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Thursday’s Music

Insane Clown Posse.

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Following a late 2009 visit where they united the local Juggalos and shared their Faygo, the face-paint sporting duo of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope return to The Village as Insane Clown Posse brings their The Old Sh*t Tour to town. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 8:01 p.m. Tickets are $24 in advance and $28 at the door. ICP is promising the tour will bring the duo’s hits from back in the day to Juggalos in a whole new way, with The Old Sh*t Tour featuring better access to the band — just like in the beginning. Blending a menacing mixture of hip-hop and rock, Insane Clown Posse is known for their psychopathic horrorcore music.

Yes, Kyle Turley, the former NFL offensive tackle, and Kyle Turley, the “power country” artist, are one and the same. So what is power country? Well, it’s the combination of Turley’s influences, from Pantera to Johnny Cash. And yes, Turley wrote a tune about that time he tore Damien Robinson’s helmet off and flung it down the field. It’s called “Flyin’ Helmets.” Turley visits the Revolution Music Room, … Read more >

Friday’s Music

Hinder.

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Hinder is coming to The Village. The Oklahoma hard rockers’ third album, All American Nightmare, is set to drop in December, and the boys are on the road, playing the new tunes and the hits, including “Lips of an Angel.” And thanks to “Lips of an Angel,” the hard rock band influenced by Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses had a debut album sell more than 3 million copies. For the band’s first Little Rock appearance since Riverfest 2009, they will be supported by Canadian post-grunge band My Darkest Days. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 day of show with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. show. Also on the bill is Default, whose new album Comes and Goes was released in October. The outfit was discovered by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger shortly after forming in Vancouver back in 1999, and since then the band has earned success on the mainstream and active rock charts.

It’s funk meets zydeco as Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe bring their musical party to Sticky Fingerz. Born Troy Carrier in Church Point, La., Dikki Du has … Read more >

Friday’s Music

Neon Trees.

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Taking their cues from ’60s garage rock and ’80s dance rock, Utah’s Neon Trees invades The Village to deliver their sound where big, poppy hooks cross with a solid classic rock foundation. Joining the band will be the danceable alternative rock of New Politics and Young the Giant, a California band making waves with their buzzy, beach friendly indie rock. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Since releasing their first studio album of original material since 2000 earlier this year with Roots, Shoots, & Wings, Big Smith, the Springfield, Mo., band composed of five cousins and one, fiddle-playing non-cousin, has been on the road seemingly nonstop, bring their bluegrass party to fans around the Southeast, Midwest and the rest of the nation. The band, an Ozark-Mountains powered, musical hootenanny of explosive bluegrass music mingled with country, rock ‘n’ roll and folk, return to Revolution Music Room with a 9 p.m. start time. Tickets are $6 for the 21-and-up show with Fayetteville’s Charliehorse, an Ozark-flavored Americana outfit with a rockabilly kick, starting … Read more >

Friday’s Music

Thompson Square.

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KSSN 96 FM presents a visit from Thompson Square at Juanita’s, as the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, a couple who fell in love immediately over a game of pool, bring their country to Little Rock. It also helps the two artists have deep musical roots, with Shawna Thompson raised on Reba McEntire, Alabama and other ’80s and ’90s country superstars, and Keifer Thompson loving musicians from Roger Miller and Merle Haggard to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. The couple’s second single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,” hit the Top 40 of the country single charts. The doors open at 9 p.m. with the music at 10 p.m. Cover is $10.

So imagine Motley Crue and Poison on tour together. Well, that’s not happening — at least not right now — but the Revolution Music Room is promising a night of fun as Motley Crue tribute band Red White and Crue, and Poison tribute band Poison’D play the River Market venue. Also expect to the sleazy best of ’80s rock, from “Kickstart My Heart” to “Nothin’ but a Good Time,” and countless other glam and … Read more >

Wednesday’s Music

The Appleseed Cast.

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There’s a hint of emo in the music of Lawrence, Kan., based quartet The Appleseed Cast, but it’s typically below the surface. What the act is really known for is its complicated post-rock beats and atmospheric music that also blends in cosmic rock and electronica. After a few years of lineup changes, The Appleseed Cast visits Juanita’s with local support from hard-charging indie rock power trio The See and Underclaire, a minimalist alternative rock act who released their newest album Making Sky at the end of 2009. The music starts at 9 p.m. with cover $10.

Richmond, Va., thrash metal band Municipal Waste visits Downtown Music to deliver their crushingly speedy music along with Maine hardcore act Cruel Hand, New York City-based hardcore band Backtrack with local support from Little Rock harcore act Jungle Juice and Pull Trigger. The music starts at 8 p.m. with a $10 cover.

It might be three days after Halloween, but the spirit will linger around a few days until shock rock band GWAR visits The Village. Formed in the mid-1980s, the band is well-known for delivering their thrash metal … Read more >

Saturday’s Music

Stoney LaRue.

