Tag Archives: Smoke and Barrel Tavern

The weekend in live music, with In The Whale and more

February 13th, 2015 at 5:03 am

In The Whale performs the song “Girlfriend” at Red Rocks in Colorado. A fitting title for this weekend, I think. In the Whale performs Saturday in Fayetteville. I’m going to give you the same advice, whether you’re in a relationship … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Swampbird and more

January 30th, 2015 at 5:01 am

There’s some kind of game happening this weekend, I hear? I am aware of a advertising watch party, and an excuse for eating lots of hot wings. (P.S. I like football. My best guess? Seahawks win 27-21, with a last-minute … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: North of Nashville, Oct. 2 at Smoke and Barrel

September 30th, 2014 at 10:41 am

The county music duo called North of Nashville hails from Maine, actually. But their sound owes more to the country music capital and also to artists such as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. North of Nashville performs a set at … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with DJ Chicken George and more

September 19th, 2014 at 5:03 am

If you don’t like live music, find another website where you can waste your time on a Friday morning. I know that’s what you’re doing — you’re killing time until 5 p.m., when you can officially leave the office. Until … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Silo and more

July 3rd, 2014 at 2:31 pm

For years now, I’ve been posting weekend music guides. They go up on Friday mornings, like clockwork. But what if the weekend starts early? As in the Fourth of July takes over Friday and everyone gets a head start? Welcome … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with the Casey Donahew Band and more

May 2nd, 2014 at 5:03 am

The first weekend of May last year brought a surprise snow storm. The first weekend of May this year will bring warmth and sunshine. And live music as a soundtrack. I’ll take it. And you should take some cues from … Continue reading

The weekend in music with Bonnie Montgomery and more

April 25th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Welcome to the weekend. Let’s face it — you’re going to be out and about these next few days. It’s feeling very spring-like, what with the warming temperatures and the threat of strong thunderstorms on Sunday. And there’s plenty to … Continue reading

The weekend in music with Joe Nichols and more

January 31st, 2014 at 5:03 am

I suspect I know your Sunday (Feb. 2) plans. If they are anything like mine, they will include game watching, wing eating and other excesses. But that also leave plenty of time this weekend to see some local live music. … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Abram Shook and more

January 17th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Hello, sweet weekend. I promise to enjoy your out-of-office comforts. And I suspect I’ll see a little live music, too. What’s happening on the stages in Northwest Arkansas this weekend? Here’s a few choices: Perhaps better known as the touring … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Grand Funk Railroad and more

November 29th, 2013 at 5:03 am

Just because you have a turkey hangover (or other hangover) does not excuse from seeing some live music this weekend. Now, go pick yourself up and get out there. What should you see? Classic rock stalwarts Grand Funk Railroad will … Continue reading