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TheFourFour.com has found a new home! Simply type in, TheFourFour.com

October 27, 2009

We have upgraded and have moved off of WordPress.com and onto our own servers. Please visit us at TheFourFour.com for the new and improved site. Thank you for supporting local music.

Fiera wins battle yo open for Lamb Of God!!!

October 18, 2009

Fiera topped the other bands to win the right to open for Lamb Of God at the Shrine. It was a close battle and an amazing night for local metal in Springfield, MO. Congrats to all and what a great night!

CAVO show moved to Outland Ballroom

October 9, 2009

Cavo_Remmingtons_gsSt. Louis’ own chart-topper Cavo was set to hit Remmington’s Downtown on Tuesday (October 13), but the show has been moved to the Outland Ballroom. The show also features St. Louisans Brookroyal and Springfield’s own Glass Bottom Boat Ride. This reduced and capacity significantly. With Cavo having a top 10 single on the radio this is sure to sell out. If you actually want to get in the door to see them, you’d better get your tix online NOW at Metrotix.com. We’ll see you there.

Breaking Benjamin to play Shrine Mosque in Springfield, MO Dec. 6

October 6, 2009

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Breaking Benjamin just announced a small slew of tour dates including one in Springfield, MO on December 6. They’re touring in support of their latest release, “Dear Agony.” These guys are no strangers to Springfield and are Rockfest vets so be ready for one hell of a party. More info…

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Local favorites, The Boogeymen to hit the studio

October 5, 2009

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Just heard from Trent Wilson, ehm uh…I mean, Diablo Maximus, from The Boogeymen. Looks like the group will be hitting the studio on Wednesday, October 7 to begin recording. He said they’re hoping to have something ready by Halloween. Mwuhaha, perfect!

Z106.7 is now 106.7 The River ***UPDATED***

October 1, 2009

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As of noon today (Thusday, October 1), Journal Broadcast Group changed the format of 106.7 FM. Z106.7, the main competition in the modern-rock segment with Q102.1 FM, has now been replaced with 106.7 The River. The River will be a jockless, music-intensive station that will play the largest variety of any station in Springfield, with songs spanning 5 decades from the 60’s to now. We have more details about the switch after the break.

***UPDATE: We’ve included the official press release from the station after the break, as well.***

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Fourfourfest delayed…to start at 5

September 19, 2009

Due to circumstances out of our control we have to delay the festival until roughly 5 pm. We’re looking to move the earlier bands inside and kick off two stages outside and one or two stages inside. More details as soon as we have them.

It Happens Today! Rain or Shine, FourFourFest brings you 18 bands on South Avenue in Downtown, Springfield for FREE

September 19, 2009

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Today, September 19 marks the day of our 2nd annual FourFourFest. This year the festival is outside (rain or shine – thanks tents!) and features 18 bands on 2 stages and a Black Box Revue DJ tent all day…all of this for FREE! Yes, FREE! All you have to do is show up and enjoy the wide variety of awesome Springfield talent. The festival will go from 11am–11pm. There will be food vendors and a bunch of the bars on South Avenue will be opening around noon to serve as beer gardens (hehe, with liquor as well). Below are the bands and the schedule. Click on a band name to go to their website and check out some tunes.

MAIN STAGE
1. (11:30-12:00) The Spacetones
3. (12:40-1:10) Bringers Of The Dawn (Filling in for Bringyourgreenhat)
5. (1:50-2:20) FrogEyeJugBand (Filling in for Underground Blues Division)
7. (3:00-3:30) Berch
9. (4:15-4:45) VideoVamp
11. (5:25-5:55) Assembly Line Gods
13. (6:35-7:05) Bottlefish
15. (7:45-8:15) Formant
17. (9:00-9:45) The Cropdusters

SECOND STAGE
2. (12:05-12:35) The Never Saints
4. (1:15-1:45) Chance Ray Band
6. (2:25-2:55) Matt Stell & The Crashers
8. (3:35-4:05) Pillbox
10. (4:50-5:20) The Short Histories of Powerful Nations
12. (6:00-6:30) The Highest Priest
14. (7:10-7:40) The Queen City Saints
16. (8:20-8:50) The North Decade
18. (10:00-10:45) Black Box Revue

Headlining the event will be two of Springfield’s best acts: Black Box Revue and The Cropdusters.

The first 16 bands are featured on the official FourFourFest 2009 compilation cd available at the show for only $5! 16 bands, 16 songs…only $5! There are also awesome FourFourFest 2009 shirts available for $10.

We hope you’ll come out and enjoy this year’s festival. Come out rain or shine and support live local music all day long!

High Strung and The Percussion Shop to merge

September 15, 2009

highstrungHot off the phone line…we just heard word from Dave Harp, owner of High Strung Music and former Percussion Shop employee from back in the day, that High Strung and The Percussion Shop will be merging. Details…

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Rock Talk (9/13/09): FourFourFest compilation preview with guest hosts Johan from Black Box Revue and Toad from Cropdusters

September 14, 2009

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So…if you haven’t heard yet, we’re throwing a freakin’ block party on South Ave. between Walnut and McDaniel this Saturday from 11am–11pm with 18 bands, DJ tent all day, food, and more! We’re also tying in a compilation CD featuring 16 of the acts performing (available for only $5 at festival!).

This week on Rock Talk, we preview the compilation in its entirety along with our co-hosts and festival headliners, Johan from Black Box Revue and Toad from Cropdusters (we also feature some great music from our two headliners as well) 🙂

Listen in now…and buy the compilation at the fest!

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Rock Talk (9/6/09) w/Roots of Mankind, The Seed, 417 Sounds, We Are Like The Spider, This Night Is Forever and Pick Four from the FourFour

September 9, 2009

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Z106.7’s Rock Talk (episode 9/6/09) was an amazing night…one of our most fun and diverse episodes yet! We had jam, rock, dj/dance/electro, dance rock and pop rock/metal. Then we slam you with the Pick Four from TheFourFour featuring FourFourFest 2009 artists. Listen in after the break.

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Gas Pump Talent recordings at last!

September 9, 2009

gaspumptalentGas Pump Talent has posted some brand new recordings on their MySpace. Gas Pump is known for their regular gigs at Ebbett’s Field on Walnut Street in Springfield, MO. We’ve caught them a few times and enjoyed along with crowds of rowdy college drinkers. Check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/gaspumptalent

Follow up: Vidsd from Carmine Appice clinic at Springfield Music

September 8, 2009

We love when local stores have clinics where extremely talented and famous musicians travel around and have clinics (demos/instruction) at a store. Springfield Music just had Carmine Appice. Check out videos from the event right here…

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Rock Talk (8/30/09) Dirty Old Towne, Lyal Strickland, The Expectations and The Conniptions

August 31, 2009

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Rock Talk (8/30/09 episode) with Dirty Old Towne (jammin’ 3 acoustic songs), Lyal Strickland (jammin’ 3 acoustic songs), The Expectations (jammin’ 2 acoustic songs) and The Conniptions giving us a sneak preview of brand new music! Plus a FourFourFest pick 4 from TheFourFour. Listen in after the break.

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Q102 and Indie team up to give you Project Indie

August 27, 2009

Q102 and Indie are combining music and fashion to bring you Project Indie. 5 local designers will be picked to design t shirts for 5 selected bands. Its a win for designers, cuz they’ll get their stuff all over town and sold at Indie. Its a win for bands cuz their name will be all over shirts all over town PLUS they’ll get to play a Homegrown show. BOTH DESIGNERS AND BANDS must enter their stuff…details…
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