Monthly Archives: August 2008

Introducing the 'What's Up! in Northwest Arkansas' podcast

August 29th, 2008 at 6:19 am

Here in the Northwest Arkansas Times‘ features department, we love writing about music. But sometimes, a little audio would go a long way to describing what it is we experience while covering the area’s music scene. Well, here goes. Today, … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Dylan Sneed, Sept. 2 @ The Pontiac

August 29th, 2008 at 6:01 am

Although he’s been making a name for himself in Texas — the Dallas Observer called his 2007 release “No Worse For The Wear” one of the best albums of the year — Dylan Sneed is ready for a change. So … Continue reading

It's time to tailgate

August 29th, 2008 at 6:00 am

With football season around the corner, the Honky Tonk Tailgate Party swings by Harper Stadium at Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith on Sept. 6, and features four well-known country performers: Buddy Jewell, Mark Wills, Trent Willmon and Ray Scott. … Continue reading

Arkansas native Glen Campbell reintroduces himself

August 28th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Glen Campbell‘s new album is simply titled “Meet Glen Campbell.” And it could be called an introduction to a side of the Delight, Arkansas native that we’ve never seen before. How so? For the album, which was released Aug. 19, … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — G. Love & Special Sauce @ The AMP, Aug. 26

August 27th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

As a matter of smart showmanship, a headliner should NEVER, under any circumstance, have an opening act that has the potential to upstage them. Unfortunately for Garrett Dutton, aka G. Love, he chose poorly when selecting the John Butler Trio. … Continue reading

On the Way — Gary Allan, Oct. 16 @ The AMP

August 26th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

According to his Web site, country star Gary Allan is on his way to Fayetteville. The musician responsible for the No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Hits “Man to Man,” “Tough Little Boys” and “Nothing on But The Radio” will appear … Continue reading

Welcome to college, and to music for college kids

August 26th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Above, Sonic Youth performs “Incinerate” at the Dickson Street Music Festival in April 2008. Fall classes at the University of Arkansas started yesterday (Aug. 25), and that means there are plenty of new faces in the area, some of which, … Continue reading

The dreadlocks are gone, but the music remains

August 22nd, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Near his residence in Fremantle on the western coast of Australia, natives refer to John Butler as the “Million Dollar Hippie” following the booming success of his own Australian-based record company, Jarrah Records. Well before, though, his current American tour … Continue reading

Just a man, a guitar and a voice (and some cool effects)

August 22nd, 2008 at 6:03 am

Keller Williams has been in Northwest Arkansas plenty of times. He told the blog he likes playing in the area. He specifically name-checked George’s Majestic Lounge, where he’ll play Aug. 30 as part of the venue’s 81st anniversary celebration. He … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Boom Kinetic, Aug. 22, George's Majestic Lounge

August 22nd, 2008 at 6:01 am

Party rockers, part-time ’80s music cover band and local music veterans Boom Kinetic are slated to release a free EP to music fans at a show tonight at George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St., in Fayetteville. The musicians in … Continue reading