With David Slade singing lead and Matt Quin drumming, Magic Hassle
can’t help but recall the American Princes. But, steadily, the quartet (rounded out by guitarist Eric Morris and bassist Ryan “Straw” Britton) is cutting out its own path — noisier and angrier, but no less engaging than the Princes. One of the scene’s finest young rock bands the See
fills out the bill at White Water on Friday, 10 p.m., $5.
Nashville’s Music Row magazine named Jonathan Singleton
its Breakout Songwriter of last year. So far, the country singer, who comes to Sticky Fingerz with his backing band the Groove, has penned number one songs for Gary Allan and Billy Currington, 9 p.m., $6.
Throwback pop-punks Armed Forces
share a bill at Vino’s with the shoegaze-y American Gods
, 9 p.m.
The final concert in the Promenade at Chenal’s summer series features local R&B duo Brenda and Ellis
, 6 p.m., free.
At Cornerstone, Conway’s Natural State
play a pysch-tinged brand of alt-rock, 9 p.m., $5. El Son del Mundo
is a new, world music focused duo comprised of longtime local musicians Judd Martindale and Nick Devil; they’re at Capi’s, 9 p.m., free.
At the Afterthought, Tonya Leeks
sings when she’s not playing the flute or saxophone, 9 p.m., $7.
Late night, Whale Fire
offers infectious pop-rock at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5. SATURDAY 8/15
It's always a treat when the state's leading candidate to break out big in the national indie scene comes home. At the American Princes'
gig at Revolution on Saturday, expect plenty of singing along, and if we're lucky, a few new tunes
. In the opening slot, popular local act Stella Fancy
marries lounge and garage rock winningly, 9:30 p.m.
Fans of Southern Gothic-style genre mash and shirtless antics, head to Spa City! Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers
, legendary for good reason, headline a bill at Maxine’s that also features deranged one-man band Scott H. Biram
and Andrew Anderson
, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Frown Pow’r
can’t catch a break. For the second time, what it had billed as a CD release show will be CD-less; the band’s garage-folk won’t be any less fun, though, at White Water, 10 p.m., $5, with Parachute Woman
It’s a rare pleasure when Meshugga Klezmer Band
plays its Jewish folk music at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
A trio of young, local indie acts share a bill at Juanita’s — Falcon Scott, Midwest Caravan
and Futuro Boots
, 9:30 p.m., $2.
At Discovery, DJ Lydia Prim
handles the disco, while g-force
mans the lobby, midnight, $10.