To-do: Wednesday 11/18

Named after an Australian bird and consisting of a young couple, an acoustic guitar and an accordion, North Carolina’s Bowerbirds are just as low-key as you might expect.

But as sparse as their music sounds upon first listen, the simplicity begins to take on water after a few listens and before you know it, the idea of Bowerbirds being a plain band sinks and disappears completely.

Bowerbirds take the stage at 7 pm tonight in the Union Theatre (Student Union, 4th floor), on the University of Arkansas campus. The performance is presented by the University Programs Coffeehouse Committee and is free and open to the public.

Bowerbirds – “House of Diamonds” (Upper Air)
Bowerbirds – “In Our Talons” (Hymns for a Dark Horse)

Also tonight is Miles Ralston at Greenhouse Grille, Band of Heathens and Charlie Shafter at George’s and the Skinny Squinty Show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern.

Did we miss anything? Full list below.

Drifters: Karaoke 
George’s: Band of Heathens, Charlie Shafter 
Greenhouse Grille: Miles Ralston 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Skinny Squinty Show 
Ella’s: Jazz on the Hill 
Teatro Scarpino: Walley Big Country Revue 
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Jovan Arellano 
UA Student Union: Bowerbirds 7 pm
UA Old Main / Giffels Auditorium: Thomas C. Kennedy lecture on Southland College 3 pm

Bowerbirds Cemetery Gates series via Pitchfork TV