The Show Report, 5/8: Word to your moms. This weekend came to drop bombs.


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This week has already been absolutely absurd. We’ve already had SOJA and Girl Talk in Springfield, and now the weekend arrives with more concerts than one person can possibly take in. Your local clubs, concert promoters, radio stations and onstage talents are out to blow your mind these next two days, and they’re bringing the big, mean warheads to do it. The only thing missing is Slim Pickens riding them on the way down. It’s a preponderance of shows so enormous our own Scott P. has coined the phrase “South By Southwest Missouri” in its honor. Call it SXSWMO for short. Your latest installment of shows awaits you after the break.

* C-Street Jam finally returns! It’s been two years since the last Commercial-Street music festival took place, but it’s back in full force this weekend. SIX stages of music tomorrow, with a kickoff show tonight, and you can get the rundown of who is where for both by clicking here.

* Q102 Homegrown with Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Hope in the Unseen and Afraid Of Monsters at The Outland Ballroom. GBBR is filming a DVD of tonight’s concert, so if you come to tonight’s show you’ll be a part of one local band’s own Live at Budokan.

* Black Box Revue with Woodhands at The Outland. If you haven’t heard them before, this Canadian group lays a killer groove. If you’re not attending shows by Black Box’s touring artists on faith alone yet, this show could put you over the top.

* Los Bastardos reunites for one night only at The High Life Live Martini Lounge. The well-known Primus tribute band relives the magic with bassist Brian Adams in town from Colorado for the weekend. Who better to open the show than Knife*Death?

* Whoreberry Cobbler and AcuMen at The Tipsy Turtle Pub. These two acts were regular collaborators a few years ago; tonight marks their first show together in two years.

* The Spacetones playing not once but twice tonight, at Plaster Student Union at 10 p.m. (FREE show!), and at The Underground under The Magic Bean Coffeehouse at 11:15 p.m. Dead Day with The Spacetones promises to be one hectic night. Watch for a hip-hop-meets-electro set at the end of the Underground show to close out the night.

* Greene Coast at Nathan P. Murphy’s, with special guest Dan Weinhaus. The former frontman of This Rocket House is back in Springfield tonight and bringing a little something extra to an already fabulously talented group. We caught this combination Don’t miss.

* Frog Eye Jug Band at Patton Alley Pub

* Pat Pending at Archie’s Lounge


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3 Responses to “The Show Report, 5/8: Word to your moms. This weekend came to drop bombs.”

  1. DrurySIFE Says:

    The C-Street Jam takes place TOMORROW afternoon/evening starting at 3PM!!! Be sure to come check it out. I think Lindberg’s is doing some kind of kick off tonight though.

  2. thederosh Says:

    Exactly right 🙂

  3. Dan Magnum Says:

    …and William Elliott Whitmore, Frontier Ruckus and the Bootheel at the Outland on SATURDAY NIGHT!

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