Blog Archives

Sunday’s Music

Gabriel Iglesias.

Giving you the music a day early:

“I’m not fat … I’m fluffy” is the tagline of comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Fat or merely fluffy, the comic is definitely funny, a stand-up comedian that uses a little bit of voice effects during his hilarious storytelling that brings the laughs. The Comedy Central star comes to Robinson Center Music Hall. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $47.75 and that includes a nice Ticketmaster fee of $9.75 for each $38 ticket.

Here’s Gabriel Iglesias with a bit of stand-up:

Gabriel IglesiasRead more >

Friday’s Music

Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Giving you the music a day early:

Roger Lewis plays baritone saxophone for the legendary New Orleans act Dirty Dozen Brass Band. This is a piece of advice he once handed out to me: “Want to look good. Always got to look good on stage,” You don’t argue with advice like that, and you don’t argue with the sound of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Since 1977, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a collection of New Orleans musicians originally formed as the Original Sixth Ward Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been playing a jubilant brass band sound of second line jazz mixed with New Orleans R&B, funk, soul, modern jazz and bebop to create their innovative romps and high-energy performances. It moves the body and soul. The outfit’s new album is the May 1 release Twenty Dozen, and the band visits Rev Room to celebrate. FreeVerse kicks off the music at 9 p.m. with their free-spirited rock ‘n’ roll of tightly focused jams infused with funk and jazz. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $12 in advance and $15 day of.

Know why The Hangover Part II wasn’t very good? Besides basically being a … Read more >

Sunday’s Music

Struc/tures.

Giving you the music a day early:

Struc/tures is Canadian hardcore metal. Five guys from Toronto that throw in a little progressive metal into the mix. The band’s full-length debut is the fall release Divided By, and the act is on the road promoting it, including a stop at Downtown Music. It’s going to be the band’s first headlining show after a string of dates with White Chapel and Miss May I so be ready. Joining Struc/tures will be two local acts: Hot Springs hardcore metal act Through The Looking Glass and central Arkansas heavy music act Achaia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

From Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow … Right! and I Spy right up through Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and The Cosby Show and on to I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was), Bill Cosby has long been a funny man. For something like 50 years. And it’s those 50-plus years of being funny that Cosby brings to Robinson Center Music Hall for his Bill Cosby Live … Read more >

Saturday’s Music

John Michael Montgomery.

Giving you the music a day early:

It has been almost 20 years since John Michael Montgomery hit the top of the country charts with his smash “I Love the Way You Love Me.” What did he do next? Well, he hit No. 1 again with his “I Swear.” Then throughout the ’90s Montgomery hit No. 1 again and again. His star might have faded a little since then, but Montgomery is still a masterful country singer/songwriter, most recently hitting the Top 40 with his 2008 hit “Forever.” And it’s those two decades of hits that Montgomery will bring to Juanita’s for a show presented by KSSN 96. The opening acts are to be announced, but expect the music at 8 p.m. with tickets $25 in advance and $30 day of show.

Best event name of the week goes to Alzheimer’s Arkansas and their Amp Out Alz at Rev Room, a Memory Keepers presents event that will use rock ‘n’ roll as a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Arkansas. Amp Out Alz: Think about it. Awesome, right? It’s an all-ages show with the music starting at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25. Reserve tables are available, and door … Read more >

Wednesday’s Music

Daughtry.

Giving you the music a day early:

Taylor Hicks. Katharine McPhee. Elliott Yamin. Chris Daughtry. That was the rankings one through four of American Idol season five. Well, a couple of years ago, Billboard ranked the Top 24 American Idols of All-Time. Guess who came in third, right behind Carrie Underwood at No. 2 and Kelly Clarkson at No. 1? Chris Daughtry, so it doesn’t look like that fourth-place finish hurt him too much. In fact, he is one of the reality TV show’s few longtime success stories, and his newest album with the rock band he fronts, Daughtry, is called Break the Spell. Daughtry brings the Break the Spell Tour to Robinson Center Music Hall with opening act Tulsa-raised, Nashville-based outfit Safetysuit with their pop-flavored rock. The music starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $49.75 for balcony, and $60.55 for mezzanine and orchestra through all Ticketmaster outlets, and those prices include all those nasty, extra Ticketmaster charges.

