Monthly Archives: December 2007

A fire at The Gypsy… harms no one

December 28th, 2007 at 5:22 pm

About 10:40 a.m. Dec. 28, firefighters responded to a fire at The Gypsy in Fayetteville. According to reports, the blaze originated in the apartment located above the Dickson Street live music venue. Damage was minor and confined to the building’s … Continue reading

Twelve Gauge Valentine — Dec. 30 @ The Music Hall, Fayetteville

December 28th, 2007 at 5:21 pm

It’s been a good run for the boys in Twelve Gauge Valentine, but the band’s current tour will be the last, the group has recently announced. Thankfully for fans, the goodbye tour will make a stop Dec. 30 at The … Continue reading

The year in concert ticket sales

December 26th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

The Police reunited. Van Halen launched a big tour, and so did Genesis. Hannah Montana is a phenomenon. So the live music industry had a great year, right? Wrong. According to end-of-the-year data from Pollstar, which covers the music industry, … Continue reading

What to do on New Year's Eve, musically speaking

December 26th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

If live music is your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to let an amplifier help ring in 2008. Sarah Hughes’ final performance in Fayetteville before moving to Texas will be among the highlights of music on New Year’s Eve. … Continue reading

Kevin's favorite live performances of 2007

December 26th, 2007 at 4:31 pm

Of the dozens of shows I went to this year, here are those that, for whatever reason, caught me by surprise or particularly wowed me. I’ve also included a few comedy shows in the mix. They aren’t exactly music, but … Continue reading

Kyle Lee — Dec. 23 @ Common Grounds

December 21st, 2007 at 9:17 am

Perhaps best known for playing the blues under the west awning of the Walton Arts Center, Kyle Lee will get a more proper venue on Sunday. He performs starting at 11 a.m. at Common Grounds, 412 W. Dickson St., in … Continue reading

Kevin's Top Albums of 2007

December 18th, 2007 at 1:16 pm

I’ll start with a disclaimer: I have not heard every CD released this year. M.I.A.’s new album is supposed to be great, but I don’t own it. I do own one of the best-reviewed albums of the year, techno band … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — Pat Green @ George's, Dec. 13

December 14th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

Photos by Kevin Kinder, Northwest Arkansas Times Nope, this ain’t Toby Keith‘s kind of country. Pat Green made sure to let people know it. About halfway through his two-hour set, the Texas country superstar launched into a version of “Me … Continue reading

Listen to Joseph Israel's new EP

December 14th, 2007 at 1:49 pm

Joseph Israel, Fayetteville’s only reggae star, has been a busy man in recent months. Now a nationally signed recording artist, trips to his hometown have been few. He did, however, play a Nov. 17 benefit show for Restore Humanity in … Continue reading

This year's biggest sellers, biggest tour

December 14th, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Those honors belong to Daughtry and The Police, respectively. Yes, it’s the time of the year when people starting naming the biggest, best and brightest of the year. We’ll be following suit: Expect a Best of 2007 album analysis soon. … Continue reading