by John Tarpley
It's an apt name for a band long on the rise without showing any sign of stopping its ascent to indie rock fame. The Rocketboys, a six-piece Austin, Texas, group has spent the last two years racking up accolades from The Onion, Stereogum and, constantly, it seems, Paste Magazine, among numerous other go-to publications. Since it last visited Little Rock in February, it's punched its weight on stages with big-timers Grizzly Bear and St. Vincent. Judging from its rapid trajectory, the outfit could very well end up with the same acclaim as those critical darlings. It's set for success, creating the type of music so many are eager to hear done (well). The Rocketboys work in epic, melodic soundscapes, full of earnest, interweaving harmonies tailor-made to conjure goosebumps by the square centimeter. While you can, make sure to see these guys before their inevitable explosion, which could be, well, any day now. This show marks the last of their tour alongside Death on Two Wheels, a rollicking rawk-rock outfit from Atlanta, and Fayetteville's Randall Shreve and the Sideshow.