A midweek rock show from Beth Ditto at the Rev Room in Little Rock, the final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, and an appearance at Kingfish in Fayetteville from Americana recording artist John Henry highlight this week’s round of live music. If you’re looking to head out to a show this week, check out this list of what’s going on.
Wednesday, March 7
Known for her spellbinding, guttural, raw voice, and as the former frontwoman of Gossip, White County native Beth Ditto has carved out her own path to success. She’s out touring on the strength of her 2017 debut album Fake Sugar and will make a stop at Little Rock’s Rev Room Wednesday night. Ditto’s show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $17.50-20.
Garage rockers and Let’s Talk Figures rowdies Rocket Coma will play George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville on Wednesday. The show will also feature performances by Hazemaze and Ghost. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30. Tickets are $10.
Thursday, March 8
Americana recording artist John Henry (The Squarshers) will play Kingfish in Fayetteville Thursday. Henry’s new album, When The Storm Comes is out now, and you can get it here. For additional info, visit kingfishbar.com.
Southern-fried country rockers Whiskey Myers will play Rev Room Thursday. Admission is $20. The show begins at 8:30 p.m.
DJ Shortfuze will play Smoke & Barrel in Fayetteville Thursday. The show begins at 10 p.m.
Friday, March 9
The final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase will be at Rev Room. The show will feature performances from The Rios, Couch Jackets, Sabine Valley, Recognizer, and Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo. This is an all-ages show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and admission ranges from $6-21.
Youth Pastor will play Black Apple Crossing in Springdale Friday. The show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
DJ Syca will play Smoke & Barrel Friday. The show begins at 10 p.m. There is no cover.
The Josh Abbott Band will play George’s Majestic Lounge on Friday. TIckets range from $23-25. The show begins at 8:30.
Saturday, March 10
Multi-platinum recording artist Kevin Griffin, most known as the frontman to alternative rock group Better Than Ezra, will make a stop on his solo tour at Rev Room Saturday. Griffin has seen success outside of his work with Better Than Ezra, helping to pen songs like “Collide” for Howie Day, “Stuck Like Glue” for Sugarland and has co-written compositions for Taylor Swift, James Blunt, Train, and others. The show begins at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25.
Taking a page out of the Steely Dan playbook, Tulsa-based seven-piece Henna Roso combines elements of jazz, funk, soul and rock to create a danceable, infectious, indescribable blend of musical goodness. The band are out touring and will play Smoke & Barrel on Saturday. As a way to give back, the band are fighting food insecurity by donating 10 percent of all revenues to organizations that fight hunger. In the past year, they’ve raised money to provide over 30,000 meals for people in need. Admission is $7 and the show begins at 10 p.m.