You like the steel drums? We like the steel drums, and we love it when something cool and cultural happens: nine-member professional steel drum band the Pangolins are on tonight at Vino’s. Energetic, Afro-Cuban, get-down and classical, the group includes ASO musicians, high school band directors, church music directors, local musicians. They start at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) Admission is $5.
We would like to know the reaosn why the band named themselves after the scaly, mammals native to Asia and Africa that look like mini-armadillos. It should be interesting.
For fans of Billy Currington, sorry to tell you that his concert tonight has been canceled at the Electric Cowboy. We checked message boards (not that we put too much stock in those), and it’s reported that he has a sore thoat. For refund information, call 562-6000.
You can breathe easily: we don’t think that local hard rock group Monoxide Project will be engaging in any pyrotechnics tonight at Juanita’s, but the band will be celebrating a CD release. On their website special guests listed are Solvi, 3 Speed and Dementia. It starts at 9 p.m.; $5. Thurs, April 20.
We thought we were hearing Sly and the Family Stone when we downloaded Mingo Fishtrap (at Sticky Fingerz tonight), seriously. Their single “Nitty Gritty,” had us chair dancing in the office. An octet, funk-inducing brass-attack, feel good, good times. No bull. Get there. We’ve heard the opening act Stone Mountain Crew a few times. They made the Musicians Showcase a couple of years back, in fact. They a group of really sweet, home-schooled, earnest acoustic jam group, and that earnestness will pay off, we’re sure. They open at 9:30 p.m. $5.
Blow it: The spring concert of the Little Rock Wind Symphony is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. Support this non-profit musical ensemble by checking it out. Donations to attend are suggested at $10. Which means that you really shouldn’t try to crash it. It’s at 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. 666-0777.
Texas blues act Trainreck, the stripped down two-man band consisting of Washboard Jackson and K.M. Williams (an ordained minister, who nails Son House) will be tonight at the Press Box at 9:30 p.m Admission is $5.
Tonight at White Water it’s Denver-based quintet Ghost Buffalo, who in the online reviews are touted as something between alt-country and indie with comparisons of lead woman Marie Litton to EmmyLou Harris.
We heard a few of their songs online: and we just didn’t see that. Don’t get us wrong: the music that we heard was wonderful: more hauntingly-beautiful and melancholy-rock (Portishead came to mind) than alt-country (from what we heard)— though we have not seen them live and plan on doing so.If you don’t catch them tonight, they’ll also be at Midtown Billiards tomorrow, late night,
Admission tonight is $5. They should start around 10 p.m. or so.