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Sat, 11-01-14

THE FLOOZIES

Opening Act:
FREDDY TODD

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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18 +

Ticket Price:
$13 adv $15 day of show

The Floozies are producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill. These two brothers from Lawrence, KS are bringing their fresh approach to electronic music and live performance to venues and festivals all over the country. The duo’s combination of cutting edge electronic production and party rocking funk energizes crowds and turns venues into epic dance parties. All of The Floozies music, including their latest album “Sunroof Cadillac,” can be downloaded for free from flooziesduo.com

Tue, 11-04-14

MOON TAXI

Opening Act:
THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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18 +

Ticket Price:
$15

For the members of Moon Taxi, their third album, Mountains Beaches Cities, represents the idea of exploration – searching both the world and themselves for new experiences. The Nashville rock group, who had honed in on a notably compelling aesthetic with their previous album Cabaret, focused on extending the sonic landscape they’d created in earlier recordings, but this time around they amp up the speed and turn up the volume – creating an overall bigger sound. The album was self-produced by Moon Taxi’s own guitarist Spencer Thomson with the help of keyboardist Wes Bailey and was mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, The Dead Weather) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Fleet Foxes). “One thing we didn’t want to do was stray too far from what we did before,” Wes says. “We really knew that things for the band had shifted in a good direction and we were growing because of our last record. We wanted to continue the energy we created from that record.” “Like Cabaret, this project started with rough demos that slowly evolved into a statement from not just the initial songwriter, but evolved into a representation of what each of us individually have experienced in this band and how we’ve grown over the years as players,” Tyler adds. The band, which was founded in 2006, toured extensively in support of Cabaret, appearing at Bonnaroo, Forecastle, and Lollapalooza. Additionally, they have opened for such artists as Matisyahu, Dr. John, and Dirty Heads, and ended 2012 selling out multiple theaters on their own. While on the road, the musicians began to stockpile song ideas and demos, inspired by the trials and tribulations of traveling around the country to play shows. In early 2013, the band went into the studio to begin recording Mountains Beaches Cities with these touring experiences in mind. Much of the recording was done in Spencer’s apartment with only a few days of drum and bass riffs laid down in Nashville’s Sony Tree studio. Although Mountains Beaches Cities feels like an extension of Cabaret’s aesthetic, the new album is explorative, and its lyrics recount a new narrative for the musicians. Each song on the album, and even the album title, generates its own story and imagery, but all come back to that idea of exploration and searching. “Beaches,” a surging, borderline experimental track Spencer calls “risky and ambitious” transports the listener with its haunting, emotive melody while jangling acoustic song “Young Journey” encapsulates the eye-opening experience of travel. “Morocco,” a propulsive, hooky track about a place none of the musicians have ever been, seeks adventure in the idea of going abroad. The album as a whole is grandiose and invigorating, each track revealing a new chapter in the LP’s overall story. This record, in particular, is important for Moon Taxi, who has been known in the past for its boisterous live appearances, but with Mountains Beaches Cities, it highlights the nearly perfected balance between the recorded material and how it translates to a live stage. “We made a conscious effort with the last record to write meaningful songs and produce them in an exciting way,” Trevor says. “That is still the ultimate goal. We strive to produce something that will outlast us as a band. I can see this record reaching an even broader range of people because the song themes are universal. ”The sound of Moon Taxi pulls from the many different facets and interests of its members. Trevor, who got his start in music playing trumpet in school, is driven by his love for reading, cooking and yoga; while Tyler, who spent his younger years jamming on a drum kit with friends, is driven by an immense appreciation and knowledge of pop culture. Spencer, who used to record himself in his parents garage, has transformed his knowledge of film into producing videos for Moon Taxi’s music. Wes, meanwhile, developed his musical process from classical composers like Mozart and spends his time on tour searching for golf courses while Tommy spends his free time going to concerts and carefully following Nashville’s local music scene. “I think the exploration aspect of the album came from trying to understand and explore ourselves,” Tommy says. “Personally and musically. As we get older we tend to know ourselves better, but there is always more to understand. You try new things, but continue some of the good habits you’ve learned. As we explored our music, we learned more about ourselves and matured as a band. I think it’s a concept that won’t stop at this record, but will carry on to our live shows and other records down the road.” If you like: The Dirty Guv’nahs, The Revivalists, Umphrey’s McGee, moe.

