Showcase

Our annual, early winter battle of the bands.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:44:00

The Uh Huhs win the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Little Rock's The Uh Huhs, who won the finals of the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase Friday night. Check them out on Facebook and listen to their debut EP here.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 14:28:00

Tonight: Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals at Revolution

The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals are tonight at Revolution (8 p.m., $5), featuring the winners of all previous semi-final rounds: neo-soul collective SOULution, R&B stalwarts Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, post-punk dance rockers Collin vs. Adam, Southern rock jam band Vintage Pistol and Little Rock garage punk group The Uh Huhs.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 09:52:00

Vintage Pistol wins Round 4 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Vintage Pistol, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. They'll join SOULution, Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew and The Uh Huhs at the finals, which will be held at Revolution on Friday, Feb. 26.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:09:00

The Uh Huhs win Round 3 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to The Uh Huhs, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 4 will be next Thursday, Feb. 18, with The Whole Famn Damily, Vintage Pistol, Jay Jackson and Sattakota.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 09:53:00

Sean Fresh wins Round 2 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 3 will be next Thursday, Feb. 11, with The Uh Huhs, Love and a Revolver, Oddy Knocky and Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 15:49:00

SOULution wins Round 1 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to SOULution, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 2 will be next Thursday, Feb. 4, featuring Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, Collin Vs. Adam, Galaxy Tour Guides and Sea of Echoes

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:25:00

Here are the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase semifinalists

Congrats to this year's Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase semifinalists. This year's semifinal rounds will be held at Stickyz on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The finals will be at the Rev Room on Friday, Feb. 26. All shows this year will begin at 8 p.m.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:10:00

Announcing the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

The search is on for the 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, in which performers will compete for an array of prizes worth over $2,500. Acts must perform 30 minutes of original material with live instrumentation. All styles are welcome. To enter send a link for Facebook, Reverbnation, Bandcamp or Soundcloud to showcase@arktimes.com and include the following:

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 09:15:00

Ghost Bones wins 2015 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

After four rounds and the final, Ghost Bones rattles the judges, takes win.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:52:00

Enchiridion wins round 5 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Little Rock metal band Enchiridion, who closed out last night's round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase with a powerful and punishing set, winning over the judges in the process. They'll join Open Fields, Ghost Bones, Becoming Elephants and American Lions at the showcase finals, which will be held next Friday, March 6, at Revolution, 9 p.m., $5.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:10:00

American Lions wins Round 4 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Conway's American Lions, who won last night's round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase at Stickyz.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:05:00

Becoming Elephants wins Round 3 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Conway prog-rockers Becoming Elephants won Round 3 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.  Will will have more on the night and next week's competition on Wednesday. 

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 09:39:00

Congratulations to Ghost Bones, winner of Round 2 of the Arkansas Times Musician Showcase

The Hot Springs band took the second round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night at Stickyz, beating out Big Still River, The Federalis and Black Horse.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 09:35:00

Open Fields wins Round 1 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Congrats to Little Rock's Open Fields, who won the first round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night with an awesome set of sunshine pop, jagged psych-rock and all-around good vibes. Their singer at one point paused to thank "God and the devil and 'My Dog Skip' and 'That Darn Cat' and all manner of highs and lows," and for a moment there it was as though we all understood and also didn't understand, and either way it was good.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 15:18:00

Announcing the 2015 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Musicians, the search is on for the 2015 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, to be held at Stickyz throughout January and February. Performers of all genres will compete for an array of prizes (including money!) and any acts with at least four songs of original material are encouraged to enter. The finals will be held at the Rev Room in March.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 09:16:00

Mad Nomad wins 2014 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

There is a new, reigning Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase winner, and it is Mad Nomad, who were brutally great at the Finals Friday night, dominating a pretty impressively competitive field that also included Peckerwolf, John Willis, Duckstronaut and John Neal Rock 'n' Roll.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10:20:00

John Neal Rock&Roll wins round 5 of Musicians Showcase

John Neal Rock&Roll secured the fifth and final spot in the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals last night. See video of a performance by the band and the night's three runners-up below and make plans to attend the finals, 8 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Revolution.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:03:00

Duckstronaut wins Round 4 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Little Rock's Duckstronaut took Round 4 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night with washboard and dulcimer in tow. They'll go on to the finals with Peckerwolf, John Willis, Mad Nomad and next week's winner.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:27:00

Mad Nomad wins Round 3 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Little Rock's Mad Nomad swept Round 3 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 09:33:00

John Willis wins Round 2 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Little Rock's John Willis won the second round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night at Stickyz.

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