Here’s Daughtry with their “September”:

SeptemberRead more >

Friday’s Music

Patrick Sweany.

Giving you the music a day early:

Patrick Sweany creates bluesy roots rock straight from the Rust Belt, vintage-sounding rock ‘n’ roll crammed with blues, folk, soul and even punk, and swaggering and swaying under the weight of dirty guitar and Sweany’s soulful howl. As Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys says, “Patrick speaks the truth in his songs.” His newest release is 2011’s That Old Southern Drag, and it’s more of Sweany’s roots-meets-blues sound. Sweany comes to White Water Tavern. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $6 with Bonnie Montgomery kicking off the show with her honky-tonk Arkansas folk/country music.

2011’s Paper Airplane was the first album by Alison Krauss & Union Station since 2004, so of course the bluegrass outfit toured behind it throughout last year. The band took a small break from touring in the new year, and picked up a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, but now Alison Krauss & Union Station are back on the road, including a stop at Robinson Center Music Hall, playing tunes from Paper Airplane and other bluegrass numbers from their extensive back catalogue that have hints of roots and pop. Tickets are $59.05 … Read more >

Wednesday’s Music

Blue Man Group.

Giving you the music a day early:

After kicking off their three-day residency on Valentine’s Day, those blue guys are still hanging around Robinson Center Music Hall. And by the blue guys we mean the Blue Man Group, a group of men in blue who are not cops but really just a few guys who thrill audiences with their theatrical show that includes comedy, music and technology. It’s really kind of like nothing you’ve ever seen if you’ve never seen it. And if you haven’t seen it, the Blue Man Group is still at Robinson Center Music Hall through Thursday. Tickets are $24, $33, $42 and $51 for the nearly two-hour show that includes no intermission. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. each night with a 1 p.m. matinee Thursday when all tickets are $24.

Here’s Blue Man Group doing their thing:

Blue Man GroupRead more >

Tuesday’s Music

The Black Lillies.

Giving you the music a day early:

A cover of the legendary Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You” is perhaps the best Valentine’s Day gift. And perhaps Americana band The Black Lillies will deliver that tune (they cover a range of tunes along with original tunes they describe as “indie roots rock via Appalachia”) when the Tennessee-bred five piece visits Juanita’s. The band is touring in support of their 100 Miles of Wreckage, a collection of tunes that combine country, roots, rock and blues for their take on Appalachian mountain music. The opening act is North Little Rock Americana singer/songwriter Audrey Dean Kelley kicking off the music at 9 p.m. Cover is $8 for the show.

By this time in our cultural history, most people know of the Blue Man Group, Maybe not exactly what they do, but the group is woven into our shared cultural fabric by now. So when one says Blue Man Group is coming to Robinson Center Music Hall for three nights (through Feb. 16), one knows there will be these blue guys entertaining crowds through their theatrical show that includes comedy, music and technology. It’s visually stunning and … Read more >

Monday’s Music

Elvis Lives!

Giving you the music a day early:

Elvis was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. No doubt about that. A true musical legend and a cultural icon. Elvis would be 77 now, and even though he has been dead for 35 years the legend survives — not just because of his influential music and career, but through thousands of tributes, including Elvis Lives! at Robinson Center Music Hall, the “ultimate Elvis tribute artists tour” that features a “multimedia and live musical journey” through Elvis’ career. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets $22, $29, $39 and $49 with handling charges extra if purchased through Ticketmaster.

Here’s Elvis with his “Burning Love”:

Burning LoveRead more >

Wednesday’s Music

The Haves and The Have Nots.

Giving you the music a day early:

The Haves and The Have Nots. No, this is not some play about the 1 percent and the 99 percent written by members of the Occupy movement. Instead, it’s a Tyler Perry play about the 1 percent and the 99 percent. It’s also a play about the strength of family love and honor with a heartfelt message told through acting and music. On a Southern tour, Tyler Perry‘s The Haves and The Have Nots comes to Robinson Center Music Hall. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 through Ticketmaster, which means they are actually $48.75 with all those nasty little extra charges.

Here are some clips of The Have and The Have Nots:

The Have and The Have NotsRead more >