Monthly Archives: November 2008

See (and hear) the Fnomenon

November 28th, 2008 at 11:30 am

Check out the newest What’s Up! podcast, available today through iTunes. To subscribe, follow the link here. This week we sit down with Brandon Herbert, aka Fnomenon, who is scheduled to release the CD “Love and Alcohol” on Nov. 29 … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Shiftpoint, Nov. 28-29, Tony C's Italian Gardens

November 28th, 2008 at 6:01 am

The harder rock alternative to a related project, Taylor Clayborne Unplugged, the band Shiftpoint will perform twice this weekend in Northwest Arkansas in a two-day period. The band features Taylor Clayborne on guitars and vocals, Rob Clark on bass guitar … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving, from Arlo to you

November 27th, 2008 at 7:08 am

You’ve probably heard this song a billion times, but it is Thanksgiving … and Arlo Guthrie would want you to hear it. It is about Thanksgiving, and war, and littering, a whole bunch of groovy things … From all of … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — Punch Brothers at Walton Arts Center, Nov. 22

November 24th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Anyone who has heard the Punch Brothers make their unique brand of bluegrass knows how well they can play their instruments. On Saturday night in a mostly full Walton Arts Center, the band showed its natural ability to play a … Continue reading

Growing with the music

November 21st, 2008 at 6:00 am

Above, the Punch Brothers perform the second movement of Chris Thile’s composition, “The Blind Leaving the Blind.” Chris Thile first entered the radar screen of American mainstream music in 2001 as the ultra talented mandolinist and vocalist of the progressive … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Big Smith, Nov. 21-22 @ George's

November 21st, 2008 at 5:59 am

One thing that fans of Big Smith might notice about the band is something they’ve never seen in the group before: a female member. Fiddle player Molly Healey, a frequent guest at Big Smith concerts, joined the Springfield, Mo., group … Continue reading

A local hero comes back home (if only briefly)

November 14th, 2008 at 10:34 am

A very young Ronnie Hawkins leads The Band in a spirited version of “Who Do You Love,” captured for the film “The Last Waltz.” Northwest Arkansas has been home to many a musician. Perhaps none of them are more influential, … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Future Rock, Nov. 14 @ The Gypsy on College

November 14th, 2008 at 6:01 am

Hailing from Chicago, the trio known as Future Rock call themselves “electronic sensory overload.” Their sound comes courtesy of live loops, synthesizers and an electronic drum kit, and it is augmented with a vivid light show. The group, which has … Continue reading

First Night Fayetteville keeps it local

November 12th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

The lineup for First Night Fayetteville has been announced … and there won’t be a national headlining act this year. First Night, which takes place annually on Dec. 31, is also moving. Last year’s event, as in years past, took … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — O.A.R. at Barnhill Arena, Nov. 10

November 11th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

O.A.R. is not a rock band. No, wait. Hear me out on this one. Watching the Maryland-based group perform on Monday night in Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville on Nov. 10, I couldn’t help but … Continue reading