Weekend Flyer: Oct 21-23

Courtesy photo: Bryan Sutter
Saint Louis ‘art-damaged melodic indie pop’ band, Humdrum, will be at the Lightbulb Club Friday night.

We’ve had a pretty incredible week here at the Flyer.

We welcomed a new member into the Flyer Family last Saturday when Todd’s wife Sarah delivered a 9 pount, 14 oz ball of baby perfection into the world. That was awesome.

Not quite as exciting, but I (Dustin) promised to do a cartwheel if we reached 2,000 “Likes” on Facebook, and then we did. So I did a cartwheel.

Now, it’s the weekend, which in itself is a reason to celebrate. Do whatever you want.


Andy Frasco is pulling double-duty in the lounge at George’s Friday night, with performances during happy hour, and a late night show as well. Full House kicks off happy hour at 6 p.m. in the garden, before Springfield, Mo band Speakeasy takes over late night.

Back in 2009, we sent interview questions to Philadelphia band Hermit Thrushes in advance of their first visit to town to play at house venue The New Deli. They re-wrote all our questions, and then answered them, and we published them. It was a good moment in Flyer history. Anyway, Friday night, they’ll be back in town for a show at The Lightbulb Club with Saint Louis band Humdrum, who are on a three-date mini-tour to promote their new record, The Arrangement.

Tyrannosaurus Chicken will be back at Smoke & Barrel, and Army Of Birds and Motortrain will be at Rogue.


Randall Shreve & The Sideshow

Saturday morning, there’s a trail tour with the mayor, followed by an art walk and puppet show at Wilson Park beginning at 9 a.m.

Remember Houston Nutt? He used to coach the Hogs, and now he coaches the Ole Miss Black Bears. Anyway, his team is going to lose to the Razorbacks on Saturday beginning at 11:21 a.m. The game will be televised on the SEC network.

Randall Shreve & The Sideshow will celebrate release their new album, “The Jester” at George’s Saturday night. The record was released via iTunes earlier this week, but you might need a hard copy. Did you see the video yet?

There’s another installment of the Improved Lighting Reading Series at Nightbird Books on Saturday night, with Amanda Auchter, Sandy Longhorn, Tony Presley, and Mark Spitzer expected to read from their work. There will also be music by Real Live Tigers.


Arkansas T-shirts!

Are you guys watching the Walking Dead? Season two started last week, and the folks at Smoke & Barrel are having a watch party for episode two Sunday night. The premier was crazy.

There are two shows at George’s Sunday night, with Big Bad Gina at 7 p.m., followed by Nashville funky-soul with Space Capone later on.

Also on Sunday night, there’s a celebration planned for the 75th anniversary of the Mount Sequoyah Cross on the mountain. There’s an open house at 4 p.m., soup at 5:30 p.m., and a concert with pianist Jonathan Story at 5:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday!

Curtis Feimster, John Lowe, Jason Jones, Justin Tennant, Leilani Law, Katie Clark Tennant, Michele Bond, Morgan Stout, Chris Kisor, Anthony Clark, Drew Conner, Catherine Baltz, Eric C. Smith, Patrick Bartholomew, Molly Throgmorton, Dan Shelton, Andrea Bannister, Ashley McReynolds, Heather Mills Cerchie, Jane Watson Sexton Planchon, Julie Yantis Schultz, Hibiscus Rose, Cindy Lynn Benson, Adam Smith, Sherrin Page Tucker, Lavinna Wood, Stephani Brady Jungmeyer, Kelly Johnson Showalter, T.J. Lefler, Sarah Martin Hood
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

The List

Friday, Oct. 21

George’s Majestic Lounge: Full House / Andy Frasco
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz Trio
JJ’s Grill: Daryl Brooks Band
Rogue Pizza Co.: Flying Balalaika Brothers / Army Of Birds / Motortrain
Legacy Blues Lounge: Roby Pantall Trio / David Starr
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Hermit Thrushes / Humdrum
Arsaga’s on Crossover: The Flight to Light
Scarpino: Salsa Contest
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Amy Mayes – Clarinet Recital
Billy’s Grill: Joe Giles and The Homewreckers
GoodFolk: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

Saturday, Oct. 22

George’s Majestic Lounge: Randall Shreve & The Sideshow CD Release
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Sarah Hughes Band
JJ’s Grill: Keith Nicholson
Legacy Blues Lounge: Ocie Fischer Blues Band / Matt Smith Trio
Nightbird Books: Improved Lighting Reading Series
Wilson Park: Puppets in the Park
Nadine Baum Studios: Mayor’s Trail Tour
Scarpino: Big Bad Gina
Mt. Comfort Presbyterian Church: Harvest Festival
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Anna Heintze – Senior Flute Recital
Fayetteville Square: Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
Rowdy Beaver Den: The Dirty Dogs
Wilson Park: Puppets in the Park / Art in the Park

Sunday, Oct. 23

George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Bad Gina / Space Capone
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: AMC’s The Walking Dead Watch Party
Greenhouse Grille: Tinpan Alley Cats
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: John Harrison Opera Foundation Screening
Mt. Sequoyah: Mount Sequoyah Cross 75th Anniversary Celebration