THE ROMANY RYE/VELVET KENTE
10 p.m., White Water Tavern.
Does it buzz any harder than this? The Romany Rye is poised for national success and has shuffled together a consistent fan base in Arkansas. Fronted by Los Angeles’ Luke MacMaster and backed by Little Rock rockers Whitman Bransford, Jesse Bates, Ryan Hitt, Judson Spillyards and Joshua Spillyards, the folk-rock outfit has toured with Dawes and Delta Spirit, both brothers in genre, and have scored an approving thumbs-up from mega-stars Kings of Leon. Romany Rye co-headlines the night with Velvet Kente, fresh off of opening for award-winning British songstress Corrine Bailey Rae and getting knighted as the sixth greatest local act ever in last week’s Arkansas Music Poll. If your local music checklist is looking under-inked, take this chance to check out two must-sees under the same roof.