Category Archives: In the Spotlight

The weekend in music, with Sons of Brasil and more

July 18th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Friday, I’ve missed you. You’re a cruel tease, coming around only once per week, leaving me waiting and wanting from the start of Monday morning to the time of my exit from the office after the end of the work … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Kory Montgomery, multiple venues

July 16th, 2014 at 10:59 am

Rogers-born blues guitarist Kory Montgomery has recently moved out of the area and now uses Colorado as a home base between frequent tours. He comes back home this week, performing today (July 16) at JJ’s Grill in Rogers and Thursday … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Brave Combo and more

July 11th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Unless the apocalypse happened between the time I finished writing this post and the dawn of Friday morning, you’ve made it to the weekend. Congratulations. Which means its time for a weekly digest for live music happenings in the area, … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Jim Lauderdale and more

June 20th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Sometimes, a weekend sneaks up on you. You work so hard that you don’t even know it’s coming. That was not the case for me this week. I watched this one crawl in my direction for five days. But the … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with John Michael Montgomery and more

June 13th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Happy Friday the 13th! And for those of you not turning into a werewolf, let’s plan on getting weird anyway. By weird, I mean watching some live music. Why not? Country singer John Michael Montgomery, perhaps best known for the … Continue reading

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend starts today

June 12th, 2014 at 10:03 am

Some music festivals, such as the one I covered last week, take part in open fields. Some music festivals, such as the one I’ll cover this weekend, take place in historic concert halls. The latter of the two describes the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Waylon Pierce, June 12 at Gulley Park

June 11th, 2014 at 11:51 am

The second installment of the Gulley Park Concert Series will take the crowd on a — figurative — trip to Texas. Waylon Pierce has landed several singles on the Texas Music Chart and calls artist such as Jamey Johnson, Dwight … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Winger and more

June 6th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I’m at Wakarusa. Maybe you are too. But if you’re not, don’t be discouraged. There’s plenty going on in Northwest Arkansas, and most of it comes with a far better chance of avoiding tick bites. The rock/metal band Winger, which … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Wakarusa pre-party, George’s Majestic Lounge

June 3rd, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Can’t make the main festival but want a taste of Wakarusa? That’s what happens Wednesday night (June 4) during a free pre-party at George’s Majestic Lounge. The two saxophone and one drum kit band Moon Hooch will be joined by … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Protomartyr and more

May 30th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I just read a New York Times article discussing blight in Detroit. It’s a pretty harrowing piece — perhaps 30 percent of buildings in the city need to be torn down. And 90 percent of publicly owned parcels are considered … Continue reading