Monthly Archives: November 2010

Coming soon: Johnny Cooper

November 30th, 2010 at 11:09 am

Even though he’s still in his early 20’s, Texan Johnny Cooper has more than a 1,000 live performances to his credit. He’s released a pair of albums, the most recent of which, Aug. 2009’s “Follow,” received considerable airplay in Texas. … Continue reading

Live music returns to the Lightbulb Club

November 29th, 2010 at 11:13 am

The White Stripes played the original Lightbulb Club on Sept. 11, 2001. In the video above, they play “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” I never got to go to the first incarnation of J.R.’s, but I’ve heard all about … Continue reading

Have a little faith in Brick Fields

November 26th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

It didn’t take long for Rachel Fields to mesh with Larry Brick. She calls the first time the two played music together “magical.” They were bandmates immediately, friends quickly, and married about six months after they met. Three years later, … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Tyrannosaurus Chicken and more

November 26th, 2010 at 6:03 am

So, let’s say you had a great Thanksgiving with the family yesterday (and we all hope you did). But let’s say that your crazy aunt (or uncle, or grandma, or kid sister, or whomever) just keeps talking, and you’ve just … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2010 at 9:17 am

The song is Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You.” Find something to be thankful for today, would you? Today, on Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for family, friends, food … and good, honest, emotional rock ‘n’ roll music, like from Led Zeppelin. Happy Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

Music you should be listening to right now, Part 1

November 24th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

We realize it’s not yet Christmas. But don’t tell that to your favorite local retail outlets, many of which have been decorated for the season for some time. Because it’s almost (official) shopping season, it’s also the time of year … Continue reading

Some insight into the 2011 live music scene

November 22nd, 2010 at 11:21 am

Holy headdress! The 101 Runners funk band, and featured guest Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (and his two-foot-tall hat), could be coming to Fayetteville. These are far from done deals, we realize, but some recent activity by Fayetteville’s Advertising and Promotion … Continue reading

The Hub bristles with activity again

November 19th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

A show on Nov. 19 at the new Springdale venue The Hub will serve as a release party for The Wedding’s new EP “Distance.” Learn more about it in the video above. A former UPS transfer facility has been gutted, … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Punch Brothers and more

November 19th, 2010 at 6:03 am

Bandleader and mandolin expert Chris Thile formed Punch Brothers after the split of his previous group, Nickel Creek. The new group has released two albums, including 2010’s “Antifogmatic,” which led the Village Voice to call the members “five wily, omnivorous … Continue reading

Mega Man music with Mega Ran

November 18th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Hip hopper and video game lover Random — also known as Mega Ran — will perform on tonight (Nov. 18) at the Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville. The musician, who until recently also maintained a career as a science … Continue reading