Category Archives: Music Industry News

Sing loud, punk: The Karaoke Underground comes to Fayetteville

February 27th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

As a rule, I don’t write about karaoke on this blog. There are too many opportunities, and it rarely differs from place to place — you can sing the same 3,000 pop, classic rock and country songs at any of … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with The Australian Bee Gees and more

February 27th, 2015 at 5:03 am

Once again, it’s cold, rainy and potentially snowy or icy this weekend. Do your best to “Stay Alive” the next few days. That’s all I’ve got for a lead-in this week, but it’s a good one (hey, give me the … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Paper Diamond, Feb. 26 at George’s

February 25th, 2015 at 9:53 am

Update: This concert is now sold out. A frequent opening act for performers such as Bassnectar, Skrillex, Zeds Dead and Pretty Lights is coming to George’s Majestic Lounge on a solo tour. Colorado-born electronica producer Paper Diamond brings his “Rain … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Rhonda Vincent, Feb. 26 at the Walton Arts Center

February 24th, 2015 at 9:53 am

On Feb. 8, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage cleaned house at the annual Society of the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America ceremony, an annual awards event that honors traditional bluegrass acts. The group took home Female Vocalist of the … Continue reading

A Dividing Line: New music from Smokey & The Mirror

February 23rd, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Bryan Hembree still fields questions about 3 Penny Acre. Fans haven’t heard anything from them in a while, so they want to know what became of the roots band. The short answer: Smokey and the Mirror is what became of … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Jeff Austin and more

February 20th, 2015 at 5:03 am

This batch of live music recommendations comes with a disclaimer. As this post goes live, it likely does so as freezing rain arrives in the area. Unless that’s not true, and the forecasters were wrong. And even if they were … 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

The weekend in live music, with In The Whale and more

February 13th, 2015 at 5:03 am

In The Whale performs the song “Girlfriend” at Red Rocks in Colorado. A fitting title for this weekend, I think. In the Whale performs Saturday in Fayetteville. I’m going to give you the same advice, whether you’re in a relationship … Continue reading

On the way: Pallbearer (3/20) and JJ Grey (4/28)

February 10th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Pallbearer, a metal band from Little Rock, will bring their tour to Fayetteville in March. You’ve been alerted/warned. I try to take a neutral stand on upcoming concerts. Except when I can’t because I’ve already gushed about the artists involved. … Continue reading

The Roots Fest adds some Punch (Brothers)

February 9th, 2015 at 10:17 am

It’s festival lineup announcement season. Which is a better season than winter, if you ask me. The Fayetteville Roots Festival added their voice to the fray recently, naming many of the artists who will perform during the 2015 edition of … Continue reading