Monthly Archives: June 2010

On The Way: Amy Grant, Aug. 13 @ Arvest Ballpark

June 30th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

It’s all about the ‘Simple Things,’ like live outdoor music. Amy Grant is coming to Arvest Ballpark in Springdale on Aug. 13. Christian and pop music icon Amy Grant, who has sold more than 30 million records worldwide during her … Continue reading

A free show: The blues, powered by Indigenous

June 30th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

A blues rock band led by Mato Nanji, Indigenous has shared the stage with groups such as B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band and Los Lonely Boys. Tonight (June 30), Indigenous comes to George’s Majestic Lounge for a show in conjunction … Continue reading

Hank III arrives

June 29th, 2010 at 10:17 am

The grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Williams Jr., Hank III certainly has the bloodlines for country music. He plays it, but on his own terms. His punk-fueled, high tempo version comes courtesy of his band Assjack. … Continue reading

Concert Wrap: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, June 25 @ Riverfront Blues Fest

June 26th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

It was slight, but important. In a night marked by her exuberance, Grace Potter looked a little bored singing “White Rabbit” during her band’s cover of the Jefferson Airplane tune that Potter’s Vermont-based quintet first recorded for the soundtrack to the … Continue reading

This weekend in music, including Les Malfecteurs

June 25th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Les Malfecteurs‘ name translates to The Outlaws, but they can be caught, such as on Sunday (June 27), when they Louisiana-based Cajun dance plays at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. Admission to the 6 p.m. show is $10. Elsewhere, Grace Potter … Continue reading

The blues (and more) of JJ Grey

June 25th, 2010 at 11:19 am

Think you can define what kind of music JJ Grey and Mofro make? Good luck. JJ Grey has trouble putting a name to it himself. “I’m not good at playing the music genre game,” he tells me from Ann Arbor, … Continue reading

Ray Johnston: A survivor

June 25th, 2010 at 8:17 am

The chance of Ray Johnston — a walk-on player at the University of Alabama — playing in the NBA did not look good. Improbably, after months in a gym long after his college playing days were over, Johnston attended an … Continue reading

Zoogma: Free music, both live and from the studio

June 24th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Fresh off a performance at the nearby Wakarusa Festival, Zoogma, from Oxford, Miss., comes back to Arkansas for a free show at 10 p.m. today (June 24) at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. The electronic/jam rock band’s recently released debut … Continue reading

Storytelling and songs

June 24th, 2010 at 9:03 am

For several months, local singer-songwriter Effron White has been hosting Songs in the ‘Ville, a concert event featuring songwriters from throughout the country. The musicians — selected by White — perform their songs in the round, meaning that they each … Continue reading

Mike Rayburn: A comedian and a guitarist, combined

June 23rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

During a recent phone coversation, Mike Rayburn told me he’s working on a mashup of Lady Gaga and the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme song. If he’s successful, he’ll add it to his repertoire of wacky combinations: Led Zeppelin singing Dr. Seuss, … Continue reading