Bridges and his band either lacked the musical muscle to overcome the crowd around me or perhaps the crowd lacked the attention span to recognize a good thing when they saw one.
These albums are the ones that spoke to me in 2018. I hope you found a collection of songs or albums that moved your soul this year, too.
The various members would take the lead for a song made popular by their original band, which meant we got to hear songs such as Africa, Evil Ways, Who Can It Be Now? and Down Under.
When you’re being beaten over the head with a stick, you don’t always stop to ask what kind of wood it is. A Slayer show is a little like that, but with more fire.
Those at the show got to see Halsey push through her hits and adorn them with blasts of dramatic smoke, pyrotechnic charges and dancing.
Maybe, just maybe, Modest Mouse liked their surroundings enough to come back again. And maybe it won’t be another 17 years before they do.
The Walmart AMP booked a superstar for Friday night. And Jackson delivered the kind of marquee extravaganza that we always hope to see at our largest music venue.
If you could assemble a concert from a do-it-yourself kit, the result might turn out something very much like what Thirty Seconds to Mars served to a crowd in Rogers.
“You can be sensitive AND blast people with a confetti cannon, if that’s your dream.”
LaMontagne’s change in dynamics is worth noting, depending on when you might have first heard his music. He’s doing what he wants.
These are the albums that spoke to me. I hope you found some music to enjoy this year as well.
Kiss is growing into the mature, nostalgic phase of their career, but there’s no sign of it stopping, maybe just slowing a bit.
Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas showed off with some delightful weather and large, engaged crowds at most events. The partnership this community has with the Roots Festival is a strong one, too. And we’re better off for having them here.
You just never know how a night of music will affect you, which is why we chase it from night to night. And thankfully, we have two more nights to chase.
We closed the first night of the 2017 edition of Roots Festival with full bellies, full hearts and a fuller representation of what the Roots Fest might grow to be.