Posts Tagged ‘front porch’

The Show Report, 6/12: Okay, we’ve got two questions…

June 12, 2009

Patton Alley Pub’s schedule for tonight left us with a couple of things we wanted to know:

1. What is a Stringduster?

2. Why, exactly, is it infamous?

We searched for answers for both (no, seriously, wtf is a stringduster) and found answers to none. We need no answers for who The Infamous Stringdusters are, though; the bluegrass hotshots have been collecting awards since their debut. Now Patton, in cooperation with High Strung Music, brings the group to Springfield for a show with opening act Cornmeal. Come with $10 in hand and a strong desire to dance. Elsewhere in the scene tonight:

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The Show Report, June 5: Who needs an imagination?

June 5, 2009
Our hands are gonna look like this tonight.

Our hands are gonna look like this tonight.

Tonight has been circled on the ol’ imaginary calendar at the ol’ imaginary FourFour HQ for some time now. That’s a lot of imagining, DeRosh. Might even classify as delusional. Got no time for haters tonight, sorry. There are simply too many really cool shows coming through our fair city; four nationally touring acts, for starters, an absurd spoil of riches for a Springfield in plain summer. Consider: Black Box Revue brings SSION back to The Outland tonight, a show that brought the house down back in December and which is anticipated to flirt heavily with the room’s fire-code capacity. (In other words, get there early if you’re going.) Upstairs at The Outland Ballroom is Forever Endeavor Productions‘ latest mega-show, hard-rock powerhouse Chiodos with Take It Back and The Closure.

A mile and a half north of there–measured by nothing less than the odometer on co-owner Eric Weiler‘s truck–John Paul Keith brings his excellent guitar touch and retro-rock and country-tinged music to Lindberg’s with openers The BoogeyMen, arguably the ideal local opener for this performance. Finally, a couple blocks west (and one block north) of the SSION and Chiodos shows is Moanin’ Michelle Malone at Nathan P. Murphy’s, bringing tough-yet-sultry folk rock to the stage in the latest installment of the Hot Rock & Blues summer concert series. Remember: You can get two tickets for the price of one at this show, but you have to mention that you read it here.

So that gets Friday started off right, eh? Want more? We’ll leave nothing to the imagination after the break.

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***UPDATED*** The Show Report, 5/15: Know that we have always been down, down

May 15, 2009

311If watching GWAR ravage Remmingtons Downtown wasn’t enough of a blast from the past for local showgoers, tonight’s follow-up raises the bar another notch. 311 takes over The Shrine Mosque with opening act Full Service starting at 8 p.m. We’re prepared to party like it’s 1995 all over again. (Or choose your year of preference from the mid-’90s/late ’90s/early ’00s to party like.) With an early start time, you can hit this show as the starting point to your night, too, which leaves time to get to tonight’s other events:

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit TONIGHT (2/20) at Front Porch

February 20, 2009

bigbrothersbigsistersDave Harp (owner High Strung Music and local musician) is hosting a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters at The Front Porch (S. Street and McDaniel in Springfield, MO). He’s got a really good lineup and might be looking for some extra talent to bring some butts in the door for a good cause. Want to help? You should.

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One door closes, another opens: Front Porch putting on a Valentine’s Day concert, too

February 12, 2009
Flowers are good, but ditch the arguile, there, Robo-Romeo.

Flowers are good, but ditch the argyle, there, Robo-Romeo.

For all of you left out in the cold/getting the cold shoulder after missing out on the sold-out NeverShoutNever/Carter Hulsey/Do Tell & The Rumors show at Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery, your desire for another intimate non-alcoholic concert on Valentine’s Day has been met. The FroPo SpringMo Valentine’s Show (if this were Wheel Of Fortune and you bought the letter “O,” you would be halfway to a new car by now) will have Sequoyah Prep School as its headliner and fellow South Carolina band All Get Out and Hartville, Missouri’s The Beautiful Encounter as openers.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $7 per person or $10 per couple–which does not have to be you and your significant other. Bring any other person and be a “couple” for the night. If you do have a sweetie, though, this might be your ticket back out of the doghouse.