Fri, 12-26-14


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Show Time: 9:00 pm

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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

Sun, 12-28-14


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Show Time: 5:30 pm

All Ages

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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


Opening Act:

Show Time: 7:00 pm

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$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


Opening Act:

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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

Sat, 01-03-15


Opening Act:

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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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

“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


Opening Act:

Show Time: 8:30 pm

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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

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

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


Opening Act:

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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

Fri, 01-30-15


Opening Act:

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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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

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

Sat, 01-31-15


Opening Act:

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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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

If you like: Hank Williams Jr.,
Brantley Gilbert, Granger Smith,
Randy Houser

Fri, 02-13-15


Opening Act:

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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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


Opening Act:

Show Time: 9:00 pm

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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

If you like: Reckless Kelly,
Stoney LaRue, Roger Creager,
Charlie Robison

Sat, 02-21-15


Opening Act:

Show Time: 9:00 pm

All Ages

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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

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