Last night's showcase: Swampbird | Rock Candy

Friday, February 17, 2012

Last night's showcase: Swampbird

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Swampbird played Round 4 of the 2012 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.
  • Brian Chilson
  • Swampbird played Round 4 of the 2012 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.

Playing second at Round 4 was Conway's Swampbird.

The band earned comparisons to the veteran Memphis bar-rockers in Lucero from judges Cheyenne Matthews and Sammy Williams. Judge Epiphany wrote that Swampbird was "perhaps my favorite songwriting and structure of a band thus far. I'm wit it..."

Clay Fitzpatrick called the band a "foot-stompin', whiskey drinkin' good time. Sounds like a great soundtrack to a deer camp weekend. They seemed to have a ton of fun, high energy."

Guest judge Stephen Compton heard "great songwriting," but "poor guitar solo."

  • Swampbird

Tags: , , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • 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

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