Rock ‘n’ roll group Vintage Pistol won the last round of semifinals at the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase held at Stickyz Rock-’N’-Roll Chicken Shack on Feb. 18.
Vintage Pistol is originally from Fayetteville. According to the band’s Facebook page, the band members’ influences are all the music that came before them.
The band competed against Sattakota, Jay Jackson and The Whole Famn Damily.
Sattakota performed at 8 p.m. This was the first time the band has ever performed together, lead singer Eric Pinter said. Sattakota’s sound was a mix of hard rock and country.
Bluesy rock singer Jay Jackson was up next. Jackson sold wristbands and CDs after the show, but he said audience members could pay whatever amount they wanted for the merchandise.
Jackson also got people in the crowd pumped up by asking them to sing along to his song “Pretenders.”
The Whole Famn Damily, a folk band, is originally from Conway. The band is composed of eight members, including a violist, mandolin and keyboard player.
Vintage Pistol will battle it out with SOULution, Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, The Uh Huhs and Collin vs. Adam for the grand prize at the finals.
The prize package is worth $2,500. Judging is based on songwriting, originality and showmanship, host Tiffany Hollands said.
The finals will be held Friday Feb. 26 at Revolution Music Room (The Rev Room).
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