Category Archives: Music Industry News

Building a bond: The Wood Brothers, multiple sets in Fayetteville

August 29th, 2014 at 10:23 am

Chris Wood had his own thing going, and going well at that. He is a member of the touted avant-garde music makers Medeski Martin and Wood. Oliver Wood has his own thing going, too. He earned a reputation as a … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with the Boxcar Bandits and more

August 29th, 2014 at 5:03 am

A friend of mine recently told me she had to work on Labor Day. I’m aghast. I hope you don’t have to work this weekend. Or if you do, I hope it’s like me, and it involves covering live music … Continue reading

The Top 7 shows at the upcoming Fayetteville Roots Festival

August 28th, 2014 at 9:39 am

The Fayetteville Roots Festival is great on many levels, not the least of which is how little competition is present. What do I mean by that? Aside from after about 11 p.m. each evening, there isn’t much in the way … Continue reading

Still growing — The Fayetteville Roots Festival returns Aug. 28

August 27th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Moving the Fayetteville Roots Festival main stage from its recent home at the Walton Arts Center would take effort in any circumstance. Moving it to a smaller venue with just a month’s notice is an even bigger ordeal. But that … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Chucky Waggs, Aug. 29 at Chelsea’s

August 26th, 2014 at 11:17 am

Chucky Waggs performs the song “The Bottom” from a previous recording. Chucky Waggs, a.k.a. Charles Adam Wagner, has been playing Americana on the road for about a decade as part of Mountain Sprout and other bands. Waggs also records music … Continue reading

Making a (second) home: Andy Frasco’s love of Fayetteville

August 22nd, 2014 at 1:21 pm

If there’s one specific thing that made Andy Frasco love Fayetteville, he won’t say. Or doesn’t say. But about six years ago as a 20-year-old musical rookie, he made a stop here at a music venue that now serves as … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Building 429 and more

August 22nd, 2014 at 5:03 am

Sorry for the slightly sappy and vaguely political post here, but I feel obligated. It’s been a tough week for journalists, both in the United States and abroad. You’ve probably seen the news stories, and I won’t share them again. … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: DEERPEOPLE, Aug. 20 at Lightbulb Club

August 19th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I wasn’t sure which DEERPEOPLE song to include with this post. Then I noticed the band has a song called “Impala Abdul.” Dilemma over. Want some credentials? Oklahoma’s DEERPEOPLE have performed with fellow indie acts such as Vampire Weekend, Ty … Continue reading

Let’s go see Boston (the band)

August 15th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

If someone tells you they’re going to Boston tonight (Aug. 15), don’t naturally assume the city in Massachusetts. That’s because the rock band of the same name from that very city is coming to Northwest Arkansas. They play tonight at … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Foley’s Van and more

August 15th, 2014 at 5:03 am

If you’re ever awake at the time these weekend posts go live (just after 5 a.m. CDT on Fridays), you’re a step ahead of everyone else. And you already know this important fact — it’s the weekend. To those of … Continue reading