Category Archives: Concert Reminders

Soon in tunes: Native Lights, July 30 at Lightbulb Club

July 29th, 2014 at 11:31 am

Convening midwinter in an abandoned, unheated cattle auction house, Oklahoma band Native Lights recorded its debut album in a week’s time with minimalism in mind. The band describes its sound as “alt-shoegaze,” and the current tour brings Native Lights to … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Julie Byrne, July 29 at Backspace

July 28th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

If an upcoming show at Backspace is anywhere near as intimate as this video (and it might be), Fayetteville is in for a treat. The video is by Julie Byrne, who performs in town Tuesday. Chicago songwriter Julie Byrne‘s national … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with James Wesley and more

July 25th, 2014 at 5:03 am

This relationship works well, and has for several years. You come here to learn about live music, and I’m happy to provide. I can’t thank you enough for that, by the way. You keep stopping by, and I’ll keep posting … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Sarah and the Meanies, two local gigs

July 23rd, 2014 at 10:41 am

Sarah Angela started as a solo artist, performing often in the Pacific Northwest. Now based out of Colorado and backed by a band, The Meanies, her current tour will come to Gulley Park in Fayetteville and Chelsea’s Corner Cafe in … Continue reading

The steely resolve of Steely Dan

July 22nd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

In the midst of remarkable success in the mid-1970s, Steely Dan stopped touring. They didn’t stop making music, of course. The album largely considered to be their masterpiece, 1977′s “Aja,” came after the tour hiatus. But cracks were bubbling under … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Trapt, July 22 at Neumeier’s Rib Room

July 21st, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Hard rockers Trapt peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart with the smash “Headstrong.” Ten years removed from that hit, the bandmates are now on the “Self Titled” tour, during which they play their late 2002 album “Trapt” … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Sons of Brasil and more

July 18th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Friday, I’ve missed you. You’re a cruel tease, coming around only once per week, leaving me waiting and wanting from the start of Monday morning to the time of my exit from the office after the end of the work … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Kory Montgomery, multiple venues

July 16th, 2014 at 10:59 am

Rogers-born blues guitarist Kory Montgomery has recently moved out of the area and now uses Colorado as a home base between frequent tours. He comes back home this week, performing today (July 16) at JJ’s Grill in Rogers and Thursday … Continue reading

Miranda Lambert: “Platinum” album, “Platinum” tour, (almost) platinum sales

July 11th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Everything is coming up Platinum for Miranda Lambert. That’s the name of her most recent album, which currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. It’s also the color of her hair, as she discusses in the title … Continue reading

Joe Crookston takes over FPL

July 11th, 2014 at 10:23 am

I watched the first time Joe Crookston took over the Fayetteville Public Library. It was during the 2013 Fayetteville Roots Festival, and despite following icons Del McCoury and Iris Dement, he wowed the audience then. The town likewise wowed him, … Continue reading