Your weekend has two options. You can go watch live music, or you can not go watch live music.
I guess there are technically more, but let’s stick with the first of those options. Want to see some live music this weekend in Northwest Arkansas? There are plenty of options.
Local songstress Shannon Wurst returns to a nearby stage after many miles on the road to release her new album “Lionheart Love” with a party at Greenhouse Grille. Sunday (Jan. 27)’s event, which is a benefit for Trike Theatre for young actors, begins at 6 p.m. with doors at 5 p.m. An old-time radio program will accompany Wurst and her band performing songs from the new album. Tickets are $10 in advance through shannonwurst.com or $12 at the door.
Also, for something completely different, how about a fast-paced Irish rapper?
Avant garde and fast-talking rapper Mac Lethal will bring his live show to the Hark Luck Cafe in Gravette on Saturday (Jan. 26). The Kansas City-based rapper and radio host has toured with Sage Francis and P.O.S., among others. Admission to the 7 p.m. show with special guest Nick B is $24 in advance or the day of the show. Tickets can be reserved through MacLethalHLC.brownpapertickets.com.
Elsewhere, George’s Majestic Lounge is hosting the annual Waka Winter Classic tonight (Jan. 25). During the event, five bands — Groovement, Space Camp, Cadillac Jackson, Flip Off Pirates and Revolution Butterfly — will compete for the opportunity to perform at the upcoming Wakarusa music festival, which takes place May 30 through June 2 near Ozark.
Saturday night, George’s hosts a band already confirmed for Wakarusa, the Kansas electronica duo The Floozies. Joining them will be Montu, Manic Focus and Bizar. Admission is $8, and the show begins at 9 p.m.
That’s just a sampling of what’s in store for the weekend.
Who has something they’re excited to see?