Amanda Lepre Ready to party like the year is halfway over? Well, this is your weekend, then, and there’s plenty to do to help kick the first half to the curb and wake up on Monday morning with the second half staring back at you. Here are a few options: Austin, Texas artist Amanda Lepre calls her music “pop-metal” and draws inspiration from both classic literature and video games. Touring in support of her album “Beneath the Forest of Error,” Lepre will on Sunday (June 30) visit the Smoke and Barrel in FayettevilleView Post
James McMurtry Second Street Live brought in a full slate of performers last year, including shows by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Elizabeth Cook and more. It’s been quiet this year, until now. Recently, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith agreed to a lease-purchase agreement on the facility on Second Street.View Post arkansas, concert reminders, elizabeth, james, james mcmurtry, music, second, second street live season, year
We could not reach an agreement with Pat Benatar's management over ownership of photos, so we didn't take any at Sunday night's show. This is what Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo, look like when they aren't playing music. COURTESY PHOTOView Post center, fire, giraldo, music, neil-giraldo, pat-benatar, record, second, show, Walton Arts Center
Kid Cudi Need to know what music to see this weekend? You’ve got your work cut out for you with shows all around, from country to bluegrass to jazz to rap and, well, I can’t remember a weekend this diverse in some time. Let’s start with rap, shall we?View Post arkansas, california, concert, concerts, horse, kid cudi, second, walton, Walton Arts Center, work
Benjamin Del Shreve I took a day off this week, which was lovely. I slept in, cooked breakfast, went to a baseball game… truly lovely. Not that any of you care, but it gets me to my pointView Post advocacy, benjamin, benjamin del shreve, colorado, george's majestic lounge, giveaways, king, randall shreve, second, venue
Ray Wylie Hubbard speaks in story form.
That’s the type of talent one (especially with Hubbard’s keen observational skills) develops after 40 plus years on the road.
He shares those stories in many ways, such as on the new tracks that will be released on “The Grifter’s Hymnal,” an album that will be released March 27.
He’s also working on a memoir that’s 70-80 percent complete, he says.
Hubbard chatted with me recently to share a few other stories from the road, like one about former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and one about a guitar he found stuffed in a planter. Read more in a story I wrote for Northwest Arkansas Newspapers [Note: Subscriber content].
Tickets are $20 for the Fort Smith show or $15 for the Fayetteville event. Get tickets through the venue’s respective websites.View Post beatles, george's majestic lounge, grifter, majestic, music, newspapers, northwest, second, second-street, smith, tickets, wylie-hubbard