Posts Tagged ‘benefit’

*** UPATED*** Memorial benefit show brings back some local faves of the past

June 15, 2009

Someone dug the DeLorean out of mothballs. That’s the best explanation we can come up with for the super-eclectic lineup of performers ready to play the James Davis Memorial Benefit show at Nathan P. Murphy’s on Friday, June 26. Davis, the 22-year-old son of MK Ultra guitarist Kevin Flannery, died in his sleep recently, leaving behind a family without its pride and joy and a mountain of funeral costs to cover. Nothing can help the former, but the benefit show is intended to help the latter. Click through and find out the full lineup (with some cool surprises) after the break.

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Reminder: Tonight @ 8, auction for the right to shave J.R. Top’s beard

May 12, 2009

In case you forgot, tonight’s the night. Be at Lindberg’s by 8 p.m. to see Sweetwater Abilene and Pilot Whale creator J.R. Top auction off the chance to shave off his beard onstage. All proceeds will go to the AIDS Project of the Ozarks. It’s not exactly a concert, but who cares? You can be a witness to history–sort of–instead.

Take the GMAs Best Bands home with you on a compilation CD

April 9, 2009

GMA_2009LOGOThe GO Music Awards Best Band showcase is a little more than a week away, but even after it’s over you can take a quick-hit version of the day’s musical events home with you. GO Magazine has teamed up with the five finalists to bring you the ultimate Best Band 2009 album. It’s a sweet introduction to the bands for those who come to Rock ‘n’ Ribs uninitiated, or a keepsake for those familiar with the acts. We’ve got the playlist after the break.

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Springfield’s “Greens” Club? Nathan P. Murphy’s to host Earth Day megaparty

April 7, 2009

Nathan P. Murphy’s, which has long referred to itself as “Springfield’s Blues Club,” is about to have a massive case of the “greens.” The club is planning a huge party for Earth Day (April 22), helping people learn how to live “green” while listening to “green” bands. We’ll explain more after you do some clicking below.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit TONIGHT (2/20) at Front Porch

February 20, 2009

bigbrothersbigsistersDave Harp (owner High Strung Music and local musician) is hosting a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters at The Front Porch (S. Street and McDaniel in Springfield, MO). He’s got a really good lineup and might be looking for some extra talent to bring some butts in the door for a good cause. Want to help? You should.

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Benefit for local musician hit by car

October 13, 2008

We just caught word of this late last night from Dan Magnum of Forever Endeavor Productions. Tommy, drummer of A Day Away and Springfield’s famous drumming group The Cadence, was hit by a car…yes I said hit by a car. He’s hurt really bad and needs support from the music community to help him get by. 

Fellow musicians to the rescue. A bunch of big names in the Springfield music scene are working together to put on a benefit show to help raise money so Tommy can pay some bills while he’s laid up.

Full show info, flyer, and A Day Away’s blog post after the jump…

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