Giving you the music a day early:
The Schwag. Trout Fishing in America. Tyrannosaurus Chicken. Tragikly White. Yes, all these bands and more will be at Stickyz. And yes, the cover is only $10 with the music starting at 7 p.m. for the 18-and-up show. In their own words, The Schwag is “a band out to preserve and perpetuate the vibe and music made popular by the Grateful Dead.” The Dead tribute band plays the music of the Dead and other Dead-centric bands. Trout Fishing in America is the Grammy-nominated Arkansas band known for their rich, folksy grown-up albums and their wacky, off-kilter children’s songs. Tyrannosaurus Chicken is a Fort Smith duo that plays self-described “freestyle trance Delta blues,” and Tragikly White is one of the best party-rock cover bands around. Joining the above will be the blues rock of the Joe Pitts Band, and the rock ‘n’ roll of Salt & Pepper.
Why does the Christmas sweater get singled out as the ugly sweater? There are plenty of ugly sweaters walking around. (Remember Bill Cosby’s sweaters?) All ugly sweaters should be both celebrated and derided, and that’s why the Rev Room is throwing an Ugly Sweater Party. Well, that and the fact that the night of music, dancing and ugly sweaters is a benefit for the Arkansas Food Bank. The music will be provided by a number of local bands, including the dance-infused garage rock of Booyah! Dad, the experimental electronica rock of Ginsu Wives. the Ezra LBs, Many Persian Z’s and The Alpha Ray. The all-ages fun starts at 8 p.m. with cover $6 with at least two non-perishable food items. And wear an ugly sweater — Christmas flavored or no.
Here’s The Schwag with their version of “Not Fade Away”: