Weekend Flyer: Oct. 7-9

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NeedToBreathe will play the last show at the 2011 season at the AMP Friday night before the big renovation project begins.

You know how we said that since we had the craziest snow storm, followed by the largest flood, followed by a really hot summer this year, that we hoped fall would be “crazy mild” this year?

Well, it’s happening.

The weather is absolutely perfect right now. In addition to all the awesome music and other indoor activities that are happening this weekend, we hope you do some of the outdoor things on the list below, or make up your own. Go hiking. Or camping. Or tailgating.

Just enjoy this while it lasts. Weekend!


How about a little country twang with your Friday night? Local country/rockers Damn Arkansan and The Bobby Drivers are at Smoke & Barrel.


For happy hour, local legends the Cate Brothers are in the garden at George’s, and the Belaires will be in the lounge. Later on, locals Boom Kinetic will be playing rock music in the garden.

All of a sudden, Fayetteville has a thriving indie comedy scene, and a lot of that is due to the efforts of the folks from Fools On Parade. You can see them in action at UARK Bowl Friday night. Calle Soul is also playing.

Acclaimed Canadian folk duo Dala is at Walton Arts Center for two shows Friday night (8 p.m. and 10 p.m.). Both shows are in the Starr Theatre, which is a pretty awesome place to see live music.

The last show of the 2011 season is at the AMP with NeedToBreathe. If all goes according to plan, the next time you see the AMP, it’s gonna be way more awesome.


There’s just over a month-and-a-half left in this season of the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville square. The weather is going to be perfect on Saturday. Get down there.

There’s a little sports contest happening at Reynolds Razorback Stadium that you might be interested in. The Arkansas Razorbacks are taking on the dumb Eagles Tigers from Auburn at 6 p.m. The game is televised by ESPN.

Michal Menert

Michal Menert, co-producer of Pretty Lights album, and the first artist signed to Pretty Lights Music is playing a set at LIT Friday night with Fort Smith DJ/Producer Fractal Sky. Tickets are on sale here.

Smoke & Barrel has local favorites Cletus Got Shot and Kansas City Rockabilly band Tinhorn Molly Saturday night. Tinhorn Molly is self described as “what happens when you put banjos and bullets in a blender.” Nice.

George’s has a big old, double-headliner show with high energy bluegrass band, Cornmeal and gypsy-punk-country-grumble, boogiers, Dirtfoot. Tickets to see both bands are $12.93 (including fees).

Los Angeles punk band 400 Blows is at The Lightbulb Club with locals Potions. 400 Blows just got off tour with The Butthole Surfers. How do you like those apples?


Austin-based band Not In The Face! is at Smoke & Barrel with locals The Plaid Jackets on Sunday night. It’s a free show.

If you feel like some string music, Emerson String Quartet is at Walton Arts Center.

Happy Birthday

Claire Bullard, Don Sharkey, Elijah Stiles, Katherine Barnhart, Kristina Jones, Mari Espinoza, Bob Underdown, Chris Davis, Amanda Ashworth, Daniel Bonner-Bell, Chris James, Jonathan Trawick, Tabitha Thompson, Val Gonzalez, Leah Cowden, Christina Meré, Erik Figenskau, Freda Easterling, Chuck-Star Schaaf, Rob Addison, Regina Bounds, Rick Harris, Lou White, and Lynn Burnett.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

The List

Friday, Oct. 7

Rogue Pizza Co.: Will Brand / The Poggs
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Damn Arkansan, The Bobby Drivers
Dickson Street Pub: Justin Leflar / No Name Kicker
Legacy Blues Lounge: Lagniappe / Trio De Janeiro
AMP: NeedToBreathe / Ben Rector
George’s Majestic Lounge: Cate Brothers / Belaires / BoomKinetic
GoodFolk: Butch Morgan
Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis Trio
JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
The Wine Cellar: Jovan & Jake
UARK Bowl: Stand-up Comedy w/ Fools on Parade
Walton Arts Center: Dala
Arsaga’s on Crossover: SXREX
ROTC Grill: Bill Dollar & Loose Change