Monthly Archives: December 2012

The best albums of 2012

December 31st, 2012 at 11:17 am

Ah, yes. The annual compilation of my favorite albums of the year has arrived. And that leads me to an important disclaimer (as always): Obviously, this list only includes albums I listened to this year. Which means it’s a limited … Continue reading

A fond farewell to 2012

December 28th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Goodbye, 2012. Almost, anyway. We’re within a few hours of the end of this year, which, speaking on a personal level, was a pretty good one. So, maybe a celebration is in order. Here’s a brief roundup of some of … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Cate Brothers and more

December 28th, 2012 at 5:03 am

More than 85 years after it opened, George’s Majestic Lounge will look a little fresher this weekend. A new stage opens tonight (Dec. 28). George’s officials promise it will be taller and provide better sightlines. This is all in addition … Continue reading

The year in review, music wise

December 26th, 2012 at 11:33 am

It’s that time of year again. It’s the end of the year. Which means the writers responsible for What’s Up! are compiling our list of the most interesting, insightful and impactful stories of 2012. We’ve got Nos. 6-10 in Friday’s … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from TunedIn

December 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Wynonna, captured here on the video screen, performed this song a couple weeks ago as part of her Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas event. It’s a pretty song. Because of the holiday season, Tuned In is going quiet for a couple days. … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with the First Ornaments of Christmas and more

December 21st, 2012 at 5:03 am

Well, ready or not, it’s the (extended) Christmas weekend. With Christmas on Tuesday, many of your are planning a trip or already on your way. For those of you still around, how about some Christmas music? For a lack of … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Ryan Fourt, Dec. 20-21 at Legacy Blues

December 20th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Before carving out a career as a jazz musician based in Colorado, guitarist Ryan Fourt, a Rogers native, studied at the University of Arkansas. He returns to Northwest Arkansas in time for the holidays and for several performances, including tonight … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Hurt, Dec. 20 at George’s

December 19th, 2012 at 11:27 am

The video for “How We End Up Alone” by Hurt is a sad one. Here’s to hoping their show on Thursday night in Fayetteville is a little more upbeat. Touring behind their new album, “The Crux,” modern rockers Hurt will … Continue reading

On the way: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, March 2 at WAC

December 18th, 2012 at 11:26 am

Mary Chapin Carpenter is one of two performers coming to the Walton Arts Center on March 2. The song above is “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” Between the two songwriters and vocalists coming to the Walton Arts Center on March … Continue reading

Concert review: Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas, Dec. 16 at the AMP

December 17th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. Many of the best of those things — family, kindness and a sense of wonder —  were on display Sunday (Dec. 16) night during Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas event at … Continue reading