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Pair of Southern bands, locals to hit Rev Room


This article was published May 1, 2014 at 2:22 a.m.

The Revolution Room will host three nights of music this weekend, starting with perennial local favorites the Casey Donahew Band at 9 p.m. today.

Cover charge is $20.

Of Montreal (from Athens, Ga., not Canada) returns as Friday night’s attraction, and the group Collin vs. Adam will open the show at 9 p.m. Of Montreal is promoting its 2013 album Lousy With Sylvianbriar.

Founded by Kevin Barnes in 1996, Of Montreal is a six-person band that lists at least 18 former members.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show.

The Wild Feathers will perform Saturday night, with local band Stephen Neeper & the Wild Hearts opening the show at 9.

The Wild Feathers, who came together in Austin, Texas, in 2010, opened shows for Paul Simon on his 2011 fall tour.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show.

Revolution Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090,

White Water Tavern will begin its weekend schedule with a songwriters’ night at 9:30 today that will feature Bonnie Montgomery and Andy Warr.

Cover charge will be $5.

Friday at 9:30 p.m., the club will feature another duo, Amy LaVere and Will Sexton, with LaVere bringing a Memphis perspective and Sexton countering with his Austin outlook.

Cover charge is $7.

Saturday, the club will feature two acclaimed local bands, Whalefire and Sea Nanners, starting at 10 p.m.

Cover charge is $5.

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400,

Metal rockers Iron Tongue will perform Friday night at Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack.

The show will open at 9 p.m.with sets by Enchiridion and Terminus.

Admission is $6.

Saturday, the club will feature Adam Hambrick, with Canopy Climbers opening the 9 p.m. show.

Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 the day of the show.

Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707,

Juanita’s will present a busy weekend of music, starting at 8 p.m. today with a radio station KSSN-sponsored “New Faces of Country” show by Frankie Ballard with The Voice finalists the Swon Brothers.

Admission is $10.

Saturday, the club will host Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts for a 10 p.m. show. Weiland was formerly lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, who famously fired him because of drug addiction and tardiness, prompting him to sue them in 2013.

The opening act is The Raskins.

Tickets are $37 in advance, $40 on the day of the show.

Sunday, Juanita’s presents Black Star Riders. The 8 p.m. show will also feature opening acts Jessica Seven and 9 Miles Ahead.

Black Star Riders include four former members of Thin Lizzy: singer Ricky Warwick, guitarists Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham and bassist Marco Mendoza, plus Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Megadeth) on drums.

Tickets are $15.

Juanita’s, 614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-1228,

The Blue Notes, the backing band for the late Harold Melvin, will headline Blues on the River, to be held Saturday at First Security Amphitheater.Gates will open at 2 p.m. and the music will start at 3.

Other acts on the bill include: Tawanna Campbell, Billy “Soul” Bonds, OB Buchana, Willie P. and Jaye Hammer.

Tickets, $30 in advance, are on sale at Uncle T’s Food Mart,Ugly Mike’s, Lindsey’s Bar-BQue, Butler Furniture Depot and, in Pine Bluff, The Record Rack. Tickets at the gate will be $40.

First Security Amphitheater, President Clinton Avenue at La-Harpe Boulevard, Little Rock, (501) 401-0200

Maxine’s in Hot Springs will host a rare reunion performance by Sad Daddy, a band with Arkansas roots, at 9 p.m. today.

Sad Daddy features Hot Springs singer-songwriter Brian Martin on guitar; Melissa Carper, formerly of Eureka Springs, on bass, and Joe Sundell on banjo. Sundell, a native of southeast Arkansas, formed Damn Bullets while a student at Hendrix College before moving to Austin; where Carper also now lives.

Fiddler Rebecca Patek will sit in with the trio.

Admission is $5.

Friday night, the club will present Buho and The Machete With Love. Buho is a San Antonio trio and The Machete With Love is a Little Rock band that describes its sound as hip-hop, bluesy funk rap.

Admission is $5 to the 9 p.m. show.

Saturday, the club presents a couple of well-known acts: Tyrannosaurus Chicken and one-man band A.J. Gaither.

Admission is $7 to the 9 p.m. show.

Maxine’s, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909,

Weekend, Pages 35 on 05/01/2014

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