And now for something completely different: Metro Station coming to Springfield July 26


metrostation85X11Forever Endeavor Productions doesn’t let up, does it? After a quiet 2008, the local production company is more active than ever in 2009, scheduling one big show after another, and July is its busiest month yet. Just when you thought three major shows in the month was plenty, they’ve added a fourth.

More hardcore, DeRosh? My head still hurts from last time, when the kid was doing that thrashy dance with the arm windups and he clocked me in the head, and…

Take an Advil and get over it. There is the epic Emery/Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster show coming in about 10 days, and then there’s this catchy lineup of acts coming to Springfield just a little more than a week after that:

Metro Station

Mayday Parade

Mitchell Musso

Evan Taubenfeld

Perhaps those names don’t ring a bell. Let’s see if we can shed some light…

Metro Station is a band from Los Angeles that you will most immediately recognize from this song:

I know that song! That was on 90210 one time, I think, when Annie and Ty went on that date! And it was on American Idol, and this one movie I saw, and…

Yup, this is the band behind that song. Mayday Parade, meahwhile, is the pop-rock group that penned “Jamie All Over” and, most recently, made the, um, bold choice to cover The Pussycat Dolls‘ “When I Grow Up” for the Pop Goes Punk 2 compilation. (It’s more entertaining as a rock song. Honest.)

Mithcell Musso‘s biggest claim to fame is as an actor on the Saturday morning TV show Hannah Montana, the popularity of which continues to poke at the stratosphere. What you may not know, however, is that he also has a burgeoning singing career. Peep this vid dueting with Emily Osment:

Kind of reminds us of the days when we used to serenade our own Emily Osment-like girls, complete with backup-dancer entourage. How come no one put us on a Disney album?


Right. On to Evan Taubenfeld, who came to Springfield not long ago for an acoustic set at The Outland Ballroom. Taubenfield is the former guitarist and co-songwriter of Avril Lavigne who is now forging his own path in a solo career. His debut album, Welcome to the Blacklist Club, is due out in August.

The show will be at Remmington’s Downtown July 26, and, as you might have gathered by now, is skewed toward a young, pop music-loving audience–a fantastic move, considering the dearth of shows this city gets with them in mind. Expect a swarm of people ready to shake, shake, shake, shake, sh-shake it… yes, we just said that.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with music beginning at 7. You can buy your tickets at Kaleidoscope, Stick It In Your Ear and Vintage Stock.


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