Monthly Archives: July 2010

Chugging along with the Old 97's

July 30th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Rhett Miller knew the question before I asked it. I wanted to know if the song “Lonely Holiday,” from the Old 97’s excellent 1999 album “Fight Songs,” was indeed about Fayetteville, Ark. The song starts like this: “It was a … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Jeff Sipe and more

July 30th, 2010 at 9:09 am

For the fifth consecutive year, George’s Majestic Lounge will host a tribute to musician Jerry Garcia in honor of the late guitarist and Grateful Dead bandleader’s birthday. This year, the celebration will include Mountain of Venus and Jeff Sipe, who … Continue reading

Bluegrass on the green grass

July 29th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Ben Miller Band covers the Beatles. Everyone will ‘Come Together’ tonight to see them perform a free show at Gulley Park. The Southern Missouri boys in the Ben Miller Band recently signed with Mudstomp Records and released  a new album. … Continue reading

On the Way: Kenny G, Sept. 19 @ WAC

July 29th, 2010 at 9:54 am

What’s cooler than a saxophone player? A saxophone player with awesome hair, that’s what. That means we could only be talking about one person. Yes, that’s right. Kenny G. According to his website, he will visit Fayetteville for a performance … Continue reading

'Addicted' to modern rock? Go to George's tonight

July 27th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

The band behind the hit song “Addicted,” Mississippi hard rockers Saving Abel, has recently released a followup to their Gold-selling self-titled album. Called “Miss America,” the record peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Hard Rock Album Chart. The … Continue reading

Announcing the Fayetteville Roots Festival

July 26th, 2010 at 11:37 am

During through tours of the country over the past two years, local folksters 3 Penny Acre have built a network of singer-songwriter fans that extends from coast to coast. They’ll be bringing many of those friends to join them for … Continue reading

On the way: Luke Bryan and Bret Michaels

July 24th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

The Arkansas Music Pavilion has recently announced two shows. Country star Luke Bryan comes to the outdoor venue in Fayetteville on Sept. 9. Former Poison frontman (and reality show staple) Bret Michaels will be there on Sept. 16. Tickets will … Continue reading

The weekend in music, including Colin Hardaway

July 23rd, 2010 at 10:07 am

Colin Hardaway, the frontman for local hip hoppers Hardaway and the Commoners has branched into new territory for his latest project. For a new mixtape album called “Reflex Rhymes,” Hardaway has teamed up with DJ Benzi, who has previously collaborated … Continue reading

On The Way: Easton Corbin, Sept. 3 in Fort Smith; Sept. 30 in Fayetteville

July 19th, 2010 at 11:47 am

More country than catching channel catfish? That’s tough, but Easton Corbin says he can manage it. The up-and-coming country artist will perform at the Arkansas Music Pavilion on Sept. 30. Easton Corbin got a hot start on the country music … Continue reading

Overcoming the sophomore slump

July 16th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Benjamin Del Shreve knows this is an important record for he and the band that carries his name. The group’s debut recording, “Brilliant & Charming,” was released in late 2007 and met praise. Songs from that recording found their way … Continue reading