Monthly Archives: May 2012

Concert review: Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, May 30 at Bud Walton Arena

May 31st, 2012 at 10:39 am

  Late in the band’s abbreviated set for the Walmart Shareholders crowd, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry got in a feedback contest with an amplifier. He shook and manipulated his guitar, which responded with a cascade of noise during the climax … Continue reading

A day-to-day guide to Wakarusa bands

May 30th, 2012 at 11:11 am

The song above is called “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise.” I have no doubts about my desire to see The Avett Brothers. What am I going to do this weekend? See a lot of shows, that’s what. Here … Continue reading

A reminder about the Walmart Shareholders’ concerts

May 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

In case you’ve yet to see them all over town, many thousands of Walmart associates — lovingly called Walmartians — are already here for the company’s annual Shareholders’ meeting. Which means that live music is here, too. Walmart brings in … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: The Delta Saints, May 30 at George’s

May 29th, 2012 at 11:21 am

In addition to playing the actual Wakarusa festival, Nashville, Tenn., neo-blues band The Delta Saints are giving a free preview show for fans in Northwest Arkansas. The group performs Wednesday (May 30) night at George’s Majestic Lounge with fellow Waka … Continue reading

It’s Wakarusa Week!

May 28th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

It’s not all quiet on Mulberry Mountain right now. For the past week or so, workers have been readying the site for the chaos to come. But the activity at the site now pales in comparison to the flood of … Continue reading

Blues in bulk in Eureka Springs

May 25th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

If you’re in Eureka Springs next weekend and can’t find blues music, you aren’t trying very hard. More than 30 acts will visit the town for its annual Blues Weekend, which begins Thursday (May 31) and continues through June 3. … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Not in the Face and more

May 25th, 2012 at 5:03 am

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means some of you are probably headed to the lake (and who could blame you for that?). But, if you’re still around, there’s plenty of music to keep everyone occupied, too. Like, for instance a … Continue reading

On the way — moe., July 27 at George’s

May 24th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

moe. doesn’t shake a “Tambourine,” but they sure play one here. That’s because the song is named “Tambourine.” The band is coming to Fayetteville in late July. A staple of the jam community, the band moe. will visit Fayetteville for … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Diamond Rio, May 24 at Cherokee Casino

May 23rd, 2012 at 1:54 pm

County band Diamond Rio have recorded five No. 1 hits, including “Meet in the Middle,” their 1991 debut single. In recent years, the group has shifted into Christian music, including “The Reason,” which earned the group a 2011 Grammy Award … Continue reading

Hello, sunshine, and hello outdoor music

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:41 am

Care to watch a bearded hipster cover Journey on the banjo? The video above, featuring Matt the Electrician playing “Faithfully,” will satisfy that need. Matt the Electrician performs in Fayetteville this summer as part of the Gulley Park concert series. … Continue reading