Category Archives: In the Spotlight

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

Welcome to the Toadies’ kingdom

August 1st, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Remember the song “Possum Kingdom?” You know, the strange but strangely catchy song by The Toadies? That song and the album it came from turn 20 years old later this month, and the recently reunited band is in a celebratory … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Pepe Aguilar and more

August 1st, 2014 at 5:03 am

You know those weekends where the temperatures are warm enough to inspire outdoor activity, but the evenings cool down? The kind of weekend that makes you want to find patios, cruise the lake or camp? Looks like we’re in for … Continue reading

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