Monthly Archives: March 2008

On the way — Casting Crowns

March 31st, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Touring on the strength of the band’s August release, “The Altar and the Door,” Casting Crowns will appear at the Fort Smith Convention Center on April 28. All three of the band’s albums have been certified as Gold-selling, and the … Continue reading

Will air guitar be outlawed next?

March 28th, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Scary news from the land of not-real guitar playing. Gibson, the makers of real guitars (as in the ubiquitous Les Paul models) has filed suit against several retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target, for selling the “Guitar Hero” video games. The … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — Dave Barnes, April 2 @ Dickson Theater

March 28th, 2008 at 6:02 am

Now back on land after performing on John Mayer’s Mayercraft Carrier Cruise — a touring, cruising, floating concert — Dave Barnes is already back on the road. The Nashville, Tenn., songwriter will visit Fayetteville’s Dickson Theater on April 2, just … Continue reading

Read more here — Gary Lewis and the Playboys

March 28th, 2008 at 6:00 am

We spoke for about a half an hour with Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys, who will perform at 8 p.m. March 29 at the Alma Performing Arts Center, and he relayed a lot of great information about … Continue reading

On the way — Kinky Friedman

March 27th, 2008 at 11:41 am

Kinky Friedman campaigns in Texas in this image from 2006. ASSOCIATED PRESS photo. As Eureka Springs celebrates culture during the upcoming May Festival of the Arts, it’s going to bring in a cultural icon. Or counterculture icon, depending on your … Continue reading

A battle over a battle of the bands?

March 26th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

As H Bros Entertainment works to establish itself on the local market, it announces a new event: a battle of the bands, scheduled to take place April 25 at The Gypsy on Fayetteville’s Dickson Street. It something that’s needed, argues … Continue reading

Fundraisers for Bentonville fire victims announced

March 26th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Part of the proceeds from a Benjamin Del Shreve concert March 27 at the Old Post Office will be donated to a family devastated by a Bentonville fire. As news reports relay the tragedy caused by a fire early Tuesday … Continue reading

It was 50 years ago today

March 25th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

It’s hard to believe, but 50 years ago today scissor snips were heard around the world when a just-drafted Elvis Presley received his regulation Army haircut at Fort Chaffee. Elvis served most of his duty in Germany, where he met … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — 3 Penny Acre, March 21 @ GoodFolk

March 21st, 2008 at 6:01 am

The names of the band members are familiar, but perhaps not the band. New group 3 Penny Acre, which debuted earlier this month, will perform at 8 p.m. March 21 at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block Ave., in Fayetteville. The … Continue reading

Springing into live music

March 20th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Live music will be returning to the patio at Jose’s Southwest Grille in Springdale, pictured above, on April 1. Other venues with patios will follow suit in the coming weeks. File photo. Today (March 20), being the first day of … Continue reading