The Show Report, 6/27: UNITY!


Tonight is the night the Springfield Music Scene brings together a wide variety of genres under one roof (Remmington’s Downtown) for the sake of, well, just showing it can be done. Roots Of Mankind, Queen City Saints,  Jam Room, The Spacetones, Falcon Punch, We Voyagers and Only the Brave will all grace the stage tonight, with an added plus: The show also marks the release party for Roots Of Mankind’s new album, Pangaea. While we can’t definitively say a show such as this has never happened before, we can say having this many music styles (as many as six, by our count) under one roof for one show has never happened in our memory. Watch for a gi-normous crowd–hopefully staying through the whole show–and a positive, even festive mood throughout the room.

Ah, but if you’re like us, you like to travel around a bit. Well, have we got a lineup for you:

* Holstein and Truett & The Traitors at Lindberg’s. Tonight marks the CD release party for Holstein’s newest album, Blood On James River, a mean mini-riot of a rock album. Good God, we just used alliteration… moving on. If you haven’t heard the album yet, you’re in luck; the band will be playing the whole thing from start to finish to kick off its headlining set. Also, watch for two clothing themes in the crowd: superhero costumes (encouraged) and red-and-black combinations (accepted if you, say, lost your cape in the woodchipper).

* Scarswillfade, The Final Piece, Assembly Line Gods and Knife*Death at Nathan P. Murphy’s. This show marks Scarswillfade’s reunion, which is exciting news in the local metal scene.

* Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Goodtime Engineers, The Secret and This Night Is Forever at The Outland Ballroom. Tonight is the second try for GBBR’s concert-film DVD taping after data corruption cost them the sound from the first one. They couldn’t have picked a better lineup to regroup with; every band playing tonight is top-notch.

* Underground Blues Division and Matthew Darkly at The Outland

* Ryan Shiel and Slippy LaRue at Patton Alley Pub

* Full Moon Blues at Archie’s Lounge

* The Lowdown Fancy at Galloway Station

* Rick Shortt & Hotbox at Three 20’s

* The Silver Hammer Band at Springfield Brewing Company

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