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Rousing country rocker Stoney LaRue — Texas born but Oklahoma bred — returns to Little Rock, this time with a show at Revolution Music Room, to run through a collection of tunes that are a blend of Red Dirt country (Think Cross Canadian Ragweed and the like.) and pure American music. (Consider legends such as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Grateful Dead and Kris Kristofferson.) In the end, LaRue creates music that mixes and matches country with soul, rock ‘n’ roll and blues. The Midnight River Choir — with their Texas country rock — is the opening band, kicking off the music at 9 p.m. with their. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $10 in advance and $12 day of.

Once again the Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative presents their night of local bands covering legendary bands with the ACAC Halloween Cover-Up VIII at Vino’s, this time with The Flameing Daeth Fearies playing the part of KISS, Mad Trucker and Jen Shaw from Stella Fancy as Portishead, (Clap) Kidz Pop! as Belle and Sebastian, Osyrus as Common and Mandy McBryde as Loretta Lynn. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, … Read more >

Wednesday’s Music

Danzig.

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Mention Danzig and people go: “Mother.” And it’s true the heavy metal band’s biggest hit is the 1988 challenge to parents. But with the band fronted by former Misfits lead singer Glenn Danzig on the road for their Blackest of the Black tour, expect a heavy dose of blues-based metal when Danzig visits The Village. 100.3 The Edge presents the show that also promises the return of reformed death metal gods Possessed along with Swedish death metal band Marduk, Oregon thrash metal outfit Toxic Holocaust and Georgia metal act Withered. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the music at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Seventeen years into their history, Ohio alternative rock band Filter released their fifth album, The Trouble with Angels, in August, 10 tracks of industrial rock with references to Galileo, partying with Nine Inch Nails and the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard. Of course, the Richard Patrick-fronted band are better known for their ’90s alternative rock hits, including “Hey Man, Nice Shot” and “Take a Picture.” So expect a dose of those hits along with complex yet brutal … Read more >

Saturday’s Music

Pat Green.

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Texas country music icon Pat Green is playing to growing crowds at club dates, including a stop at Revolution Music Room. The singer/songwriter known for his tunes such as “Carry On” and “Wave on Wave” is still out on the road, touring in support of his January 2009 release What I’m For. The album followed up the success of 2006’s Cannonball (No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country album charts) with another No. 2 spot. The album’s lead-off single “Let Me” also hit No. 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with tickets for the 18-and-up show $25 in advance and $30 day of show.

For another kind of country, mosey on over to Juanita’s to catch Arkansas country musician Ryan Couron as he mixes his good ol’ boy attitude and storytelling with a little shot of country rock. His “Huntin’ or Fishin'” has earned radio play across the country, and elsewhere Couron and band (including songwriting partner and lead guitarist JC McInnis) detail living the country life on tunes such as “The Drinkin’ … Read more >

Sunday’s Music

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

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The Stone Temple Pilots postponing gigs in late September meant that the grunge rockers opening act, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, were forced to also postpone stand-alone gigs in San Antonio, Dallas and a Sept. 24 Little Rock show. It seems as though BRMC had built their tour around opening slots with STP. But fortunately for fans of BRMC, the band has rescheduled their postponed Little Rock gig at Revolution Music Room. All previous tickets for the Sept. 24 will be honored, but advance tickets are $18, and tickets day of show are $20 for the all-ages show that starts at 8:30 p.m. with a to-be-announced opening act. The California rock band built around a power trio format is known for their raw rock sound mixing garage, blues, folk and psychedelia. The group’s latest is March’s Beat the Devil’s Tattoo.

It’s a night of Jesus praising and hardcore metal at The Village as Pennsylvania metalcore band War of Ages brings their The Project AK-47 Tour to the venue. The band’s latest album, Eternal, debuted on the Billboard charts and is a face-pounding blast of metal. Joining … Read more >

Wednesday’s Music

Honky.

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With a tune titled “Love to Smoke Y’r Weed” set to a heavy-metal-gone-ZZ Top groove, you can bet an Austin, Texas, band by the name of Honky knows about a good time and good music. Music fans can check Honky out for themselves when the Texas hard rock band visits Juanita’s. Joining them will be Little Rock rock acts Sweet Eagle and Badhand along with Memphis rock ‘n’ roll group The Dirty Streets. The show starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover. Of note: Honky guitarist Bobby Rock is recovering from foot surgery so Bad Livers’ guitarist Danny Barnes is filling in, with the regrouped band titled 2 Parts Honky, 1 Part Danny Barnes. Expect good times no matter what.

Given the choice between entertainment or death, most would choose entertainment. But when the Entertainment or Death Tour visits The Village, fans of heavy metal can choose both, with California rockers Black Veil Brides — who look like a cross between Edward Scissorhands and Motley Crue — headlining the gig. Also on the bill are William Control, the electronica side project from Will Francis of Aiden, and … Read more >