LUCERO / CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED
6 p.m., Arkansas Music Pavilion. $25.
This is the last, at least officially announced, chance to see Lucero
before they head back out on tour. Locals may have been a bit peeved when the Memphis rockers released tour dates that did not include stops in Little Rock or Memphis. Keep your chin up; those are probably forthcoming. The band, notorious for its grueling touring schedule, will play 39 shows over the course of the next two months. Its new record, 1372 Overton Park, hits stores on Oct. 6. Judging by the six tracks offered on the band's website through a pre-order deal, this is not your usual good ol' Lucero record. There's more intricate guitar work than the band's been known for, horns and, yes, back-up singers. If the past is any indication, Little Rock native Ben Nichols and the rest of the crew will play until they can't stand up. Southern alt-rockers Cross Canadian Ragweed
, who are touring in support of their latest, “Happiness and All the Other Things,” share the bill. Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights