Monthly Archives: December 2009

Our first (tentative) look at 2010 Wakarusa artists

December 28th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

As Blues Traveler argues in this song, the “Hook” brings you back. There will be plenty of musical hooks and other sounds at this year’s Wakarusa, and a national music Web site is reporting that Blues Traveler will be part … Continue reading

The Best Concerts of 2009 (according to Kevin Kinder)

December 25th, 2009 at 11:03 am

It’s been a busy year on the Northwest Arkansas live music scene. Wakarusa moved to the area. Big-name acts came to town in the form of T.I., Third Eye Blind and others. Of all of the shows I attended, the … Continue reading

Listen Here! — Dec. 25

December 25th, 2009 at 6:03 am

For those of you who follow this blog, or follow us on Twitter (or me here), the contents of the Dec. 25 edition of Listen Here! will come as no surprise. That’s because the column — available in its printed … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — The Pope County Bootleggers, several local gigs

December 25th, 2009 at 6:01 am

It will be a busy week for the Pope County Bootleggers. The Americana band from Arkansas will play four gigs in the next week, starting with a show at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe in Eureka Springs on Saturday. They’ll play twice … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2009 at 1:01 am

May your Christmas be bright. Mannheim Steamroller does “Silent Night,” and someone with a lot of lights decorates their home. Happy Holidays.

Concert Wrap — Leon Russell, Dec. 18 @ WAC

December 19th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I’d been told that Leon Russell isn’t a chatty kind of performer. I had reason to believe it, too. Twice when he appeared in Arkansas, I tried to interview him as a preview to his show. Both times, his publicist … Continue reading

On The Way — Blue Oyster Cult, May 22 @ The AMP

December 18th, 2009 at 9:18 am

Don’t fear Blue Oyster Cult or their music. The band’s Web site says they’ll be coming to the Arkansas Music Pavilion in May. Pollstar.com reports — and the band’s Web site confirms — that Blue Oyster Cult will be performing … Continue reading

Read More Here — Leon Russell, Dec. 18 @ WAC

December 18th, 2009 at 6:05 am

Leon Russell has been called the “Master of Space and Time.” How he got such a cool nickname, I do not know. Here is what is clear: Russell will perform tonight (Dec. 18) at the Walton Arts Center. Leon Russell‘s … Continue reading

Listen Here! for Dec. 18

December 18th, 2009 at 6:03 am

Garaj Mahal lets loose. They’ll put out the jams on Saturday (Dec. 19) at Greenhouse Grill. When Greenhouse Grille moved down the street to a larger space on South School Avenue in Fayetteville, it gave co-owner Clayton Suttle the opportunity … Continue reading

In The Spotlight — Mountain Sprout, Dec. 19 @ Cathouse Lounge

December 18th, 2009 at 6:01 am

As they increase their national profile, the members of Mountain Sprout have been touring with thrash grassers Split Lip Rayfield and hitting venues in Colorado, Kansas, Texas and Illinois. On Saturday (Dec. 19), they’ll play in Northwest Arkansas at the … Continue reading