Favorite

The Wild Feathers play Revolution 

THURSDAY 10/31

THE WILD FEATHERS

8:30 p.m. Revolution. $10.

Nashville newcomers The Wild Feathers got the kind of start that scruffy rock-band dudes the world over would kill for: Signed to a major label (Interscope) before they'd played so much as a single show. That arrangement didn't last, but Warner Bros. scooped the band up and shortly after their self-titled debut was released, they were on the road supporting Willie Nelson. Singer/guitarist Ricky Young told Paste recently that Nelson and his crew's "whole attitude and outlook and the way they treat other people, other young bands like ourselves, it was a great learning experience." The Feathers play a propulsive brand of Americana fueled by three primary songwriters and singers who take turns at the mic but can also harmonize beautifully. In its brief existence, the band has been saddled with the traditionalist label, along with a fairly consistent list of influences (Petty, Dylan, Allman Brothers, The Band). While those are fair comparisons, it's also a bit of shorthand that's not entirely accurate, as there's a pronounced pop sensibility going on with the band, along with an undeniable knack for melody shared by each of the three songwriters and deftly showcased by producer Jay Joyce. So are The Wild Feathers headed for Kings of Leon/Black Keys/Alabama Shakes-level renown? Who knows? But you probably don't want to be hearing about this show in a year or two when they're playing much bigger venues and kicking yourself for not going to see 'em at the Rev Room when you had the chance. Opening up are John and Jacob and Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts.

FRIDAY 11/1

ARKANSAS TIMES CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

6-9 p.m. Argenta Farmer's Market. $35 adv., $40 door.

Now, obviously, I'm going to be biased in favor of any event organized by the Times. But this right here is one of the most sure-fire good times of the entire year for the suds-lover with discriminating tastes. Have you ever wanted to wander a giant candy store, sampling as many different candies as your taste buds desire? Well that's what's you'll get at the 2nd Annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival, only instead of candy, it's craft beer. There will be about 50 different brewers from across the state, region and country, all ready to dole out samples of their beers for your delectation. Of course, moderation in all things and all that, and for sure get yourself a cab or DD if you're planning on imbibing. But last year I found that if you eat a bunch and drink plenty of water, you can taste lots of beers and it won't really get on top of you. Another thing that's great is that there's not too much in the way of commitment. Don't dig something? No problemo, just discreetly pour it out into one of the trashcans and move on to the next one. It's not like you're into it for a $7 pint, so don't be afraid to branch out. Be sure to check out our guide to the festival from last week's issue, which provides a rundown of each brewery and what they'll be pouring.

THURSDAY 10/31-FRIDAY 11/1

BOO AT THE ZOO

6-9 p.m. Little Rock Zoo. $5-$20.

There's probably no place else in the metro area with more Halloween fun per square foot than the Little Rock Zoo. Boo at the Zoo has been an institution for more than two decades, and a cursory glance at all of the offerings makes the case: trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly atmosphere (natch), live music, carnival rides, a haunted house, carousel rides, a haunted hayride or veldt walkway, a Day of the Dead celebration, bounce house inflatables, s'mores, food trucks, animal presentations and much more.

Favorite

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • Bob Schneider at Juanita's

    Also, KEN Mode at Vinos', Red Octopus' 'Trysts and Turns' at the Public Theatre, Mothwind at Maxine's, Patty Griffin at George's Majestic, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Weekend Theater and Ash at Juanita's.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Most Shared

  • Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist resigns

    Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
  • Rapert compares Bill Clinton to Orval Faubus

    Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway)  was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
  • Forget identity politics

    Amid the climate of disbelief and fear among Democrats following Donald Trump's election, a fascinating debate has broken out about what's called "identity politics" on the left, "political correctness" by the right.
  • Lawsuit filed against ADC officials, prison chaplain convicted of sexual assault at McPherson

    A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
  • Lessons from Standing Rock

    A Fayetteville resident joins the 'water protectors' allied against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Latest in To-Do List

Visit Arkansas

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned

Event Calendar

« »

December

S M T W T F S
  1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Woeful

    • If the UA could get the SEC to stop all games if at any time…

    • on December 2, 2016
  • Re: Woeful

    • The Mizz loss was worse than getting beat by Louisiana-Moron

    • on December 2, 2016
 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation