Monthly Archives: November 2009

On The Way — Levon Helm???

November 24th, 2009 at 11:17 am

Levon Helm and his buddies in The Band tear through “Don’t Do It” live in 1971. Reports indicate Helm is coming back to his native state next spring. How about a pre-Thanksgiving surprise? If Pollstar is to be believed, Arkansas … Continue reading

Listen Here First — Geoff Oelsner, Nov. 20 @ BGSO

November 20th, 2009 at 6:05 am

Geoff Oelsner doesn’t spend too much time thinking about writing songs. Inspiration, he says, just hits him. He calls them “givens,” and he knows that a gift like that is to be used. The songwriter releases his second CD of … Continue reading

Listen Here! — 11/20

November 20th, 2009 at 6:03 am

Composer William Grant Still was not born in Arkansas, but he spent many of his formative years in Little Rock. As for an Arkansan as a respected symphonic music composer, he’s as close we get, says John Jeter, music director … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — Straightline Stitch, Nov. 20 @ Drifters

November 20th, 2009 at 6:01 am

Straight Line Stitch will perform at tonight at Drifters, the club. Admission is $10 at the door. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Concert Wrap – Bowerbirds, Nov. 18 @ Union Theatre

November 19th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

For the final number of their concert on the University of Arkansas campus on Wednesday (Nov. 18), the Bowerbirds played in the stairwell of the Arkansas Union. Seriously. They had a proper venue. They spent the bulk of the the … Continue reading

Concert Wrap — Third Eye Blind, Nov. 17 @ Barnhill Arena

November 18th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

As I was leaving Tuesday (Nov. 17) night’s Third Eye Blind concert, a young man sitting next to me noticed me putting away my notebook. “Are you writing some kind of report?” he asked. When I explained that I was writing … Continue reading

Read More Here — Third Eye Blind, Nov. 17, Barnhill Arena

November 13th, 2009 at 6:05 am

Step back from that ledge, my friend. No need to worry. The wait is almost over. Third Eye Blind is coming here on Tuesday. Well, as we eluded to in this week’s Listen Here! music column, there simply wasn’t enough … Continue reading

Carman's coming

November 13th, 2009 at 6:03 am

Carman (born Carman Domenic Licciardello) has been around showbiz long enough to know how this works. Just standing around and singing isn’t going to cut it. Churches, where the Christian recording artist usually performs, often have their own musicians and … Continue reading

In the Spotlight — Bowerbirds, Nov. 18, Union Theater, UA campus

November 13th, 2009 at 6:01 am

With nonstandard instrumentation and a knack for songwriting, indie rockers Bowerbirds have caught the ears of several of their contemporaries, earning opening slots for bands such as The Mountain Goats and Bon Iver. The neo-folk trio is touring in support … Continue reading

On the Way — George Thorogood, March 7 @ WAC

November 12th, 2009 at 11:00 am

George Thorogood may be getting older himself, but that blues guitar work will still make some old women blush. His Web site indicates he’ll be coming to the Walton Arts Center on March 7. To the concert announcement that follows, … Continue reading