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The Show Report, 7/11: CDReleaseapalooza, Day Two: Get your boots on

July 11, 2009

We promised you more CD release party madness tonight, and, oh, are you getting it. The Bootheel is finally ready to present its six-song EP Gold Tops (album review coming shortly) to the masses tonight, and it does so with a shindig at The Outland Ballroom with Cooter Brown and Washington Irving. As if a show with that three-band package deal isn’t reason enough to brave the Ballroom heat, let’s expound on a couple of other details:

1. There is a fresh batch of Bootheel BBQ Sauce ready for sale at tonight’s show. See if this rings a bell:

2. You’re running out of chances to see Washington Irving in concert, so friggin’ do it already. Seriously. We just deployed the word “friggin'” for emphasis. Nineties-tinged indie rock is in your midst and going away soon. Get out and enjoy it.

That’s not even close to all that’s happening tonight:


The Show Report, 6/25: We love fliers

June 25, 2009

june25flyer copyWe know the Cooter Brown/Bringers of the Dawn/Saracee show tonight at The Outland Ballroom will be a big show and a good one, but the truth is it is just one of several very good shows going on tonight. We lead with their show because, well, they provided a visual aid, and we like it. The flier depicts a man smashing himself in the head with a large bottle, and it’s remarkably well captured. Alright, enough flier talk. Cooter Brown, in our show-going experience, has really come into its own in recent months, and they team up with two solid groups with slightly experimental approaches to their music. It should make for a good expect-the-unexpected time.

Also happening tonight:


Bootheel readies CD release show July 11

June 22, 2009

From left: Singer/guitarist Todd Balisle, drummer Warren Sandwell, guitarist Brandon Hebbert and bassist Dillon Rudder

Earlier this spring the members of local indie-meets-Southern rock group Bootheel traveled to Chicago for a recording session at The Electrical Audio, owned by recording legend Steve Albini. Great, but what came of the tracks? A handful were put up on the band’s MySpace page for public consumption, but we now receive word that more is on the way. The band has scheduled a CD release party at The Outland Ballroom with fellow performers Washington Irving and Cooter Brown. Not too many details yet regarding the album itself, but given the wild nature of the band’s shows we anticipate one helluva good time when this show goes down.

The Show Report, 6/20: Tonight, we ride!

June 20, 2009

Big Mike Griffin

Tonight’s concert lineup includes a nationally touring act coming to Nathan P. Murphy’s with an affinity for two-wheeled transportation in addition to considerable guitar-playing chops. Big Mike Griffin rolls into Springfield–on a tour bus, in this case, though we suspect the motorcycle custom-built for his almost-seven-foot frame is somewhere in tow–to play the local blues club with opening act Classic Reunion in the latest of Murphys’ Hot Rock & Blues summer concert series.


* Speaking of summer concert series, Sounds on the Square resumes on Park Central Square with Nathaniel Carroll (7 p.m.) and Tony Menown and The Expectations (8 p.m.). All shows are FREE and family friendly.

* Cooter Brown at The Outland

* NORML Benefit Show at The Blue Room at Billiards of Springfield

* Roots Of Mankind, The Spacetones and Phases at The Outland Ballroom

* EgoMagnet at The High Life Live Martini Lounge

* Trash Angels at Whiskey Holler

* ’90s Night at Lindberg’s with Teen Spirit

Rock Talk 4/26, ft. Formant, Cooter Brown, Board Of Governors

April 27, 2009

kzrqrocktalklogo1We got an unusual treat on this week’s edition of Z 106.7’s Rock Talk: We made Scott jump to the other side of the interview. Yup, our faithful co-host joined his band Formant to talk about new recordings and the battle of the bands May 9 to open for Korn on May 29. He switched from interviewee back to interviewer for a chat with local rock-jam group Cooter Brown and with Trevor Hougardy of Board Of Governors, the group previously known as The Beautiful Losers. Along the way, naturally, we rocked out to new tunes, both during the interviews and with Four From the FourFour, a selection of songs from local artists we think you should pay attention to in the weeks ahead. More music! More music, I say! It all gets started after the break.


Rock out to say “thanks”

April 17, 2009

meisa-hometown-heroesIt’s been a little while–December 4, in fact–since the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) at Missouri State University last put on a concert. The December event was held for charity, but one could argue its latest show is no less a benefit. Tomorrow night’s Hometown Heroes show at Nathan P. Murphy’s is a special event in honor of Springfield’s military and emergency response groups–anyone who shows military, police, fire or medic ID gets a $2 discount to get it–and includes some musical heroes from MEISA members’ various hometowns: Tulsa, OK (Arlis Moon), Springfield, MO (Cooter Brown), Blue Springs, MO (Grizzly J. Berry) and St. Louis, MO (All Falls Down). Cover charge is $5 for regular admission, $9 for those younger than 21 and $3 for military, police, fire and medical staffers with ID.

First Ever “FourFourFest” Saturday, November 15. 45 Bands at 9 Venues!

November 3, 2008


We’re throwin’ a party and everyone’s invited! 45 bands at 9 venues…only $10!