It may be a little uncooth of us–when are we not uncooth, really–but we’re willing to bet you’ve never met Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page before. Or U2‘s The Edge. Or Jack White of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. (It’s okay. Neither have we.) Consider Friday night’s premiere of It Might Get Loud at The Moxie an opportunity to get up close and personal with all three at the same time–something that had never happened before the documentary’s filming–all without leaving the comfort of your theater seat or having to do pesky things such as be introduced to the men first. The cost to get in if you’re an adult is $8… unless you win two tickets through our next giveaway, which is tonight at 5 p.m. on our Twitter feed. Be the first to answer the question correctly and you’re in the door for zero dollars. By the end of the night, you’ll know more about three of the most recognized guitarists in music than anyone not in the theater with you. It’s not “Hello, my name is The Edge, and you are…” but it’s pretty sweet nonetheless. Just try to remember not to act overly casual when you do meet them. Yo, Jack! What up, Jack! Long time, no talk, broseph!
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Q102’s music-meets-fashion contest for local bands called Project Indie is now in its final round, with five bands winning the chance to have official band T-shirts designed and produced by five artists selected by Indie Boutique (320 E. Walnut St., 417-865-5400) and reproduced for sale by the band and in the store. The T-shirt design-off, as it were, takes place this Friday (October 2) at Indie starting at 5 p.m. The store’s customers will vote for the winner among the five, and the prize is the headlining slot at an upcoming Q102 Homegrown show. It could be any one of these five:
It’s a Monday in the middle of summer, and we’re all back at work, merrily (or not so much) plugging away at routine blah-diddy-blah-blah… let’s talk about going to the lake, shall we? There seems to be a renewed interest in the concept of battles of the bands lately. (We’re getting to the “lake” part. Honest.) There’s a pretty good one coming up next week, and we periodically receive word of others in the works. The latest comes from Rockaway Beach, long the more chilled-out spot in the tri-lakes area next to Lake Taneycomo, which has set up a multi-day competition for the end of August. That’s right: Music competition at the height of lake season. When your band is done playing its set, it’s time for fun in the sun! Get more details after the break.
There was a time, when Music Television (aka MTV) launched, when the cable network gave us moving-picture eye candy such as this, this and this. Now all it can give us is Carson Daly and Lauren Conrad… diminishing returns, to say the least. As is often the case, when the big-hat corporate types fall astray the good stuff comes from their determined local and regional counterparts. The same is about to be true for music videos. Get ready for a fun contest and potentially more. Read on after the break.
When we got the email from Patrick Misterovich telling us about Masters of Song Fu, we let out a collective “huh?” We’re familiar with the variations of Fu–Kung Fu, even Shaq Fu–but Song Fu left us with all kinds of mixed signals and visions. Jet Li even made an appearance in one, and we’re pretty sure he does not play a ukelele. Luckily, Mr. Misterovich’s email laid some of the groundwork out for us, and a little further digging revealed a really interesting songwriting competition–which just happens to have a Springfield band involved. We’ll tell you more after the break.
It’s not often one hears about song remixes among Springfield bands, but local dark electro group S.T.R.I.P. is the sort of band that will try what others won’t. After all, the group is made up of members of Labwrk and One Violent Green, both of which were known for pushing boundaries and trying new things in the Springfield Music Scene. Not only is the band awaiting song remixes, those remixes are coming from fans and other musicians. Wanna try your hand ad redoing a S.T.R.I.P. song? Find out how after the break.
Soooo, remember that thing we did back in November with 45 bands at 9 venues? Yeah, FourFourFest. Well we’re up to something again. If you’re in a band, or you just love festivals and cool stuff like that, you’ll want to read the rest of this.
Fender recently launched a new competition, called Road Worn, in which bands compete head-to-head in a fan-voted contest to win tons of gear from the company. And we do mean tons. There are hundreds of bands competing from around the country, but one of them is from right here in Springfield: Do Tell & The Rumors.
Learn what the process is and how to vote for them after the break.
The number one reason you absolutely, under no circumstance, at any time…ANY TIME what-so-ever, no matter how drunk you are, or how you think it might be cool, or how you might think it means something, for any reason…get a tattoo of your favorite band. ESPECIALLY if they’re local, because…they may break up or feel the need to change their name. In this case it is the latter.
Cornbelt Chorus is opening the suggestion box for new names. You can submit your ideas to them and if yours gets picked, they’ll give you a ton of free stuff. They’re a pretty good band so this might be worth brainstorming for a minute or five. So yeah. Read the rest of this and tell us who you’ve know get a band tattoo and regret it!