Fri, 11-07-14

JOE ELY

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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All Ages

Ticket Price:
$15ga / $20ga / $25 res

The Rev Room is honored to welcome back a living legend and true musical icon, JOE ELY. For over four decades he's done everything from tour with The Clash to perform with Springsteen and everything in between, inspiring countless musicians along the way. Tickets for this performance will go fast, and there will be a very limited amount of reserved seating so we recommend getting your tickets as soon as possible!

Sun, 11-09-14

UZALA

Opening Act:
MOTHWIND / SEAHAG / APOTHECARY

Show Time: 8:30 pm

Age:
All Ages

Ticket Price:
$6

One of the most important and fantastic achievements in Northwest music in recent years. It's no exaggeration to say that Uzala quite effectively reach into the dark depths of doom metal, while touching the emotional depths of the soul. If you like: Black Sabbath, Pallbearer, Pentagram, Electric Wizard

Thu, 11-13-14

SHOWTIME AT THE REV ROOM SINGERS EXTRAVAGANZA 2014

Opening Act:
NICKY PARRISH / ANDREA LAFAYE & MORE TBA

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$10 adv $20 vip

Here it is!!! The new and experienced artists of Arkansas will invade THE REV ROOM on November13th! Don't miss this experience. **THE SHOW WILL BE MORE LIKE A "PLAYWRIGHT" THAN THE NORMAL SINGER'S SHOW.** This show will feature some of Arkansas' best singers on one stage giving on ode to the decades including the 50's-2000's!! Get there early for the experience. Tickets are $10-early purchase General admission and $20-early VIP PASSES available by calling (501)548- 5811.

Sat, 11-15-14

PROJECT 86

Opening Act:
LIVING SACRIFICE / THE AGONY SCENE / HOLLOW

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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Age:
All Ages

Ticket Price:
$15

Thu, 11-20-14

THE CADILLAC THREE

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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18 +

Ticket Price:
$12 adv $15 day of show

The Cadillac Three, whose members include native Nashvillians Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray, have been friends and musical co-conspirators since they were kids. They've weathered their wild teenage years and even wilder tours, weathered major label letdowns and major league triumphs, conquered Music Row – Johnston co-wrote Keith Urban's #1 single “You Gonna Fly” – and crashed on the couches of strangers in far flung cities. These boys have seen more ups and downs than a Smoky Mountain tour guide. But in spite of all the trials and tribulations – or perhaps because of them – The Cadillac Three has emerged with a sound all its own, a sound that hovers between radio- ready country anthems, hard-and- heavy rock and traditional Southern folk. You could call it country fuzz, you could call it hipster-billy, you could call it any number of over-hyphenated, adjective-strewn things but when you boil it all down there's only one way to describe it: damn good music, as pure and refreshing as a country creek. It's a sound that works as well in front of an amphitheater full of ZZ Top fans or the Dierks Bentley crowd as well as it does in the dive bars and dark corners of the underground music world. Though, truth be told, The Cadillac Three's sound probably works best blaring out of your car speakers as you fly down the highway, wind blowing through your hair on the way to another wild Saturday night. Built around Mason's thundering, melodic percussion and the sinewy intertwining of Johnston's guitar with Ray's lap steel, songs like “I'm Southern”, “Days of Gold” and “Whiskey Soaked Redemption” on their self-produced debut bristle with energy and explode at a moments notice. Tracks like “Down to the River”, “Get Your Buzz On” and “Back It Up” evoke the legends of Southern Rock – your Molly Hatchets, your Outlaws, your Ozark Mountain Daredevils – but they aren't nostalgic, aren't fetishistic reconstructions of by- gone eras. This is the new sound of the New South, bigger and badder than ever.

