ИO.F^CES

SHINDIGMUSIC PICKS January 1, 2016

ИO.F^CES is the brainchild of Philly brothers Oscar & Marcelo Paras. Mixing blends of deep psychedelic bass dub with grimy experimental trap fusing interesting soundscapes with danceable bass music to create a thought provoking and heart-rending live experience. ИO.F^CES has shared the stage with major acts such as G JONES,... Read more
Adam Faucett , born in Benton, Arkansas, was originally a member of Russellville, Arkansas-based band Taught the Rabbits. After Taught the Rabbits broke up, Faucett relocated to Chicago where he focused on folk music, writing his first album ‘The Great Basking Shark, which was then recorded in Little Rock. He toured... Read more
Arkansas rockers Black Oak Arkansas date back to the mid-’60s, when a group of young, long-haired misfits headed by Jim Mangrum, unable to find work, turned to rock & roll. However, the group was unable to purchase equipment and ended up being arrested for grand larceny after stealing items from the... Read more
Founded by Florida native Jamie Lou Connolly, this Russellville quintet boasts excellent song craft and full arena rock thunder on their debut EP “Femi-Socialite.” Tracks like “When Somebody”, “It Is What It Is” and the title track sound as if My Morning Jacket joined forces with ‎Mazzy Star’s Hope... Read more
EVANESCENCE | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | SPOTIFY Evanescence filled a niche few knew existed: the need for operatic goth pop, soul-baring introspection paired with churning metallic guitars. Singer/pianist Amy Lee cut such a figure fronting the group that it was easy to not think... Read more
ATTA

ATTA

SHINDIGMUSIC PICKS January 1, 2016

ATTA | FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | TWITTER  Fayetteville’s AttA (AKA Jon Jackson) has been combining the perfect synthesis of electronic beats, funk and soul since beginning the project in 2011. AttA has shared stages with such acts as Buku, Manic Focus, Filibusta, Bass Physics, Blunt Force and... Read more
bLAck pARty Little Rock | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | SOUNDCLOUD | SPOTIFY bLAck pARty (AKA Malik Davis) is one of the youngest members of Royalty, the creative collective that surrounds Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover). While releasing singles online from as early as 2014 as “Flint Eastwood”, bLAck... Read more
SHAWN JAMES AND THE SHAPESHIFTERS | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | BANDCAMP | SPOTIFY Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a 4 piece heavy blues rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their brand of hard hitting electrified dirty delta blues rock combined with Shawn’s soulfully roaring... Read more

TERMINUS

SHINDIGMUSIC PICKS January 1, 2016

Featuring two sets of brothers, Guitarists Sebastian and Julian Thomas, Drummer Scott Wood and most recent addition Chris Wood on Bass, Terminus have combined killer riffs, intricate arrangements and a heavy dose of mind expanding progressive rock to become one of the most dangerous bands in Arkansas. Following a pair of... Read more
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