Birdcloud Invades Stickyz and You Definitely Should Too
Last summer I had the incredible pleasure of interviewing the women of Birdcloud for the Arkansas Times ahead of their show at Stickyz. Fortunately, they are returning this Thursday alongside Fayetteville’s own Dylan Earl. If you’re not familiar with Birdcloud, you should cancel whatever plans you had for after... Read more
Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo Win The 2018 Musicians Showcase.
Russellville quintet Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo beat out a stacked lineup featuring the Couch Jackets, Sabine Valley, The Rio’s and Recognizer to win this year’s Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Held annually the event has crowned a who’s who of Arkansas music luminaries from Ho-hum, Ashtray Babyhead, and The Big... Read more
Creekfest Returns Memorial Day Weekend 2018
One of the best small music festivals in Arkansas is set to return to the banks of the Big Piney on Memorial Day weekend. Creekfest, held annually from 2009-2016, returns May 25-27 at Moore Outdoors in Dover. Throughout its multi-year run, Creekfest has touted an impressive array of musical acts... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: March 12-17
A pair of midweek punk rock shows — beginning with The Inner Party‘s 10th anniversary show on Tuesday at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville and a Wednesday Holy Smokes! show at Hero’s in Fort Smith — an Irie Lions CD release party, and two massive music festivals round out... Read more
Country-Rock Icon Steve Earle to Play El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District March 16
One of the most gifted and prolific singer-songwriters of our time, Steve Earle, will play El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District next week, and those who attend will be in for quite a treat. The show is Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust... Read more
Stream the Shawn James Madrid Sessions
Shawn James returns with covers of two music classics. Frank Sinatra’s That’s Life and Bill Withers Ain’t No Sunshine. Check them out below. The Madrid Sessions by Shawn James & The Shapeshifters Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: March 6-10
A midweek rock show from Beth Ditto at the Rev Room in Little Rock, the final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, and an appearance at Kingfish in Fayetteville from Americana recording artist John Henry highlight this week’s round of live music. If you’re looking to head out... Read more
Reggae Artist Joseph Israel Passes Away
Local reggae singer and New Door Records recording artist Joseph Israel passed away Friday after a battle with cancer. Israel, born in Tulsa as Joseph Montgomery Fennel, 41, combined elements of soul, jazz, folk, world music, and reggae to create a unique, infectious sound. Israel developed a taste for... Read more
New Music Roundup: February 2018
February kicked off with as many big returns and killer releases as January! Here’s a few of our favorites from February. Read more
FLASHBACK: Black Oak Arkansas Release Debut Album
Produced by Iron Butterfly’s Lee Dorman, Black Oak Arkansas introduced their three-guitar thunderstorm and lead singer Jim “Dandy” Mangrum to the world. With songs like “Hot and Nasty,” “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul,”  and “Singin’ The Blues,” Black Oak found a cult following through incessant touring with the likes of the Allman Brothers. Released in... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: Feb. 26 through March 4
Indie-electro-alternative musician Annie Clark, better known by her stage name, St. Vincent kicks off our week of live entertainment with a headline performance at Brady Theater in Tulsa tonight (Feb. 26). “The Fear the Future Tour” stops in Tulsa as part of national tour in support of 2017’s excellent... Read more
Shindigmusic Podcast Episode 26: Jon Jackson
On this week’s episode, Robbie and Kim go over the top shows in the state this week, as well as an exclusive heard-it-here-first interview with Jon Jackson aka Atta about his future plans and his new project. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe! The Podcast is available on iTunes, Sticher, PlayerFM and... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: February 20-24
Headlining performances by Fruition at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville and Black Stone Cherry at Rev Room in Little Rock’s River Market highlight the list of upcoming live shows this week. Also this week, be on the lookout for The Phlegms at Maxine’s Live in Hot Springs and round... Read more
Jamtronica Duo Big Gigantic to Play Fayetteville Town Center Saturday
By Katherine Purcell George’s Majestic Lounge has rented out the Fayetteville Town Center this Saturday (Feb. 17) to host instrumental jamtronica duo Big Gigantic. They’ll be joined by Shallou, who is a fresh face to the electro-indie scene. Shindigmusic’s own Katherine Purcell gives us a quick run down about... 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
Shindigmusic Podcast Episode 25: Ben Miller
Ben Miller comes on the podcast to discuss his new album “Choke Cherry Tree” and to drum up some noise about his cd release show at George’s Majestic Lounge. Ben Miller is a favorite of the Shindig Music crew and we were happy to have him on the podcast.... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: February 12-18
The Crystal Method and Amasa Hines will make headlining appearances this week at Rev Room in Little Rock, while Ben Miller Band will do the same this weekend at George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Here’s a look at what else is going on in our area... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: February 5-11
It’s shaping up to be another busy week for live music in our area. Here’s our picks for must-see shows for the upcoming week. Tuesday, February 6 Yonder Mountain String Band will play George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in Fayetteville Tuesday. Tickets are $25. This is an 18+... Read more
Pallbearer Announce North American Tour with Obituary and Skeletonwitch
North America Tour Trailer 2018 North American tour with Obituary, Skeletonwitch and DUST BOLT kicks off in May! Tickets are on sale now at 02 Atlanta, GA @ MasqueradeMay 03 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind TigerMay 05 New York, NY @ Gramercy TheatreMay 06 Boston, MA @ SinclairMay... Read more
Shawn James Announces Acoustic Tour
Shawn James has announced via Facebook a run of live dates that kick off March 1st at The Hood Bar in Palm Desert, California. James has been quietly recording a followup to 2016’s On The Shoulders of Giants in Los Angeles with producer Jimmy Messer (Foreigner, Selena Gomez, Michael... Read more