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06/30/15 AUSTIN LUCAS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.austinlucasmusic.com

Raised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss’ albums. Learning to harmonize before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children’s Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional song craft.

Singing with the conviction of a preacher bereft of his faith, Lucas tackles recurrent themes of the soul, sin as personal purgatory, and the possibility of finding redemption in this life. The fallacies of man take center stage as the righteous false prophet is denounced as a “hollow vessel with unsteady hands.” Turning the harsh light of hindsight on himself, Lucas addresses the hard lessons learned in the passing of youth, ruminating on the failures and missed opportunities, pledging, “If there’s a light shining/ Point the way there/ A straight way of walking/ I’ll be like an arrow.”

Following his solo debut, The Common Cold (2006), Lucas has steadily built upon his recorded output, releasing Putting The Hammer Down (2007), the Bristle Ridge (2008) collaboration with Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music, and Somebody Loves You (2009), which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. Culminating with his fourth album, A New Home In The Old World (2011), Lucas has consistently evolved and grown as a musician and songwriter, resting on no laurels and developing the songs’ framework further with each successive album. Having raised his profile on the road with Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown tour, the troubadour-packed Revival tour, and in support of Pennsylvania’s Langhorne Slim, Lucas has also bolstered his loyal grassroots following with appearances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Canada’s Sled Island Festival, Florida’s Harvest of Hope, and a 2011 European tour. Folk music is for the common folk, and Lucas delivers, often ending his shows playing on the floor amidst the crowd. Lucas will tour extensively through 2013, sweeping through Australia in January before heading to SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX in March, then to Europe in March/April, followed by a US headlining tour with dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
07/02/15 HOUND w/ THE WANDERING & POCKETS & HUNTER DONALDSON Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://wearehound.bandcamp.com



07/03/15 THE UH HUHS w/ FOXGLOVE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/theuhhuhslr?fref=ts
https://foxglovememphis.bandcamp.com



07/06/15 TWO COW GARAGE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $7. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://twocowgarage1.bandcamp.com

07/07/15 WHISKEY SHIVERS w/ BIG STILL RIVER Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://whiskeyshivers.com
https://www.facebook.com/BigStillRiver
“Austin’s Whiskey Shivers are bluegrass-fueled Americana for a generation that grew up listening to punk rock. This group of 20somethings plays banjos, fiddles and washboards at breakneck speeds while singing high, lonesome harmonies about love and video games.” – Washington Post

“Austin-based bluegrass rock band the Whiskey Shivers, forced Ashton Kutcher into a hug…. Whiskey Shiver’s – incredible show” – L.A Weekly

“Chops away at traditional bluegrass constraints with a mischievous cleaver, mixing in shadows of Delta swamps and New Orleans basements… the fierce inertia of Old Crow Medicine Show, the ramshackle folk punch of Felice Brothers and the punk energy of a pre-sobriety Deer Tick.” – Rolling Stone

“They’ve been killing it in Austin for a few years now. They have that spirit of busking, that punk spirit of ‘let’s lay it on the line, let’s play our instruments hard and messy and just have a great time.'” – Ann Powers, NPR World Café
07/09/15 BLACK HORSE RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ TROPHY BOYFRIENDS & LISTE SISTER & THE HACKING Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://blackhorse.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/thetrophyboyfriends
https://www.facebook.com/Listensister
07/11/15 KENT GOOLSBY & THE GOLD STANDARD Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.thekentgoolsby.com

Influenced by equal parts Roger Miller and Doc Watson, Kent’s new single “Hitched” further refines the finger picking style that defined his debut album “Trophies of Youth”, but with a more cohesive and direct tone. With lines like “I’ve never broken a vow… truth be told I’ve not made one until now”, Kent reflects on his recent engagement with humor and optimism. “Hitched” provides a glimpse of the direction of his forthcoming sophomore album – a mixture of an old time, swing sound with pop sensibilities.
07/14/15 KEVIN KERBY & DAN MARTIN Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.reverbnation.com/danmartin4
http://kevinkerbylovesyou.com

