Arkansas Times

Good Day NWA - Fayetteville, AR

Wendy Love Edge and Topher Kogen PODCAST


Arkansas Times Musician Showcase Prize package for finals:

Live performance at the Arkansas State Fair

Live performance at the Yadaloo Music Fest

Live performance at the Palmer Music Company

Live performance at FestiVille Jacksonville

Live performance at Thursday Night Live at Murphy Arts District

Live performance at Valley of the Vapors

Gift Certificates to Trio’s

Gift Certificates to Low Key Arts

More to be announced…


With Fayetteville’s noir klez-folk-rock outfit Trashcan Bandits only a few points behind, Jonesboro indie rock quartet Tiny Towns landed at the top at the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night at Stickyz.

“Awesome sound! Love the fun that this band puts forth.”

“Holy shit, this is rock clarinet. WTF. This chick is bad ass!”

“Well-oiled machine. Dynamic and relevant.”

“Spoons! Delightfully fresh.”


Photos from the Arkansas Times Showcase Round 2 - Feb. 6th 2020

Crowder College Backstage Pass Edition - September 2013

"One of the most unique bands in the whole state -- dripping with musical talent in both the performing and songwriting arenas -- is Trashcan Bandits, based in Fayetteville. Their music will appeal to fans of Flogging Molly, Mumford & Sons, Stray Cats and Tom Waits, to name a few." Carroll County News, June 27, 2013


"The Trashcan Bandits have become a Fayetteville staple with their original sound, endless charitable appearances and now a new EP. With all their talent and charisma, we'll let them do the talking in the May 9 Free Weekly. " Fayetteville Free Weekly - 05/09/2013


"The Trashcan Bandits have been making a lot of noise around Fayetteville with their foot-stomping, Irish-themed musical entertainment. They mix fiddle-playing Celtic, punk, bluegrass (inescapably) and a ton of energy that makes crowds go wild for this Fayetteville-based band. Dance a jig, take on an Irish accent and live it up with The Trashcan Bandits on the day of Irish Days at George's Majestic Lounge at 9pm. FREE!" Terrah Baker, Fayetteville Free Weekly - 03/14/2013


"Fayettevillians will have a variety of festivities to choose fun, namely THE official St. Patty’s Day party spot on Sunday, March 17 – George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street – where favorite local band The Trash Can Bandits will get funkier than a five-leaf clover performing a FREE show at 9 p.m. Consider yourselves lucky if you’re 21 year old or older." Joe Mack, Currentland - 03/01/2013


"Trashcan Bandits is an indie folk band with heavy gypsy and jazz influences and features four members on seven or more different instruments, including clarinet, mandolin and even the spoons! The lead singer's deep, vibrato-filled voice is unusual for a bar band, but it transcends the environment. His voice reminds me of a cross between Louis Prima (from Disney's "The Jungle Book" soundtrack) and Tom Waits if they sang as one voice in a Las Vegas lounge with a gypsy-Irish theme. Some of their tracks sound like The Pogues meet The Stray Cats. Trashcan Bandits, I'm told, put on a great, energy-packed live performance, and they'll do it all again this Friday night starting around 9:30 at Chelsea's." Kristal Kuykendall, Carroll County News, 12/12/2012


"There will be a new band to us at Chelsea’s. The Trashcan Bandits from Fayetteville formerly members of ‘Cadre’. This gypsy jazz pirate blues band has a touch of the Irish and a big sound. They have so much energy you think they might just fly off the stage...and they just might." Nancy, Nightflying 11/02/2012


"The name The Trashcan Bandits took on a lot of meaning for all the members. Originally named after an old Cadre lyric, the crew was immediately unified but the name took on more and more meaning as the band progressed. The majority of the songs The Bandits ended up playing were songs they had originally considered throw-away songs. This created a new angle to their musical style; playing the songs that others threw away. The name also had special meaning for several of the members who lived out of their cars or were even homeless for several years. Dane, especially, had always resonated with the idea of being a sailor or pirate while being homeless; stealing food occasionally, roaming from place to place, and it comes out in their music. And now, with The Trashcan Bandits success in other towns, the band can once again sail of the seas of pavement to pillage, plunder and conquer wherever they may land." The Current Etc. Joplin, MO. January 2013.