Category Archives: In the Spotlight

The weekend in live music, with Amasa Hines and more

April 17th, 2015 at 5:03 am

How about a double shot of music to go with your double shot of espresso this morning? It’s Amasa Hines performing “Earth and Sky” and “She’s Alright.” Since I last wrote a “welcome to the weekend” blog post, I caught … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Band of Lovers, April 8 at Smoke and Barrel

April 7th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Blending guitar, ukulele and vocal harmonies, folk/pop duo Band of Lovers is touring in support of a February album, “The Coast.” That trek brings the upstate New York band to the Smoke & Barrel Tavern for a Wednesday night (April … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Earl and Them and more

March 27th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Fayetteville has been noticeably quieter this week with all of the local students being gone on Spring Break. Which means you ought to enjoy it just the same. Get out there and have a good time. You know the kids in Destin … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Pianos Become the Teeth, March 16 at George’s

March 16th, 2015 at 11:17 am

Hardcore/metal/rock act Pianos Become The Teeth is touring behind its Oct. 28 album “Keep You,” a recording Alternative Press called a “incredibly bold, beautifully shimmering, deeply aching and immaculately crafted album.” The group’s tour visits George’s Majestic Lounge for a … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Born Cages, March 12 at Nomad’s Music Lounge

March 11th, 2015 at 10:47 am

Up-and-coming rockers Born Cages will bring their tour to an up-and-coming venue in Fayetteville on Thursday (March 12). The band from New York recently won a weekly MTV video competition and one of its songs was included on the “Now … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Wick-It The Instigator, March 5 at George’s

March 4th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

The music of electronica act Wick-It The Instigator may not be a staple on traditional radio, but his songs have a considerable audience. His works have been played more than 7 million times on his Soundcloud page at soundcloud.com/wick-it. The … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Australian Bee Gees and more

February 27th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Once again, it’s cold, rainy and potentially snowy or icy this weekend. Do your best to “Stay Alive” the next few days. That’s all I’ve got for a lead-in this week, but it’s a good one (hey, give me the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Paper Diamond, Feb. 26 at George’s

February 25th, 2015 at 9:53 am

Update: This concert is now sold out. A frequent opening act for performers such as Bassnectar, Skrillex, Zeds Dead and Pretty Lights is coming to George’s Majestic Lounge on a solo tour. Colorado-born electronica producer Paper Diamond brings his “Rain … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Rhonda Vincent, Feb. 26 at the Walton Arts Center

February 24th, 2015 at 9:53 am

On Feb. 8, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage cleaned house at the annual Society of the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America ceremony, an annual awards event that honors traditional bluegrass acts. The group took home Female Vocalist of the … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Jeff Austin and more

February 20th, 2015 at 5:03 am

This batch of live music recommendations comes with a disclaimer. As this post goes live, it likely does so as freezing rain arrives in the area. Unless that’s not true, and the forecasters were wrong. And even if they were … Continue reading