07/16/15 LANDLADY w/ BAD MATCH Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://landlady.bandcamp.com
https://badmatch.bandcamp.com/releases

Landlady is the Brooklyn-born brainchild of Adam Schatz, a vision completed by Mikey Freedom Hart, Ian Chang, Ian Davis, and Booker Stardrum. Their new album, Upright Behavior, is out on Hometapes on July 15, 2014

“the band has an intimate urgency that uncrosses arms and impels involvement, and their sound invokes the Band if they had Dirty Projectors’ skewed sense of song structure.” – Pitchfork
07/18/15 WEAKNESS FOR BLONDES Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.reverbnation.com/weaknessforblondes

Weaknesses for Blondes blend traditional delta blues and progressive guitar jams with a funky rhythm backbone. Soulful harmonic vocals add to the experience. Mixing a good bit of funk and rock, the band plays primarily their own music which is reminiscent of the artists that influenced the band-The Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa,The Band and many others.

WFB became a full electric band when friends Ahren Herbert-Wilson,Jason Adams and Chris DeClerk took an acoustic act to a new level. The three began playing around their hometown of Little Rock working on original music. People responded well and the band began to gather a local following. In 2000, Rob Moore joined the band and completed the lineup the band has to this day. The band continued to amass new compositions, taking the music to the road.
07/19/15 BJ BARHAM of AMERICAN AQUARIUM Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $15. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/BJBarhamNC?fref=ts
http://www.americanaquarium.com/

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07/23/15 SAD DADDY Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.saddaddyband.com

Sad Daddy began as the meeting of three musical minds — Brian Martin (guitar), Melissa Carper (bass), and Joe Sundell (banjo). The dynamic songwriting of the original three members carried the group’s 2010 self-titled release and won them a loyal following in and around the great state of Arkansas. However, with Carper and Sundell residing in Austin, TX and Martin far away in Ozark country the group’s opportunities for collaboration and performance were few and far between. Now with the original members all back in Arkansas as well as the addition of standout fidller Rebecca Patek, Sad Daddy is embarking on the next chapter of their musical journey, with a follow up album in the works and a full schedule of tour dates to go with. While Sad Daddy’s musicianship and stagecraft are worthy of mention, the songwriting of Martin, Carper, and Sundell, remains the cornerstone of the group’s allure and allows them to connect with a wide range of audiences.
07/24/15 COLLIN VS. ADAM w/ THE SERATONES Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collin-vs-Adam/120110198064313
https://seratones.bandcamp.com

Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, we are your number one stop for 100% Rock n roll. We, the Seratones, are four musicians highly skilled in the art of rocking your socks off, bringing the house down, and blowing your mind. Our goal is to make your musical experience replenish your faith in the power of Rock & Roll. Cheers to all our fans and friends for believing in the power of music!
07/25/15 SHOOG RADIO PRESENTS: ADAM FAUCETT CASUAL PLEASURES HIGH LONESOME SWAMPBIRD Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.shoogradio.com
http://www.adamfaucett.com

Shoog Radio is a Little Rock-based radio show promoting all the best music in Arkansas. We are extremely passionate about procuring and showcasing the most dynamic, interactive, creative, and progressive Arkansas music. Shoog Radio is devoted to one of the best music scenes in the nation, the Arkansas music scene, a scene that is overflowing with talent. All for one and one for all.

