Posts Tagged ‘Acumen’

The Show Report, 6/4: The Storyline continues

June 4, 2009

Like sands through the hourglass… wait, that’s a little too soap-opera for this occasion. It’s a big night for Storyline, but not a night for melodrama. Instead, the local power-pop band plays The Outland Ballroom tonight for its CD release party, along with opening act Escape From Maya. (If you haven’t heard the band’s new EP Welcome Home, by the way, it’s quite the enjoyable listen.) The rest of your live-music Thursday, of course, is after the break.

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The Show Report, 5/21: Alphabet soup, revised

May 21, 2009

alpha_soupWhy alphabet soup, DeRosh? You got something against Alpha-Bits?! You’re so prejudiced…

Well, whether you prefer your food that makes you spell things in breakfast or dinner form, there’s no disputing the number of consonants being tossed around in tonight’s shows. KG (of Acumen) and DJ P (of DJ P) are back in action tonight–one for tonight only, the other every Thursday–and we’re feeling a bit nostalgic as a result. And what’s more nostalgic than food you look forward to playing with more than eating?

We’ll do nothing but look ahead–as far as tonight, anyway–after the break.

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AcuMen–with 50% more Men–tomorrow night

May 20, 2009
From left: The Mayor, the apparition known as KG and Tang451

From left: The Mayor, the apparition known as KG and Tang451

It’s not often we get word of developments with local hip hop group AcuMen. Though it is now arguably Springfield’s longest-active hip hop group, Tang 451 (aka Allen Vaughan) and The Mayor (aka Brett Johnston) keep a decidedly low profile these days thanks to family and work obligations. For longtime fans of the group, however, there is just such news: The group returns to its old days as a threesome tomorrow night at The Tipsy Turtle Pub when former member KG (aka Kyle Green) returns from Florida for his first performance with the group in about a year. The scheduled opening act is longtime friend of the group and standup comedian Merr. It all gets rolling at about 10 p.m.

And they said it would never happen again: AcuCobbler show Friday

May 7, 2009

acumenThere are those pairings among bands that are rare and yet perfect, where two acts from different sides of the Springfield Music Scene team up for a unique and thoroughly entertaining show. One of the more unusual examples was the marriage of local hip hop group AcuMen with the two-cobblerman acoustic-metal comedy band Whoreberry Cobbler, a combo show not seen in two years… until now. 

The two acts finally reunite on a stage–and by “stage” we mean “floorspace”–in familiar confines, the building where most of the previous shows took place: The Tipsy Turtle Pub, known then as the original Bugsy Malone’s. Not only is this the first show the two groups have played together in two years, but it’s one of the very few times–perhaps the only time–Cobbler has performed since FourFourFest in November. A truly entertaining show will ensue tomorrow night, and it should get started between 9 and 10 p.m.

First Ever “FourFourFest” Saturday, November 15. 45 Bands at 9 Venues!

November 3, 2008

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We’re throwin’ a party and everyone’s invited! 45 bands at 9 venues…only $10!

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