Women's City Club Show
Oct 20, 1989 - Trusty, Hatful Day, Numbskulz, and Dallas' Agitators
Michelle Morton // I think I was Leifís line on that show. My mom was an active member of the Womenís City Club, had keys to the place and likely no clue what she was getting herself into. This was the same ballroom where they had LR cotillion! And really ... looking back on it ... a fantastic venue for that show in an alternative universe sort of way. Stodgy ballroom with a massive crystal chandelier packed full of teenagers thrashing around to REALLY loud music. Iím sure it was the first and last time they let us use the place. F**king kick ass the show is remembered fondly by all.
mick fortune // christ, this is awesome. i'm that dude that was bitching about not getting jolt cola.

that was an awesome show, but i had no idea that it was that pivotal according to all the posts here.

i remember that venue was fucking real wierd. a chandellier? really?

winding staircases? huh?

then i remember killing beers w/ the trusty cats and sleeping in some wierd house/storage joint.

whatever, that shit was awesome.

so what gives? is little rock ripping it now or what?

Colette Hahs // The first show I ever went to in Arkansas. Crazy times....I met Colin Brooks and Jason White at Lakewood Junior High, and ended up at Parkview with Colin and Andy Conrad. After that show, which I was only 15 and my dad had to drop me off, I was hooked. I remember being that scared little girl who was just getting into the scene (I was a Cure and Siouxsie kind of girl), but Little Rock changed me forever. All the shows, all the flyers, all the pictures, and all the memories I have......Women's City Club is where it all started for me.
Matt Edwards // this show is still a really huge deal to me. the women's city club was the first punk show i got to go see. myself and my brother josh (bentley) went with steve kooms. his dad drove us in their little blue honda. i am amazed our folks were so cool with us going out late to something that they knew nothing about. i was excited that i had friends that were playing their music. there was this older punker that made a funny comment. he said he had been to shows where people slam danced with ice picks. i remember hoping and praying that didn't happen. the singer from the agitators kept bitchin' about not being able to buy jolt cola. if you fell down people picked you up. this show is the first of many that i found myself getting to be apart of. the end.
Jason White // A milestone show for me. This is where I met my future bandmates in Step By Step. I watched The Numbskulz from the back. I was pissed off and jealous because I'd been kicked out of the band before they started playing real shows. They were really good too. Trusty were great! People went nuts when they finally played. First time I saw them live. I remember skating all day before the show and I caught a ride with Steve Schmidt there (Matthew, it was the ride home we listened to "Paul's Boutique"). Right before we left, Steve changed clothes and put on some beat up old work boots. He knew what he was getting into.
Matthew Thompson // Women's City Club was the first punk show I ever went to. Local bands Trusty, Numbskulz and Hatful Day played, as well as a band from Texas called Agitators. I was only 17 and a kid younger than me, named Leif, put on the show. Jason White and I drove from Dogtown and listened to Paul's Boutique on the way to the show. I pulled on Andy Conrad's (Numbskulz) bass string and he yelled out, "some faggot broke my string!" It was some experience, seeing a bunch of my peers playing music in downtown Little Rock. It was gritty, sweaty, loud, fun! There were a lot of kids there and they were all dancing around and having a good time. I fell in love with it all.
Tim Lamb // This was a cool, cool show at one of the heights of the LR scene. I forget who arranged this venue but it was probably not appropriate considering the history of the building -- probably more suited for afternoon tea and a concerto. I remember the show was upstairs in a large room with hardwood floors and it was packed with kids. Trusty played a great show as the headliners and everyone was grooving and moshing.
Colin Brooks // The Women's City Club show was pivotal. There hadn't been too much activity in Little Rock since DMZ closed and everyone was ready for something to happen. Leif Eklund had a line on renting the hall, and everything else just fell into place. For the Numbskulz, it was the first show that wasn't a birthday party, or a school dance. Finally people might slam dance to our music, and we'd finally get to see TRUSTY play, and see what Hatful Day were all about. Tony Rogers was planning his wardrobe for weeks before that show. He had a rat tail, but we convinced him to get a Mohawk for the show. He still had to wear a Metallica shirt though. We played first and people seemed to like us. We did pretty good, and some people slammed. The highlight for us was the compliments from the TRUSTY guys. By the time TRUSTY took the stage, the joint was pretty packed and bodies were flying everywhere. It was like all of the pent up energy from people who had seen shows before, but not for a long time, and the excitement from those who had never been to a show came ... (More)
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