Category Archives: Listen Here First

The weekend in live music, with Earl and Them and more

March 27th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Fayetteville has been noticeably quieter this week with all of the local students being gone on Spring Break. Which means you ought to enjoy it just the same. Get out there and have a good time. You know the kids in Destin … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Night School, March 24 at the Lightbulb Club

March 23rd, 2015 at 10:17 am

Calling themselves doo-wop garage rock, the quartet known as Night School comes to The Lightbulb Club on Tuesday (March 24) following an official showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The group is touring behind its four-song EP, “Heart … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Cody Canada and more

March 20th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Here’s a double shot of good news: 1) It’s now just less than 13 hours from the official start of spring, and 2) There’s a whole lot of live music potentially on the agenda this weekend. There’s some basketball on … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: The Wood Brothers, Feb. 17 at George’s

February 16th, 2015 at 9:49 am

Returning to Fayetteville after a two-night run of acclaimed shows during the Fayetteville Roots Festival last August are The Wood Brothers, a trio producing songs with elements of the blues, folk, classical and bluegrass. The group this time has a … Continue reading

On the way — Sturgill Simpson, March 30 at George’s

January 22nd, 2015 at 8:43 am

Sturgill Simpson’s chase of that “Long White Line” will bring him to Fayetteville on March 30. This is the kind of concert I almost don’t want to tell you about. I want you to know too late, so I’m assured … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Tyler Gregory and more

January 2nd, 2015 at 10:09 am

At the start of 2014, I made a resolution: see more live music. Mission accomplished. I think I’ll try the same in 2015. It can’t hurt. And if you’re on a similar path, might I suggest the events below? Roots … Continue reading

Mark your (new) calendars for NYE parties

December 29th, 2014 at 11:17 am

I know the two holidays are this close every year, because they always fall on the same day, but I am the only one shocked at how close Christmas and New Year’s Eve are? I just got back in the … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Milton Patton and more

December 19th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I can tell it’s almost Christmas because of the traffic on the roads, and, specifically, the traffic near the shopping centers. It makes me want to get off the road and hide until the new year. You know a good … Continue reading

Christmas with Clint Black

December 3rd, 2014 at 1:49 pm

There’s a distinction between a “Christmas” concert and a “Christmastime” concert. It might be a slight one, but it’s one Clint Black wants to make. A Christmas concert would probably only feature Christmas songs. He’s more familiar with the latter … Continue reading

A lesson on swearing and pop songs with The Dan Band

November 21st, 2014 at 11:39 am

Appropriately, The Dan Band started as a joke. Dan Finnerty decided to sing Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” at a karaoke bar. Soon after that, a friend asked Finnerty to jump onstage before her and repeat the process because she … Continue reading