Category Archives: In the Spotlight

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

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