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October 27, 2009

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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 We’ll see you there.

New Music Tuesday: Meet Bomb the Bay

October 6, 2009
Bomb the Bay

Photo by Brian DeMint of Eyeworks Photography

We mentioned in a previous post that one of the big concerts on Springfield’s horizon was the debut show of newly formed rock group Bomb the Bay, which features a combination of members of A Day Away, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Playing With Matches. Longtime Springfield showgoers could imagine the fruits of that combo already, but now we have finished and recorded tracks to listen to from the new group. The band released a three-song sampler CD to hand out in promotion of its show November 14 at The Outland Ballroom with Speak Up!, Benefit of a Doubt and Uno. Didn’t get one? Click here to listen to “A Perfect Disaster,” “Spacebar” and “Give It Away.”

New Music Tuesday: “Waves Of Concern (Live),” by Holstein

October 6, 2009

With the band on a restructuring hiatus, it comes as a bit of a surprise to see a new track turn up from local rock group Holstein. But as something of a forget-me-not the group released a live cut of its song “Waves Of Concern” on its website. Don’t try to look for much else on the site for the time being; with so much in flux with the group, the website is basically a splash page with the band’s logo. But the live track is an added bonus for fans, and you can hear it by putting index finger to mouse button over these off-colored words.

New Music Tuesday: “Street Finding Man,” by The Short Histories of Powerful Nations

October 6, 2009

shorthistoriesEver been to a Short Histories of Powerful Nations show and wondered what the long instrumental piece at the beginning of the set is? It’s not found on A Brief Treatise On Land Ownership, Vol.1, so did it come long before or long after? The answer is the latter, and now it finally exists on record… or .mp3, as the case may be. The band just posted the song, titled “Street Finding Man,” to its MySpace page last Friday–a live cut, no less, taken straight from the band’s August 13 show at Lindberg’s with Native and The First Teenager Ever. Thanks to the deft work of Mobile Force Recording, the song sounds clearer than ever, and at seven-plus minutes it’s quite a treat. Click here to go to the MySpace page and you’ll find the track last in the player. Enjoy.

Tunes On Film: It Might Get Loud coming October 16

October 5, 2009

It Might Get LoudThe alliance of music and film is taken a bit for granted these days, but let’s be honest: The two are inseparable. Take, for example, this, this and this. And that’s with omitting the way-obvious scene in Say Anything where new-wave-kid John Cusack proudly blares Peter Gabriel‘s “In Your Eyes” out of his ghettoblaster to woo his girl… something that no self-respecting new wave kid would have done, but we digress. (It’s not available online due to copyright restrictions, anyway.) The point is music and film are a match made in heaven, something Hollywood learned well in the ’80s and ’90s and that independent filmmakers have taken even further in the years since. 

The latest example is coming to the Moxie Cinema screens a week from this Friday. (In other words, 10/16.) (more…)

At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 2

September 20, 2009

This is part 2. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 1

September 20, 2009

This is part 1. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

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.

Goodbye, Dalton

September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze died yesterday after a long, difficult battle. It’s a sad day for the Swayze family, for Patrick’s friends and for fans of ’80s movies everywhere. Most of the major news media have seized the opportunity to play clips from Dirty Dancing and read prepared statements from Whoopi Goldberg… bleh. We see it as an opportunity to see the man as we’ll always remember him–kicking random rednecks’ asses. Video courtesy of the United Artists movie Roadhouse; music courtesy of Bottlefish:

No one puts Dalton in the corner.

Happy Ending? Local music comes to Project Runway

August 31, 2009

As long as we're talking "farewell song," let's play it while we dismiss Tim Gunn (left) from this picture.

We would follow Heidi Klum just about anywhere, but following the supermodel and the show she hosts, Project Runway, from Bravo to Lifetime was a bitter pill to swallow. There are only so many Meredith Baxter movies and Golden Girls reruns we can take, and the network has a tendency to dish out plenty of both, but at least we’re given a 60-minute Heidi Oasis to… wait, what were we talking about? Ah, yes, television. The new season of Project Runway began recently, and it turns out one longtime member of the local music scene will be giving us added incentive to watch the show this year. Find out about the best thing on the show after its buxom host after the break.


New weekly show at Lindberg’s starting tonight: with members of Cropdusters, Sweetwater Abiline and Todd Balisle

August 25, 2009

jebWe love weekly shows…that reliable pick me up that you can always count on. I just scanned the MOrawk board and saw this and about crapped myself. This would be a sweet freakin show on any given weekend, but nooooOOoooo – they’re doing it EVERY TUESDAY!


When is the last time you checked out our Pics & Vids?

August 24, 2009

We make it a point to hit as many shows as we can possibly get to. We usually have our camera too…and we tend to shoot a ton of pics and vids. Sometimes we even get really lucky and wander into a Big Smith show with members of Speakeasy on stage as they play Michael Jackson’s hit “Billy Jean” a few days after he passed. Check out our YouTube and Flickr for tons and tons of videos and photos from shows.


Pilot Whale’s “Tax Dance” video hits the interwebs

August 17, 2009


We loves us some Pilot Whale. We love his songs, his antics and his large assortment of costumes. J.R. has given us another gift…a video for famed song “Tax Dance.” Click through for linksies to watch the video.


Mega photo upload!!!!!…and some video

August 16, 2009

3820747609_5962619bbdWe’ve been so busy going to shows and planning this year’s FourFourFest that we’ve gotten a little backlogged on our photos and videos. So we just uploaded around 1,500 new concert photos from over 40 shows. Stop by our Flickr page and you just might see yourself. Please enjoy, use, and share. We’ve so got a crap ton of videos as well. We’ve only gotten started on those but we pretty sure the vid of Big Smith jammin’ on Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean” only a few days after his death at Reed’s private party at the High Life is up there and definitely worth checking out. Much more video to come! So check’em both out, or you’ll like like this guy (click through)…