Category Archives: Concert Wrap

Two days of the blues

April 7th, 2014 at 11:15 am

I caught the blues this weekend. This was an intentional act. The Blues in the Natural State Festival took over Dickson Street on Friday and Saturday (April 4-5). In the process, more than a dozen blues artists performed at venues … Continue reading

Concert review — Rosanne Cash, March 7 at Walton Arts Center

March 8th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

The woman in black — and purple — sure seemed happy to be in Arkansas. Rosanne Cash came to the Walton Arts Center for a Friday night (March 7) show armed with a new album called “The River & The … Continue reading

Concert review: Patty Griffin, Feb. 7 at George’s Majestic Lounge

February 10th, 2014 at 9:58 am

[Note: Patty Griffin's publicist did not respond to several photo requests regarding Patty Griffin's Feb. 7 concert. As such, you'll just have to trust me on how she looked — her hair is still red and curly, and she's very … Continue reading

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

Concert review: Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas, Dec. 13 at Walton Arts Center

December 14th, 2013 at 11:25 am

Christmas came early at the Walton Art Center. Mark O’Connor and his band of merry music makers invaded the Fayetteville arts center on Friday (Dec. 13) for a program inspired by his now three-year-old album “Appalachian Christmas.” In a festive … Continue reading

Harvest Festival in photos

October 22nd, 2013 at 1:47 pm

There are plenty of things to see at music festivals, and it’s not just music. In the three days I was at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival, I snapped a few photos of things that were weird, cute … Continue reading

Yonder on the Mountain: Summarizing Harvest Fest’s third (and final) day

October 21st, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Two days ago, I lamented about the rain and its limiting affect on my concert-going drive. The campers like myself on Mulberry Mountain with their patience during the flooding rains of Wakarusa, or more specific to Harvest Festival, last year’s … Continue reading

Concert review: Vampire Weekend, Sept. 25 at the AMP

September 26th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Vampire Weekend likely knows the end result of their Wednesday (Sept. 25) night concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. Everything else was already carefully planned. From the setlist, which moved between ripping post-punk to slow semi-ballads, to the elaborate light … Continue reading

Concert review — Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sept. 12 at the AMP

September 13th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Editor’s note: Northwest Arkansas Media was unable to reach contractual terms with Lynyrd Skynyrd regarding photography during their set. What you see above and below are courtesy photos. Lynyrd Skynyrd is pretty predictable. They’ve played the exact same 15-song set … Continue reading

Concert review — Alabama Shakes, Sept. 6 at the AMP

September 7th, 2013 at 10:07 am

Friday night’s set by the Alabama Shakes is the exactly kind of concert Northwest Arkansas has been clamoring for. And residents rose the the occasion in terms of exuberance and their sheer numbers. The Arkansas Music Pavilion took a fair … Continue reading