Monthly Archives: June 2009

Remembering Michael Jackson

June 26th, 2009 at 10:29 am

This shouldn’t come as news to anyone, as it’s been dominating news coverage since it happened yesterday afternoon. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, died yesterday. Although details about his unexpected death are still to come, early indications point toward … Continue reading

More blues for the buck

June 26th, 2009 at 6:10 am

Robert Cray performs “My Last Regret” with his band. Cray and company will highlight the lineup today (June 26) at the Riverfront Blues Festival in Fort Smith. It’s hard to get much for $5 these days, but that’s all it … Continue reading

Digging up the past

June 26th, 2009 at 6:06 am

The Big Bopper sings his famous song, “Chantilly Lace,” on “American Bandstand.” If you read our What’s Up! preview piece on “John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party” today, you’ll notice that we interviewed Jay Richardson, son of the legendary J.P. Richardson, … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — Ben Miller Band, July 2 @ Powerhouse

June 26th, 2009 at 6:01 am

Although they hail from Joplin, Mo., the Ben Miller Band likely considers Fayetteville a second home. The bluegrass group performs regularly in the area and will on July 2 appear at Party on the Patio, which takes place beginning at … Continue reading

DFest drops lineup

June 24th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

When you want some freaky gypsy folk (and awesome mustaches), you can always count on Gogol Bordello. They are performing in July at Tulsa’s DFest. The song is “Wonderlust King.” We know this event isn’t in Northwest Arkansas, but, well, … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — Levon Helm, June 18 @ WAC

June 19th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

The Band sings “It Makes No Difference” during the concert film “The Last Waltz.” Does it make a difference to fans that one of its members, Arkansas native Levon Helm, didn’t sing at a local concert? Perhaps a text message … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — American Aquarium, June 23 @ Landry's in Fort Smith

June 19th, 2009 at 6:01 am

After wrapping up a tour as the supporting act for fellow country rocker Corey Smith, North Carolina band American Aquarium will bring its act to Landry’s New Orleans Cafe, 613 Garrison Ave., in Fort Smith for a show from 7-9 … Continue reading

On The Way — Drive-By Truckers, Aug. 7 @ George's

June 18th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

The Drive-By Truckers sing “Women without Whiskey.” There is certain to be a bit of both around, however, when they play at George’s Majestic Lounge on Aug. 7. Digging around on George’s Majestic Lounge‘s online concert calendar this afternoon, we … Continue reading

Levon Helm rambles home

June 17th, 2009 at 11:58 am

The Levon Helm Band performs “Chest Fever” late last year. Expect this song to be played when the band comes to Fayetteville tonight. As for what else to expect, that’s hard to say. If you haven’t got tickets to see … Continue reading

Mulberry Mountain announces performance schedule

June 15th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

“Will You Return?” Well, yes they will. Just like last year, The Avett Brothers are scheduled to perform at the Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival. P.S., stick with the video until at least the 1:40 mark. It picks up a … Continue reading