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 Coming to George’s This Friday
Alt-metal pioneers Helmet will play George’s Majestic Lounge Friday and you should definitely be there. The influential rockers who have inspired scores of bands like Silverchair, TOOL, Faith No More and Deftones are touring in support of their latest album, 2016’s Dead to the World. The band formed in... Read more
Watch Ashtyn Barbaree Perform “What You’ve Done”
Recorded live at the Walker Stone House in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Read more
The Newest Coheed and Cambria Single is Really Good
As we noted several weeks ago, “The Dark Sentencer”, the first single from Coheed and Cambria’s forthcoming new album, which we now definitively know is titled Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures, out October 5, 2018 through Roadrunner Records, is a return to form. This weekend, we heard... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: Adam Faucett “It Took the Shape of a Bird”
Adam Faucett – It Took the Shape of a Bird Last Chance Records Shindig Rating: 10.0 Singer-songwriters are known for telling stories in their songs, and Little Rocker Adam Faucett really leans into that method and takes it to the next level on “King Snake”, the mournful opener to... Read more
A Conversation with William Blackart and Adam Faucett
Earlier this month I spoke with Adam Faucett about his forthcoming record, “It Took the Shape of a Bird” (Last Chance Records). We’d just played a show together at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, and the next day he and his band — The Tall Grass — would set out... 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
Watch Elephantom Live at the Laundry Room
Fayetteville psych-rockers Elephantom live at the Laundry Room. Read more
SHINDIGMUSIC TV to Debut July 2 on Fayetteville Public Television
Remember the days of classic MTV? Ya know, back when they used to play music videos? Of course you do. is proud to announce SHINDIGMUSIC TV. A brand new television program featuring music videos from the latest and greatest in Arkansas music. SHINDIGMUSIC TV airs weeknights at 10 p.m. on Fayetteville... 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 Shindig Interview: Welles
About a year and a half ago, we did an interview with Nashvillian-by-way-of-Fayetteville musician Welles. Well (pun intended), a lot has happened with him since then. He released a well-received EP entitled Codeine last year. His debut full-length, Red Trees and White Trashes, dropped on Friday, June 15. He’s... Read more
Jenny Lewis Returns To George’s Majestic Lounge
It’s been a while, but indie rock goddess Jenny Lewis has actually been here before – “here” being George’s Majestic Lounge – and thankfully for anyone with  exceptionally good taste in music, she’s coming back on Wednesday, July 11! If you missed her 2008 show opening for Conor Oberst,... Read more
Weekly Live Music Guide June 18 – 24
From the return of a native son, to the return of one of Arkansas favorite music festivals, here’s Shindigmusic’s picks for best live music events in the state this week. Welles with Vintage Pistol Thursday, June 21 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville FINALLY, Jeh-sea Welles returns to Fayetteville!... Read more
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
Arkansas Country Music Award Winners
The Arkansas Country Music Association hosted its inaugural Awards show in Little Rock last night. Held at the Center for Performing Arts at UA Little Rock, and co-hosted by DeQueen native Colin Raye and Charles Haymes, this red carpet event was kick started to honor artists in 27 categories... Read more
Flashback: Blue Oyster Cult’s Enchanted Evening at Barton
In 1978 Blue Oyster Cult were in the midst of an American tour in support of their most recent studio album Spectres. Released in November 1977 and remembered for the classic “Godzilla,” Spectres found Blue Oyster Cult trying to find their identity after finally hitting the big time. 1976’s Agents of Fortune, was the band’s big... 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
The Funky Knuckles to Play Sunrise Guitars
The Funky Knuckles will make their triumphant return to northwest Arkansas next week for a Saturday show at the Sunrise Stage. The Dallas-based electro-funk-nu jazz fusion six-piece is loud, explosive and just a whole lot of fun in a live setting. If you’ve seen them before, you understand what... 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