Sat, 11-22-14

100.3 THE EDGE presents SEVENDUST

Opening Act:
AZ

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
All Ages

Ticket Price:
$22 advance / $25 day of

Sevendust is touring in support of it's recently released acoustic album "Time Travelers & Bonfires". Special guest AZ opens the show.

Sat, 11-29-14

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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18 +

Ticket Price:
$20

The North Mississippi Allstars have extensively toured with Robert Plant and the Band of Joy — capping off a long list of milestones for this barn-burning trio from just south of Memphis. The list includes everything from a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut a decade ago to multiple Grammy nominations. Now, the guys are back on the road, and we’re thrilled to have them back at Rev Room! If you like: Gov’t Mule, JJ Grey & Mofro, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Sat, 12-20-14

LUCERO

Opening Act:
Mighty Soul Brass Band

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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18 +

Ticket Price:
$21 Advance / $26 day of

It's the LUCERO 2014 Holiday Show! A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to Little Rock's CARTI Cancer Research and Hospice.

Fri, 12-26-14

HAYES CARLL

Opening Act:
BAND OF HEATHENS

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$20

Hendrix alum Hayes Carll makes a much welcome return to the River Market tonight. The initiated know what's in store but for those who don't, this is tell it like it is music for people who might not normally be into that sort of thing. Honest, at times humorous and certainly engaging, a Hayes Carll show is a show that you won't want to miss! If you like: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Joe Ely, Billy Joe Shaver, Slaid Cleaves

Thu, 01-15-15

AARON WATSON

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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18 +

