Tag Archives: The Black Keys

Two regional music festivals announce lineups

March 4th, 2013 at 9:21 am

The Black Keys don’t perform in sweaty clubs very often any more. Instead, they headline festivals. The song above is “Little Black Submarines.” Late last week, two music festivals in our region announced their lineups. Memphis in May, or more … Continue reading

The best albums of 2011

December 25th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

After 11 1/2 months of listening to some pretty solid albums, here are my thoughts on the best albums of the year. I recently lamented I was having a difficult time deciding on a top record — there were a … Continue reading

Kevin Kinder’s favorite albums of 2010

December 31st, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Choosing the best albums of the year is an imperfect science, and it’s not easy. I realize my music-listening deficiencies, most notably, that I don’t listen to much rap or country. And I further realize that there aren’t a lot … Continue reading

Recapping 2010: The Best Concerts in Northwest Arkansas

December 29th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I was lucky enough to go to my share of concerts this year, both here in Northwest Arkansas and elsewhere. Although I did see some great shows outside of this area (Pavement, The National, Eric Clapton, Conan, The Avett Brothers, … Continue reading

Grammy goodness at a venue near you

December 6th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Those who went to Wakarusa got to see this treat, the song “Tighten Up” by The Black Keys. Northwest Arkansas often has a representative or two on the list for Grammy Nominees, but that doesn’t appear to be the case … Continue reading

The best of the year in music (so far)

July 6th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Above, Matt Berninger of the The National sings that “there’s no saving anything” during the song “Runaway,” which is on the group’s excellent new album “High Violet.” But you can save your year if you dig into some good new … Continue reading

Recapping Wakarusa

June 7th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

It’s over. There were 20,000 some people, about 150 bands and nearly 250 sets of music. There were bears in the campsites (I’ve seen a photo), campfire jams and plenty of sun (almost too much). Wakarusa, the four-day music event … Continue reading

Wakarusa bands, Day 3

June 6th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

All photos by Kevin Kinder

Wakarusa's biggest night: A recap of day three's music

June 6th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Saturday was expected to be the big day. The big artists. The day of big attendance. The day of the heaviest excesses. And? It was one big party. The Wakarusa Festival continued into Saturday with artists such as Widespread Panic, … Continue reading

Countdown to Wakarusa: T-minus two weeks

May 20th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Wakarusa mainstage act The Black Keys released a new album, “Brothers,” on May 18. It contains the song above, “Tighten Up.” Also, The Black Keys are awesome. If you have little interest in the Wakarusa Festival and the 100 some … Continue reading