Tag Archives: Smoke & Barrel

The weekend in live music, with Steve Miller Band and more

May 15th, 2015 at 5:03 am

  Sorry if I’m a bit preoccupied today. You see, my girlfriend is flying home right how — right now! — after a three-week teaching assignment in China. I hope the big ol “Jet Airliner” helps her “Fly Like an Eagle” … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Nicholas St. James and more

April 24th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Can I interest you in the weekend? It’s heading here as we speak, and it’s the newest model available. Best of all, it comes at no up-front cost to you. What does it look like? Like a little bit of … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Jeff Austin and more

February 20th, 2015 at 5:03 am

This batch of live music recommendations comes with a disclaimer. As this post goes live, it likely does so as freezing rain arrives in the area. Unless that’s not true, and the forecasters were wrong. And even if they were … Continue reading

Dress in costume, see some music

October 29th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Maybe it’s because I refuse to grow up, but I swear Halloween just keeps getting more fun as I get older. I remember just a few of my childhood costumes. I remember all of my latter-day costumes. Perhaps that gap … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Blue October and more

April 11th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Last weekend, Northwest Arkansas had the blues. This weekend will be ‘blue’ as well, but in a much different way. Texas-based modern rock band Blue October has released modern rock radio hits such as “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” … Continue reading

Soon in tunes — Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line, March 20 at Smoke & Barrel

March 19th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Americana quintet Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line will return to Fayetteville for a headlining show after visiting this fall as part of the Fayetteville Roots Festival. Struthers and company play sunny folk pop and are touring in support … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Rend Collective Experiment and more

February 7th, 2014 at 5:03 am

The snow day turned into a snow week. And I spent yesterday trying not to be an icicle. Perhaps it’s tempting to sit on your couch and cozy up with an electric blanket and a cat, or whatever it is … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Moon Honey and more

December 13th, 2013 at 5:03 am

Well, we’ve made it to the weekend. Thank goodness. And with a little thawing expected, it’s probably a good time to get yourself to a local watering hole to see some live music. Where? Glad you asked. Previous Fayetteville guests … Continue reading

Another ‘Damn’ Record: Damn Arkansan releases new EP this weekend

June 21st, 2013 at 11:33 am

Drew Walls and Will Eubanks, who both perform and sing in the indie rock band Damn Arkansan, like the concept of the EP. EPs only run about 20 minutes — perfect for short attention spans — and they are easier … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Bartin Memberg and more

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:03 am

This is the kind of Black Friday deal I like. It combines staying in bed a little later, listening to music and avoiding the mall. Former Memphis Pencils member Martin Bemberg recently released a new EP under the name Bartin … Continue reading