A Conversation with William Blackart and Adam Faucett
Earlier this month I spoke with Adam Faucett about his forthcoming record, “It Took the Shape of a Bird” (Last Chance Records). We’d just played a show together at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, and the next day he and his band — The Tall Grass — would set out... Read more
The Shindig Interview: Welles
About a year and a half ago, we did an interview with Nashvillian-by-way-of-Fayetteville musician Welles. Well (pun intended), a lot has happened with him since then. He released a well-received EP entitled Codeine last year. His debut full-length, Red Trees and White Trashes, dropped on Friday, June 15. He’s... Read more
The Shindig Interview: Crash Blossom
Fresh off their show last weekend at Nomads to commemorate the release of their stellar new EP “Harmonies” as well as a slew of other recent shows, Fayetteville’s Crash Blossom is gearing up for a full, busy summer schedule. They haven’t been together long, but things are moving quickly... Read more
The Shindig Interview: Drawing Blanks
Fayetteville transplants Drawing Blanks will be releasing Traceless, the first of a two part EP, on June 16th . Shindig caught up with the band to discuss what it was like starting out in Siloam Springs, the recording process of the new EP, and their experience playing Creekfest last... Read more
The Shindig Q&A with Mic Adams
Mic Adams, a Fayetteville-based rapper and Razorback fanatic, releases his debut album May 5th. This past week, Shindigmusic spoke with him about the LP and some of his upcoming plans. What has changed from your self-produced mixtape release to now releasing “Legacy”? Major changes. Let’s see. 1) Production; the... Read more
The Shindig Interview: Ghost Bones
Hot Spring’s “Post-Punk” export, Ghost Bones, have been wowing audiences with their danceable assault since 2014. Shindigmusic recently caught up with the band who’s latest album, Lipshifter, was one of the most anticipated releases of 2018. The band formed in 2014, how did everyone meet and come together as Ghost Bones? We... Read more
Sweet Sunshower: Chris Cornell In Memoriam
When Chris Cornell died on this day one year ago, we here at Shindigmusic were stunned and heartbroken. We move fast around here in an effort to keep up with this wonderful, evolving music scene we cover — but Cornell’s death pretty much stopped all of us in our... Read more
Backwoods Preview: Dalton Richmond Talks Music, Offers a Preview of His Backwoods Set
Dalton Richmond, known for his melodic bass music, and I met at Hero’s in Fort Smith during last Friday’s stormy afternoon, shortly after the tornado sirens shut off. We discussed his upcoming Backwoods Music Festival set, a new project in the works, and his own music, past and present.... Read more
Woody & Sunshine: The Shindig Interview
Woody & Sunshine, the picking duo from the Ozarks, gave Fayetteville a visit last month to preview their upcoming DOUBLE-EP release. Although the official release of the CD has been be delayed until Friday, during their performance at George’s Majestic Lounge they performed selections from the DOUBLE-EP, dubbed the... Read more
Nigel’s Notes:  The Chads, Groaners, and White Mansion at LaLaLand
Acts: The Chads/Groaners/White Mansion  Venue: LaLaLand   Proximity: Fayetteville, Arkansas Fayetteville – Having ventured out into the thick air of Saturday Night, I was as heavy as the skies with anticipation of what the DIY Scene of Fayetteville had in store for me? It felt like the atmosphere was about... Read more
Big Piph: The Shindig Interview
Rapper, speaker and philathropist Big Piph is a well-traveled ambassador of goodwill. In his music, he’s known to insert positive messages and good vibes into his lyrics, and in life, he intends to do the same. As a way to build upon this positivity, Piph spent the last month... Read more
Shindigmusic Podcast Episode 22: Caleb Ryan Martin
On this episode, Kim and Travis meet up at Puritan Coffee on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, AR to chat with Caleb Ryan Martin about his musical escapades and hitting the road playing music at a young age. Caleb is one of the hardest working musicians we know, thanks or coming... Read more
The Hawk Turns 83: Celebrating the Life and Music of Ronnie Hawkins
Today Ronnie “The Hawk” Hawkins turns 83. This article celebrates the life and sound of Fayetteville’s most prodigious son (sorry Bill). So crack open the crown and drink to the man who gave this city rock n roll.   The Man Most of us know Ronnie ‘The Hawk’ Hawkins from... Read more
Tim Storm: The Shindigmusic Interview
Coming Down From the Mountaintop: As He Readies for CWA Wrestle Raise IV, Former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tim Storm Reflects On His Career. The letters “NWA” mean different things to different people. In Arkansas, most people instantly associate them with Northwest Arkansas. Of course, there’s also the notorious,... Read more
Shindigmusic’s The Best Albums of 2017
It’s been another big year for music around the region and it produced a number of stellar releases from some of our favorite local artists. As 2017 draws to a close, we here at Shindigmusic would like to share our staff’s picks for the standout records over the year.... Read more
Get a Sneak Peek at ShindigmusicTV
We’ve been working on this with Fayetteville Public Television for quite some time. Check out the the first teaser of ShindigmusicTV below. Sneak Peek! Posted by Shindigmusic on Thursday, December 21, 2017 Read more
2017: A Year in Review
Arkansas lost two of its native sons this year — rockabilly legend Albert Austin “Sonny” Burgess, and country music superstar and arguably the most gifted musician the state ever birthed, Glen Campbell — but 2017 wasn’t all downcast. In fact, there were a lot of positives in the year... Read more
Episode 21 – Last Night Fayetteville & Moore Outdoors Benefit
On this episode we preview the hit event of the year, Last Night Fayetteville. LNF is the New Years Eve celebration to be at in Fayetteville each year. We discuss the entertainment and information for the event. We also preview the Moore Outdoors Benefit at George’s Majestic Lounge on... Read more
Shindigmusic Podcast Episode 20: TFP Podcast with The Alive
This episode is a SWAPCAST with the TFP Podcast with host Brian Pruitt. Kim Smootz said down with him at Nomad’s in Fayetteville and talked to Ft. Smith rock band The Alive! Be sure to check out the TFP podcast at the link below, as well as The Alive!... Read more
That Much Further North: Lucero’s Ben Nichols Balances His New Life as a Family Man with the Old Sound of his Early Records for Upcoming Tour, Next Album
Veteran rockers Lucero return to Northwest Arkansas this week for a two-night stand at George’s Majestic Lounge. The shows kick off their 2017 November Tour. The band spent the lion’s share of this year working on the follow-up to their 2015 release All A Man Should Do at legendary... Read more