READY THE JET
9:30 p.m., Sticky Fingerz.
With cited influences such as “beer, wine, nicotine, grass, bran muffins,” as well as a host of noteworthy bands, the Los Angeles trio Ready the Jet comes to town for the third gig of its four-show “Atmospheric Drag Low-Orbit Mini-Tour 2008.” Little Rock likely made the tour on account of bassist Jeremy Levy, son of Little Rock rabbi Eugene Levy. “New Record Highs,” the band’s most recent release, is loaded with fine vocal arrangements, strong melodies and a loading dose of rhythm section. Songs such as “Liquorama” invoke a fine blended homage to the Ramones and Cheap Trick. Another notable track, “Normandie,” brings a softer dynamic with heartfelt sentiment, but rocks just the same. Music review publication The Big Takeover says, “If anything, RTJ will make you a little wistful for the time when Hüsker Dü and Dino Jr. ruled college airwaves.” With local power trio Kyoto Boom opening, this bill should fit Sticky’s clientele like a well-tailored suit.