Monthly Archives: December 2010

Kevin Kinder’s favorite albums of 2010

December 31st, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Choosing the best albums of the year is an imperfect science, and it’s not easy. I realize my music-listening deficiencies, most notably, that I don’t listen to much rap or country. And I further realize that there aren’t a lot … Continue reading

Continuing the top entertainment stories of the year… with Wakarusa

December 31st, 2010 at 11:07 am

In this Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo, thousands gather to watch Umphrey’s McGee play during a set at the 2010 Wakarusa festival. The growth of that event, which doubled in size in just one year, is among the top stories of … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Sour Notes and more

December 31st, 2010 at 6:03 am

Um… did you realize that 2010 is almost over? I mean, really? It seems like it just got here. I’m going to have a hard time labeling documents with 2011, I think. Anyway, enough of the nostalgia… There is music … Continue reading

On the Way: Old Crow Medicine Show, Jan. 21 @ George’s

December 30th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

“You’ll do just fine, Caroline,” Old Crow Medicine Show sings in the song “Caroline.” You’ll do just fine if you go see them on Jan. 21 at George’s Majestic Lounge. This one snuck up on me. But tickets are onsale … Continue reading

Recapping 2010: The Best Concerts in Northwest Arkansas

December 29th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I was lucky enough to go to my share of concerts this year, both here in Northwest Arkansas and elsewhere. Although I did see some great shows outside of this area (Pavement, The National, Eric Clapton, Conan, The Avett Brothers, … Continue reading

Thinking big (venues) in 2011

December 28th, 2010 at 11:33 am

As we all get ready to end the year, we’re at the same time looking ahead toward 2011. Live music offerings are poised to expand next year, we hope, and there is reason to believe it might be doing so … Continue reading

On the Way: Leon Russell, Jan. 12 @ Second Street Live

December 27th, 2010 at 10:37 am

We’re in the middle of Christmas and New Year’s. You might even say we’re walking the “Tight Rope” between the two. The song is from Leon Russell, who will visit Fort Smith in early January. He’s a bit of bad … Continue reading

The top entertainment news stories of 2010

December 24th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Like Texas swing? Fort Smith brought some through when Asleep at the Wheel, performing here with Willie Nelson, played at Second Street Live. Today (Dec. 24) in What’s Up!, we offered the first of two parts of our picks for … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Cletus Got Shot and more

December 24th, 2010 at 6:09 am

Fayetteville trio Cletus Got Shot, who released the album “Unamerican” earlier this year, will perform an early Christmas Eve (that’s tonight) set at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville. The show begins around 8 p.m. and will conclude by midnight, … Continue reading

It’s Christmas in Rogers with Keith Nicholson

December 23rd, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Local songwriter and guitarist Keith Nicholson will lead the Christmas party at The Bayou of Rogers, which takes place at 9:30 p.m. today (Dec. 23) at the club in Rogers. He’ll perform with the Keith Nicholson Trio. Joining him will … Continue reading