September 6, 2018 – Welles Releases Animated Video, Arkansauce Headlines Pesto Fest, New Music from Deadbird, Tape Dad, and The Rio’s Announce New LP
FEATURED EX-FAYETTEVILLE ROCKER, FORMER STATE SENATOR JON WOODS SENTENCED Fayetteville – Jon Woods, a former Republican Arkansas State Senator from Springdale, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in federal prison for fraud and money laundering charges. Local CBS affiliate KFSM reports that Woods, 41, received the sentence for organizing and... Read more
September 5, 2018 – JBGB, Terminus Cassette Release, Bike Rack Records Documentary, Elise Davis Live and New Music from GOON DES GARCONS
FEATURED JBGB APPROVED FOR MORE CONCERTS Fayetteville – The JBGB recently received approval from the Fayetteville City Council to allow the Fayetteville restaurant/venue to host additional concerts throughout the rest of 2018. Earlier this year, the Northwest Arkansas hot spot faced a bit of criticism from local residents for violations surrounding it’s... Read more
September 3, 2018 – Deadbird Returns, Handmade Moments Record Daytrotter Session, New Season of Verses, New Spotify Releases
FEATURED TEN HIGH READIES NEW 7″ RELEASE; GONERFEST 15 APPEARANCE  Fayetteville– Ten High have announced a brand new 7″ release for September. The band recently teamed up with Chicago based “What’s for Breakfast Records” to record the single  “Slackjaw Gaze b/w No Waves.” The 7″ will be released on both red... Read more
AUGUST 31, 2018 – Levon Helm Memorial, Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo on KNWA, Dazz & Brie Tour Details, Bonnie Montgomery on Idle Class Podcast, and a New Video from Big Piph
FEATURED LEVON HELM’s BOYHOOD HOME ADDED TO HISTORIC REGISTER Marvell– Levon Helm’s childhood home has been added to Arkansas’ Register of Historic Places, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. The home, where Helm lived with his family from 1941 to about 1946, was originally located in the small community of Turkey Scratch, but was... Read more
August 30, 2018 – AMP Fest Lineup, Martin Bemberg in Antifa Documentary, New Music from Thonio, and Details on the Resurrection Music Festival
FEATURED AMP FEST LINEUP TO FEATURE DAZZ & BRIE, GOOSE, and JAMIE LOU & THE HULLABALOO Rogers– AMP Fest organizers have announce the final details for the 2018 edition at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. The Mainstage Lounge – presented by Samsung and located on the Walmart AMP’s main stage –... Read more
August 29, 2018 – Natural Land Cancels, Shawn James Hits #1, Elise Davis New Album Details, Louis Jordan Memorial Highway
FEATURED NATURAL LAND FESTIVAL CANCELS Alexander– Following the loss of 7 artists that were set to appear at this years event, Natural Land Camping and Music Festival have decided to call it quits. The festival announced via Facebook their decision to cancel the 3-day event. “To our Natural Land... Read more
THE SHINDIG INTERVIEW: Dave Morris of The Inner Party
Fayetteville rockers The Inner Party are readying the release of their second full-length LP, “Darker,” and will host a corresponding release party for the record on Friday at Smoke & Barrel. “Darker” is the band’s first album since 2015 and a lot has happened in the interim to make... Read more
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