Category Archives: Wakarusa

Wakarusa announces several new artists for 2014 lineup

February 28th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

The Black Cadillacs play “Classic Fool.” Don’t be a fool — check out some of the newly named acts for Wakarusa. Wakarusa promises lineup spots to various artists who win battle of the bands-style competitions in cities surrounding the festivals … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Uncle Lucius, Feb. 27 at George’s

February 26th, 2014 at 9:37 am

On a tour that will take them through Texas and includes stops in Missouri and Illinois, Uncle Lucius will offer their take on modern Americana to a Fayetteville crowd. The Dallas Observer newspaper called the band’s song “Keep The Wolves … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with The Floozies and more

January 24th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Welcome back to Friday morning, where we collectively pine for a short, hassle-free workday and the festivities to come. About those festivities — You perhaps needed act earlier if you weren’t already making plans for The Floozies. The electronica duo … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Wakarusa lineup

January 21st, 2014 at 1:17 pm

The full Wakarusa lineup is out, of course. We’ve issued blog posts naming the bands following each announcement. Now that we know who is coming to Mulberry Mountain from June 5-8 and have slept on the idea, it’s time to … Continue reading

The final installment of the Wakarusa lineup, including String Cheese Incident

January 16th, 2014 at 10:08 am

Above, The String Cheese Incident perform “Joyful Sound.” There will be plenty of joyful sounds at Wakarusa this year, with several of them by SCI. For years, the comments and requests that bombarded the Wakarusa social media pages maintained a … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Waka Winter Classic, Jan. 16 at George’s

January 14th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Even as the Wakarusa lineup continues to be announced, the annual music festival is seeking more talent. They’ll invite several more bands courtesy of the contests known collectively as the Waka Winter Classic, which puts winners on Waka stages. The … Continue reading

Wakarusa announces second round of artists

January 9th, 2014 at 10:07 am

There are few bands stranger than The Flaming Lips. Which makes them a perfect fit for festivals. Here’s the band performing at Coachella several years ago. They’ll return to Wakarusa in 2014. There was just a touch — just a … Continue reading

And the first round of Wakarusa artists includes…

January 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 am

Here’s Dr. Dog talking about a “Phenomenon.” Wakarusa is quite the phenomenon, and we know a little bit about this year’s lineup courtesy of a recent announcement. Wakarusa always teases us like this. They introduce the lineup in three parts, … Continue reading

The best Northwest Arkansas concerts of 2013

December 24th, 2013 at 10:33 am

“Rock Me Mama Anyway You Feel,” Old Crow Medicine Show sing in “Wagon Wheel.” There were plenty of ways to rock in Northwest Arkansas this year. One of the great perks of being a music journalist is seeing lots of … Continue reading

Somewhat educated guesses for Wakarusa 2014

December 23rd, 2013 at 11:21 am

Pardon me while I make some wild guesses about which bands might play Wakarusa in 2014. Above, the Arctic Monkeys play “Do I Wanna Know?” And, yes, I want to know the lineup for the festival. Every year, Wakarusa officials … Continue reading