The Tractor presents a pop-up benefit concert for SMASH at 600 Nickerson St in North Queen Anne with event host Old Stove Brewing—friend of Seattle musicians and music venues
In spirit. And song. Brought to you by Petty Party, a note-for-note, irony-free, singalong-friendly tribute band starring one Kevin Large (aka Widower) as America's Underratedest Rock Star, plus a cast of Seattle notables.
The "irony-free" bit is key. Large and crew are ardent admirers and students of Tom Petty. They play his hits--you know them all, every word--with a reverent passion that adds youthful lustre and cool to the source material. Perhaps the time is right for cover bands to shake off the shackles of shame and stake a claim at artistic legitimacy.