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Fri, 12-19-14

LITTLE ROCK SCENE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Opening Act:
JOHN NEAL ROCK N ROLL / FLAT TOP TONY & THE PURPLE CANOES / WEEDHORSE

Show Time: 9:00 pm

Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$7

Sat, 12-20-14

LUCERO

Opening Act:
Mighty Soul Brass Band

Show Time: 8:30 pm

Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$21 Advance / $26 day of

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!!!

Sun, 12-21-14

12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING

Opening Act:
AERION JAMAAL LEE / SLAVEK BOLUBAH / TRAVIS NELSON / PAUL CAMPBELL / CALVIN MARTIN / STEPHEN BAILEY & MANY MORE

Show Time: 7:30 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$5/$10/$15/$20

The encore to THE DRUMMERS IN THE HOUSE SERIES is here!! Join us on Sunday, December 21st at THE REV ROOM for the final Drummerboyinfinity Musicians Show of the year! **Sponsored by Vic Firth Drumsticks.** The best drummers will be in the house performing new Christmas tunes along with innovative performances of your holiday favorites!! PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY because this will be a sellout show! The birthday party for all Sagittarius will be in full effect with ANYONE SHOWING THEIR I.D. AND ARE A SAGITTARIUS GET IN FOR HALF PRICE! Tickets will be: $5-college students, $10-General Admission, $15- Reserved Seating and $20 VIP by calling (501)548-5811.

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

Sun, 12-28-14

NIGHTFLYING 34th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Opening Act:
THE SCHWAG / WEAKNESS FOR BLONDES / JASON GREENLAW / JASON HALE & FRIENDS / FREEVERSE / STELLA LUSS / JOE PITTS BAND

Show Time: 5:30 pm

Age:
All Ages

Ticket Price:
$10

We are proud to host the one and only Peter Read's and Nightflying Magazine's 34th Anniversary party tonight along with a bevy of talent from around the state. Come help us celebrate a true champion of live music!

Tue, 12-30-14

LATIN NIGHT!

Opening Act:
NONE

Show Time: 7:00 pm

Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$5 over 21 $7 under 21

Come on down and Dance your Night Away with Revolution's weekly LATIN NIGHT! $2 Corona and $2 Tequila Bombs will certainly get you in the mood for the sultry dancing styles of Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, and more! Doors open at 7pm, Dance Lessons begin around 730.

Wed, 12-31-14

FIREBALL 9 featuring BOOM KINETIC

Opening Act:
BARRETT BABER

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$20 adv $25 dos

Boom Kinetic returns to headline the Rev Room's 9th annual Fireball New Year's Eve Concert.

Sat, 01-03-15

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$12 adv $15 day of show

Rock ‘n’ roll is all about cutting loose. It’s about throwing back a few drinks, raising your hands, banging your head, and living out loud. Texas Hippie Coalition cook up the soundtrack to your “good time” with their fourth full- length album, Ride On [Carved Records]. Their countrified blues riffs simmer with metallic edge, while each chorus ignites a sing- a-long. The Texas quartet—Big Dad Ritch [vocals], John Exall [bass], Cord Pool [guitar], and Timmy Braun [drums]—have formally landed, and they brought the party with them, in more ways than one. Nobody describes Texas Hippie Coalition better than Big Dad Ritch does. He grins, “It’s like Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top had a child, and Pantera ended up raising it. We’re Red Dirt Metal. That’s a flag we wave high. There wasn’t a line formed for us, so I created a line and jumped to the front of that bad boy. Ride On is the best example of what we do.” In order to cut this big, bombastic, and ballsy ten-song collection, the boys retreated from their native Denison, TX to Nashville, TN. Hitting the iconic Sound Kitchen Studios, they teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer Skidd Mills [Skillet, Saving Abel] for the first time. Cord had only entered the fold in 2013, but he immediately became an integral part of the writing and recording process. “When we got to Nashville, Cord, Skidd, and I were writing two or three songs a day,” Big Dad Ritch goes on. “We wrote the whole album pretty fast. Skidd’s a great guy, and he’s very easy to work with. My brain fires like lightning. Once an idea hits my head, I’m off and running. Skidd kept up with us. It was one of the fastest albums I’ve ever put together.” That urgency carries over to the album opener “El Diablo Rojo”. The riff cocks like a shotgun before breaking into a devilishly catchy verse. Big Dad Ritch explains, “When we go down to El Paso, which we like to call ‘Hell Paso’, everybody calls me ‘El Diablo Rojo’. It means ‘Red Devil’. I always loved that, and I knew it needed to be on the album.” Then, there’s “Rock Ain’t Dead” which begins with a stadium-size stomp refuting Marilyn Manson’s old claim “Rock is Dead”. Big Dad Ritch hilariously contends, “We wanted to make sure people know the state of rock music is not nearly as bad as radio projects it to be. We needed to let y’all know rock ‘n’ roll ain’t dead. It’s just been in rehab. There’s no need to recover. Let’s all just stay strung out.” Crashing between a chunky guitar wallop and big bass thud, “Fire In The Hole” immediately explodes on impact. “With this album, I wanted to make the world know that not only do we exist, but we’re here to take over,” declares the vocalist. “This is me warning you that we’re coming out you like an air raid. We’re here. We’re in your face. We’re going to bomb everybody with some THC. That’s the theme.” Elsewhere on the record, Texas Hippie Coalition teamed up with longtime collaborator the iconic Bob Marlette [Pink Floyd, Rob Zombie] to co-write “Bottom of a Bottle”, “I Am The End”, “Ride On”, and “Go Pro”. The latter begins with a clean southern verse before breaking into a triumphant bruiser of a refrain. The singer adds, “It’s a big middle-finger- in-the-air song. It lets people know Texas Hippie Coalition isn’t going anywhere. You’ve got your champions, but you’re about to get one more—this band of outlaws.” At the same time, Big Dad Ritch lyrically opens up on the pensive and powerful title track, which rounds out this roller coaster ride. Beginning with another guitar groundswell, it burns into one final message from the band. “My dad used to always say ‘Ride On’,” he continues. “It’s something special to me. I live by it. If the Lord gives me a bad road, I get on my bike and ride it out. No matter how bad it is, you can always ride on.” Texas Hippie Coalition continue riding high after three critically acclaimed albums—Pride of Texas [2008], Rollin [2010], and Peacemaker [2012], which debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. They’ve left crowds drunk, disorderly, and begging for more everywhere from Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma to the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Now, they’re coming for you. “We’re about swigging the whisky, smoking the weed, and letting the women chase us,” Big Dad Ritch leaves off. “When I first started this band, I thought, ‘There’s an appetite for this sort of music.’ Once I got in front of people, I saw it wasn’t just an appetite. It was a hunger. The masses are starving to death for this kind of music. Who’s eating with me? I’m serving up some good old Texas Barbecue known as THC.” If you like: ZZ Top, Pantera, Nashville Pussy, Lynard Skynard

