Posts Tagged ‘2009’

Wanna send a local band to Taste of Chaos?

January 22, 2009

Springfield is already getting some spotlight time at a couple of well-known music festivals (Big Smith at Wakarusa and Ha Ha Tonka and Ilijah at SXSW), and now it has a shot at another. Glass Bottom Boat Ride is trying hard to campaign for a slot on this year’s Taste of Chaos tour, which kicks off on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles and continues through April 9. Taste of Chaos began in 2005 and includes such illustrious alumni as My Chemical Romance, Story of the Year, Killswitch Engage, Rise Against, Thrice, Deftones, Pelican, Taking Back Sunday, Parkway Drive, 30 Seconds To Mars, Saosin and Avenged Sevenfold. Could we be adding Glass Bottom Boat Ride to that list? The power is in your hands. Click here to vote for the band.

Springfield Goes To SXSW 2009

January 22, 2009

sxsw2009muAustin’s annual South By Southwest music and film festival is still two months away (the full event is March 13-22, while the music festival runs specifically March 18-22), but we can already tell you that you have good reasons to make the drive to attend. Not only that, you’ll find some familiar faces onstage when you get there: Springfield bands Ha Ha Tonka (previously known as Amsterband) and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (set up by Polyvinyl, apparently, but canceled by the band) are both is on the list of acts playing showcase shows during the second weekend. (For a complete list of performers, click here.) We’re guessing here that the band secured the show with help from its label, Bloodshot Records, though that’s not confirmed. Regardless, they’ll be there and they’ll be playing–representing for Springfield at an internationally known music happening.

Need more reasons to make the road trip? Follow after the break.