THE SHINDIG INTERVIEW: DEADBIRD
SLEEPING GIANTS AWAKEN: DEADBIRD RELEASING NEW ALBUM, PLAYING ARKANSAS SHOWS One of the most important and influential bands to emerge from the Arkansas metal scene, Deadbird, is back! And they have a new album out Friday, October 12 through 20 Buck Spin. It’s called III: The Forest Within The... Read more
SMOKEY & THE MIRROR RELEASE VIDEO FOR “ANOTHER DAY OLDER” ON FACEBOOK
Fayetteville’s Smokey & The Mirror have released an official video for “Another Day Older. The track will be featured on the upcoming Bike Rack Records compilation featuring Brother Moses, Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, and Ashtyn Barbaree. The album is set for a vinyl release on November 9. Check... Read more
WATCH NEW TEASER TRAILER FOR EVANESCENCE ‘SYNTHESIS’ DVD
Little Rock –Evanescence will be releasing ‘Synthesis Live’ on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD on October 12. The footage was recorded last Autumn during the band’s critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions. Check out the trailer below. Read more
SHINDIGMUSIC WEEKLY: OCTOBER 4, 2018 – AL BELL AT UofA, WHITE MANSION, AMASA HINES, HOT WATER HILLS & KING BISCUIT BLUES FEST
FEATURED AL BELL NAMED 2018-19 MCLLROY PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Fayetteville – The University of Arkansas has named Al Bell – former executive and co-owner of Stax Records – as its 2018-19 McIlroy Family Visiting Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts. Bell, who is an Arkansas native (Brinkley) will teach master classes, be a... Read more
ARKANSAS COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS SETS NEW LOCATION
Little Rock – The Arkansas Country Music Awards have announced a new location for their 2019 event. The second annual awards will be held Monday, June 3 at the Maumelle High School Auditorium, located just outside of Little Rock. The Maumelle High School performing arts auditorium is 17,000 square feet with a seating... Read more
THE LIVE REVIEW: LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S GRAND FINALE
Icons of southern culture for nearly five decades, with more than 30 million albums sold during their career, the band Rolling Stone called “one of its 100 Greatest Bands of All Time,” Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) graced the Arkansas Music Pavilion stage for their final bow. With timeless... Read more
LISTEN TO WHITE MANSION’S NEW “VOYEURS”
Fayetteville – White Mansion have quickly become a favorite of ours at Shindigmusic. Their latest offering “Voyeurs” continues the bands dark take on 80’s synth pop goodness. Robert Smith would be proud. Give it a listen below. Read more
SHINDIGMUSIC WEEKLY: September 27, 2018 – Elise Davis Returns with Cactus
FEATURED ELISE DAVIS RETURNS WITH CACTUS Little Rock – Elise Davis doesn’t try to sugarcoat how she feels. Her music is honest, emotional and powerful. Whether the Little Rock native and now Nashville-based singer-songwriter is recalling upon previous relationships, pining for a new one, or just laying out her general... Read more
NOROVIRUS BLAMED FOR JBGB ILLNESS
Fayetteville – The JBGB voluntarily closed today after claims of sickness by customers at the Fayetteville venue/restaurant. Arkansas Department of Health officials reported that the norovirus was to blame for the over 200 illnesses reported. JBGB vice president Matt Hamm issued the following statement: “The Department of Health notified JBGB this afternoon that... Read more
PHANTOM FLUX 6 SET FOR OCTOBER 26-28
Greenbriar – With four large events a year at Cadron Creek Outfitters in Greenbrier, one of the states “Best Kept and not-so secret” festivals returns for their annual fall bash. The small DIY art and music community known as the Flux Family, have cultivated one of the hippest grassroots festivals in the region. Phantom... Read more
WATCH THE INNER PARTY’S NEW VIDEO FOR “LET’S STAY TOGETHER FOR THE CATS”
Fayetteville’s The Inner Party return with a brand new video from the Weimar Mixes. Check out “Let’s Stay Together For The Cats” featuring Erin Poppy below. Read more
