Sunday To-Do: Nickelback | Rock Candy

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday To-Do: Nickelback

Posted By on Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 10:28 AM


6 p.m., Verizon Arena. $55.95-$80.35

All right, let's not mince words here. These guys are probably the most hated band in the world right now. Nickelback is an icon of everything wrong about music, one of the most god-awful peddlers of unwaveringly terrible music ever — maybe the worst rock band of all time. The group's still tacking their brand of cookie-cutter post-grunge all over the airwaves and resting its laurels on a pile of money that only gets bigger and bigger with each album the band pops out like a zit. But Nickelback doesn't care about being universally panned: It's one of the biggest bands in the world, fuelled by hate, groans and bad write-ups like this. And it's only going to get bigger. Expect the post-grungers to pack Verizon Arena and continue hogging chart spots that, in a just world, would be reserved for remarkable, gifted modern rock bands, like, say, Little Rock's own Underclaire. Nickleback's joined by fellow rockers Three Days Grace and Buckcherry.

Tags: , ,


Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by John Tarpley

  • The Beatles anew

    Daniel Whelan's remixes expose hidden treasure in the Fab Four's catalog.
    • Aug 17, 2016
  • Walter was the worst

    But Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, the Danettes and Steve Winwood wow at Verizon Arena.
    • Jun 30, 2016
  • A new era for Riverfest

    In its 38th year, Little Rock's annual summer music festival reinvents itself.
    • Jun 2, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation