Category Archives: Music Industry News

The weekend in live music, with Catherine Russell and more

April 18th, 2014 at 5:03 am

It’s Spring. How do we know, other than the calendar date? Well, Springfest arrives this weekend. And according to my most recent check of the Weather Channel, every day in the 10-day forecast gets into the 70-degree range. Speaking of … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Backroad Anthem, April 17 at Powerhouse

April 17th, 2014 at 9:31 am

Country pop band Backroad Anthem, back in the area fresh off a regional tour, will open the Party on the Patio season at Powerhouse Seafood and Grill with a 7:30 p.m. show today (April 17). The outdoor Thursday night series … Continue reading

On the way — The Head & The Heart, May 1 at the Washington County Fairgrounds

April 16th, 2014 at 10:11 am

The Head & The Heart sing “Down in the Valley.” They’re coming to our valley on May 1. [Update at 12:58 p.m. April 16: The Office of Student Activities website now includes details about the ticket sale for the general … Continue reading

On the way — Steely Dan, July 24 at the Walmart AMP

April 15th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Steely Dan had this philosophy about touring: “Do It Again.” They’ll bring their newest tour to Rogers this summer. Classic rockers Steely Dan announced a comprehensive North American tour yesterday, and there’s a familiar name on the list. The band … Continue reading

Dates for Yonder’s Harvest Fest announced

April 15th, 2014 at 10:27 am

Yonder’s Harvest Festival is certainly a bluegrass and Americana event, but it also attracts bands such as Beats Antique, who are captured performing at last year’s festival in the video above. It’s safe to say it’s a very diverse event. … Continue reading

Women rock — and make pop, folk, blues and more

April 11th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Local folk/blues/rock/many other genres band Big Bad Gina have rounded up some of their touring friends and brought them to Fayetteville. The second annual Amazon Music Festival takes place Saturday at the Guesthouse International Hotel in Fayetteville. Emceed by Trish … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Blue October and more

April 11th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Last weekend, Northwest Arkansas had the blues. This weekend will be ‘blue’ as well, but in a much different way. Texas-based modern rock band Blue October has released modern rock radio hits such as “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” … Continue reading

On the Way — The Secret Sisters, late August at the Fayetteville Roots Festival

April 9th, 2014 at 11:27 am

In what I believe is a blog first, here’s a “Hunger Games” reference. It comes with a strong message — according to The Secret Sisters, “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder.” They contributed that track to the soundtrack of the uber popular … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Joe Nichols, April 8 at the Walton Arts Center

April 8th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Country musician Joe Nichols started his career more than a decade ago. He’s renewed it with the recent success of the song “Sunny and 75.” The Rogers-born musician will return to the area for a Tuesday night (April 8) show … Continue reading

Two days of the blues

April 7th, 2014 at 11:15 am

I caught the blues this weekend. This was an intentional act. The Blues in the Natural State Festival took over Dickson Street on Friday and Saturday (April 4-5). In the process, more than a dozen blues artists performed at venues … Continue reading