Monday To-Do: Buckethead | Rock Candy

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Monday To-Do: Buckethead

Posted By on Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Buckethead plays Juanitas Monday night.
  • Buckethead plays Juanita's Monday night.

BUCKETHEAD
9 p.m. Juanita's. $20 adv., $25 d.o.s.

Buckethead, the incognito guitar wizard whose identity is a secret ... Or, hold on just a sec ... OK, I thought the whole big mystery with this guy was that he wears a bucket on his head and a mask on his face and we didn't know who he was. But it says right there on the Internet that his name is Brian Carroll, born May 13, 1969. So, uh, mystery solved, I guess.

Anyways, despite the fact that, unlike Steve Vai or Joe Satriani, he actually doesn't want people to see his face, Buckethead is a wickedly vicious shred-meister, with serious bona fides in the normally disparate worlds of prog rock, metal, funk metal, butt rock and skronky avant-garde free jazz what-have-you. How many other guitarists can say they've played in bands with Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and Axl Rose? Probably nobody else but Buckethead.

So if you're a fan of weird, challenging music and/or you like having your brain annihilated by heavy guit-artillery, here's your Monday night.

Tags: , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation