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Thu, 10-30-14


JB AND THE MOONSHINE BAND

Opening Act:
TREY HAWKINS BAND

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$10 adv $12 day of show

Since taking the plunge into the
music business, JB and the guys
have seen enough success for JB to
realize he’s already accomplished
his first set of goals. In just
over three years, JB has written a
couple of tunes that wound up atop
the Billboard Texas music charts
and he and the band have recorded
and released two acclaimed albums—
Ain’t Goin’ Back to Jail and the
current Beer for Breakfast on the
Average Joes Entertainment label.
They’ve also been pounding the
road playing shows all over the
country. We’re beyond thrilled to
have them here on our stage
tonight!

If you like: Cody Johnson, Casey
Donahew Band, Josh Abbott Band,
Granger Smith

Fri, 10-31-14


J RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS

Opening Act:
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$12 adv $15 day of show

J RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS is
a Maryland – based band that is no
stranger to central Arkansas
audiences delighting many in this
area with their highly energetic
shows. We are thrilled to have
them back in town tonight!

If you like: The Weeks, The
Brightlight Social Hour, Delta
Spirit, The Whigs

Sat, 11-01-14


THE FLOOZIES

Opening Act:
FREDDY TODD

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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Age:
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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Age:
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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Age:
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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Age:
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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Age:
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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Age:
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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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

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

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