Tag Archives: Smoke & Barrel Tavern

On the way to Austin: About a million bands, some of which pass through NWA

March 13th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Swearing at Motorists performing at last year’s SxSW event. No official word on if they’ll actually swear at other motorists as they depart from a Fayetteville show. Caution: The video is safe for work, but wonderfully rowdy. It’s South by … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: PlanetRAWK, Sept. 11 at Smoke & Barrel

September 9th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Describing their music as “alternative dirty South rock fusion,” the Atlanta band PlanetRAWK will visit Fayetteville on Thursday (Sept. 11). Balancing the line between hip hop and rock, the band credits acts such as The Deftones, Rage Against the Machine … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with the Boxcar Bandits and more

August 29th, 2014 at 5:03 am

A friend of mine recently told me she had to work on Labor Day. I’m aghast. I hope you don’t have to work this weekend. Or if you do, I hope it’s like me, and it involves covering live music … Continue reading

Get some blues. In Arkansas.

April 4th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

If you can’t find blues music this weekend in Fayetteville, you aren’t trying hard enough. The annual Blues in the Natural State festival continues from this afternoon (April 4) through the early morning hours of Sunday (April 6). During the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Myla Smith, April 3 at Smoke & Barrel

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Pop and folk practitioner Myla Smith’s tour in support of her new album “Hiding Places” will bring her to Fayetteville for a set with two other songwriters. Smith, who has earned comparisons to Patty Griffin and Sara Bareilles, will perform … Continue reading

The weekend in music with Aan, March 8 at the Lightbulb Club

March 7th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Notice there are many unfamiliar bands cruising through the area right now? And notice that several clubs such as The Lightbulb Club and Smoke & Barrel Tavern, who usually only have live music on the weekends, are booked every day … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Robert Earl Keen and more

February 21st, 2014 at 5:03 am

You know the drill. There’s lots of live music happening this weekend. Let’s get to it. Straddling the line between Texas country musician and folk songwriter, Robert Earl Keen returns to Fayetteville for a Saturday night (Feb. 22) show at … Continue reading

Shawn James’ Fayetteville takeover

January 31st, 2014 at 11:39 am

Shawn James‘ Fayetteville career started on the square, busking during the farmers’ market. He also invaded Dickson Street, playing near the Walton Arts Center when he knew crowds leaving that venue might see him. Eventually, he got invitations to proper … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Floozies and more

January 24th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Welcome back to Friday morning, where we collectively pine for a short, hassle-free workday and the festivities to come. About those festivities — You perhaps needed act earlier if you weren’t already making plans for The Floozies. The electronica duo … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Plaid Jackets and more

December 20th, 2013 at 5:03 am

Confession time — I’m terrible at Christmas shopping. Absolutely terrible. So, instead of wading through the stores and trying to find the perfect fringed throw pillow or whatever people want these days, I’ll probably skip it — Gift cards for everyone! … Continue reading