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Concert review: Boston, Aug. 15 at the Walmart AMP

August 16th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Boston is a ‘Rock & Roll Band’ that came to ‘Party.’ They left a crowd of about 5,000 at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion ‘Feelin’ Satisfied. I’ll drop the puns now, but only because Boston provided many of their own … Continue reading

Young but ‘composed’: The annual Composer’s Showcase

August 8th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

How new is the newest band performing at the Composer’s Showcase on Saturday (Aug. 9) at George’s Majestic Lounge? So new they don’t yet have a name (or at least, didn’t have one at my deadline, that is). A group … Continue reading

On the way: Foster the People, Oct. 9 at the AMP

August 4th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

This song, “Coming of Age,” is by indie rockers Foster the People. The Walmart AMP is a very young venue still, but it managed to book this band for an October show. I’ve heard it 100 times. At least. ‘When … Continue reading

Concert review: Steely Dan, July 24 at the Walmart AMP

July 25th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

There are many bands on the “least cool” list. I’m not talking about the bands you avoid talking about in casual conversation. You know the ones — You’d never publicly declare fandom for Creed, Nickleback or, for a more contemporary … Continue reading

Miranda Lambert: “Platinum” album, “Platinum” tour, (almost) platinum sales

July 11th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Everything is coming up Platinum for Miranda Lambert. That’s the name of her most recent album, which currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. It’s also the color of her hair, as she discusses in the title … Continue reading

Dan Tyminski on unions — Union Station, and one with Avicii

July 4th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Dan Tyminski did not know what to make of Swedish EDM act Avicii. That’s to be expected — Tyminski is a wildly talented multi-instrumentalist who operates in the bluegrass world, and Avicii is one of the most popular draws in … Continue reading

Concert review — Darius Rucker, June 20 at the AMP

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:17 am

If you count a Hootie & the Blowfish song performed by the modern incarnation of Darius Rucker as a cover song, then nearly half of his 20-song set was not his own material. Of course, if you consider them a … Continue reading

The Yellowjackets all jazzed up again

June 20th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

In his 30-plus years of membership in the jazz band The Yellowjackets, keyboard player Russell Ferrante has watched the turnstile move. Several members have come and gone, and he’s the only original member. With each subtraction and resulting inclusion, the … Continue reading

Darius Rucker prepared to rock you (like a wagon wheel)

June 20th, 2014 at 10:39 am

The mutual respect between Old Crow Medicine Show and Darius Rucker is quite evident. A little more than a year ago, I asked Old Crow Medicine Show vocalist and fiddle player Ketch Secor about having the song “Wagon Wheel” turned … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: John Elliott, two local gigs

June 13th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Among the stops on storyteller John Elliott’s current tour are two in Northwest Arkansas. Elliott performs Sunday (June 15) night at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville alongside Smokey & The Mirror and on Tuesday (June 17) at the Ozark Mountain … Continue reading