Thu, 01-15-15

AARON WATSON

Opening Act:
CURTIS GRIMES

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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Age:
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

Sat, 01-24-15

SWOOPE & CHRISTON GRAY

Opening Act:
B. REITH

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
All Ages

Ticket Price:
$12 adv $15 dos

A $3 surcharge will be collected at the door for persons under the age of 18.

Fri, 01-30-15

SHOVELS & ROPE

Opening Act:
CAROLINE ROSE

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
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

Sat, 01-31-15

FRANK FOSTER

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$16 adv $20 dos

From his bio - I was born and raised in north Louisiana about halfway between Haynesville and Summerfield…little place called cypress bottom. I got what we country boys call a good job… working in the gulf of mexico on an oil rig. I have always been a huge music lover. My old man turned me on to Hank Williams when I was 3 or 4 years old, and the radio has been my best friend ever since. As i got a little older, i got into all kinds of music. You name it, and i listened to it…and actually learned to love it all. To each his own though and for me it was outlaw country and southern rock. Uncle Hop, I guess, was the one who turned me on to all that. He had all the Waylon Jennings you could stand, and i could stand a heap. Somewhere, in that time I got a Hank Williams jr. album and thats when I really got turned on. I guess you could say I’ve done my fair share of making him a rich man. He is my biggest influence, no doubt…..but Willie, Waylon, Skynyrd, Steve Earle, Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers, Black Crowes, and so many more have influenced me tremendously. As far as my personal music goes, i guess it was kind of a surprise to everyone, including me. A guitar fell in my lap during my junior year of college and changed my life. Shortly there after I wrote my first song and have been writing and singing ever since. Luckily, people have liked it enough to give me the confidence to really make a go of it. So here goes… If you like: Hank Williams Jr., Brantley Gilbert, Granger Smith, Randy Houser

Fri, 02-13-15

TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$15 adv $20 dos

The Turnpike Troubadours, whose name is derived from the bumpy Oklahoma toll-roads and their hard lived folk singing heroes, are proof that isolation can be the mother of originality. Cutting their teeth in roadside dance halls and honky-tonks has made a serious impact on the band’s musical style, which walks the line between Woody Guthrie and Waylon Jennings. Over the span of three full length albums their sound combines Folk, Country, Cajun, and Bluegrass with stories of longing, humor, tragedy, and general life in rural America. Breaking down traditional barriers between the audience and the stage is something in which they excel. Fast, gritty, and often drenched in beer, the Troubadours perform to both their fans and new audience members with an genuine sincerity about them. They continually gather ground both literally and figuratively as they travel up, down, and all across the country. If you like: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, American Aquarium, Reckless Kelly, Stoney LaRue

Fri, 02-20-15

JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS

Opening Act:
TBA

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$12 adv $15 day of show

The Bourbon Legend is back! Jason & the guys consistently put on a great show with an amazing energy and charisma that keep the fans wanting more and we’ve certainly seen our share of people who weren’t in the know become ardent believers. We are always proud to have Jason & The Stragglers on our stage! If you like: Reckless Kelly, Stoney LaRue, Roger Creager, Charlie Robison

Sat, 02-21-15

PALLBEARER

Opening Act:
SUMOKEM / APOTHECARY

Show Time: 9:00 pm

Age:
All Ages

Ticket Price:
$12

Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010 and their debut full length "Sorrow and Extinction" was released in February, 2012 to virtually universal critical acclaim. Now the band slowly marches onward to deliver its progressively-tinged beautiful gloom on a global scale. If you like: Saint Vitus, Black Sabbath, Rwake, The Sword