Category Archives: In the Spotlight

Women rock — and make pop, folk, blues and more

April 11th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Local folk/blues/rock/many other genres band Big Bad Gina have rounded up some of their touring friends and brought them to Fayetteville. The second annual Amazon Music Festival takes place Saturday at the Guesthouse International Hotel in Fayetteville. Emceed by Trish … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Blue October and more

April 11th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Last weekend, Northwest Arkansas had the blues. This weekend will be ‘blue’ as well, but in a much different way. Texas-based modern rock band Blue October has released modern rock radio hits such as “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Joe Nichols, April 8 at the Walton Arts Center

April 8th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Country musician Joe Nichols started his career more than a decade ago. He’s renewed it with the recent success of the song “Sunny and 75.” The Rogers-born musician will return to the area for a Tuesday night (April 8) show … Continue reading

The weekend in music with Lord Buffalo and more

February 28th, 2014 at 5:03 am

By the time this weekend concludes, the year will be a sixth of the way completed. Think about that for a second. And, celebrate with some live music? Here are some options for the weekend, starting with a touring band … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Jon Vezner and more

February 14th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Happy Valentine’s Day! You know what makes a great date? A concert does, that’s what. Because shared experiences leave you with memories and something to talk about, you can reminisce about the amazing show(s) you watched Valentine’s weekend. We’ve also … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Rend Collective Experiment and more

February 7th, 2014 at 5:03 am

The snow day turned into a snow week. And I spent yesterday trying not to be an icicle. Perhaps it’s tempting to sit on your couch and cozy up with an electric blanket and a cat, or whatever it is … Continue reading

The weekend in music with Joe Nichols and more

January 31st, 2014 at 5:03 am

I suspect I know your Sunday (Feb. 2) plans. If they are anything like mine, they will include game watching, wing eating and other excesses. But that also leave plenty of time this weekend to see some local live music. … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Floozies and more

January 24th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Welcome back to Friday morning, where we collectively pine for a short, hassle-free workday and the festivities to come. About those festivities — You perhaps needed act earlier if you weren’t already making plans for The Floozies. The electronica duo … Continue reading

Still very much ‘Them’: Local blues rockers release second album

November 22nd, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Earl Cate toured with Levon Helm. He was also a lifelong friend of Levon Helm, and not just because Helm — legendary Southern voice and drummer for The Band — helped get The Cate Brothers Band a record deal. The … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Moon Taxi and more

November 15th, 2013 at 5:03 am

Didn’t catch Moon Taxi on Letterman on Tuesday (Nov. 12)? No worries. The clip is above, or you can catch them live at George’s Majestic Lounge tonight. In one of those fun tricks of Arkansas weather, it was brutally cold … Continue reading