Category Archives: NWA Music News

Soon in tunes: Ben Miller Band, Nov. 26 at George’s

November 25th, 2014 at 9:49 am

Those looking to dance away some room for Thanksgiving dinner might consider a Wednesday night (Nov. 26) show at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. That’s the venue for the Joplin, Mo., neo-traditionalists Ben Miller Band, a trio that in August … Continue reading

A glance at the Arkansas Music Pavilion’s inaugural season

November 24th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

In a message to potential sponsors, Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion officials unveiled some attendance figures for the concluded 2014 concert season. In short, a lot of people visited the new venue in Rogers during its first year. Seventeen musical acts … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Sevendust and more

November 21st, 2014 at 5:03 am

Last weekend’s snow is gone (if it ever really arrived). This weekend’s rain is here, or almost here. And, this weekend’s live music is almost here, too. It starts about 6 p.m. at George’s Majestic Lounge, like it always does. … Continue reading

Blooming: The growth of The Black Lillies

November 19th, 2014 at 11:33 am

The Black Lillies have hit an important threshold in the career arc of the band. The members now command enough of a crowd — and enough of a paycheck — that the Tennessee-based band can fly out for a gig … Continue reading

Jeremy Bonham memorial service planned for tonight

November 18th, 2014 at 9:17 am

The Fayetteville music community lost a good one on Thursday (Nov. 13) when it lost Jeremy Bonham. He was 31. I met Bonham several times, and he played with many of the area’s popular rock bands over the years — … Continue reading

Small instrument, big sound: Jake Shimabukuro and the ukelele

November 14th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Ukeleles are cute. Particularly in the world of folk pop music, the ukelele is something that adds a little brightness or color to a song, but rarely serves as the leading attraction. But when Jake Shimabukuro plays his ukelele, it’s … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Dirty Guv’nahs and more

November 14th, 2014 at 5:03 am

All anyone wants to talk about is the weather. And I get it. It’s cold. But, it’s not as cold as it is in say, Denver, and we wouldn’t normally complain about mid-20s temperatures, unless they directly followed 70 degree … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Galactic, Nov. 13 at George’s

November 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Louisiana band Galactic brings its signature brand of funk/hip hop/electronica to Arkansas for a show on Thursday (Nov. 13) at George’s Majestic Lounge. The musicians’ latest album, “Carnivale Electricos,” is befitting of the Mardi Gras parties of their native New … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Dead Indian, Nov. 12 at George’s

November 11th, 2014 at 11:43 am

Dead Indian is very much alive and will prove it this week when the Fayetteville rock trio releases its new album. “When We Live” debuts Wednesday (Nov. 12) night at a release party at George’s Majestic Lounge. Joining the band … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Jonathan Byrd, Nov. 10 at Eureka House Concerts

November 10th, 2014 at 11:23 am

Songwriter Jonathan Byrd hails from another Fayetteville – the one in North Carolina. But he’s been through this region several times, and he returns for a show today (Nov. 10) at Eureka House Concerts. Byrd is known for his traditional … Continue reading