THE LIVE REVIEW: Jenny Lewis at George’s Majestic Lounge
As recently predicted right here on Shindigmusic, Jenny Lewis’s performance at George’s on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, was nothing short of incredible! If her improvised lyrics during set closer “Acid Tongue” are to be believed, she’s “been down to Fayetteville and dropped acid on her tongue.” Lewis’s performance was certainly powerful enough... Read more
Helmet Barrels Into George’s to Deliver Hit-Packed Set
Well, that was fun. And loud. Alt-metal pioneers Helmet dropped by George’s Majestic Lounge on Friday to deliver a heavy dose of rock — and by our account, the nearly-capacity crowd ate it all up. The band, led by founding member and primary songwriter, vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton,... Read more
The Live Review: Chicago, REO Speedwagon Ride Storm Out, Deliver Killer Sets at AMP Show
Chicago’s music is timeless. You’re likely to recite on cue the lyrics to classics like “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday in the Park,” or “Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?,”  but even the band’s lesser known work still holds just as much culture. The same can... Read more
Chris Stapleton at the Amp
Outlaw country stars Brent Cobb and Chris Stapleton sandwiched the rhinestone-boot-wearing Nashville country great Marty Stuart at the Amp on Friday, June 22, letting us forget about what’s happening in pop country today. Cobb, the Georgia born singer-songwriter took the stage first for a heavy-hitting, 30-minute set. While his recently released... Read more
The Live Review: DAVE MATTHEWS BAND at the AMP
  Dave Matthews Band packed out the Walmart AMP in Rogers, AR this past steamy Wednesday, May 30th. The band of almost thirty years featured the majority of their original members including Dave Matthews (vocals and acoustic guitar), Stefan Lessard (bass), Carter Beauford (drums and vocals). This line-up also... Read more
Primus Sucks at The AMP
Primus, Mastodon, and All Them Witches played Saturday night as part of their ongoing national tour together and kicking off the 2018 edition of the Cox Concert Series at the Walmart AMP. If you’re not familiar with the culture of Primus fandom, fear not. Shindigmusic has not descended into... Read more
Have You Seen Mulberry Mountain? A Backwoods 2018 Review
We have arrived. Its Friday, April, 20, 2018, and Mulberry Mountain Lodging has some visitors. The wait is finally over. The sun is peeking out through the clouds, the cars are lined up, tents, canopies and vehicles have started to form small communities in the trees and luscious green... Read more
LIVE REVIEW: Dr. Dog with Kyle Craft at George’s Majestic Lounge
Dr. Dog made their triumphant return to George’s Majestic Lounge on Monday, and were greeted by an enthusiastic, packed house who were thrilled to have the band perform for them. “Wow, there’s quite a lot of you here,” co-frontman Scott McMicken said affectionately, as he addressed the house in... Read more
Flux Festivals: Arkansas’ Best Kept Not-So-Secret- Cosmic Flux 2018
Deep in the heart of Central Arkansas lies a small, but growing, DIY art and music community known as the Flux Family. Through four shows a year, previously five, at Cadron Creek Outfitters in Greenbrier, as well as smaller events in Little Rock along the way, Flux has cultivated... Read more
Concert Review: Foo Fighters Deliver Rollicking Set in Tulsa (Nov. 15)
Like most every other pleasure in life, the best things get better with age. That theory holds true for one of rock-n-roll’s most elder of statesmen, Foo Fighters, who logged a nearly three hour set of pure rock splendor in Tulsa on Wednesday night. The alt-rock juggernauts — fronted... Read more
CONCERT REVIEW: Ryan Adams Delivers at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre (Sept. 30)
Ryan Adams got cozy and comfortable in Memphis on Saturday (Sept. 30). Surrounded by a simple, visually pleasing stage set up of oversized amplifiers, old, staticky televisions stacked on top of one another, and a backdrop of projected, dimly lit stars, Adams and his backing group the Unknown Band... Read more
KISS Rules With Classic Rock Spectacle at The Arkansas Music Pavilion
The KISSWORLD 2017 tour rolled into the Arkansas Music Pavilion Thursday night. Blood was spat, fire was breathed, and platforms were lifted high. It’s safe to say the world’s greatest rock and roll circus delivered all the spectacle and bombast one could handle from the nearly 45-year-old musical experience that is... Read more
CONCERT REVIEW: Ben Folds at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa (8/28)
There has always been mutual admiration and respect between Ben Folds and his fans and the piano man got the rock star treatment in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom on Monday night. From the moment Folds stepped on stage at the venerable venue at a stop on his “Paper Airplanes... Read more
The Occupation Of Terminus
From the opening drama of ‘Dead Head’ to the final notes of ‘Papillion’, Terminus came not to entertain but to put you on your ass. The progressive rock quartet from Fayetteville stood proud and delivered an explosive set that most local bands are simply unable to pull off. The definition... Read more