Here’s Alejandro Escovedo running through a live rendition of his “Castanets”:
So what happens when you join Live guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey with Candlebox lead singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy? A hard-rocking supergroup of ’90s alternative stars called The Gracious Few. And the outfit has released their debut album, with Gracey stating the album has a “kind of a Led Zeppelin, throwback feel.” Presented by 100.3 The Edge, The Gracious Few visit Revolution Music Room along with Southern hard rockers American Bang, and the all-ages show starts at 9 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and $20 day of show.
It doesn’t occur all that often so go ahead and get out the red Sharpie and mark this night on the calendar and be prepared to catch The Salty Dogs for a special gig at White Water Tavern. The Dogs — vocalist Brad Williams, guitarist and pedal steel specialist Nick Devlin, drummer Bart Angel and bassist Brent LaBeau — released Brand New Reason, 32 minutes of honky-tonk country and rock ‘n’ roll, earlier this year. But the band, with families and day jobs, doesn’t find the time to get together to play for fans often, so the gig is a rare date to witness central Arkansas’ best honky-tonk country band in all their Bakersfield country, Texas swing and rock glory.
Wildwood Park for the Arts will hold its Harvest Festival, a family festival celebrating autumn in Arkansas, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The weekend is also home to the Arkansas Pickin’ and Fiddlin’ Championship on Saturday, and following the event, Wildwood Park will present progressive bluegrass band Mountain Heart in concert in the Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre with the music starting at 7 p.m. with opening act Truegrass. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets to the festival alone are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family pass.
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”:
Little Rock’s best honky tonk outfit, The Salty Dogs — singer and guitar player Brad Williams, guitar and pedal steel player Nick Devlin, bass player Brent LaBeau and drummer Bart Angel — spent the summer of 2009 recording their new album, Brand New Reason, and the eight-track record, available from Max Recordings, is ready for its release party at White Water Tavern. Expect rural-living ballads, Bakersfield country and Texas swing along with rock ‘n’ roll rave ups when the band takes the stage. The punkabilly-infused rock ‘n’ roll of Go Fast (which includes LaBeau on bass) will kick off the night at 9:30 p.m. The new album is The Salty Dog’s third album, following 2004′s The Salty Dogs and Friends, and 2007′s Autoharpoon.
Ben Shea was formerly known as the frontman and guitar player of the Hattiesburg, Miss., two piece Dark Knights of Camelot, a duo who alternated between sludgy stoner rock and full-throttle grunge. But since the end of Dark Knights in late 2009, Shea has focused on more personal tales, although tales still rooted in psychedelic rock, grunge and pop, and released the solo album Red Sunshine, a collection of tunes recorded over six months but written over a five-year period. Shea will visit Juanita’s along with Alabama indie rock outfit Baak Gwai with their punchy, guitar-rock tunes such as “Alabamsterdam.” Also on the bill is the darkly colored folk rock of Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass with the music beginning at 9:30 p.m. with a $5 cover for the 18-and-up show.
The free-spirited, rock ‘n’ roll jamband known as FreeVerse is promising a second full length album to be released some time in early 2010, but before the new album drops, the band, who also incorporate jazz and funk into their musical brew, visit Cajun’s Wharf. FreeVerse takes the stage at 9 p.m.
Here’s a shot of The Salty Dogs doing their country thing on AETN Presents with “Oversize Load”:
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 [...]