ALAN JACKSON POSTPONES CONCERT AT THE AMP
Rogers – Due to recent tragic events impacting Alan Jackson and his family, the Country Music Hall of Famer’s Saturday, Sept. 22 concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion has been postponed. The Jackson family has been grieving the loss of Jackson’s son-in-law – husband of his oldest daughter – who died unexpectedly last week... Read more
AMASA HINES ANNOUNCES NEW EP
Little Rock – Amasa Hines have announced the release date for their new EP titled Ivory Loving Glass. The EP is set for release October 6 and  the band will be releasing a limited edition 12″ on sea glass colored vinyl. Pre-orders are available now. Get the full track listing below. Side A:... Read more
Shindigmusic Weekly: September 20, 2018 – Sound Diplomacy To Evaluate NWA Music Scene
It’s been a big week for music in the natural state. From the announcement of Sound Diplomacy in NWA to new videos from Shawn James, The Inner Party, and Recognizer. Here’s the latest in music in Arkansas. FEATURED SOUND DIPLOMACY TO CONDUCT MUSICAL AUDIT ON NWA’s MUSIC ECOSYSTEM By... Read more
NEW VENUE: Harry’s Downtown
Fort Smith’s newest music venue, Harry’s Downtown, has steadily hosted exceptional local, regional, and national rock, jazz, singer/songwriter, soul, funk, and jam acts on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights since opening in August. Harry’s is located on Garrison Ave in the same location as the former Webby D’s and... Read more
September 6, 2018 – Welles Releases Animated Video, Arkansauce Headlines Pesto Fest, New Music from Deadbird, Tape Dad, and The Rio’s Announce New LP
FEATURED EX-FAYETTEVILLE ROCKER, FORMER STATE SENATOR JON WOODS SENTENCED Fayetteville – Jon Woods, a former Republican Arkansas State Senator from Springdale, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in federal prison for fraud and money laundering charges. Local CBS affiliate KFSM reports that Woods, 41, received the sentence for organizing and... Read more
September 5, 2018 – JBGB, Terminus Cassette Release, Bike Rack Records Documentary, Elise Davis Live and New Music from GOON DES GARCONS
FEATURED JBGB APPROVED FOR MORE CONCERTS Fayetteville – The JBGB recently received approval from the Fayetteville City Council to allow the Fayetteville restaurant/venue to host additional concerts throughout the rest of 2018. Earlier this year, the Northwest Arkansas hot spot faced a bit of criticism from local residents for violations surrounding it’s... Read more
September 3, 2018 – Deadbird Returns, Handmade Moments Record Daytrotter Session, New Season of Verses, New Spotify Releases
FEATURED TEN HIGH READIES NEW 7″ RELEASE; GONERFEST 15 APPEARANCE  Fayetteville– Ten High have announced a brand new 7″ release for September. The band recently teamed up with Chicago based “What’s for Breakfast Records” to record the single  “Slackjaw Gaze b/w No Waves.” The 7″ will be released on both red... Read more
AUGUST 31, 2018 – Levon Helm Memorial, Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo on KNWA, Dazz & Brie Tour Details, Bonnie Montgomery on Idle Class Podcast, and a New Video from Big Piph
FEATURED LEVON HELM’s BOYHOOD HOME ADDED TO HISTORIC REGISTER Marvell– Levon Helm’s childhood home has been added to Arkansas’ Register of Historic Places, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. The home, where Helm lived with his family from 1941 to about 1946, was originally located in the small community of Turkey Scratch, but was... Read more
August 30, 2018 – AMP Fest Lineup, Martin Bemberg in Antifa Documentary, New Music from Thonio, and Details on the Resurrection Music Festival
FEATURED AMP FEST LINEUP TO FEATURE DAZZ & BRIE, GOOSE, and JAMIE LOU & THE HULLABALOO Rogers– AMP Fest organizers have announce the final details for the 2018 edition at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. The Mainstage Lounge – presented by Samsung and located on the Walmart AMP’s main stage –... Read more