THE BLACK CROWES
9:30 p.m., Bud Light Stage (Clinton Center).
This Atlanta-based act is going into its 26th year as America’s premiere blues/mod/hard rock band. After their 1990 breakout single, a cover of Otis Redding’s great “Hard to Handle,” and being named “The Most Rock and Roll Rock and Roll Band in the World” by British music rag Melody Maker, the Crowes spent a spell in the ’90s as a rootsy alternative to grunge and pop-punk, threw in the towel in 2002 and regrouped five years ago to hit the road and return to the studio. Since, they’ve rolled over tens of thousands of miles and released two well-received albums to a devoted, international fan base. These guys have been defining rock star antics for years, to boot. They are all sibling rivalry (the band is led by bearded, spatting Robinson brothers, Chris and Richard), bone thin, movie star-marrying and pot-smoking. They’ve been accused of cribbing too much and too directly from their influences, but when you’re imitating some of the greatest music ever made — The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers — it’s hard to complain too much. The Crowes are known for a great stage show, so expect them to bring the choogle for the Little Rock crowd.