Monthly Archives: May 2009

Concert Wrap — Ben Folds, May 29 @ The AMP

May 30th, 2009 at 10:27 am

I didn’t think it was going to be this good. No, not at all. Not that it isn’t easy to recognize the talents of piano popster Ben Folds, who performed at the Arkansas Music Pavilion on Friday (May 29), because … Continue reading

Waiting on Wakarusa

May 29th, 2009 at 6:05 am

Well, it’s almost here. More than six months after we first told you that the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival was coming to Northwest Arkansas, it is less than a week away. Just like we did then, we chatted with … Continue reading

How have you Ben?

May 29th, 2009 at 6:03 am

The Arkansas Music Pavilion will continue its summer lineup with a 7 p.m. show today (May 29) by Ben Folds. The melodic piano rocker with a large cult following recently released “Ben Folds Presents: University a Cappella,” which features 15 … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — JP Soars & The Red Hots, two nights @ Neumeier's Rib Room

May 29th, 2009 at 6:01 am

After playing as part of the annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, artist J.P. Soars and his backing band, the Red Hots, are staying in the area. At this year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., which seeks the best unsigned … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — Queensryche, May 27 @ The AMP

May 28th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

It’s telling when the loudest cheer of the night comes during a talk about nostalgia. Geoff Tate, lead singer of progressive rock/metal band/opera troupe Queensryche, was talking about how the curiously cool May evening would have been a good one … Continue reading

It's still 'Rain'ing at the Walton Arts Center

May 28th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Although we haven’t been able to make it out to the Walton Arts Center yet for Rain, considered one of the longest-running Beatles tribute bands out there, we know that a lot of you have. Our friend Michelle Parks, from … Continue reading

R.I.P. Jay Bennett, 1963-2009

May 26th, 2009 at 11:48 am

Jay Bennett, who played with Wilco for several years, passed away Sunday. Here, Wilco plays “Misunderstood” with Bennett on keyboards. Sad news from the world of alternative country music and from one of my favorite bands, Wilco. Multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett, … Continue reading

Concert Wrap – Darius Rucker, May 22, Arkansas Music Pavilion

May 23rd, 2009 at 9:19 am

Darius Rucker is still Hootie, except he never has been, and he’s actively trying not to be. Got all that? No? Well, it works like this: Country musician Darius Rucker, who came to the Arkansas Music Pavilion on Friday (May … Continue reading

Queensryche: metal royalty

May 22nd, 2009 at 11:11 am

When Queensryche comes to the Arkansas Music Pavilion for a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 27), its fans will already know what to expect. That’s because the progressive metal act, famous for hits such as “Jet City Woman” and … Continue reading

Life is sweet for Candye Kane

May 22nd, 2009 at 6:05 am

Yes, life is sweet for Candye Kane. Especially considering that at this time last year, she wasn’t sure she’d be around to experience it. The blues musician had to cancel her appearance at last year’s Eureka Springs Blues Weekend after … Continue reading