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
Holy Smokes! to Release “Framework” in February
The release of their much anticipated full-length debut studio album, Framework, next month will be a big moment for Holy Smokes!. The Fort Smith indie-punkers have performed a run of shows and released a couple of singles and accompanying videos to build excitement for the follow-up to their 2016... 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
The Vine Brothers Featured Artists Series Presents: Grassfed “Barnstormer”
The Vine Brothers latest installment of their Featured Artist Series features Grassfed (Kansas City). Check out the video below which was filmed in Monte Ne, Arkansas. Read more
Stream Drawing Blanks New Single “Blood On My Hands”
Fayetteville’s Drawing Blanks have released a brand new single titled Blood On My Hands on Soundcloud. You can stream it below. 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
Last Night Fayetteville Unveils Activity Map
Last Night Fayetteville, Arkansas’s largest New Year’s festival, unveiled its activity map for the downtown Fayetteville celebration. The seventh annual event takes place at the downtown square on December 31 and will feature 11 stages of entertainment and feature more than 100 local performers. The Main Stage at the Fayetteville... Read more
Sister Rosette Tharpe To Receive Early Influence Award at Rock Hall Induction
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born in Arkansas in 1915. Despite great odds, it was announced last week that the woman from Cotton Plant would receive the Award for Early Influence at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Before 2010, Rosetta Tharpe was virtually unknown. Since... 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
Ozark Mountain Music Festival Announces Its Full 2018 Lineup
The 2018 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu, has just added 10 bands to its two headliners to fill out the lineup for its January 18-21 event.  This popular event features what is called Ozark Mountain Fusion of Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana Roots music.  Headlining this year’s... 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
Kesha and Macklemore to Perform at the Walmart AMP
The Walmart AMP is excited to announce another addition to the 2018 Cox Concert Series. The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore at the Walmart AMP on Monday, June 25, 2018. Gates open at 5:30 pm, and the show starts at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 15 at noon. Ticket prices range from... Read more
Welles Debuts New Song On Facebook
Welles has debuted a brand new song titled “Rock n Roll Times” on Facebook. The video features guest guitar from Microwave Mountain’s Jamie Timm. You can check out the new tune below. jamie of microwave mountain plays rock n roll times with welles in the living room Posted by Welles... Read more
Thonio Releases “Simple”
Little Rock’s Anthonio Ray Williams (AKA Thonio), has quickly become one of the most musically prolific artists in the state. Check out the excellent Simple below. Simple by Thonio Read more
Pallbearer Lands at Number 6 on Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2017”
Pallbearer’s 2017 album, Heartless, has made a few best-of lists already this year, including Decibal’s Top 40 Albums of 2017. Now the Little Rock band makes news with a no. 6 spot on the recently released 20 Best Metal Albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone Magazine. Rolling Stone wrote: “Arkansas’... Read more
Moores Outdoor Benefit Set For George’s Majestic Lounge
Emerg Entertainment and Shindigmusic have come together to host a benefit concert for Kerry and Debbie Moore of Moore Outdoors (Dover, Arkansas). Since 1978, Kerry and Debbie Moore have been renting canoes, rafts, and kayaks on Big Piney Creek. The couple also started Creekfest, a benefit concert for a local... Read more
Bon Jovi Wins Rock Hall Fan Vote with Landslide Victory
This year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote, while open for a few months of voting, was essentially over in a few short hours as Bon Jovi swept the competition in a landslide victory. The New Jersey band held the lead from the opening of voting to... Read more
Shindigmusic Invades KUAF’s The Vinyl Hour
Check out the latest episode of KUAF’s The Vinyl Hour where I chat up host Leigh Wood on everything from Shindigmusic, vinyl, Arkansas music and the awesomeness that is Led Zeppelin. Check out the episode below and tune in to KUAF’s The Vinyl Hour on Sundays 5pm on KUAF... Read more