In the world of music and bands, band changes are nothing new. Bands add members, subtract members, change members, change names and just generally break up. It’s pretty much all been done. So it’s with a certain bit of thanks to the bands involved for the slight curveball that we bring this news: Frog Eye Jug Band and Honky Suckle have combined bands and consolidated members… all while continuing to call the new group Honky Suckle. Didn’t they just form a new band, basically? Was the name Honky Eye Suckle Band taken? (We checked. The answer is no.) Anyway, the new Honky Suckle lineup now includes Davey Smith, Eric Howell, Dave Harp, RJ Florez and Kyle Young. The flip side of the announcement, of course, is that there no longer is a Frog Eye Jug Band, but here’s to hoping Honky Suckle 2.0 is even stronger than the two bands it sort of replaces.
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Local music, now is your time. You ask for something big for local music and here it is. We took submissions for two weeks back in July and had hoped there would be a lot of interest in the 16 spots available for the event’s performers and on its accompanying for-charity compilation CD. The results were even better than we could have hoped for. More than 50 bands sent material in, making the already unsavory job of whittling down bands we like that much more difficult. After a lot of careful consideration, we believe we’ve put together an outdoor all-local music festival representative and worthy of The Springfield Scene.
We’re shutting down South Street for an entire day between McDaniel and Walnut on Saturday, September 19. We’re putting 2 stages and a DJ tent on it to run from roughly 11:30am–11:00pm with music going all day. There will be food available and cool sponsors showing you what they’re all about. There will also be a few bars open all day as well to serve as beer gardens (being that you can’t have alcohol on a public street thanks to Springfield’s open container law). Regardless, this will be a day full of fun and music with 18 bands + DJ’s spinning all day, on South Street and best of all…its free.
Get more info and the list of this year’s performers with links to their music so you can check them out…
The Springfield Little Film Festival is about to return for its second edition–screenings are July 9 and 10, to be exact–and this year the local short-film festival is adding an extra wrinkle. No, we don’t mean screenings at Moxie Cinema and Springfield Little Theatre, although that is happening, yes. The festival is working in a sweet opportunity for bands to get on the historic Landers Theatre stage and be a motion picture’s backing band. Read the details after the break.
Music is art, but playing an instrument–including one’s voice–is a craft, and few places in Springfield stand out for their attention to the craft of playing music as much as Pellegrino’s School of Music. Though much of what goes on at the school happens in a teacher-and-student environment, this weekend the lessons move out of the classroom, if you will, and onto the stage. Where’s Jack Black when you need him?! We’ll tell you more after the break.
That’s right, your faithful ne’er-do-well-with-a-laptop is hitting the road to follow Springfield’s representatives at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.* If all goes well, i.e. I don’t end up in jail or otherwise incapacitated, you should start seeing some recaps, pics and other sweet nuggets of musical goodness sometime tomorrow and continuing through the weekend.
Then my broke, tired ass will be back doing his usual thang on Monday. Peace out, mah homies.
* What this really amounts to: DeRosh will be another one of the thousands of douchebag bloggers wandering around with his laptop and extra-pasty skin in the Texas sun. Yee-haw!
This week, as always, 106.7 support local music for an entire hour. And just to show ya how nice they are, they let us tag along for some reason. Well we love it!
This week, we recap and discuss the first ever local music festival, the FourFourFest. Listen in to find out how it went, what impressed us the most and hear acts that performed at the festival. Tell everyone you know.
We’re throwin’ a party and everyone’s invited! 45 bands at 9 venues…only $10!