Four bands–we heard Kevin Cochran couldn’t make it in from Chicago for the show, thereby eliminating one–packed (and we do mean packed, to the tune of 370 tickets sold) The Outland Ballroom for last night’s Waka Winter Classic, a play-to-get-in shot at going to this year’s Wakarusa music festival in Arkansas. Everyone in attendance got one ticket to vote for the band they thought should go. We’ll tell you who got the most votes after the break.
Of the four bands competing–Matt Stell & The Crashers, BringYourGreenHat, Dirty Old Towne and LFDC Funk—the winner was LFDC Funk. Knowing the competition they were up against–and getting to hear some of it; we caught part of BYGH’s set, and they were on fire–it’s quite an accomplishment. Congratulations to LFDC Funk and we look forward to hearing tales from the stage at Wakarusa this June.