The fine folks over at Art Amiss have made another of their compilation albums available for download. If you’d like a sampler highlighting the Arkansas punk rock scene, this is a good place to start, including tracks from the band The Malls — who were active in the 1980s — to current (or current-ish) bands such as A+ Setup, Egyptr and more. Originally created in 2010, the collection, called “Arkansas Punk!,” was digitally rereleased on Monday (Jan. 7)View Post
Art Amiss has released several compilation albums that chronicle the various genres in Northwest Arkansas. This one stands to be the heaviest of them all, and for several reasons.
The newest compilation “The Hills Have Amps” will be released tonight (Jan. 27) at Smoke & Barrel Tavern. The new recording will first be available as a 12-inch vinyl album, meaning it will physically be heavier than the CDs the group normally hands out.
But it will be heavy musically, too. The album features songs from several Northwest Arkansas metal bands. One of the bands featured on the recording is VORE, who have been performing for nearly 20 years. Page Townsley, vocalist and guitarist for VORE, chatted with me about the state of metal in Northwest Arkansas, his band’s contribution to the compilation album and more.
Read the story here [Note: Subscriber content] or see the band live tonight at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, where the group will perform during a launch party for the new record.
Admission to tonight’s show is $10, but that price includes a vinyl copy of the album (which further includes a download card for electronic copies of the songs, too). Speaking of electronic copies, we understand the album will make its way to the Art Amiss Bandcamp page.
The show begins at 9 p.m. Also performing are Potions and Lightbulb Detective Agency.View Post agency, amiss, arkansas, art amiss, band, concert reminders, hills, miss, music, northwest-arkansas, nwa music news, tavern
Take a whiff. A good deep one… What’s that wafting in? Hopefully, breakfast, with coffee… but there’s something else, too…. it’s…. the weekend.
Which means you should enjoy it, which further means you should watch some live music. Where, you ask?
One of the top-selling electronic acts of all time, the Las Vegas duo The Crystal Method will visit George’s Majestic Lounge for a show tonight (Jan. 27). The Crystal Method’s music has been featured on the radio, in television and in many films. Admission to the 10 p.m. show is $20. Tickets are available at the club or through its ticketing website.
George’s has another show worth checking out this weekend, too.
The only constant of The Lemonheads, which formed in the early 1990s, is one man, Evan Dando, once named one of People magazine’s most beautiful people. After a self-imposed musical exile, Dando and The Lemonheads have returned with new members and a new album “Varshons,” a collection of mostly obscure cover tunes. Currently on tour, the group will perform Sunday (Jan. 29) evening at George’s. Admission is $15; the show begins at 9 p.m.
Also, Art Amiss will release a new compilation of Arkansas-made metal tonight at Smoke & Barrel Tavern. Our suggestion is to visit back later today for more about that vinyl album. (That’s a hint: We’ll be posting about it later this afternoon.)
Something we’re missing? Let us know.View Post admission, evan dando, george's majestic lounge, lemonheads, lightbulb, majestic, miss, music, music industry news, radio