Monthly Archives: July 2012

Soon in tunes: JJ Grey, Aug. 1 at The Rib Room

July 31st, 2012 at 10:13 am

Southern rockers JJ Grey & Mofro — which also incorporate elements of soul into their sound — last year released the album “Brighter Days,” a live recording. The band from Florida is taking the show on the road, including a … Continue reading

Our (semi) quarterly call for gig submissions

July 30th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

We offer this public service announcement as a courtesy to those reading the blog. You know we have a print edition, right? And you know we regularly post live music gigs in our print calendar, right? For free? It’s all … Continue reading

The compositions of James Greeson, played by local artists

July 27th, 2012 at 11:41 am

James Greeson, a University of Arkansas music professor, has taught many of the players in Northwest Arkansas’ jazz community. That happens when you teach in the same location for 30 years. All the while, he’s been writing jazz numbers for … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Memphis Dawls and more

July 27th, 2012 at 5:03 am

On to the music, you say? Sure thing. Here’s something that could be fun. I can’t say I’ve listened much myself, but if Jack White gives a band his seal of approval, I’m interested. Hailing from Memphis, Tenn., the three … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Tracy Lawrence, July 26 at Cherokee Casino

July 25th, 2012 at 11:33 am

Country star Tracy Lawrence, who has recorded hits such as “Texas Tornado,” “Time Marches On” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” will visit the Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs, Okla., for a free show on Thursday (July 26) … Continue reading

On the way — Dayglow tour, Oct. 18 at the AMP

July 24th, 2012 at 8:21 am

Don’t wear a suit to this show… It’s the Dayglow paint party, which recently announced a Fayetteville date. The tent at the Arkansas Music Pavilion always has been (or was, until it blew over a couple weeks ago) pretty plain. … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: 10 Years, July 24 at George’s

July 23rd, 2012 at 11:51 am

Modern rockers 10 Years have forged ahead on their own after parting ways with their label. The Tennessee-based band will release the album “Minus the Machine” on July 31 on their own Palehorse Records. In a tour promoting the album, … Continue reading

Orchestral introductions: Symphonies announce new seasons

July 20th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Northwest Arkansas is home to three orchestras — the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fort Smith Symphony and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA). As all three prepare for their upcoming seasons, all three have recently announced the performances schedules for … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with an X cover band and more

July 20th, 2012 at 5:03 am

Need a refresher course (or an introduction) to the band X? The song above is “We’re Desperate.” Caution: The video contains some rock star language. X marks the spot. And The Lightbulb Club is the spot to hear an X … Continue reading

On the way — Los Lonely Boys, Oct. 26 @ Neumeier’s Rib Room

July 19th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

There’s nothing quite like brotherly harmony, which is found on this track by Los Lonely Boys. Actually, love is nice, too, and that’s the message of “More Than Love.” The group comes to Fort Smith in October. The trio of … Continue reading