Category Archives: In the Spotlight

The weekend in live music, with the Ozark Mountain Maybelles and more

January 9th, 2015 at 5:03 am

It may not get above freezing this weekend. And if it does, it may only do so briefly. It won’t stop live music from happening in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, and it shouldn’t stop you. Get tough, okay? Here are … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Luke Wade, Jan. 7 at George’s Majestic Lounge

January 6th, 2015 at 11:31 am

Texas songwriter and vocalist Luke Wade’s profile is quickly rising. He has recently released his second album, “The River,” and he made a name for himself nationally on television’s “The Voice.” Wade’s current tour of Southern towns brings him on … Continue reading

Okay, go see some Christmas music…

December 19th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I know I just told you to avoid Christmas a few hours ago. But what about Christmas music? That’s a bit different. I say have at it. Here are a few seasonal offerings: • The Claudia Burson Trio’s eighth annual … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Welches and more

December 12th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I have good intentions of spending this day — and this weekend — Christmas shopping. But let me level with you. I’m much more likely to do nothing of the sort and go see some live music instead. Hey, family … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Dirty Guv’nahs and more

November 14th, 2014 at 5:03 am

All anyone wants to talk about is the weather. And I get it. It’s cold. But, it’s not as cold as it is in say, Denver, and we wouldn’t normally complain about mid-20s temperatures, unless they directly followed 70 degree … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Tomten and more

September 5th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I don’t make it to every show I write about here, you know. It’s a lot of music, and people have to sleep sometimes. But I at least try to make it to something every week, and I usually do. … Continue reading

The Top 7 shows at the upcoming Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 28th, 2014 at 9:39 am

The Fayetteville Roots Festival is great on many levels, not the least of which is how little competition is present. What do I mean by that? Aside from after about 11 p.m. each evening, there isn’t much in the way … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Building 429 and more

August 22nd, 2014 at 5:03 am

Sorry for the slightly sappy and vaguely political post here, but I feel obligated. It’s been a tough week for journalists, both in the United States and abroad. You’ve probably seen the news stories, and I won’t share them again. … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Whiskey Myers, Aug. 14 at the Rib Room

August 12th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

There is no Whiskey Myers. At least not in the band called Whiskey Myers, which will perform Thursday night (Aug. 14) at Neumeier’s Rib Room in Fort Smith. The band describes its music as “everyday soul,” a blend of Southern … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: The Ben Miller Band, Aug. 7 at Gulley Park

August 7th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Longtime local favorites the Ben Miller Band will close out the Gulley Park Summer Concert Series with an event Thursday (Aug. 7) at the park in Fayetteville. The Ben Miller Band plays a blend of Delta blues and Ozark stomp. … Continue reading