Category Archives: Listen Here First

The 10 bands you must see at this year’s Harvest Festival

October 15th, 2014 at 9:47 am

Music festivals feature a never-ending assortment of choices. If you haven’t thought about what to pack, what to wear and what to eat and drink while at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival, well, you haven’t spent as much … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Oct. 8 at George’s

October 6th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

The long-haired Southern boys in J. Roddy Walston & The Business earlier this year released the album “Essential Tremors,” which as been earning a lot of airplay on modern rock and alternative radio. They also spent much of the year … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Dr. John, Sept. 28 at the WAC

September 26th, 2014 at 11:37 am

Dr. John joins The Band for “Such a Night.” You will have such a night if you attend Dr. John’s show on Sunday at the Walton Arts Center. The first show of the Walton Arts Center‘s new season is one … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Pat Green, Sept. 26 at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair

September 23rd, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Pat Green worked hard “All Just to Get to You.” He’ll get to Fort Smith on Sept. 26 for a show there. The Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair pulls in a lot of entertainment. During the next week or so, there’s … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Airplanes and more

September 12th, 2014 at 5:03 am

The Airplanes, from Fayetteville, perform the song “Paper Hearts.” They perform this weekend at George’s Majestic Lounge. The video is pretty cool, too, creating a little paper art along the way. Art is everywhere. That’s the theme of a story … 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

Concert review: Tim McGraw, Aug. 7 at the Walmart AMP

August 8th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Tim McGraw, you old charmer. Old is relative, of course. He’s 47, and he’s in fitness magazine shape, although he hid his physique underneath a Rush World Tour 1987-88 T-shirt. (Aside: Tim, you kinda won me over with that shirt). … 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

A lost Cate Brothers EP sees the light of day

July 30th, 2014 at 9:57 am

The Cate Brothers made it in the music industry. The band from Springdale recorded a Top 25 national hit, toured with Queen and released several major-label albums. But success, particularly in the music industry, is a fleeting notion. Seeking a … Continue reading