Monthly Archives: August 2009

Listen Here First — Hardaway & The Commoners, Aug. 29 @ George's

August 28th, 2009 at 6:05 am

It didn’t start this way. The Commoners were playing their music. Colin Hardaway was playing his. But the two formed an unlikely partnership when Hardaway wanted a live act to back a few songs for an upcoming EP. The tracks … Continue reading

Put a little sizzle in the late summer

August 28th, 2009 at 6:03 am

In what is being billed as the Sizzlin’ Summer Music Fest, three red dirt groups will provide the heat: Charlie Robison, Willie Stradlin and the Eli Young Band, pictured, whose latest release, “Jet Black & Jealous,” entered the country music … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — Graham Wilkinson, Aug. 28 @ Smoke & Barrel

August 28th, 2009 at 6:01 am

After graduating from Conway’s Hendrix College, Graham Wilkinson returned to his native Texas and now uses Austin as his base. The Americana and alternative country songwriter will bring his backing band, The Underground Township, with him for a show at … Continue reading

On The Way — Travis Tritt, an update

August 21st, 2009 at 2:31 pm

A couple of weeks ago, we caught word that Travis Tritt might be coming to Fayetteville for a concert during the P&G Beauty Northwest Arkansas Challenge golf tournament. A press release sent in today clarifies a lot of the details. … Continue reading

Read More Here — Get 'Hurt', Aug. 27 @ The Gypsy

August 21st, 2009 at 6:03 am

Hurt is not a band that can be accused of being content or of standing still. Speaking by phone from Hilton Head, S.C. on a rare day off from touring, bassist Rek (pronounced “Rick”) Mohr told the Northwest Arkansas Times … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — Zach Williams and the Reformation, two local gigs

August 21st, 2009 at 6:01 am

Originally from Jonesboro, Zach Williams and the Reformation are making headlines outside of Arkansas, too. Billboard magazine hails them as “Southern rock without the clichés.” The group is touring behind their debut release, “Electric Revival,” which came out in April … Continue reading

On The Way — Old Crow Medicine Show, Sept. 20 @ George's

August 19th, 2009 at 9:36 am

The boys of Old Crow Medicine Show get down in a club. They’ll do the same Sept. 20, a Sunday, when they visit George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Although the boys of Old Crow Medicine Show can (rightly) be labeled … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — Peter Frampton, Aug. 17 @ The AMP

August 18th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Peter Frampton is in on the joke. Sure, he’s known as the talk box guy, the guitarist who makes the weird effects. Pop culture skewering television show “Family Guy” even went as far as to make a mockery of him … Continue reading

Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival, in photos

August 18th, 2009 at 8:41 am

There was a lot to see and hear at the fourth Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival, which took place last weekend (Aug. 12-15) near Ozark. Photos courtesy KEVIN KINDER and JON SCHLUESS. Music courtesy of festival band 3 Penny Acre.

Concert Wrap — Harvest Festival, Aug. 15 (and beyond)

August 16th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Katharine Whalen of the Squirrel Nut Zippers got lost in the music. So did about 4,000 festival goers at the Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival. All photos by KEVIN KINDER, Northwest Arkansas Times. Here is the chorus to the song … Continue reading