DANA LOUISE AND THE GLORIOUS BIRDS | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | SPOTIFY During a solo journey to the Azores Islands in 2011, Dana Louise, a visual artist, taught herself to play guitar. The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana forged... Read more

PAGiiNS

SHINDIGMUSIC PICKS January 1, 2016

PAGiiNS Fayetteville, Arkansas | BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | SPOTIFY Pagiins produce energetic garage-rock with furious hooks and tongue-in-cheek humor. Several of their songs begin with an odd vocal outburst, sometimes sounding like an angry rodent, before unleashing a polished wave of guitars and dexterous percussion. Upon listening to their recently released Good... Read more

PALLBEARER

SHINDIGMUSIC PICKS January 1, 2016

Formed in 2008, Little Rock, Arkansas quartet Pallbearer unleashed their penchant for heaviness on unsuspecting ears with their monstrously thick take on classic doom metal. With a sound rooted in the slow, riff-centric traditions laid down by Black Sabbath, the band takes a fairly straightforward approach to doom, forming layers of... Read more
JOHNNY CASH | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | YOUTUBE | SPOTIFY Johnny Cash was one of the most imposing and influential figures in post-World War II country music. With his deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive guitar, he had a basic, distinctive sound. Cash didn’t sound like Nashville, nor did... Read more
  SONNY BURGESS | WEBSITE In the early 1950s, Burgess played boogie woogie music in dance halls and bars around Newport. Burgess, Kern Kennedy, Johnny Ray Hubbard, and Gerald Jackson formed a boogie-woogie band they called the Rocky Road Ramblers. In 1954, following a stint in the US Army (1951–53), Burgess re-formed the... Read more
FRACTAL SKY
FRACTAL SKY | WEBSITE | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Arkansas native producer/dj Aaron Spence AKA Fractal Sky started his musical journey long ago as a young child growing up around his grandmother’s piano, Where he would spend long days learning songs by ear, which led him into playing... Read more
AMASA HINES | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | SPOTIFY Amasa Hines was formed in 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2012 Amasa Hines was listed as one of “12 Arkansas Bands You Should Be Listening to Now” by Paste Magazine and also earned the “Reader’s Choice for best band... Read more