Saturday To-Do: The Big Cats

As seen on – ROCK CANDY, The Arkansas Entertainment Blog (Arkansas Times)

THE BIG CATS
3 p.m., Dreamland Ballroom. $5

You’ve gotta hand it to The Big Cats. Not many old punks keep their guitars strapped on long enough through their adulthood to get a chance to turn their all-ages shows — a staple of punk ethos that’s usually aimed at giving underage teens a place at concerts — into a big, handmade “welcome” sign for families with small children (i.e. their friends).

Another reason to give it up for The Big Cats: They’re simply one of the greatest bands ever to spring out of the local musical fountain. During last summer’s Arkansas Music Poll, they cracked the top 10 list dedicated to local acts; they’re all-but-unanimously beloved throughout town. Their last album, “On Tomorrow,” is as beloved a release as any to come out of Pulaski County in recent memory and a defining moment of our local sound. Now, the Cats are in the studio, working on their follow-up album, and offering Little Rock a number of rare shows, an uncharacteristic move for the band whose live appearances have been scarce for years. We’re not complaining. And we’re certainly not complaining about this one: a family-friendly matinee at the rustic Dreamland Ballroom at Arkansas Flag & Banner Co. We look for any excuse to check out the Dreamland ruins. And we take any chance we can to check out The Big Cats. Which makes this show a no-brainer.

Original Article is HERE

Dreamland on Arkansas Ties Website

January 20, 2011

Here’s your invitation to see Dreamland Ballroom this Saturday! Local band, The Big Cats, will be performing LIVE at DREAMLAND this Saturday, January 22, at 3pm, $5 cover, all ages show. Take the opportunity to invite your friends, family, anyone, to see historic Dreamland Ballroom, the new floor and hear a great band performing on our stage – we’ll add their names to a long list of Dreamland performers that include Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Redd Foxx, Sammy Davis, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles…join us as we celebrate nearly a century of performing arts at Dreamland.

Dreamland Ballroom is located on the top floor of Taborian Hall, 800 West Ninth Street, home of Arkansas Flag and Banner. 501-375-7633

http://www.arkansasties.com/WhatsNew/2011/01/the-big-cats-live-at-dreamland/

The Big Cats – Saturday, January 22nd @ 3pm


The Big Cats
Saturday, January 22 at 3pm
In the Ballroom, $5 Cover
800 W 9th St, Little Rock, AR

“When the Big Cats make rock and roll, they cut one hell of a figure.” – Dry Ink

The new year is upon us and what better way to kick it off than a brand new floor!

The new floor is down and it looks great. A special thanks to Cone construction for all their hard work in getting it done.

With the new floor comes new opportunities to hold events in the actual Ballroom and we have our first one planned for next Saturday! The Big Cats (Guitarist from Green Day) will be playing a short set Saturday, January 22 at 3pm. This intimate show (with and awesome band!) is what we are calling a soft launch and will give us and some of the local promoters an idea of what we can do in the Ballroom.

So… WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Come out next Saturday afternoon and hear some great live music and help us with our “practice run” in the ballroom!