THE LIVE REVIEW: A Symphony of Stars
The Walmart AMP is still located right off I-49 exit 82, but last Saturday it was taken to a galaxy far, far away, if only for one night, as it hosted Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert. And yes, it was exactly what it sounds like – a... Read more
The Live Review: Dubstep Pioneer Rusko Rocks George’s
Icons of southern culture for nearly five decades, with more than 30 million albums sold during their career, the band Rolling Stone called “one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time,” Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) graced the Arkansas Music Pavilion stage for their final bow. With timeless... Read more
THE LIVE REVIEW: Ringo Starr Rocks the AMP with a Little Help from His Friends
Rogers – Peace and love was the message Sunday night as Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band brought 60s nostalgia to full flower-power glory at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. It’s been a tremendous season at the AMP this year with huge shows from Janet Jackson, Slayer, and Weezer just to name a... Read more
THE LIVE REVIEW: Pearl Jam Get Nostalgic, Sentimental at Wrigley Show
Pearl Jam is a religion. And Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Boom Gaspar, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder split duties as the messiah. Church was in session Saturday in Chicago at one of the most revered cathedrals in baseball — Wrigley Field. As the legion of Pearl Jam... Read more
Thrash Metal Turns the AMP up to 11: Slayer Leads a Legion of Legends to Glory One Last Time
It’s been a truly remarkable, next level summer at the Walmart AMP and it’s also been Shindigmusic’s pleasure to bring you coverage of all these greats show. Out of all the big name acts we’ve had the privilege of seeing this summer, perhaps none is more singular – or... Read more
THE LIVE REVIEW: G-Eazy Brings “Endless Summer Tour” to the AMP
After 14 shows and 14 different cities, G-Eazy’s Endless Summer Tour made it’s way to the Walmart AMP with a mind blowing performance. G-Eazy had fans in a vibe I haven’t seen in a long time, and I must say the wait and anticipation for this show was well... Read more
Coheed and Cambria Man Their Battle Stations and Blow the AMP Away!
The AMP’s hosted a lot great shows, especially this year. As we outlined in our Summer Concert Series Preview , there are a lot of cool things happening and we were particularly excited about the Coheed and Cambria/Taking Back Sunday show. Well, it finally happened this past Tuesday night and... Read more
Generation X-cellent: Weezer and the Pixies are as Vital as Ever at the AMP
It was a great night for Generation X at the AMP this past Sunday as Weezer and the Pixies rolled through NWA as part of their summer co-headlining tour. Although both bands are still active (and Weezer is actually enjoying one of the biggest hits of their career, their... Read more
Live Notes: Halsey at The AMP
As the sun began to set over the Ozark mountains last Friday evening, 8,000 people crowded into the gates of the massive venue. As someone who had not yet been exposed to the music of opener Jessie Reyez, I was taken aback from the first moment she sang to... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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