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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.

The Show Report, 7/23: Homecoming in July

July 23, 2009

Tonight brings two Springfield residents–one past, one present–back to the city for a big show. Future Leaders of the World, fronted by onetime Springfield resident Phil Taylor and the band responsible for this hit song, headlines The Outland Ballroom tonight with Formant, Assembly Line Gods and Glass Bottom Boat Ride. Also back in town is FLOW bassist and Formant guitarist Erik McGreevy, who will be doing double duty during the last two sets of the night. It’s a triumphant return for both men, each of whom has strong ties to the city and both of whom have worked hard to make the return of FLOW a success. So consider tonight’s show a celebration of sorts, and prepare to party accordingly. We’ll be there, along with the crew from Z 106.7 FM and Ozarks Live Productions, and we all like talking music over a beer. Find us and partake.

Elsewhere in Your Music Scene tonight:


Future Leaders of the World returns to Springfield

June 18, 2009

Some may remember Future Leaders of the World from their huge 2004 hit “Let Me Out.” They reached top 10 on Billboard and thanks to the disintegrating record industry, they faded away. Phil Taylor (he pretty much IS Future Leaders of the World) has gone on to do A LOT of great things including starting a new band based out of Benton, AR called Machina with former Evanescence guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray. Phil also started a production company (Phil Taylor Productions), with which he produced a number of Springfield, MO acts including Tara James, Cinemascope and The Horizon is After Us. Phil and John also started RedRoom Studios. So, with a new band, production company, and recording studio going…he also started managing a few bands and booking for The Mustang Agency. Yeah, he’s a pretty busy guy.

On top of all this, he’s also been working on new Future Leaders music and spent most of the past 6 months recording the new Future Leaders album, titled “Reveal,” at The Brewery Studios in Seattle, WA. Having gotten the chance to hear a number of the tracks from the upcoming album…this stuff is REALLY freakin’ good. Lucky for us, FLOW is hitting Springfield in July…details after the jump.


Former members of The Horizon is After Us form new band: FORMANT

April 10, 2009


Turns out that after a nearly year-long break, former members of The Horizon is After Us have reformed with new members and new music to make the new band, FORMANT. More after the break.


Rockin’ local remake of Eminem’s “Superman”

February 12, 2009


Local rockers Erik McGreevy and Lance Grant have been tossing the idea of covering Eminem’s song “Superman” for ages now. Turns out they finally did it. (Guitars sound KILLER!). Anyways, Click over and check out TheFourFour exclusive track.


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!


Z106.7’s Rock Talk, featuring Jeremy Larson, Erik McGreevy and Mike Reid (and co-hosted by two drunk idiots)

October 27, 2008

Good Lord, last night’s Rock Talk was a blast. I have to say it’s the best Rock Talk we’ve ever done.

Um, DeRosh… haven’t you only done three episodes? And Scott something like four? Are you really saying much there?

(Cue DeRosh “Indignant Face/Declarative Sentence Combo #531. And… engage!)

Yes, dammit, I am! Jeremy Larson took time on his birthday (happy 27th again, Jeremy) to come down and talk to us about his new album, Salvation Club, the CD release party at Randy Bacon Gallery tomorrow night and to preview some tracks. If you hear three better local songs this year, I want copies of them. Seriously. Plus under-the-radar solo artists Erik McGreevy and Mike Reid came out of hiding to talk about their collabo project and their upcoming set at Four Four Fest November 15th. (Yes, that’s a plug. No, we have no shame.) Oh, and there was whiskey involved. Mayhem ensued… and you can hear it all after the break.