Category Archives: Listen Here First

Soon in tunes: Backroad Anthem, April 17 at Powerhouse

April 17th, 2014 at 9:31 am

Country pop band Backroad Anthem, back in the area fresh off a regional tour, will open the Party on the Patio season at Powerhouse Seafood and Grill with a 7:30 p.m. show today (April 17). The outdoor Thursday night series … Continue reading

Big Bad Gina celebrates five years as a band

March 21st, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Big Bad Gina are celebrating a half decade together. Here’s a performance of “Amazon Warrior Princess” from their early days. Bands are often like restaurants, in that as soon as you find one you like, they’re gone. But Northwest Arkansas … Continue reading

A flood of good songs — Water Liars at the Lightbulb Club, March 14

March 14th, 2014 at 11:19 am

I need to confess now: I really like the Water Liars. I thought their 2013 album “Wyoming” was excellent, and I’ve liked my early listens to their followup recording, a self-titled release dropped earlier this year. The band has passed … Continue reading

Arkansas Music Pavilion sets on-sale date for July concert

March 13th, 2014 at 9:31 am

I don’t have anything funny to say. This is just a fantastic song. Jason Isbell comes to the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion on July 7. Tickets for the previously announced July 7 concert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion go … Continue reading

Coming here — Lyle Lovett, May 6 at Walton Arts Center

March 11th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

It’s not taking place on Sunday (May 6 is a Tuesday), but perhaps you can get some “Church” when Lyle Lovett visits the Walton Arts Center. Touring in support of his newest release, “Release Me,” songwriter Lyle Lovett will visit … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Har Mar Superstar, March 10 at Lightbulb Club

March 7th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Disclaimer: This show is gonna get weird. Like really weird. Like topless male hipsters dancing around to soul tunes and someone selling T-shirts for his candidacy for fake mayor weird. It’s all instigated by Sean Tillmann, better known by his … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Uncle Lucius, Feb. 27 at George’s

February 26th, 2014 at 9:37 am

On a tour that will take them through Texas and includes stops in Missouri and Illinois, Uncle Lucius will offer their take on modern Americana to a Fayetteville crowd. The Dallas Observer newspaper called the band’s song “Keep The Wolves … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Shovels & Rope, Feb. 23 at George’s

February 21st, 2014 at 11:37 am

Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent were happily performing solo. But then they made one album together, a record with the title “Shovels & Rope.” That caused a buzz, and so did the followup recording, 2011′s “O’ Be Joyful,” released … Continue reading

Several new shows added to George’s spring lineup

January 27th, 2014 at 9:39 am

Split Lip Rayfield has exactly four dates on their calendar in 2014. Fayetteville gets one of them on April 18 at George’s Majestic Lounge. Above is “Rig or Cross.” Turn around for a second, and George’s Majestic Lounge will sneak … 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