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Long-time music scene contributor Phillip Farris has a new band called Archbuilders, and our friend and Flyer contributor Roger Barrett caught up with him for an interview this week.
JT Wampler checked out Bud Light Golden Wheat in the latest installment of “It’s All About the Beer.” He said it was the best Budweiser product he’s ever tasted.
Some Fayetteville guys created a social iPhone/iPad app called Trivi.al that launched on Thursday. It’s a trivia game that you can play with your friends.
The Razorback baseball team lost 2-0 to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the College World Series Thursday night, setting up an elimination game with the Gamecocks Friday. First pitch is at 8 p.m., and the winner goes to the finals. It will be televised by ESPN.
Friday events, June 22
The Artosphere Festival will come to a close tonight, and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra will give a grand finale performance Friday night at Walton Arts Center. The show starts at 7 p.m., and there are tickets available.
JR’s Lightbulb Club has a rock show with Left Holding The Gun, Potions, and Archbuilders Friday night. In case you missed it yesterday, and above (come on, dude), here’s an interview with Archbuilders’ front man Phillip Farris.
Also, as mentioned above, the Razorback baseball team will be fighting for a chance to play in the finals of the College World Series at 8 p.m. versus the South Carolina Gamecocks. It will be televised by ESPN. OmaHogs!
Full Friday list:
- Jose’s: Ruckus
- Foghorn’s on College: Scott Young
- Walton Arts Center: Artosphere Finale: Artosphere Festival Orchestra
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Turnpike Troubadours / Full House
- JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
- Kingfish: Charliehorse
- Legacy Blues Lounge: Prince Albert and the Royal Knights
- JR’s Lightbulb Club: Left Holding The Gun / Potions / Archbuilders
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Messy Sparkles / Swimming
- The Wine Cellar: Grady Mathews & Mike Franco
- Scarpino: Calle Soul
Saturday events, June 23
Saturday in the summer time starts at the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville Square.
After that, the really nice people at Cash Mob Fayetteville are planning to infuse some love in local natural parenting store, Terra Tots on Friday. The event is set for 1-4 p.m., and you can read more about it here.
Local booking genius Chris “Clunk” Selby booked a show with former Wolf Parade frontman Spencer Krug’s new band, Moonface at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Saturday night. The cover is only $8. NY-based La Big Vic and Fayetteville’s Egyptr are also on the bill.
Grammy award-winner Carl Jackson is back in town for a show at Mount Sequoyah’s Clapp Auditorium Saturday night. Jed Clampit is opening the show, and tickets are still available for $20. It starts at 7 p.m.
Legacy Blues Lounge has Brick Fields Duo and Amanda Rey Saturday night, and George’s has DJ Drumaddic and LaFuSo.
Full Saturday list:
- Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
- Louie’s Bar & Grill: Sean Key and Richard Hartrick
- Mt. Sequoyah: Carl Jackson with opening act Jed Clampit
- Jose’s: Milburn
- Legacy Blues Lounge: Brick Fields Duo / Amanda Rey
- Foghorn’s on College: Vikki Cunningham
- Kingfish: Keith Nicholson
- George’s Majestic Lounge: DJ Drumaddic / LaFuSo
- JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
- JR’s Lightbulb Club: Ezra Lbs / Bloodless Cooties
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Clunk presents Moonface / La Big Vic / Egyptr
Sunday events, June 24
Remember Stiffnecked Fools? You know, the bayou reggae band that Jeff Kearney brought to town about a year ago for the first time? He did a Q/A with them. Remember? Anyway, they’ll be at Smoke & Barrel Tavern on Sunday night.
The Fayetteville Public Library’s Mountain Street Stage Music Series continues Sunday with local blues singer/harmonica player RJ Mischo. You can also catch RJ later on, along with Leah & The Mojo Doctors, The Dead Armadillos, Big Uns, and more at Legacy Blues from 5-10 p.m. on Sunday. The show is a benefit for local musician Jeff Carey, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Finally, Art Amiss will co-host the Black and White art show at Hammontrees. Expect black-and-white art from local artists plus live music from S.Rolx, DJ Clunk, Beat Bachs, and DJ EJ. The 21+ show runs from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and $2 gets you in the door.
Full Sunday list:
- Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
- Greenhouse Grille: Melody & Morty
- Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
- Fayetteville Public Library: Mountain Street Stage Music: RJ Mischo
- Legacy Blues Lounge: Jeff Carey Benefit
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Stiffnecked Fools
- Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese: Black and White art show
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