by Robert Bell
ARKANSANS FOR EQUALITY BENEFIT SHOW
9 p.m. Revolution. $5.
Here's the sort of show you can go to and rock out with your friends and throw down and all that, but you'll also be supporting a great cause. That way, the next morning, when you're all hungover and feeling like a truck drove through your cranium, you can look back and think, "OK, I don't feel so great right now, but dammit, it was worth it!"
That's because Arkansans For Equality is a worthy cause. The nonprofit works to ensure equality for all Arkansans, with a mission to "repeal any legislation codifying discrimination in the state of Arkansas." With the legislature we've got now, they'll likely have their hands full. It's also potentially a huge week for the cause, with the Supreme Court expected to hand down a verdict regarding marriage equality. As of press time, that verdict was still unknown, but here's hoping that the justices will rule in favor of equal treatment under the law, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. (UPDATE: DOMA struck down! Prop 8 dismissed!)
But getting back to the show, this benefit concert features rock machine Magic Hassle, punk/glam/power-pop outfit Glittercore and psychedelic improv explorers Herding Kittens.