Shindigmusic Weekly: September 20, 2018 – Sound Diplomacy To Evaluate NWA Music Scene
It’s been a big week for music in the natural state. From the announcement of Sound Diplomacy in NWA to new videos from Shawn James, The Inner Party, and Recognizer. Here’s the latest in music in Arkansas. FEATURED SOUND DIPLOMACY TO CONDUCT MUSICAL AUDIT ON NWA’s MUSIC ECOSYSTEM By... Read more
NEW VENUE: Harry’s Downtown
Fort Smith’s newest music venue, Harry’s Downtown, has steadily hosted exceptional local, regional, and national rock, jazz, singer/songwriter, soul, funk, and jam acts on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights since opening in August. Harry’s is located on Garrison Ave in the same location as the former Webby D’s and... Read more
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
Couch Jackets — “Go to Bed” Indie Release Shindig Rating: 9.0 Released: July 27, 2018 Is it possible to see visions when you listen to music? Perhaps it happens when you listen to Pink Floyd, or records from the psych-era Beatles or Beach Boys, or anything from Tame Impala... 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
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
Watch Serrano-Torres Video for “Everywhere”
Check out the debut video from Christian Serrano-Torres for the track “Everywhere.” "Everywhere", Serrano-Torres (Dubstep Cello and Original Song) On behalf of the Everywhere team, we present to you this musical co-creation, first single, and video. Lots of love and time went into this project so please let us... Read more
FLASHBACK: Levon Helm and The Cate Brothers Tear it up on SCTV
SCTV (Second City Television), was a Canadian-produced sketch comedy show that ran in syndication in the U.S. for several years. In 1981 it was picked up by NBC and was seen by millions of viewers weekly over its two year run. Levon Helm with the Cate Brothers band were... Read more
The Wirms “Ain’t Gonna Find Me”
A while ago, July 7, 2018 to be exact, The Wirms released their first full-length album. After being lucky enough to see them live for at least a couple of years, the first question I had to ask myself was, “Will this record capture all the sweaty, squirmy intensity... Read more
Levon Helm’s Boyhood Home Added to Historic Register
  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 moved several years ago to the town of Marvell,... 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
In The Spotlight: Bones of the Earth
This past April, Fayetteville saw the breakup of two of its most beloved metal ensambles in Auric and Barren. Within days of disbanding, members of both bands had found comradery under a new project. This is Bones of the Earth. You guys have a long history together from early... 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: Jonteal Does Modest Mouse at The AMP
Summers in Arkansas are not for the faint of heart, exemplified by the heat and humidity preceding the evening hours when Modest Mouse would perform at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. Luckily for everyone who came out early to catch the opening act, Mass Gothic, the heat seemed to recede... Read more