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The weekend in live music, with Paper Moon Shiners and more

September 11th, 2015 at 5:03 am

I remember this weekend last year. I know because I ran the Winslow Half Marathon. And I remember it because because I had trained in the heat all summer, and, like magic — POW — fall arrived overnight. It was about … Continue reading

In the Still of the Night – Whitesnake takes on the Walmart AMP

August 14th, 2015 at 11:21 am

You know Whitesnake. They’ve got the megahits “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “Here We Go Again.” If you ever listen to classic rock radio, you’ve heard those songs 100 times. You probably also know Deep Purple. They … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Steve Miller Band and more

May 15th, 2015 at 5:03 am

  Sorry if I’m a bit preoccupied today. You see, my girlfriend is flying home right how — right now! — after a three-week teaching assignment in China. I hope the big ol “Jet Airliner” helps her “Fly Like an Eagle” … Continue reading

A new springtime tradition: The Springtime of Youth Festival

April 17th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

With a name that comes from a line in the University of Arkansas’ alma mater, the new Springtime of Youth festival debuts this weekend. Music begins at 5 p.m. today in the parking lot just east of Baum Stadium in … Continue reading

On the way to Austin: About a million bands, some of which pass through NWA

March 13th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Swearing at Motorists performing at last year’s SxSW event. No official word on if they’ll actually swear at other motorists as they depart from a Fayetteville show. Caution: The video is safe for work, but wonderfully rowdy. It’s South by … Continue reading

The 10 Best Albums of 2014

December 30th, 2014 at 8:51 am

In the excellent book/movie “High Fidelity,” record store owner and music elitist Rob ponders which came first — his love of sad songs, or his sadness, which led him to liking songs of a similar mindset. “Did I listen to … Continue reading

Thunder on the Mountain announces second round of artists

December 12th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

This song is by Carrie Underwood, and it’s called “See You Again.” We can say the same thing about Thunder on the Mountain, which returns June 26-28 on Mulberry Mountain in rural Franklin County. Underwood is on this year’s lineup. … Continue reading

Jazz up your Christmas

December 5th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Holiday songs might sound easy to play, with those beautiful, easy-to-recall melodies. But that’s far from the truth, says accomplished saxophone player Ted Nash. He has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for 16 years, and he says the … Continue reading

Christmas with Clint Black

December 3rd, 2014 at 1:49 pm

There’s a distinction between a “Christmas” concert and a “Christmastime” concert. It might be a slight one, but it’s one Clint Black wants to make. A Christmas concert would probably only feature Christmas songs. He’s more familiar with the latter … 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