Category Archives: Listen Here First

The seven can’t-miss sets of the Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 27th, 2015 at 9:17 am

Happy Roots Festival opening day! In my research for this year’s Fayetteville Roots Fest — which begins today! — I’ve spent a lot of time listening to the artists coming this way between now and Sunday (Aug. 30). I’ve tried … Continue reading

On the way: Leon Russell, Sept. 19 at George’s

July 7th, 2015 at 8:43 am

Leon Russell isn’t such a stranger to these parts. He’s from the Tulsa area, and he visits here to play every once in a while. Above, he performs the song “Stranger in a Strange Land.” He performs a club show … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Sloppy Seconds and more

June 5th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Sloppy Seconds perform “You Got a Great Body But Your Record Collection Sucks.” Many of their songs are similarly smart. The band visits Fayetteville this weekend. If I had a first choice, I would elect to get my fill of … Continue reading

The 10 Acts You Should Not Miss at Wakarusa

June 2nd, 2015 at 11:33 am

With more than 100 sets to choose from at Wakarusa, it’s really tough to pick the bands you want to see. Complicating things are the multiple stages, which means sometimes two great bands are playing at the same time. It all … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Dave Matthews Band, May 19 at the AMP

May 19th, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Dave Matthews comes crashing into the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion later today (May 19). Are you ready? Dave Matthews Band performs tonight at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion. But you likely already knew that. Tickets went exceptionally quick for the … Continue reading

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