Yearly Archives: 2013

It’s New Year’s Eve Eve — Better plan your party

December 30th, 2013 at 11:21 am

If you want to watch the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on television, well, be my guest. But if you want to get out of the house, here are some options. Staff writer Allison Carter compiles a lot … Continue reading

The best albums of 2013

December 27th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Any album of the year discussion needs a few disclaimers. First, please know I thought 2013 was a pretty good year for music. I found several new acts I think will have promise in the coming years — Kacey Musgraves, … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Cate Brothers and more

December 27th, 2013 at 5:03 am

I don’t know about you, but having Christmas in the middle of the week really messed up my internal schedule. Thursday, my first day in the office after two days off, sure felt like a Monday. But I’ve looked at … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Obviously, we’re taking a break today, and I hope you are, too. I would say Merry Christmas, but I think Hayes Carll does it better:

The best Northwest Arkansas concerts of 2013

December 24th, 2013 at 10:33 am

“Rock Me Mama Anyway You Feel,” Old Crow Medicine Show sing in “Wagon Wheel.” There were plenty of ways to rock in Northwest Arkansas this year. One of the great perks of being a music journalist is seeing lots of … Continue reading

Somewhat educated guesses for Wakarusa 2014

December 23rd, 2013 at 11:21 am

Pardon me while I make some wild guesses about which bands might play Wakarusa in 2014. Above, the Arctic Monkeys play “Do I Wanna Know?” And, yes, I want to know the lineup for the festival. Every year, Wakarusa officials … Continue reading

The Top entertainment stories of 2013, including Wakarusa

December 20th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Every year in What’s Up!, we count down the Top 10 entertainment stories of the year. Our criteria is pretty simple — the stories have to be those we’ll talk about not just this year, but in years to come. … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Plaid Jackets and more

December 20th, 2013 at 5:03 am

Confession time — I’m terrible at Christmas shopping. Absolutely terrible. So, instead of wading through the stores and trying to find the perfect fringed throw pillow or whatever people want these days, I’ll probably skip it — Gift cards for everyone! … Continue reading

Wakarusa readies for lineup announcement

December 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am

Of Monsters and Men engage in some “Little Talks” at the 2013 edition of Wakarusa. We’ll have some 2014 bands to talk about soon. According to officials with the Wakarusa festival, we’ll soon know which bands are heading our way. … Continue reading

Willie Nelson concert rescheduled for March 4

December 17th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Willie Nelson is “On The Road Again.” Which means he’s coming our way. Just weeks after a bus crash in Texas injured three band members, Willie Nelson and company are on the road again. And they’ve announced plans for a … Continue reading