Monthly Archives: February 2009

A reminder: Some thing(s) for Saturday

February 28th, 2009 at 10:01 am

Jay Farrar plays “Highways and Cigarettes.” He and his band, Son Volt, are in town tonight (Feb. 28). We already know a lot about the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, which will take place this year at Mulberry Mountain from … Continue reading

Listen Here First — 3 Penny Acre: Four songwriters, one sound

February 27th, 2009 at 6:03 am

It was just about a year ago that the members of 3 Penny Acre came together from separate backgrounds to see what making music together would be like. All of the members had previously been in other acts, among them, … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Elise Davis

February 27th, 2009 at 6:01 am

Little Rock native Elise Davis got an early start in music, performing in a high school band called the Sandbox Lizards. That band earned some traction in the state’s capital city as a semifinalist in a new band competition and … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — T.I. @ Barnhill Arena, Feb. 25

February 26th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Times was not granted permission to take photos of T.I. during the concert. This photo is courtesy of Scott Flanagin/University of Arkansas. Several times during his Wednesday evening (Feb. 25) performance at Barnhill Arena on the University … Continue reading

Send a local act to Wakarusa

February 26th, 2009 at 9:19 am

We’ve spent much of the last month chatting about Wakarusa, as we’ve announced the lineup, speculated on the artists and announced more artists. Now comes an opportunity to send one of our own to the festival, which for the first … Continue reading

On the Way — Queensryche, May 27 @ The AMP

February 25th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Queensryche does “Jet City Woman.” They are flying into Fayetteville for a concert in May. is announcing that rockers Queensryche will be visiting the Arkansas Music Pavilion early this summer. The group, best-known for the song “Silent Lucidity,” will … Continue reading

Whoa, a big Wednesday

February 25th, 2009 at 11:07 am

Lucinda Williams does her thing, above. T.I. does his thing, with help from Kanye West. Caution, rap-star language. In case you haven’t been paying attention recently, there are two BIG shows taking place tonight (Feb. 25). And they couldn’t be … Continue reading

(Partial) Riverfest lineup released (probably)

February 24th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

The B-52s know a little place to get together. You can get together with 250,000 other people at this year’s Riverfest in Little Rock, which is May 22-24. Amazingly, Memorial Day weekend isn’t that far away. It’s just three months … Continue reading

Read More Here — Lucinda's homecoming

February 20th, 2009 at 6:05 am

We’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to get Lucinda Williams on the phone before. She’s a busy and popular woman these days, and she’s always making news. Just Tuesday, in fact, a new collaboration between her and M. Ward debuted on the latter’s … Continue reading

Seeking 'Redemption'

February 20th, 2009 at 6:03 am

T.I.’s new single “Dead and Gone” reminisces about the life he’ll be leaving behind in Atlanta when he heads to prison. His current tour takes him to Fayetteville for a performance Wednesday. Caution, rap star language is featured in the … Continue reading