Posts Tagged ‘echo movement’

The Show Report, 7/31: Embrace the weird

July 31, 2009

the-beach-boysDeRosh, why the f*** are you leading off by talking about The Beach Boys? Seriously?! With a killer reunion show, Dalton in town, a CD release and more you wanna start by talking about The Beach Boys?!

There’s a method to my madness here; perhaps not a good method, but a method nonetheless. The Beach Boys represent the first concert of the Ozark Empire Fair, held (natch) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds at the corner of Grant Avenue and Norton Street on the North Side. It’s these 10-or-so days that bring us some of the most unusual concerts to descend upon the city each year. Still ahead on the docket are shows by Raven Symone, Great White, L.A. Guns, Montgomery Gentry and more. Will you see shows such as those at The Shrine Mosque, Remmington’s Downtown, etc? With the possible exception of the Montgomery Gentry, who are still a significant draw among country artists, the answer is no. But in the family-friendly confines of the Fair, where bands play on a converted dirt-oval race track with the faint glow of carnival-ride lighting invading the stage, truly anything goes. We say soak it in, particularly in the presence of rock ‘n’ roll history such as tonight.

Of course, perhaps best of all, the Fair show starts at 8 p.m., which means you can get out, dash to the car and stand on the gas to get to any or all of the following incredible shows:

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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.