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
Darren Michael Ray 1963-2018
Longtime Fayetteville musician Darren Ray passed away Friday at the age of 54. Darren Ray’s Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Darren’s memory to Willard Walker Hospice Home in... Read more
Listen To Johnny Cash Read The New Testament
If you have ever wondered what it would sound like to hear Johnny Cash read the bible then today is your day. With the recent release of Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament, fans can now listen to the New Testament (New King James Version) read in its entirety by the... Read more
Sweet Sunshower: Chris Cornell In Memoriam
When Chris Cornell died on this day one year ago, we here at Shindigmusic were stunned and heartbroken. We move fast around here in an effort to keep up with this wonderful, evolving music scene we cover — but Cornell’s death pretty much stopped all of us in our... Read more
Power Of Music Festival Returns April 26-29
The Power Of Music Festival is set to return this week in Bentonville, Arkansas. The festival, benefiting the I’ll Fly Away Foundation, consists of two major components, the festival performances and the music conference. This year’s lineup boasts performances by The Accidentals, Roger Cook (The Hollies, George Strait), Arkansas native Randy... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: April 23-28
A Thursday concert by metal icons Judas Priest at BOK Center highlight’s this week’s list of entertainment opportunities. Rob Halford and Co. will bring their “Firepower World Tour” to the Tulsa venue and it should be one hell of a show. Also this week, alt-rockers J Roddy Walston and... Read more
Backwoods Preview: Dalton Richmond Talks Music, Offers a Preview of His Backwoods Set
Dalton Richmond, known for his melodic bass music, and I met at Hero’s in Fort Smith during last Friday’s stormy afternoon, shortly after the tornado sirens shut off. We discussed his upcoming Backwoods Music Festival set, a new project in the works, and his own music, past and present.... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: April 16-21
Vernon Reid, one of the top guitarists to have ever walked the Earth, will play at Bentonville’s Meteor Guitar Gallery Friday night, and if you’re wise, you’ll grab a ticket and go see the show. Reid, who is perhaps most well known as the lead gunslinger, and primary songwriter... Read more
Elise Davis Announces New Album and Single
Elise Davis has announced the release date for her latest album Cactus. The album is set for release this September with the first single “Don’t Bring Me Flowers” being available on Friday, April 13. Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen Read more
LIVE REVIEW: Dr. Dog with Kyle Craft at George’s Majestic Lounge
Dr. Dog made their triumphant return to George’s Majestic Lounge on Monday, and were greeted by an enthusiastic, packed house who were thrilled to have the band perform for them. “Wow, there’s quite a lot of you here,” co-frontman Scott McMicken said affectionately, as he addressed the house in... Read more
Nigel’s Notes:  The Chads, Groaners, and White Mansion at LaLaLand
Acts: The Chads/Groaners/White Mansion  Venue: LaLaLand   Proximity: Fayetteville, Arkansas Fayetteville – Having ventured out into the thick air of Saturday Night, I was as heavy as the skies with anticipation of what the DIY Scene of Fayetteville had in store for me? It felt like the atmosphere was about... Read more
Shindigmusic Podcast Episode 29 – Garrett and Jake from Vintage Pistol
This week on the podcast, Kim, Travis, and Robbie go over the hot shows this weekend, as well as a preview of the AMP season this year. Garrett and Jake from Vintage Pistol join us on the podcast as well! The Podcast is available on iTunes, Sticher, PlayerFM... Read more
Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson Invade George’s Friday
By Dave Morris Hellbillys and hellbettys, tonight’s your night to get to rockin’ at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, as couple of legendary guitar pickers will be on the back stage tearing it up! Both the Reverend Horton Heat and Unknown Hinson have played Fayetteville many times before (the Reverend has stopped here... Read more
Nine Inch Nails “Year Zero” Comic Book Coming From IDW Publishing
By Dave Morris Eleven years ago, Nine Inch Nails (NIN) released Year Zero at the tail end of the eight years of partisan rancor and paranoia that was the Bush Administration. The album was rife with anxiety for what was to come, and it was heavily inspired by a... Read more
FLASHBACK: Black Oak Arkansas Plays The California Jam
California Jam was a music festival co-headlined by Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, on April 6, 1974. Produced by ABC Entertainment, it attracted an estimated 400,000 people. The festival set what were then records for the loudest amplification system ever installed, the highest paid attendance, and highest... Read more
AttA Picks! 10 Can’t Miss Electronic Sets of Backwoods 2018
In the heart of the Ozarks, among the quiet wooded hills, Mulberry Mountain eagerly awaits the return of music to her grounds. Backwoods Music Festival has found a new home on the misty mountain top, where it will bring together crowds from all over the country to kick off... Read more
Shindigmusic’s Weekly Live Music Guide: April 3-7
Some revered rock-n-roll royalty in Dweezil Zappa and the Reverend Horton Heat will play shows at George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in Fayetteville this week. Also this week, there is a DeFrance show at the Murphy Arts District in Fayetteville on Thursday, a great country show Friday night... Read more
Dr. Dog Returns to George’s April 9
Indie rock giants, Dr. Dog, return to George’s Majestic Lounge, Monday, April 9 in support of their upcoming album Critical Equation.  Dr. Dog has been bringing beautiful, heart-warming, melodic music to the ears of all that are willing to listen for almost 20 years, and have never disappointed. The... Read more
Watch The Squarshers Perform New Song “Some Get Stitches”
Our beloved Squarshers return with a brand new tune and accompanying video. Watch “Some Get Stitches” below. Read more
Flux Festivals: Arkansas’ Best Kept Not-So-Secret- Cosmic Flux 2018
Deep in the heart of Central Arkansas lies a small, but growing, DIY art and music community known as the Flux Family. Through four shows a year, previously five, at Cadron Creek Outfitters in Greenbrier, as well as smaller events in Little Rock along the way, Flux has cultivated... Read more