Giving you the music a day early:
There’s money to be made in the tribute band business, with bands performing tributes to artists from Led Zeppelin to Sublime. But what about a Prince tribute band? A Prince tribute band that plays music Prince created back when he was Prince and not that sign thing-y? That’s what Prince tribute band 1999 brings to Revolution Music Room: Prince’s music back when Prince was good. Or, as co-owner Chris King said: “Fans of Purple Rain-era Prince should definitely plan on partying with, and like, it’s 1999.” The opening act is simply a special guest to be announced, but expect the music at 9 p.m. with cover $10 for the 18-and-up show.
If you are not an University of Arkansas Razorback fan, now might be a good time to leave the metro because the all-things-Hogs event known as RazorRock continues throughout the week, with all the events leading to the big event: the Hogs vs. Louisiana-Monroe at War Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday. Too many events to list here, so check www.razorrockrally.com for a full schedule, but the party’s main event is Friday’s 7 p.m. RazorRock Rally at Riverfest Amphitheatre, featuring the University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band and Hog cheerleaders. The free event will also include The Oxford American magazine’s Night of Arkansas Music, featuring The Salty Dogs, Jim Mize and True Soul Revue.
Here’s Prince’s “Little Red Corvette”: