Category Archives: Music Industry News

The weekend in music, with DJ Chicken George and more

September 19th, 2014 at 5:03 am

If you don’t like live music, find another website where you can waste your time on a Friday morning. I know that’s what you’re doing — you’re killing time until 5 p.m., when you can officially leave the office. Until … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Sept. 18 at the Rib Room

September 17th, 2014 at 9:57 am

Popular 1990s blues rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters are back on the tour circuit. The platinum-selling band released hits such as “Bittersweet” and “Circle” and has continued recording throughout the years, including a Robert Johnson tribute album in … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Gasoline Lollipops, Sept. 17 at Chelsea’s

September 16th, 2014 at 11:13 am

If listened to on a road trip, Colorado alt-country outfit Gasoline Lollipops promises to make listeners stomp their feet until there’s a hole in the the floorboard. On a tour in support of the band’s most recent EP, “Death,” Gasoline … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Joe Purdy, Sept. 16 at George’s

September 15th, 2014 at 9:27 am

Prolific songwriter and one-time Arkansas resident Joe Purdy returns to this state for a gig at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Purdy, who has recently been working on a project with acclaimed British songwriter Billy Bragg (and brought him to … Continue reading

Get jazzy in Eureka Springs

September 12th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Even if you don’t know much in the way of jazz music, you probably recognize the name Marsalis. Arguably the first family of contemporary American jazz, several family members perform music professionally. And two of the members of that family … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Jake Owen, Sept. 11 at the AMP

September 10th, 2014 at 9:19 am

Country singer Jake Owen recently opened up to Rolling Stone magazine about his desire to be taken seriously as a vocalist. He also shared details of his life with my colleague Allison Carter for a story we published on Friday … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: PlanetRAWK, Sept. 11 at Smoke & Barrel

September 9th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Describing their music as “alternative dirty South rock fusion,” the Atlanta band PlanetRAWK will visit Fayetteville on Thursday (Sept. 11). Balancing the line between hip hop and rock, the band credits acts such as The Deftones, Rage Against the Machine … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Yonder Harvest Fest schedule

September 8th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Railroad Earth’s song “Bird in the House” talks about a trapped bird wanting to get out. Want to get away from it all? Harvest Fest is a good option, and Railroad Earth and more than 50 other bands will perform … Continue reading

George’s books a few new shows

September 8th, 2014 at 10:59 am

Here’s Bear Hands performing a song called “Giants,” and the accompanying video has … images? I’m not sure what I just saw. It looks like a party. They play in Fayetteville in a few weeks. The Hogs — both academic … Continue reading

Mandolins and mountain bikes – This weekend in Bentonville

September 5th, 2014 at 10:51 am

Mountain bikes and music sound like a strange combination. But you don’t know for sure until you try it. You can sample both this weekend at the Slaughter Pen Jam, which melds bluegrass music on the Bentonville square with mountain … Continue reading