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LOCAL MUSIC BEST BET: Wear Something Gaudy Day

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Wear Something Gaudy Day
w/ Sexy Toxins, ByJr, 400 Rabbits, Temporary Arrangement
Louie’s Back Room
629 Walbridge St., Kalamazoo
Saturday, Oct. 17; 8 p.m.; $5
louiesbackroom.com

According to a variety of questionable online sources, Oct. 17 was declared Wear Something Gaudy Day back in the ’70s by everyone’s favorite pig of a neighbor, Larry Dallas, on the sitcom Three’s Company. And while we’re not entirely sure if that’s true, we are sure that it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun to celebrate.

Louie’s Back Room honors this joyous, unofficial holiday by hosting a kitschy Wear Something Gaudy Day event. This Revue-sponsored event also boasts a discordant sampling of local bands that are making waves in the Kalamazoo music scene. Enjoy some bluesy funk rock from ByJr and some bluesy garage punk with 400 Rabbits. Strap on your dancing shoes for the disco-punk stylings of Sexy Toxins and take in the self-described “SophistoCountry, DiscoTronoTechno” tunes from Temporary Arrangement.

The lineup is intentionally cacophonous, just like your attire should be. Throw on the most ostentatious outfit you can put together and wear it proudly while enjoying a mishmash of some of Kalamazoo’s ass-kickingest bands. This night is a celebration of everything that’s awesome about being loud and disorganized, so go crazy with it.

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