Hepcats, School of Music hosting ‘Battle of the Bands’

Members of the HepCats perform a choreographed dance for the UK Jazz Ensemble swing dance event on Saturday night, April 10, 2010. Photo by Latara Appleby | Staff

The Hepcats Swing Dance Club and the UK School of Music invite lovers of big band music and swing dance alike to their eighth annual “Battle of the Bands,” between the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra and the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble, on Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Pardon the Interlude: Q & A with Portugal. The Man


liciously funky and on the rise rock group, “Portugal. The Man” will be rocking out Busters this Sunday, April 15th. I chatted it up with bassist and back up vocalist, Zachary Carothers, to discuss what it was like growing up in Alaska, Ryan Neighbors leaving the band and what it felt like to play at some of the most sought after musical venues in the country.