Album Review: Drawing Blanks / Traceless
Drawing Blanks – Traceless EP Indie Release Shindig Rating: 8.5 With the opening flurry of guitar notes on Drawing Blank’s Traceless EP, it’s apparent that what follows will be a ferociously engaging listening experience. Their unique sound hits the ears in such a way that doesn’t mimic, but conjures... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: White Mansion Dazzles with ‘Everything In This Room Falls’
WHITE MANSION – Everything In This Room Falls Indie Release Shindig Rating: 9.0 Fayetteville synth-rockers White Mansion have been kicking around the Northwest Arkansas DIY scene since their experimental 2015 self-titled release. Comprised of vocalist Dusty Domino, guitarist Travis Keymar, keyboard wizard Andy Wade, and the rhythm section of bassist Jim Looper and... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW Jonteal’s Aquatica
Jon Jackson, the Fayetteville electronic producer formerly known as Atta, has released his first EP by his new stage name, Jonteal. The EP, titled Aquatica, features three new tracks. Jon discussed the transition from Atta to Jonteal, his influences, and future plans on the Episode 26 of the Shindigmusic Podcast... Read more
Weirdbois – I C O N I C Wants You To Have A Happy Valentine’s Day Listening To Their Debut
In the 20th Century, music was by and large described in broad strokes via genres like rock, country, rap, jazz, metal, etc. In the 21st Century, it’s all about them microgenres. I C O N I C, the latest release from wide spectrum music clearinghouse Let’s Talk Figures (LTF),... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: The “Power is in the Subtleties” On Flintwick Debut EP
Central Arkansas producer and DJ Brady Cagle, who goes by the pseudonym Flintwick, dropped his debut EP “Whiskers,” this past Friday. Though it’s hard to define Flintwick’s unique style, you may fancy this EP if you’re a fan of producers like Thriftworks, Tipper, and Bassnectar. Don’t expect explosive bass... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: Dylan Earl’s ‘New Country To Be’ Out Friday Has the Sound That Built Nashville
When did mainstream country music become so bad? When did it turn from icons like Cash, Jones, Strait and Ledoux to the likes of Florida-Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan? I think we can all agree that the latest batch of Nashville cronies is leading the vote for... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: Pallbearer Delivers Doom For The Masses
By Justin Bates Pallbearer‘s proclivity to combine profound gloom and melancholy with a primal heaviness is a recipe for success and its one they’ve mastered over the years. The band has teased us a little over the past several weeks, releasing a couple of singles in the lead-up to... Read more