Posts Tagged ‘concert’

From the Palm-To-Forehead File: Jason Boland & The Stragglers coming to Remmingtons Downtown… er, tomorrow

October 14, 2009

bolandflyerMeetings: They consume time, they consume thought processes and they have, at least lately, consumed our gnatlike attention spans. So with the recent flurry of meetings we’ve had to sit through we’ve whiffed on a potentially big show: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, longtime faves of Snorty Horsers (can we adopt that phrase instead of “Red Dirt country lovers?” The latter phrase feels a little tired. Topic for another time; got it), are back in Springfield Thursday, October 15 (also known as tomorrow night) for a show with opener Brian Lumley & Red Dirt Underground. The all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $10 to get in. Of course, you could have learned all of that by reading the adjacent show poster, but we’ve neglected enough already.

Newest from Forever Endeavor: Cursive @ Outland Ballroom 11/25

October 13, 2009

CursiveSuch are the benefits of putting on wildly successful shows such as the recent A Day To Remember/Parkway Drive concert: They afford the financial means to bring in smaller-drawing acts for the benefit of the music community. Case in point: The Omaha, Nebraska-based rock group Cursive is coming to The Outland Ballroom for a show November 25 with Capgun Coup and more, one of two new concerts announced by Forever Endeavor Productions this morning. The other show is Outbreak, Soul Control and Only the Brave at Club Neon (1611 N. Campbell Ave.) on November 14. 

Outbreak is about to release its self-titled album November 10 and has a song on the upcoming Saw VI soundtrack, so the band should come to Springfield riding quite the high. It’s the Cursive show that carries the advance-purchase ticket option (psssst, click here to get in on that), and if you were at the band’s last Springfield show you know why. Of course, since then Cursive has release its own new album, Mama I’m Swollen, and even popped its network-TV cherry to boot with a performance on The Late Show With David Letterman last March. Let the anticipation begin.

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.”

Reminder: Bob Dylan tix go on sale at 10 a.m.

October 2, 2009

Dylan Photo 2009Today marks the opportunity for Springfieldians (and those up for traveling to Springfield) to get first dibs on tickets to see rock ‘n’ roll icon Bob Dylan at The Shrine Mosque on Sunday, October 25. They’re $46 for general seating and are available only through the Shrine Mosque box office at 800-293-5949 or online at MetroTix. Don’t kid yourself into thinking you can wait a bit, either; this show should sell out in a flash. Get to it and good luck!

Ugly Mug Live Music Tavern update

October 1, 2009

Ugly MugA few months ago we learned the new fate of the space formerly known at The Snorty Horse Saloon inside The Budget Lodge hotel north of I-44. The room was taken over by Brian Matney, most recently the drummer for McGill, and converted into a new midsize music venue to be called The Ugly Mug Live Music Tavern. The first show: September 19 with Matt Stell & The Crashers, or so it was planned. However, the club ran into delays and that show was subsequently canceled. The new proposed opening date is Tuesday, October 21 with a performance by Pet the Dog from Los Angeles, California (click here to check out some tunes from the band); local openers are still in the works at this time. The only other announced show at the moment is John D. Hale Band and Matt Stell & The Crashers on October 23, but we’ll let you know more as they are added to the club’s schedule.

Official: Bob Dylan coming to The Shrine Mosque October 25

September 26, 2009

Dylan Photo 2009We’re still a little stunned to get this bit of news, but it’s true: Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is scheduled to perform at The Shrine Mosque on Sunday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Not only that, it’s more affordable than one might reasonably expect such a show to be at $46 for reserved seating. Tickets go on sale at The Shrine Mosque Auditorium Box Office, by phone at 800-293-5949 or online at Metrotix beginning Friday, October 2 at 10 a.m. We’ll get you more details as they arrive.

FourFourFest 2009: Some thoughts

September 21, 2009

Phew. What a day. FourFourFest 2009 had everyone playing in the rain over the course of the day and night, but the crowds turned out nonetheless to see some of the best music Springfield has to offer in a variety of genres. While Mother Nature was pretty cranky, everyone at ground level seemed surprisingly chipper and cooperative. In all, it was a 21-hour day that took months to prepare for and that, in spite of its, um, dampness, was a pretty damn good party. There wasn’t a lot of time to stop and smell the roses while in the thick of things, but I stowed away a few impressions from it all and you can find them after the break.

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At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 5

September 20, 2009

This is part 5. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 4

September 20, 2009

This is part 4. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 3

September 20, 2009

This is part 3. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 2

September 20, 2009

This is part 2. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

At the FourFour Fest with Kurtzender, Part 1

September 20, 2009

This is part 1. Thanks for attending, volunteering, playing and watching. If you didn’t get to go this year, watch all the videos and start preparing to rock next year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the 2nd annual FourFour Fest.

FourFourFest 2009: Local music gets its day with 18 bands on South Street, 2 stages, all day…FREE

September 3, 2009

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…

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Get Your Vest On: Han Trio returns September 18

August 28, 2009
Wait a minute... I'm a TRIO now?! Have I been cloned or something? This had better not be another one of George's CGI "masterpieces." Chewie, quit humping my leg.

Wait a minute... I'm a TRIO now?! Have I been cloned or something? This had better not be another one of George's CGI "masterpieces." Chewie, quit humping my leg. You too, Skywalker.

Alright, all dorkdom aside, let’s be real for a minute: There are few characters in the history of motion pictures as badass as Han Solo from the Star Wars trilogy. No one combined John Wayne’s brash machismo, Errol Flynn’s swashbuckler grace and James T. Kirk’s ability to convincingly shoot toy pistols quite as effectively, and just about every guy has wished he could be at least one of those three at one time or another.

There was only one Han, but three men–Shawn Eckels and Reed Herron of Speakeasy, along with John Anderson of The Sociables and Super String Theory on drums–donned the black vest and way-underbottoned white shirt combo to pay tribute while covering songs from famous musical trios. The result was a High Life Live Martini Lounge in a tizzy and wanting more.

Now they’ll get it. The group, known as Han Trio, has agreed to return to The High Life for another show Friday, September 18, knocking out tune after tune from three-member groups (think Nirvana, The Police, Jimi Hendrix Experience, etc.) starting around 10 p.m. Five dollars gets you in the door for the badassness. Princess Laya impersonators are likely welcome, as well.

Future Leaders of the World return September 22

August 27, 2009
Future Leaders of the World singer Phil Taylor

Future Leaders of the World singer Phil Taylor

It’s nice when a touring band makes a point of coming to a stop on its schedule twice in one tour, and such is the case with Future Leaders of the World. When the band reformed in the summer, it made Springfield one of its early destinations with a show in July, and now it’s announced the group will be back for a show Tuesday, September 22 at Nathan P. Murphy’s. It’s another chance for the group to play to what is effectively a home audience, as guitarist Erik McGreevy hails from Springfield and singer Phil Taylor lived and worked in the city for a time and comes back often. The benefit to them is seeing familiar faces and adding another stop as they roll through Missouri; the benefit to you is getting to see a rocking set, as anyone who saw their last Springfield gig at The Outland Ballroom will likely attest (see videos from the show here). Opening will be McGreevy’s hometown band, Formant and another act to be announced. Since this show is on a Tuesday, it will be earlier than normal. Doors at 7:30 with the show starting at 8pm. This show is ALL AGES.