Category Archives: Concert Wrap

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

The strange and beautiful from Yonder’s Harvest Fest 2014

October 21st, 2014 at 12:37 pm

_psEmbed(“http://nwamedia.photoshelter.com”, “fallback=1″); Harvest 2014 Sights – Images by NWA Media All photos by KEVIN KINDER, NWA Media. A record crowd came to the 2014 edition of Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. The event, which ran from Oct. 16-18, … Continue reading

A recap of Yonder Harvest Festival’s third and final day

October 19th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

This morning (Sunday, Oct. 19), the thousands of campers/music fans at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival headed into a world with a little bit more color than the one they exited upon their arrival. Because I swear the … Continue reading

A review of the Friday activities at Yonder’s Harvest Fest

October 18th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I must change my outlook from yesterday. The weather worsened, but only in being slightly cooler than perfection. There are now a few clouds in the sky, a major change from yesterday’s spotless day. The clouds kept the morning cool; … Continue reading

Concert review (kinda) — Foster the People at the AMP, Oct. 9

October 10th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

All the gear was onstage, and the soundcheck was complete, or very nearly so. A roadie had already placed a full setlist on the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion stage, and I know this because I was three feet away from … Continue reading

Concert review — Santana, Oct. 5 at the AMP

October 6th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Media group was unable to reach contractual terms with Carlos Santana’s management team regarding photo permission for his Oct. 5 show at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. Please enjoy this courtesy photo instead. Santana calmly stalked around … Continue reading