Senses Fail, Saosin encamp at Village 

Juanita’s hosts an all-acoustic show.

VILLAGERS: Senses Fail.
  • VILLAGERS: Senses Fail.

The screamo genre hits Little Rock in a big way on Friday, Feb. 2, with Jersey’s Senses Fail, California group Saosin, hardcore Canadian indie Alexisonfire, and Drop Dead Gorgeous at The Village (7:30 p.m., $16.50-$19).

Four-year-old Senses Fail, former favorite of VFW halls throughout New Jersey, is currently touring to promote its fall Vagrant Records release, “Still Searching,” a hyper-polished salute to the confessional howl.

In a similar vein of sound, surprisingly smooth-edged vocals highlight Saosin’s self-titled “post-hardcore” rock release, especially in such songs as “Voices” and “Follow and Feel.” Overall, the four-band show should prove a load of loud angst, glossy in the way only major-label screamo can manage.

Saturday holds something extra special for Little (indie) Rockers at Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom. The sweet-voiced Kent, Wash., indie group Daphne Loves Derby plays with pop rockers Meg and Dia, California alternacoustic Ronnie Day, and quirky Greensboro, N.C., rockers House of Fools in a special all-acoustic show (9:30 p.m., $10-$12).

The rest of the week strolls on with a strong variety of acts, starting with Thursday, Feb. 1:

Head over to the Flying Saucer and check out 2007 Arkansas Times Musicians’ Showcase semifinalist Paul Sammons and the Black Sheep (9 p.m., free). Paul and his trio impressed while coming up just short of advancing to the final. His songs were strong, though, and the musicianship among the trio was impressive … Lucero’s Ben Nichols and Memphis folk singer/songwriter Cory Branan play an intimate show at the grand re-opening of the White Water Tavern under new 20-something management (8 p.m., $5) … Hear Nashville rock ’n’ soul group The Loft with Springfield, Mo., harmonica rockers Speakeasy at Juanita’s (9 p.m., $7) … Local act Ben and Doug do Grumpy’s Too (9 p.m., free). Great rockin’ acoustic stuff, and Ben Byers will put his own spin on some of your modern rock favorites.

On Friday: Orlando breakbeat techno fills the Revolution Music Room when DJ Baby Anne spins (10 p.m., $10) … High-energy Memphis oldies-sound rockabilly trio the Dempseys are at Sticky Fingerz (9 p.m., $5). They’ve been seen in the background of the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line,” but if you haven’t seen them live, you need to … The sexy sounds of Little Rock’s William Staggers’ R&B will saturate the crowd at The Afterthought (8 p.m., $6). He’s there Saturday night as well.

On Saturday: Austin’s banjo/acoustic guitar pickin’ Southern rocker Bleu Edmondson rules the house at Sticky Fingerz with Fayetteville folk jam band Charliehorse (9 p.m., $5). … Conway’s Mat Mahar jams with Mandy McBride at White Water (9 p.m., $5).

Tuesday: Philadelphia’s power pop emo About Last Night plays with Canadian pop punk Kid Gib alongside Little Rock’s progressive alternative group Rigby Fawkes at Juanita’s (9 p.m., $5) … Big Boots, one of the two groups that have spun off from Sugar and the Raw, plays with anachronistic rockers the Contingencies at White Water (9 p.m., $5).




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