Tag Archives: The Lightbulb Club

A celebration of old and new: 25 years of The Lightbulb Club

September 26th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

My history at The Lightbulb Club is a short one, relatively speaking. I moved to Fayetteville in the summer of 2006; the old JR’s Lightbulb Club had already closed and moved next door, rebranded as just The Lightbulb Club. It … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Tomten and more

September 5th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I don’t make it to every show I write about here, you know. It’s a lot of music, and people have to sleep sometimes. But I at least try to make it to something every week, and I usually do. … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Native Lights, July 30 at Lightbulb Club

July 29th, 2014 at 11:31 am

Convening midwinter in an abandoned, unheated cattle auction house, Oklahoma band Native Lights recorded its debut album in a week’s time with minimalism in mind. The band describes its sound as “alt-shoegaze,” and the current tour brings Native Lights to … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Protomartyr and more

May 30th, 2014 at 5:03 am

I just read a New York Times article discussing blight in Detroit. It’s a pretty harrowing piece — perhaps 30 percent of buildings in the city need to be torn down. And 90 percent of publicly owned parcels are considered … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Blue October and more

April 11th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Last weekend, Northwest Arkansas had the blues. This weekend will be ‘blue’ as well, but in a much different way. Texas-based modern rock band Blue October has released modern rock radio hits such as “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean” … Continue reading

The weekend in live music, with Pagiins and more

March 28th, 2014 at 5:03 am

It’s the last weekend of Spring Break for Arkansas schools. That includes the University of Arkansas, and who knows where the students are right now? They aren’t in Fayetteville — my drive to and from work has taken a lot … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Har Mar Superstar, March 10 at Lightbulb Club

March 7th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Disclaimer: This show is gonna get weird. Like really weird. Like topless male hipsters dancing around to soul tunes and someone selling T-shirts for his candidacy for fake mayor weird. It’s all instigated by Sean Tillmann, better known by his … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Angel Olsen, Feb. 23 at The Lightbulb Club

February 21st, 2014 at 2:07 pm

There’s buzz, then there’s what Angel Olsen is experiencing right now. If she only knew, that is. The acclaimed songwriter has been a darling of the Internet in recent weeks, with positive press from Pitchfork and the like and a … Continue reading

The weekend in music, with Abram Shook and more

January 17th, 2014 at 5:03 am

Hello, sweet weekend. I promise to enjoy your out-of-office comforts. And I suspect I’ll see a little live music, too. What’s happening on the stages in Northwest Arkansas this weekend? Here’s a few choices: Perhaps better known as the touring … Continue reading

Soon in tunes: Jack of Heart, Jan. 16 at Lightbulb Club

January 13th, 2014 at 11:47 am

Jack of Heart performs “Wicked Guy.” The band’s show on Thursday could be a wicked good time. Anyone what to see some French psychedelic rock? Thought so. Thursday (Jan. 16) may be your one and only chance this year. That’s … Continue reading