The Show Report, 7/23: Homecoming in July

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Tonight brings two Springfield residents–one past, one present–back to the city for a big show. Future Leaders of the World, fronted by onetime Springfield resident Phil Taylor and the band responsible for this hit song, headlines The Outland Ballroom tonight with Formant, Assembly Line Gods and Glass Bottom Boat Ride. Also back in town is FLOW bassist and Formant guitarist Erik McGreevy, who will be doing double duty during the last two sets of the night. It’s a triumphant return for both men, each of whom has strong ties to the city and both of whom have worked hard to make the return of FLOW a success. So consider tonight’s show a celebration of sorts, and prepare to party accordingly. We’ll be there, along with the crew from Z 106.7 FM and Ozarks Live Productions, and we all like talking music over a beer. Find us and partake.

Elsewhere in Your Music Scene tonight:

* Little Boy Wisdom comes together one more time at Lindberg’s. We didn’t make it to the band’s reunion gig at The Outland Ballroom back in the spring, but to see the group giving it another go is certainly encouraging. And why not? It was one of the more successful acts of the late-’80s local scene, holding down The Regency Showcase (now Icon Nightclub) regularly and opening for acts such as The Dead Milkmen. Since that band is now back together, too, we propose reuniting the two for a gig together in Springfield again. Can we rent out Icon for that night? Would it be weird?

* The Detectives bring the ’50s and ’60s rock to The Outland. Props to Detectives singer Jacob “Toad” Wyrick for throwing down the metaphorical gauntlet recently and stating his desire to match fellow Outland weekly players Black Box Revue (catch ’em Friday) in attendance. Nothing like a little live-show tete a tete, especially in good fun. 

* Tuck & Abney at Dennis’ Place

* The DJs of LemonDrop Records at The High Life Live Martini Lounge

* Trash Angels at The Daily Pub

Truett & The Traitors at Tonic Ultralounge

Sam HillNew Works and Storyline at Nathan P. Murphy’s

* Art Bentley at Roadhouse Saloon

* HipBilly at Patton Alley Pub

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One Response to “The Show Report, 7/23: Homecoming in July”

  1. Nathan P. Murphy's Says:

    Nathan P. Murphy’s change in lineup – Stormin’ Monkeys will be replacing Sam Hill.

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