A night of high-energy punk rock and great singer-songwriter gamesmanship is on tap for Friday night at Smoke & Barrel in Fayetteville.
On Friday, the venue welcomes central Arkansas singer-songwriter Adam Faucett, who is touring in support of his excellent new LP, “It Took the Shape of a Bird.” He’ll be joined by his backing band The Tall Grass and will share the bill with Fayetteville rockers The Inner Party, who last year released their own equally excellent second full-length LP, “Darker.”
Both acts are known for their energetic live performances, so concert goers should be in for a treat. The Inner Party, creators of scorchers like “Djingo Unchained” and “Black Hole Era” and more tender tracks like “Stay Together for the Cats,” will be playing their only show in Fayetteville of 2019. The Inner Party touch on a variety of topics – from politics, love, mythology and politics – in their music, and blend elements of punk and rock to create a unique style that you’re sure to love. This is none more evident than on “Darker,” where the band breaks genre barriers to deliver a sound that brings together their combined influences from new wave, grunge, punk and more. These are great guys who absolutely crush it in a live setting, so you won’t want to miss their performance. Learn more about The Inner Party from this interview we did with them in August of last year.
Faucett, a road warrior who is no stranger to Fayetteville, will bring the heat, as well. Despite being frequently tagged as a singer-songwriter, he’s not just a man with an acoustic guitar. While his songs are capable of bringing a tear to your eye, his shows, both solo and when backed by The Tall Grass, are frenetic and emotional and always a good time. As we wrote previously when talking about his album, The Tall Grass serve as more than just a backing band – they’re airtight, fill in the gaps and make a Faucett performance a furious force to be reckoned with.