Category Archives: Concert Wrap

Concert review: Lady Antebellum, June 14 at the Walmart AMP

June 15th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Pardon the sentimental start. My sister got married Saturday night. She and her husband picked “One Great Mystery” by Lady Antebellum as their first song. They knew the song well; it obviously means something to them. The song, on Lady … Continue reading

Photos from Wakarusa

June 8th, 2015 at 11:57 am

Have you looked at our Wakarusa photos yet? I sent out a link to them yesterday, but I think they deserve a little more attention. Credit for the majority of them goes to intrepid photographer Michael Woods, who took time … Continue reading

Guest from near and far: Wakarusa day 3

June 7th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Let me talk about the thing I will remember from Wakarusa 2015 for longer than any other solitary moment. It was right about noon on Saturday. My friends and campmates and I were finishing a late breakfast in our mountainside … Continue reading

A warm welcome, continued

June 6th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Let me tell you about the worst part of my day yesterday (June 5), the second day of Wakarusa. I had to carry 30 pounds of ice three quarters of a mile up a steep hill to my campsite. This … Continue reading

The grand entrance: Day one coverage of Wakarusa 2015

June 5th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

As a part-time Fayettevillian named Andy Frasco opened up the main stage activities at the Wakarusa music festival on Thursday (June 4), dancers with sign boards ran around behind him and his band. The message contained on those signs gave … Continue reading

Concert review: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Bud Walton Arena, June 3

June 4th, 2015 at 10:07 am

How does Lynyrd Skynyrd translate across the globe? Or, asked another but similar way, how does one of America’s most “American” rock bands translate when presented in front of the most diverse audience the band is likely to see? The … Continue reading

Concert review: Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional, June 2 at the AMP

June 3rd, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Not long ago, online music magazine Pitchfork considered the growing millennial nostalgia movement. Yes, nostalgia for the past, from people who are at most 35 years old. It should be noted that, depending on which definition and timeline of millennial … Continue reading

Concert review: Dave Matthews Band, May 19 at the AMP

May 20th, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Dave Matthews, after the 30-minute break that divided his band’s acoustic opening set from the electric second half, thanked the audience for sticking around. This was a wholly unnecessary gesture. No one in the sold-out crowd was going anywhere during … Continue reading

Concert review: Steve Miller Band, May 15 at the AMP

May 17th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

When the front-of-stage curtain bearing his trademark majestic white pegasus fell to the ground, revealing himself and his band, Steve Miller wasted no time. He and the rest of the Steve Miller Band rushed into the hit “Jungle Love,” setting the precedent for … Continue reading

Concert review: Chicago, May 3 at the Walmart AMP

May 4th, 2015 at 9:08 pm

My dad and I had a tiny debate about the band Chicago on Sunday (May 3) morning in the hours before the music act from that city took the stage at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers. My dad, … Continue reading