Posts Tagged ‘first friday’

The Albatross: Thankfully, John Lydon has no say in it. ***UPDATED***

August 18, 2009

AlbatrossIf you need further proof of how music-obsessed we are, look no further than the business opening in what was formerly the Indie Clothing location immediately west of Jimmy John’s. It’s named “The Albatross,” which, it seems, could be made to have one of two associations:

The Normal Person Association: “Oh, yeah, that’s a kind of bird, right?”

The FourFour Association: “Did they just name a business after that overly long Public Image Ltd. song that led off Metal Box?! That’s awesome!!!”

It’s a sickness, really, and we blameĀ John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of Sex Pistols fame) moaning the lines “Getting rid of the albatross… sowing the seeds of discontent…” for exacerbating it. The business’s logo features a bird in it anyway, so we were shot down pretty quickly. But for a few weeks now that logo was the only bit of info we had about the place… until now. It appears to be an idea with potential for staying power and contentment, so you can safely tell Mr. Lydon to buzz off… admittedly, at your own risk. Read on for details about a fresh new wrinkle in Springfield’s music and nightlife.



BANDS! Play Art Walk tonight at the new Ziggie’s

July 3, 2009

We’re just hours away from the latest edition of First Friday Art Walk, the monthly event that turns downtown Springfield into a swarm of hungry, thirsty, art-curious onlookers. It’s a night where many restaurants and bars will be full of people for bands to play to… and there happens to be an opening at such a spot. It appears there is a need for an act–preferably acoustic, though you should probably still give it a shot if you have to plug in, too–to play to the usually busy Ziggie’s Sidewalk Cafe (319 W. Walnut St.) patio tonight. According to the bulletin we received, the restaurant and bar is offering free beer and breakfast to the participating act. Call 868-0040 to find out more.