To-do: Wednesday 10/21

After a night of nearly no live music options, Fayetteville is back. In fact, lately, Wednesday is the new Thursday. And that’s not just because Opal Fly has started playing a day earlier, either. It’s just ‘cuz.

There’s a great show at George’s tonight. Arkansas’ own Bear Colony is in town. Fans of Radiohead, Death Cab or Her Space Holiday rejoice. Tonight’s your night. But don’t stop there.

Another Arkansas native (and Bear Colony pal) is playing, too. Wynne-born Chase Pagan is continuing to tour in support of his summer release, “Bells and Whistles.” A couple of years ago, SPIN called Pagan, “a new passenger on the fast track out of heartland obscurity and into the indie spotlight.” Sentimentalist agreed saying, “…Pagan will soon be as well-known as Antony, Rufus or Devendra, just give him time.”

To top it off, Destry and Oh’ Brother are on the bill as well. How will all of this fit into one night?

Elsewhere, Emily Kaitz is releasing a new CD at Goodfolk (sold out), Opal Fly is at Smoke & Barrel and residents EQ and Shortfuze are spinning at Fix Ultra Lounge.

There’s more, though. It’s a tough call, tonight. You decide:

Fix Ultra Lounge: EQ & Shortfuze 
Herman’s Ribhouse: Chris Alan Craig 
Rogue Pizza Co.: Pretty Boy Convoy 
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Trumpet Studio Recital 7:30 pm
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Jovan Arellano 
The Beer Keg: Pope County Bootleggers 6:30pm
George’s: Bear Colony, Chase Pagen, Oh Brother, Destry 
GoodFolk: Emily Kaitz 7:30pm
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Opal Fly 
Walton Arts Center: Riverdance 7 pm
Greenhouse Grille: East of Zion 
Ella’s: Jazz on the Hill 
Teatro Scarpino: Cajun Dancing Lessons- 7pm, Snake Eyes & The Bug Band at 8pm