Category Archives: Concert Wrap

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

Concert review: Brantley Gilbert, May 1 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion

May 2nd, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Somewhere past the halfway mark of Brantley Gilbert‘s Friday (May 1) concert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, he shucked off his T-shirt, which featured the words “Come As You Are,” a nod to a song title by the seminal … Continue reading

Concert review: JJ Grey and Mofro, April 28 at George’s

April 29th, 2015 at 9:29 am

How do you work off a hangover that’s already settled in for the day? A college friend of mine swore by Pedialyte, the electrolyte solution designed for children. Some opt for rest, or a strong cup of coffee, perhaps. There’s … Continue reading

Concert review: Needtobreathe and more, April 24 at the AMP

April 25th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

More than one performer from the four-band package crossing the country as part of the Tour de Compadres mentioned the kind of familial friendship the tour name suggests while onstage Friday (April 24) at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. These … Continue reading

The best live shows in Northwest Arkansas in 2014

December 31st, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I made a goal of going to more shows in 2014 than I did the previous year. I accomplished that goal, and remembered both why I go to shows (I love them, and they transport me to wonderful places) and … Continue reading

The 10 Best Albums of 2014

December 30th, 2014 at 8:51 am

In the excellent book/movie “High Fidelity,” record store owner and music elitist Rob ponders which came first — his love of sad songs, or his sadness, which led him to liking songs of a similar mindset. “Did I listen to … Continue reading

Counting down the year, slowly

December 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am

If this post could be compared to a social gathering, we’re at the handshake and hug portion of the evening. You know, the part of the evening where you’re getting ready to leave, but you want to make sure to … Continue reading

A final recap of Yonder’s Harvest Festival

October 28th, 2014 at 10:47 am

I know I’ve dedicated a lot of ink (actual ink and the digital variety) to the recently concluded Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. This is likely to be the last one until early June, when the lineup for … Continue reading