07/26/15 CHILDBITE Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.childbite.com

The Detroit based Child Bite is a strange amalgam of contradictory elements coming from Danny Sperry’s hectic drumming, Sean Clancy’s fuzzed-out bass, Zach Norton’s fragmented guitar lines, and Shawn Knight’s guitar, keyboards, and signature vocal warble. Child Bite’s blend of sophisticated noise-pop has enough time changes and feedback layering to please hipsters and experimental rock enthusiasts alike, recalling bands like Brainiac, early Deerhoof, and Pere Ubu.
07/30/15 WATER LIARS Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.waterliarsmusic.com

f you haven’t listened to Water Liars, let the music be your introduction. Is it important to know that Bryant is from Mississippi and Kinkel-Schuster is from Arkansas, that they’re shaped by the writers whose influence shines through in everything they make – Frank Stanford and Barry Hannah especially – and that their pain is the pain of the wretched and beautiful South? Sure, and it’s all there in the songs. On “Vespers,” Kinkel-Schuster sings, “When I left her house / It was snowing out / and I left her for the South / But who cares? / We don’t want no one to see us cry. / No, darling, we’d rather die.” These are songs about leaving and staying, about lost fathers and new loves, about distance and memory. These songs are a consideration of what Kentucky poet Joe Bolton called “a future that seems already to have acquired / The irrevocability of the past.” These songs smell of autumn. These songs are the hugeness of rain, the heaviness of breath, the strangeness of cities. Light a cigarette and close your eyes – let these songs whiskey into you, let them brighten your blood, let them be endless in the night. —William Boyle
07/31/15 LIGHTNIN’ MALCOLM ( Holly Springs, MS ) Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $7. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.lightninmalcolm.com

Lightnin Malcolm has come to exemplify the modern day Deep Blues Guitar groove. Its a sound which traces back to the origins of blues, when a single guitarist rocked the house all night long. When these ancient droning patterns consisting of bass, rhythm, and lead syncopated together are plugged into modern sound systems and teamed up with driving drum beats, Malcolms guitar becomes larger than life, bringin state of the art primal Mississippi Juke Joint Blues to the big stage. This sound didnt just come out of nowhere. Born in Missouri in mid 70s, Malcolm started playing his music and traveling on the road in his late teens. He lived his music, playing night and day where ever the road took him, surviving off his versatility. “Music had been on my mind since 6 or 7, but it took till my teen years to start gettin around on my own, and you know, put it into action. I played mostly solo then, playin guitar,singing, and kick and snare drums with my feet as a 1 man band.” His travels took him all over but it was North Mississippi that he identified with most and took him in. He immediately befriended and began perfoming with many of the Legends living there such as Big Jack Johnson, Cedell Davis, R.L. Burnside, Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards, T Model Ford, Sam Carr, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Otha Turner, Robert Belfour and many others. Over thousands of nights playing the rough and tumble juke joints, soaking up the rhythms and culture, Malcolm learned to be an alert and durable performer. “I used to show up at juke joints solo, and they would be listenin’ to the jukebox and everybody dancin’ to Al Green, Johnnie Taylor, and Tyrone Davis. Then they would shut the jukebox off and stick me out in the middle of the floor…and man I’d be so nervous cuz the jukebox sounded so good and I didnt think they would accept or want to hear me… But this was how I was surviving and failure was not an option… You had to win them over on the first song or you wasnt gonna get another try! Guitar solos werent important but basslines and rhythm was mandatory for the dancers, and you had to sing with everything you got! And once you won them over you was bout to have the greatest night of your life!!
08/03/15 ROSES (Brooklyn,NY) Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://rosesmusic.bandcamp.com

ROSES is a romantic rock ‘n’ roll band. Based out of Brooklyn, New York. Consisting of Andrew Tobiassen (formerly of Deer Tick), Nicholas Dawson and Matthew DeCosta. Drawing influence from bands such as The Velvet Underground, T. Rex, and New Order, ROSES crafts unique and honest rock ‘n’ roll
08/04/15 CHOCTAW WILFIRE (Austin,TX) Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.choctawwildfire.com

In a town brimming with talent, Choctaw Wildfire has quickly become one of Austin’s must-see acts. While the band’s raw intensity has captured the attention of the home town faithful, the intimacy and intrinsic beauty of Charlie Pierce’s songs lie at the core of Choctaw Wildfire’s appeal. There is great power in life’s simple truths and Choctaw Wildfire proves this with every performance.

