The Show Report, 7/30: The Super-sub

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There are those unusual moments in music where you see a performer play and excel in different context, something unexpected that only serves to increase your respect for the artist. It’s with that feeling in mind that we give a shout-out to Reed Heron, bass player for local rock stalwarts Speakeasy, who fills in on the four-string tonight with blues/rock group Trash Angels at The Daily Pub. The band just played its last official show with current bassist Landon Rolfe and has a week’s wait before its once-and-future bassist, Eric Guinn, takes over. Though it’s a non-issue this weekend since singer Tiffany Rene and guitarist Donnie Ray will be out of town prepping to record the band’s next album, but tonight is Trash Angels’ weekly Daily Pub gig, and the weekly shows are the bread and butter of the band’s schedule. Heron to the rescue, picking up on the band’s songs and jumping into the lineup for a one-night-only gig. No surprise, really, as his work each Wednesday with the improv-hip hop group Urban Legend has no doubt kept up his chops and ability to learn on the fly, not to mention his stint with the other members of Speakeasy as the backing reggae band for former Jah Roots singer Josh Heinrichs. It should be a good show, and one you’re not likely to see again.

Elsewhere in Springfield’s Music Scene:

* The Detectives at The Outland

* The DJs of LemonDrop Records at The High Life Live Martini Lounge with guests SincerelyYours and DJ CEO

* The Endangered Species at Dennis’ Place

* Gas Pump Talent at Ebbets Field

* Ben & Denee, Modern Epic and A Bedtime Story at Nathan P. Murphy’s

* Kristi Meredith at Springfield Brewing Company

* Ebb and Flow at Patton Alley Pub

* Love Tron at The Outland Ballroom

* Art Bentley at Roadhouse Saloon

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One Response to “The Show Report, 7/30: The Super-sub”

  1. blondie Says:

    & The Mad Scarletts at Lindberg’s

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