Metal Band Throws a Show, Senator Throws a Fit Metal Band Throws a Show, Senator Throws a Fit
Metal Band Throws a Show, Senator Throws a Fit

In today’s edition of “shit we’re not surprised by,” Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) has spoken out against an upcoming metal concert at Little Rock’s Vino’s Pizza-Pub and Brewery.

The concert, headlined by New Orleans sludge metal band EYEHATEGOD, is advertised with a poster depicting Rapert eating a baby.

Senator Rapert took to his Facebook page yesterday to call on a boycott of the venue and also a request for Vino’s to cancel the show and apologize to him.

In response, EYEHATEGOD posted a more pointed retort to him, simply stated “Revalation/Revolution.”

Little Rock metal acts Deadbird and Seahag, along with California grindcore group Phobia also share the bill.

The show is Friday, May 24 at Vino’s. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $20 the day of the show.

Robert Locke

Robert co-founded FayetteSound in 2016 and ShindigMusic! in the summer of 2017. He is a singer-songwriter/musician from the Arkansas delta, avid vinyl collector, aquarium aficionado and connoisseur of all things rock 'n' roll. He currently is lead vocalist for Los Angeles based band Farmikos and co-conspirator at The Record Exchange. "Do You Remember Laughter?"