Fronted by pianist and songwriter Charlie Pierce, whose deep riveting voice and dark narrative songs have drawn comparisons to Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, and Tom Waits and a piano pedigree that includes study with internationally renowned Chicago legends Chris Foreman of the Deep Blue Organ Trio (a protégé of Jimmy Smith) and Erwin Helfer (who played with Muddy Waters and performed regularly at Preservation Hall), Choctaw Wildfire represents the culmination of a lifetime of Charlie’s dedication to his musical craft.
08/13/15 MALCOLM HOLCOMBE w/ Jared Tyler Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $7. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. http://www.malcolmholcombe.com

“Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart.” ~David Fricke- Rolling Stone Magazine

Malcolm Holcombe grew up in western North Carolina, home to some of the planet’s oldest mountains and some of America’s deepest musical traditions. Radio and TV fueled Malcolm’s musical passions as a kid, and music became even more important after he lost both his parents relatively young. He toured with bands and landed in Nashville, where he took up an inconspicuous station at the back of the house – the very back – at Douglas Corner, one of the city’s best singer/songwriter venues. Stories began to circulate about the mysterious dishwasher with the subterranean voice and oracle-like talent. Sadly so did stories of wildly inconsistent behavior – profound sweetness crossed by bouts of stunning abrasiveness. He flirted with an official music career. But his stunning debut album made for Geffen Records was abruptly shelved, producing melodrama that only exacerbated Malcolm’s drinking and depression. A business that once had a place for complicated genius turned its back on him, and he teetered near the edge. Moving back to the North Carolina hills proved a powerful tonic. Holcombe let in help where before he’d pushed it away. With deep faith in God and a commitment to his art, Holcombe repaired himself and his career. And that’s a pretty good nod to the effect of hearing Holcombe sing. If you’ve not seen him in a live setting, this is what you have to do. His presence is spooky and timeless, as one imagines it was like to see Son House or Leadbelly. No emotional stone is left unturned. While you plan for this important experience, collect Malcolm Holcombe albums… He is cryptic, demanding, polarizing, bold, passionate and free, a combination badly needed in our time of infinite trivia. He’s even more interesting for having made a remarkable journey of recovery and discovery. Craig Havighurst, Nashville
11/08/15 WINDHAND Little Rock, AR The White Water Tavern United States
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2500 West 7th Street 72205. Venue phone: (501) 375-8400. https://windhandva.bandcamp.com

For a band who traffic in measured, unhurried riffage, Richmond’s WINDHAND have moved awfully quickly over the last few years. Founded in 2009, the VA quintet have been making waves since the release of their 2010 practice space demo, a two-track CD that garnered the band comparisons to artists like Electric Wizard, The Devil’s Blood, and Black Sabbath. That auspicious start was further realized in March 2012 when the band released their self-titled debut, which quickly became an underground hit and sold out of multiple vinyl presses in a matter of months.

WINDHAND returned in 2015 with their third full-length, Grief’s Infernal Flower, a multifaceted slab of thundering stoner doom that Noisey has called “doom metal’s most anticipated album of the year.” Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden, etc), Grief’s Infernal Flower is massive, heavy, and personal, a modern testament to the power of doom and stoner metal’s legacies. One sees the urgency the band have displayed over their career reflected in their music – long-canonized tropes are reimagined and reinvented, WINDHAND convey an irrepressible sense of motion even within the slowest of songs. Front woman Dorthia Cottrell firmly establishes herself as one of the best vocalists of the genre by perfectly balancing beauty with enormous power, and the twin-guitar attack of Garrett Morris and Asechiah Bogdan weaves together nine songs of perfect riffs and fuzzed-out bliss. That often-delicate splendor is all tempered by the colossal rhythmic mastery of bassist Parker Chandler and drummer Ryan Wolfe, whose lower-register expertise serves as the backbone of the new record. Though the first two WINDHAND albums were underground classics, Grief’s Infernal Flower stands to see WINDHAND cementing themselves as one of the premier metal bands of our time.

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