Posts Tagged ‘cd release party’

The Show Report, 7/10: Night One of CDReleaseapalooza

July 10, 2009

CD release parties are called such for a reason; they’re a celebration for the band or artist, a chance to revel in a mission(/struggle/torture) accomplished, as well as to share that accomplishment with fans. This weekend, dear local music lover, we have several such parties in the span of two days. It’s all coincidence, but it gives you an opportunity to dig into a proliferation of new Springfield music albums like no other in recent memory. It gets rolling with two excellent shows tonight:

*  The Nova Heat finally holds its CD release party at The Outland Ballroom tonight. We say “finally” because in reality the band’s eponymous album has been out for a few months now. However, all the waiting for formal release should prove to be worth it. The band will be bringing up a cavalcade of album contributors and past members to jam during the show. Watch for a four-guitar lineup onstage at one point during the show. Not only that, but the newly revamped group The North Decade will perform its first official gig after an impromptu tuneup show or two in recent weeks. 

* Underground Blues Division hosts an unusual CD release show for its new album, Lessons Not Learned. This one has an early (7 p.m.) start, as it combines with an art exhibit at Nathan P. Murphy’s of the person responsible for the album’s cover act, Kimmy Bess. Opening act will be Julie and Mike from local covers-plus-originals powerhouse Bender.

There’s more:



The Show Report, 5/1: We’re goin’ to the liquor store!

May 1, 2009
Photo by Monkey

Photo by Monkey

Hmmm… It’s a rainy, cold-ish First Friday… Need something to cure the blahs… Hey, what’s Steve Ewing doing tonight? As luck would have it, the man who fronted The Urge in the ’90s and early ’00s is in town tonight to play The High Life Live Martini Lounge. Nothing like renditions of “Brainless,” “Open All Night” and more to jostle the masses awake.

Once you’re jostled, you’ll want to check out the shows we have for you after the break, too.


Local Music Thursday tomorrow: Catch a sneak preview of The Seed’s Big Outside!

April 1, 2009

coffee-ethicOkay, we’ll be honest: We’re really trying to come up with a name for our weekly Coffee Ethic local-music-a-thon besides Local Music Thursday. It just… lacks imagination. In the meantime, a bit of serendipity could turn into a neat imaginative moment of its own: We received an advance copy of The Seed‘s new album The Big Outside, and, well, we loaded it into the stereo system to play tracks throughout the day. We have a pretty good feeling it will go over well. Of course, that’s just one of the new albums ready to play during the month of April, so if you haven’t been in the shop in a while, bring your laptop, order a mocha, stick around a while and let some of Springfield’s best serenade you while you work. Local Music Thursday runs from open (6 a.m.) to close (10 p.m.). It’s enough to make the Kool-Aid Man say “Ooooooh Yeeeeaaah”… or whatever the coffee equivalent would be.

Meanwhile, a day later The Big Outside is officially released with a concert/party at The Outland Ballroom April3… but you don’t want to wait until then, now, do you?

The Seed bringing you not one but TWO CD release parties

February 9, 2009

Lance Sitton, Outland Ballroom, TK

It’s the perfect convergence of ideas. Imagine you’re in a reggae-influenced jam band, where every show you play is a new opportunity to throw a party with a room full of people dancing to your music. You’re also likely a prolific group when it comes to writing, as many reggae and reggae-influenced acts are. So if you have huge amounts of material you’re working on–some intended for release on an album, others more as an underground treat to share with fans–why not throw a CD release party for each? The Seed has decided to do just that, with parties coming April 3 for their long-anticipated studio album The Big Outside and July 31 for Homemade Dub: A Recipe For Disaster. Both shows will be at the Outland Ballroom; the first will have Seedlove from Kansas City and Jam Room as the opening acts, the second with Echo Movement. Expect a huge party for each, and a new CD to take home with you at the end of the night if you have a little extra cash handy.

Lindberg’s reopening update

January 27, 2009

Lindberg'sLindberg’s is the Michael Meyers of local music venues; it never dies so much as gears up for a sequel. As we reported previously, the Commercial Street landmark returns February 6 with a CD release party by local country-rockers The Cropdusters. Now added to the lineup for the first night of Lindberg’s under its new stewardship: The Verbs (Redux) and St. Louis/Columbia act John Henry & the Engine. We’ve got a surprise or two in the works for this show ourselves, which we’ll report to you as soon as they’re finalized. Keep checking back with us.

Rock Talk (1/18) w/Queen City Saints and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

January 19, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1To borrow a cliche, last night’s guest on Z 106.7’s Rock Talk certainly put the “rock” in the show’s name. Queen City Saints dropped in ahead of their CD release party January 23 (Friday) at Nathan P. Murphy’s to give us a sneak preview of their new album, Chorus of the Commoners, which actually hits store shelves January 27. Follow that with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin members Philip Dickey and Will Knauer telling us about the final straw that sent the band into hiatus–a hiatus ending January 24 (Saturday) at Patton Alley Pub–and a special non-album track from the group and… well, frankly, we’re excited to do another one already. But we can’t; Sunday is still six days away. In the meantime, here is last night’s power-hour of local-music goodness to tide you–and us–over. (more…)

Lindberg’s reopens February 6… with a very special event

January 5, 2009

Lindberg'sLet the countdown begin. As we reported previously, Lindberg’s is now under new ownership–none other than former (as of 12/31/08) Outland bartender and eponymous bandleader Eric Weiler–and will soon be reopening. If you heard last night’s edition of Rock Talk on 106.7 FM (if not, you can catch it again on this site in just a bit), Weiler will open the large wooden door once again on February 6.

That’s only part of the good news. Read after the break to find out who he has booked for the opening-night show.


UPDATED: The “green” in “green room” is NOT for envy

December 14, 2008

***UPDATE: John Paul’s guitar was found at Gold Digger Pawn on West Kearney Street earlier today. For musicians reading this, take note: It is EXTREMELY important to report stolen equipment to the police immediately, as police reports are faxed to every pawn shop in the city.***

Add this to the list of stupid things that happen at shows and shouldn’t: John Paul Chapman’s Taylor guitar (the acoustic he played onstage during the show) was stolen from the green room at the Outland Ballroom Friday night following Greene Coast’s CD release party. If anyone has any leads as to the guitar’s whereabouts, please contact the band here or here with information.

We post this not so much as a service–we want to help, naturally, but posting every stolen-equipment event would get out of hand–but to point out the prevalence and absurdity of the problem.


Eric Weiler Gets His Due

November 4, 2008

weiler2For years we’ve known Eric Weiler as The Outland Man In the Hat, a good-guy bartender with a good band–the Eric Weiler Band, of course–that arguably doesn’t get the spotlight time of fellow Outland bands such as McGill, the Dirty Blondes, the Filthy Thirds and others.

That all changes Saturday night.


Cindy Woolf: Straight ballin’, releasing second album

August 27, 2008

The last time we talked to Cindy Woolf at any length, it was during a game of horse in a friend’s back yard.* But in just nine days, we’ll have some music-related news… and good news, at that. Read more after the jump.

*The DeRosh did not take part, on account of sucking at basketball.