Music

A trumpeter that has, at various times throughout his career, backed the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, and Tony Bennett should need no introduction. Alas, that is the nature of the business. Without speaking with him, you would never suspect that David Rosen, the owner and operator …

Wednesday night, SeanFresh brought his sultry, sensuous sounds to the Oxford American Local Live stage at South on Main. Backed by a five-piece band (including woodwinds!) and several guest MCs and singers, Sean did not disappoint, doing a stupendous job recreating and improving on the groundwork laid down on 2011’s …

Nestled among countless amps, guitars and a sea of chords, Sarah Stricklin sits in Fellowship Hall Studio, readying herself for rehearsal. In the background, the sound of muted guitars and brash cymbals combine as one by one, band members begin trickling in. Bad Match, a relatively new group, comes on …

You never know what you’re going to get at the Whitewater Tavern, but I can guarantee in terms of music, it’s always a good show. The stage nestled in the corner of the room may seem underwhelming, but it’s an institution. From international names like English folk artist Billy Bragg …

A young Claire Holley knew she loved to sing, and today that early curiosity has bloomed. The artist now resides in Los Angeles, making music as her career and traveling the country as a solo performer. Holley didn’t grow up on the coast, however, and calls Jackson, Miss., her hometown. …

Born and raised in Little Rock, John Bush traces his foray into music back to his mother and father, as well as the local, tight-knit jazz community he discovered. “My mother played piano and my uncles and older cousins all played instruments and were in bands,” he recalls. He first …

Ah the 90’s. The good ole days when our phones flipped, internet was dialup, Razorbacks were good at basketball, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony dominated the radio. This year, you can relive about half of that thanks to Mike Anderson reviving the hogs and Riverfest continuing their march toward music people listened …

What happens when a bunch of UALR music majors get together? They come up with a versatile cover and improv band. Cue That Arkansas Weather, a band that spans the genres – jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, pop. You name it, they can play it. Back in the fall of 2013, …

It is weekend time, that means some great live music across Little Rock. We gathered up the music going on this weekend around various top music venues in the city. Now you have the hard choice of choosing which to catch. Friday Afterthought – Tyrannosaurus Chicken – 9:00 – $7 …

We continue our Local Live spotlight by chatting with Chuck Dodson and Joe McMahan, this week’s show on the South on Main stage. Dodson is well known in Central Arkansas as a musical mainstay on the piano, and McMahan is a Nashville-based guitarist, who is very much a part of …

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