Monthly Archives: June 2011

Soon in tunes: Big Smith, June 30 at Powerhouse

June 29th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Southern Missouri act Big Smith will turn the weekly Party on the Patio event at Powerhouse Seafood & Grill in Fayetteville into a downhome affair when they perform at 8 p.m. Thursday (June 30). The band, a perennial favorite of … Continue reading

The progress of the Osage Creek Amphitheater

June 28th, 2011 at 10:17 am

The reports came in earlier this month. The Country Throwdown, a concert featuring Willie Nelson and many other country artists, would not take place as planned. The problem? The much ballyhooed and long-awaited Osage Creek Amphitheater would not be constructed … Continue reading

On the way: Sevendust, July 17 @ George’s Majestic Lounge

June 27th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Sevendust is ‘Unraveling.’ Let’s hope they keep it together long enough to make their July 17 date in Fayetteville. Keeping with the theme established last Monday, a popular late 90’s band looking to rejuvenate itself his heading to Northwest Arkansas. … Continue reading

Update: Huey Lewis & The News, Sept. 9, Dickson Street, Fayetteville

June 24th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

“… In 1987, Huey released this, ‘Fore!,’ their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is ‘Hip to be Square,’ a song so catchy most people don’t listen to the lyrics…” Want to hear that masterpiece? You can on … Continue reading

Riverfront Blues Fest 2011, with Marcia Ball, begins today

June 24th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Marcia Ball discusses her Louisiana heritage and her parents’ dancing skills in this 2008 interview. Ball will visit Fort Smith this weekend. Not sure what color the Arkansas River is right now (I’d guess partly muddy), but I can tell … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Little Feat and more

June 24th, 2011 at 5:03 am

It’s summertime. Officially, as of Tuesday, in fact. So we understand a lot of you are at the lake. Or on vacation. Or elsewhere. But, we know there are still a few of you with an appetite for live music … Continue reading

Tonight in Tunes: Colt Ford @ Neumeier’s Rib Room

June 23rd, 2011 at 11:11 am

Alternately labeled as country, Southern rock and ‘rural rap,’ Nashville, Tenn.-based artist Colt Ford has found success telling homespun yarns. Ford, who released his third album, “Every Chance I Get,” in May, performs tonight (June 23) at Neumeier’s Rib Room … Continue reading

Walton Arts Center expands season, announces new music acts

June 22nd, 2011 at 1:10 pm

This has always been one, if not the No. 1, of my favorites from Loretta Lynn. It’s called “Fist City.” Don’t think for a second she wouldn’t knock you out. She’ll be at the Walton Arts Center in September. Weeks … Continue reading

On the way (soon): Buckcherry, July 7 @ Neumeier’s Rib Room in Fort Smith

June 20th, 2011 at 10:51 am

This is an older Buckcherry song, but some of their newer materials is questionably suitable for inclusion on the blog because of language. And this song, ‘Lit Up,’ is about cocaine, so you can probably guess the content of the … Continue reading

More music for Joplin relief efforts

June 17th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Kudos are due to this community for its ongoing efforts to raise money for those affected by the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., damaging much of the town. The past several weekends have featured benefit concerts, and this weekend will … Continue reading