Mulehead’s official last show is Friday, Oct. 29, at White Water Tavern. (OK, they say it’s the last performance, but we’re a little skeptical.)
With arguably the group’s best CD, “Finer Thing,” only recently released, a breakup is a little disconcerting. But seeing as all the members are now married, and three of the four guys have children, they tell us their priorities have changed.
Rumors that the band just didn’t get along were denied by front-man Kevin Kerby, who said that members got along smashingly despite the usual male-musician egos and all that they bring along in a group setting.
We’re sure that we’ll see all the members again, either as future re-formed hybrid groups, or as individuals playing mercenary gigs around the city. Kerby says that he’s been tossing around a possible solo project, but it’s too soon to tell.
Mulehead’s scandalous musical second-cousins, the high-octane Southern rock Go Fast (which Kerby also has played with), opens the show at 10 p.m. Admission is $10.
Sticky Fingerz seems to be the cover band depot of late. The club has booked several tribute bands: KISS copiers KISS Army, the AC/DC tribute group Hell’s Bells, Hispanic Elvis tribute artist El Vez, Rolling Stones knock-off Satisfaction and even a Guns N’ Roses tribute act, Paradise City.
Taking a more current, modern rock twist, Sticky Fingerz will be bringing in Dave Matthews cover band Crush, from Buffalo, N.Y., at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Admission for those 18 and up is $6.
Party and rock on Election Eve, Monday, Nov. 1, with a “Get Your Vote On” Election Day countdown party at Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom.
A great lineup of local up-and-coming rock bands is scheduled starting at 7 p.m., opening with the new roots-and-pop-rock quartet with a Piedmont area twist, Lookback Marys (previously known as Filmore, until the guys decided they didn’t want to be confused with the Christian heavy rockers Philmore, who play Vino’s occasionally). Acoustic singer-songwriters Jeff Clanton and Sean Rock have taken an electric direction for this eclectic collaboration with other area players such as jazz bassist Roland Gladden, whose day job is in the Times’ advertising-production department.
And, for the rest of the lineup, little introduction is needed for the eccentric and slightly maniacal (but ultimately groovy) Poeboy Society, fronted by John Neal; the hard-rock guitar-riff-heavy Reverend Appleby from Jacksonville, and American Princes, who have made some noise regionally with a recent tour.
Music runs from 7:30 p.m. to about midnight, and admission for those 18 and up is $5. The event benefits the Arkansas Young Voters Project, established to spread awareness and assist newly eligible voters in the democratic process.