Monthly Archives: August 2012

The (Labor Day) weekend in music, with Daddy Mack Blues Band and more

August 31st, 2012 at 5:03 am

Can I make a suggestion? The only work you should do on Labor Day is sit around and listen to some fine tunes. Take it easy this weekend, will ya? Watch the Hogs, watch some music, just don’t work. Got … Continue reading

Washington County Fair music

August 29th, 2012 at 11:31 am

Love at the fair? Sure! The song is “Keep on Lovin’ You” by Steel Magnolia, who perform tonight at the Washington County Fair. The rides have already been circling around the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville, and one night of … Continue reading

Def Leppard keeps it loud

August 28th, 2012 at 9:17 am

More than 30 years after they first set fire to the music world, Def Leppard continues to ignite crowds at shows across the world. The veteran U.K. rockers are currently traveling the country on the “Rock of Ages” tour, a … Continue reading

On the way: Mimosa, Eric Johnson and Beats Antique, various venues

August 27th, 2012 at 11:15 am

How about a Mimosa? On a Monday? The track is called “Drippin’” and it’s by Mimosa, who will perform at George’s Majestic Lounge in mid-October.  Several shows have recently been announced for Northwest Arkansas, and since tickets are already onsale, … Continue reading

Concert review: Fayetteville Roots Festival Day 3, (Aug. 25), various venues

August 26th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

John Prine finally admitted it about two-thirds of the way through his show on Saturday (Aug. 25) at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. “You got gold / Gold inside you / Well I got some / Gold inside me … Continue reading

Concert review: Fayetteville Roots Festival Day 2 (Friday, Aug. 24), various venues

August 25th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

The live preview show at the Fayetteville Public Library at noon Friday (Aug. 24) revealed much. Those who watched knew the following things: The Steel Wheels were going to blow the doors off the Walton Arts Center and David Grisman … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Boris Silva and more

August 24th, 2012 at 5:03 am

Here’s one of the main reasons the weekend is great: Because we don’t have to work and we can do whatever we want. Well, maybe some of us have to work, but for me, that means covering the Fayetteville Roots … Continue reading

On the way — Brantley Gilbert, Oct. 12 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion

August 23rd, 2012 at 9:19 am

Brantley Gilbert likes to “Kick it in the Sticks.” Fayetteville has been keeping it country all year at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. The theme of country music at the Arkansas Music Pavilion continues when Brantley Gilbert and his “Hell on … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: King Tuff, Aug. 23 at The Lightbulb Club

August 22nd, 2012 at 10:27 am

An indie act from Vermont called King Tuff comes to Fayetteville on Thursday (Aug. 23) for a show at the Lightbulb Club on Block Avenue. The group arrives in support of its sophomore album, a self-titled release the Rolling Stone … Continue reading

The spreading of roots music and the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 21st, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Let’s try to skip over the definition of “roots” or “Americana” music, shall we? It’s tough to pin down, frankly, and it contains many potential genres — folk, blues, country, string, etc… Let’s instead talk about how the genre is … Continue reading