Ticket Price:
$10 adv $15 day of show

Aaron Watson has been through a lot in his twelve-year career: eleven albums, the birth of four children, countless hours on the road and many more still spent toiling away at his guitar, writing songs with Jesus on one shoulder and the ghost of Waylon Jennings on the other, making the country tunes he was born to play. But a year ago, the music nearly stopped for this lone star legend from Amarillo, Texas. Watson and his wife lost their newest daughter, Julia Grace, just shortly after her birth. And this man, who lives and breathes his craft, fell silent. “I thought the last thing I want to do is make music, to get up there and sing,” Watson says, his Texas accent strong and smooth as molasses. “So I said, ‘God, I don’t think I can do this. If music is what you need me to do, then I need some help. Because I can’t write a song to save my life.’ And over the next month I wrote a record like it was no big deal – and I think it’s my best one yet.” The resulting album is titled Real Good Time, and it’s testament to the power of music to lift us out from our lowest moments and bring joy and salvation though the wail of the fiddle, twang of a steel guitar or note of Watson’s rich voice. He’d give all the credit to God, but it’s also the result of a long career inspired by the greats of country music – George Strait, Chris Ledoux, Willie Nelson, Jennings. His music has formed into a unique sound that is at once both purely new, and representative of a grand, southern tradition. Because, as Watson points out, “country music, real country music, is cool. It’s the coolest there is.” Watson’s career has been, as he would put it, “slow and steady; a long distance race and not a sprint.” Though he currently lives in Abilene, he was raised in Amarillo (“you can’t get any more country than that,” he laughs) on his father’s record collection that not only included classic country, but also acts like the Beach Boys and the Beatles. While his mother would encourage him to sing, Watson preferred other boyish pursuits like baseball, which he played up until college where he was derailed by an injury. It was at Abilene Christian University where Watson picked up the guitar and realized his God-given talent for songwriting. “Eventually I started selling records out of my backpack,” he says, and his crowds grew from there. It wasn’t an overnight rise. “We did it the hard way,” he says with pride. “We did it the old-school way.” It was very early on when Watson learned the importance of fans – and how much he truly valued them. “I treat my fans like family, like royalty,” he says. To this day, no matter the time or size of the crowd, he still lingers after a concert to hug the audience and shake hands. “I sign anything and everything they’d like, and there isn’t one person who leaves the show thinking I don’t appreciate them.” And they’ve grown from a devoted Texas base to followers across the nation and beyond, even showing up in droves for concerts in Europe, which is now becoming a part of his normal touring schedule. Ask Watson what inspires him – and his music – and he’ll list three things: family, fans and faith. He has an undying and steadfast dedication to all of these pillars, and every one influences the other. “They are what makes my music. When I’m writing songs, that’s what on my mind. What else is there?” Real Good Time has songs about Watson’s wife, his parents and grandparents, about his faith in Jesus. “It’s reflective of who I am. And I think that is what makes an artist an artist.” After a series of records including one of gospel songs titled Barbed Wire Halo and another a dual disc CD/DVD, Aaron Watson LIVE: Deep in the Heart of Texas, Watson feels like Real Good Time is the pinnacle of his musical tenure thus far. “It really sums up what we have been doing the last twelve years, and I feel like it is the cream of the crop for us,” he says. He even recruited names like Willie Nelson and Elizabeth Cook to sing with him on “Honky Tonk Kid” and “Leather and Lace,” respectively. There are full-force fun swingers (“Real Good Time), tongue-in-cheek romps (the satirical “Hey Y’all”) and slow, heartfelt tunes (“July In Cheyenne”). What you won’t find are any songs that Watson doesn’t believe reaffirm his morals, his faith in Jesus and love for his family. “I don’t sing cheating songs,” he says. “It’s not about selling millions of records. It’s about making a positive impact, and my music is my legacy. I want people to listen and know what I was about after I have left this world.” Watson has accumulated many accolades and critical accomplishments over the course of his career; including selling over 150,000 records, seven #1 singles on the Texas Music Chart, and 4 albums that debuted on the Billboard charts. He’s attended the ACM Awards (“I think I was the only guy there with a cowboy hat on!” he says), but in all he’d “rather have rewards than awards. My rewards are my family and fans. And having Lyle Lovett call and say that he and his mom listened to my gospel record driving across county. Or a disabled veteran coming up to me with tears in his eyes thanking me for the song I wrote for my father.” The song, “Raise Your Bottle,” was written for Watson’s dad who was disabled in the Vietnam War, and he has used it to raise money and awareness for the Boot Campaign, a foundation that supports American troops upon their return home. Giving back not just in song but also in action is a huge part of Watson’s philosophy. When Watson started making music, they called him the Honky Tonk Kid. At 35, they still do. He’s proud of it: though he’s gone from an old van and trailer to a tour bus, from sawdust floors to big stages, he still holds dear the core reasons why he first started writing songs and singing so many years ago. “We have a formula that has been working for over a decade, and that’s making good, wholesome, fun music reflective of what I believe in,” he says. This newest record is all of that, wrapped up in a rollicking ride and brought into existence through the toughest of tragedies but also by the grace of God. “It’s the best that I’ve got, no regrets,” he says. So kick your feet up, as Watson sings, and let a country boy show you a real good time. If you like: Wade Bowen, Bart Crow, Josh Abbott Band, Casey Donahew Band

Fri, 01-30-15

SHOVELS & ROPE

Opening Act:
CAROLINE ROSE

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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18 +

Ticket Price:
$17 adv $20 day of show

Necessity is the mother of invention. Less is more. Make it work with what you’ve got. Two guitars, a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap- adorned with tambourines, flowers and kitchen rags), a handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all.. songs. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Shovels & Rope prefer to keep it simple. They have cleverly managed to take three separate recording projects and combine them into one cohesive, folk rock, sloppy tonk, harmonized, loose but tight, streamlined audience killing machine. At the show, expect to hear a little something from any or all of their releases – while the duo switch instruments and share lead vocal duties. We're excited to have them back in Little Rock tonight in support of their latest effort, "Swimmin' Time" out now! If you like: Houndmouth, Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll, Jason Isbell