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Phases of the Moon Festival has been canceled

September 2nd, 2015 at 12:12 pm

The Phases of the Moon Festival has been canceled before it ever got started. The event, which announced a move to Mulberry Mountain in Arkansas after one year in Illinois, was scheduled to take place in mid-October, the same weekend … Continue reading

A programming note regarding 3B Radio

August 7th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

As many of you know, I do a guest spot each Friday afternoon on 3B Radio with Branden and Bailey. Or if you don’t know, you do now. It’s a weekly look at the upcoming entertainment options for the weekend, sort … Continue reading

Farewell, blues boy

May 15th, 2015 at 10:17 am

B.B. King says that “Every Day I Have The Blues.” The world got a little bluer today. B.B. King died Thursday. He was 89. When the words “hospice care” showed up in recent coverage of B.B. King‘s health, I did … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Joe Nichols, April 2 in Fort Smith

March 30th, 2015 at 10:17 am

Rogers native Joe Nichols keeps making himself relevant. His first No. 1 country single, “Brokenheartsville,” was released in 2003. His most recent, “Yeah,” came out just last year. Along the way, there are four other chart toppers and several more … Continue reading

Come say hello (and see some music and have a beverage)

January 20th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

My reporting preferences go like this: in-person chats are always best. Phone conversations are second best. Email interviews are a very distant third. And heaven forbid I have to resort to getting answers via text message some day, although I … Continue reading

Some notes on the new Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

January 12th, 2015 at 8:09 am

You may have noticed a change from your newspaper today. A big change, in fact. As of this morning, the four metro daily newspapers of the region and the Democrat-Gazette’s regional daily consolidated into one new entity: The Northwest Arkansas … Continue reading

Giving thanks this Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2014 at 11:21 am

There’s not much to talk about in the live music world right now. So, instead, here’s to hoping you’ll get a little free time with family in the next few days. Thank you all so much for reading this blog, … Continue reading

How to get listed on (or interact with) this blog

August 25th, 2014 at 11:47 am

‘Do You’ like local live music? You’ve come to the right place. Thanks for finding us. Also, why music from the band Spoon? Why not? They’re great. If you’re new to town (hello new U of A students!) welcome to … Continue reading

Clear day, clear agenda: Wakarusa’s busy third day

June 8th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

The Thursday and Friday events at Wakarusa are all a precursor to the Saturday night shenanigans. And with clear skies over Mulberry Mountain on this particular Saturday (June 7) and a big draw for a headliner, it turned into perhaps … Continue reading

Soon in tunes — Keller Williams, March 6 at George’s

March 5th, 2014 at 10:33 am

The prolific guitarist and touring artist Keller Williams has appeared many times at George’s Majestic Lounge, but not like this. For the first half of Thursday (March 6)’s show, he’ll perform solo. In the second set, he’ll be joined by … Continue reading