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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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