Monthly Archives: February 2012

Keeping up with regional music festivals

February 29th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

If you don’t think this video/song/band is charming, then we disagree about something. The group is The Head and The Heart, and they perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, it was announced recently. Although we’ve known about … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Chicken George, multiple dates and multiple venus

February 28th, 2012 at 9:41 am

The Austin, Texas-based DJ called Chicken George will return to Fayetteville for a series of events beginning Wednesday (Feb. 29). He will perform from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday at Smoke & Barrel Tavern then join The Sample Platters … Continue reading

On the Way: Shpongle, April 10 @ George’s

February 27th, 2012 at 11:11 am

A group that masters electronica and weirdness simultaneously, Shpongle, is coming to Fayetteville in early April. The song above is “No Turn Unstoned.” Innovative electronica act Shpongle combines the talents of Hallucinogen (real name Simon Posford) and Raja Ram into … Continue reading

A ticket sale reminder

February 24th, 2012 at 8:51 am

Here’s a new song from Wilco. The song is called “I Might.” You might be able to get tickets for the band’s show, and an appearance by Cake, later today. Actually, you will be able to, barring a very prompt … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Lucero and more

February 24th, 2012 at 5:03 am

I can’t remember when a weekend looked so promising. Sunshine, Hog baseball, and music presented live and loud. So, where to go? County rock band Lucero is touring in advance of their forthcoming album “Women & Work” — due March … Continue reading

In Review: The ‘Million Dollar Quartet,’ Feb. 21 at the Walton Arts Center

February 22nd, 2012 at 12:42 pm

How do you like your musical history lessons served? With a smile, wink, nod and virtuoso performances that blur reality? Or with a by-the-book, professorial telling of events that took place more than 50 years ago? The crowd gathered for the … Continue reading

On the way — Wilco, May 10 at the AMP

February 21st, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I’ve traveled many miles to watch Wilco perform. They’re coming to Northwest Arkansas  this time around. Here’s a song about faraway places — “Impossible Germany.” Update as of 1:50 p.m. Feb. 21: Walton Arts Center has confirmed the date. Tickets … Continue reading

Tonight in tunes: A Mardi Gras party with Deadman Flats

February 21st, 2012 at 11:49 am

The Kansas-based group Deadman Flats is back on the road after a brief hiatus and touring with a new member — Brody Buster, a harmonica player. Deadman Flats plays a blend of fast-paced newgrass/Americana and has been doing so for … Continue reading

A local ‘Million’aire comes home for touring musical

February 20th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Cody Ray Slaughter remembers his audition for a spot in the touring production of “Million Dollar Quartet” well. It was his first-ever audition, after all. He left the audition shaking — and not in the way that Elvis Presley, the … Continue reading

On the way — Cake, April 19 at the AMP

February 20th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Hope you aren’t sick of Cake. The band, who perform the song “Sick of You,” will return to Fayetteville on April 19. Update (2:01 p.m.) Feb. 21: The Walton Arts Center, owners of the Arkansas Music Pavilion, have confirmed this … Continue reading