Posts Tagged ‘benefit of a doubt’

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.”

The Show Report, 6/1: When JV is NOT a demotion

June 1, 2009

JV All-StarsRemember in high school when coach would tell you were on the JV (aka junior varsity) team and you would watch from the sidelines while the varsity players played in The Big Game and got the glory and the girls/guys? Tonight’s show lineup is nothing like that. It will rock more, hurt less and involve fewer jock douchebags. (We would promise none, but you just never know.) Tonight The Outland Ballroom, which knows nothing of douchebaggery, brings you a JV experience more in its own style: Kansas City’s The JV All-Stars, along with Springfield Scene vets Benefit of a Doubt and The Magnificents! This is just Night One of your punk-ska double-shot, as more follows tomorrow night at Lindberg’s, but we’ll tell you more about that later. Tonight be prepared to leap about the Ballroom with aplomb. It all gets rolling extra early, with doors opening around 7 p.m.

There is more than this to your Monday, as you may–or may not–imagine. The first weeknight is enjoying a rejuvenation of sorts, and we’ll outline what’s up after the break. Read and attend… and party like a varsity star.

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Spike up your Monday: JV All-Stars coming to The Outland Monday

May 28, 2009

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Summer is officially here–we know by the lack of college students milling about–and in past years that has meant more open spaces left on concert calendars. Not so this year, apparently. Not only are show promoters giving Springfield’s most fervent show followers what they want, local clubs are taking initiative as well. The Outland throws its hat into that ring this Monday night–a loud-colored, possibly meta-studded hat. The rock club, which usually hosts a weekly trivia game on Monday nights, will play host to Kansas City-based pop-punkers The JV All-Stars, along with The Magnificents! and Benefit of a Doubt. We’re told there is also the possibility of a last-minute fourth act being added to the bill, though nothing is confirmed at this time. Regardless, the show will cost $5 to get in. Who can say no to an opportunity to dance on a Monday?!

Ozarks Live Productions keeps the rock coming

January 6, 2009

jan6th11x17finalballroom300dpiWhen it comes to bringing traveling rock acts to Springfield, local concert promoters are positively relentless. The latest round of concert announcements is upon us, and Ozarks Live Productions has looked into its crystal ball to bring us a series of exciting up-and-coming bands. Catch a star on the rise? You just might. Check the sked after the break.

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