Posts Tagged ‘glass bottom boat ride’

The Show Report, 10/13: Let the wellspring flow

October 13, 2009

Cavo_Remmingtons_gsIt’s a good night for creativity’s many forms, Springfield, and you’ll find tonight’s shows are appropriately all over the map. At The Outland Ballroom you’ll find a feisty hard-rock show, singer-songwriter showcasing at Lindberg’s, less structured showcasing at The Outland and Dennis’ Place and more. Click through for the details.

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New Music Tuesday: Meet Bomb the Bay

October 6, 2009
Bomb the Bay

Photo by Brian DeMint of Eyeworks Photography

We mentioned in a previous post that one of the big concerts on Springfield’s horizon was the debut show of newly formed rock group Bomb the Bay, which features a combination of members of A Day Away, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Playing With Matches. Longtime Springfield showgoers could imagine the fruits of that combo already, but now we have finished and recorded tracks to listen to from the new group. The band released a three-song sampler CD to hand out in promotion of its show November 14 at The Outland Ballroom with Speak Up!, Benefit of a Doubt and Uno. Didn’t get one? Click here to listen to “A Perfect Disaster,” “Spacebar” and “Give It Away.”

Welcome Back: Music News Edition

September 24, 2009

Jordan45“When I come back like Jordan, wearin’ the four-five, it ain’t to play games with you…” –Jay-Z

Really, DeRosh? A Jay-Z quote? You trying to be Hova now?! Nope. It’s just finally back to business as usual around here. Earlier we caught you up on the slew of big-ticket concerts put together in the time we spent planning FourFourFest; now it’s time to get you up to speed on the non-concert-related music news. This is a news website, after all. No more playing games; it’s time to get to it. We’ll dunk on your music news after the break.

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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:

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CONTEST: Win tickets to tomorrow night’s Future Leaders of the World show!

July 22, 2009

FLOW_11x17_WEBIt’s an extremely busy week from concerts, and if you were at either or both of the Threat Signal/The Autumn Offering and Hurt/Sick Puppies shows you have exactly one night off until your next chance to rock out: tomorrow night’s Outland Ballroom show with Future Leaders of the World, Formant, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Assembly Line Gods. The all-ages show is $12 at the door… except if you’re one of the lucky, alert people who wins a pair of tickets in our giveaway. Get details after the break and be ready!

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The Show Report, 6/27: UNITY!

June 27, 2009

Tonight is the night the Springfield Music Scene brings together a wide variety of genres under one roof (Remmington’s Downtown) for the sake of, well, just showing it can be done. Roots Of Mankind, Queen City Saints,  Jam Room, The Spacetones, Falcon Punch, We Voyagers and Only the Brave will all grace the stage tonight, with an added plus: The show also marks the release party for Roots Of Mankind’s new album, Pangaea. While we can’t definitively say a show such as this has never happened before, we can say having this many music styles (as many as six, by our count) under one roof for one show has never happened in our memory. Watch for a gi-normous crowd–hopefully staying through the whole show–and a positive, even festive mood throughout the room.

Ah, but if you’re like us, you like to travel around a bit. Well, have we got a lineup for you:

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***UPDATED*** The Show Report, 6/19: One more time…

June 19, 2009

Tonight marks the last concert at The Warehouse (728 W. Wall St.) for a while, we’re told, and those in charge of it are sending it on to hiatus in style. For the room’s goodbye-for-now sendoff, The Short Histories of Powerful Nations host their CD release show in the room with Falcon Punch, Colorado group runfasterscared, Jazzercise, Glass Bottom Boat Ride and Kudzu. Music begins at 9, but there will be a pre-show barbecue with the bands starting at 7. There is no official cover charge, but a donation is suggested for runfasterscared to help with the cost of their travel to and from Springfield.

Elsewhere in your music scene:

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Musical, um, bands: Glass Bottom Boat Ride back on SHOPN CD release show

June 15, 2009
Fr rlz this time... definitely. We think. Maybe. Yes. Yes? Yes.

Fr rlz this time... definitely. We think. Maybe. Yes. Yes? Yes.

It’s okay; our heads are spinning, too. When The Short Histories of Powerful Nations released the list of bands joining them for their CD release party Friday, June 19, the group included Falcon Punch, runfasterscared and Jazzercise. Fellow local hard-rock group Glass Bottom Boat Ride was mentioned, too. First, we were told they might play, then that they would play, then that they wouldn’t play… Now, once again, the band is on the show lineup. Apparently, GBBR put playing ahead of its schedule issues (some of the members are supposed to work that night) and, as a result, the show lineup is back up to five acts. Make that six; local group Kudzu is now on the lineup, as well. Hopefully all six bands wind up taking the stage Friday night at The Warehouse. We’re running out of minutes for last-minute changes.

Glass Bottom Boat Ride taken off of SHOPN CD release show lineup

June 10, 2009

The concert countdown is in full swing for The Short Histories of Powerful Nations‘ CD release concert at The Warehouse Friday, June 19, but just as soon as the full band lineup–SHOPN, Falcon Punch, Colorado group runfasterscared, Jazzercise and Glass Bottom Boat Ride–was announced, things hit a snag. Scheduling conflicts (damn jobs) will prevent GBBR from being able to play at the show, after all, and an attempt to substitute The First Teenager Ever on the bill fizzled as well. The show is still a little more than a week away, so there remains a possibility of seeing another act added to the concert in time to be ready, but the odds get longer with each passing day. Still, the four-band lineup in place is a pretty killer show. We’ll keep you posted on any new developments.

UPDATED 6/9: GBBR no longer added, First Teenager Ever added to SHOPN CD release lineup

June 5, 2009

shopnflyer2As we announced earlier this week, The Short Histories of Powerful Nations is readying a CD release show at The Warehouse (728 W. Wall St.) in a couple of weeks–Friday, June 19, to be exact. Even at the time of the initial announcement we were warned of the possibility of more surprises in store. Today comes the news that Glass Botton Boat Ride is now off the show and The First Teenager Ever will be joining the already-announced lineup of SHOPN, Falcon Punch, runfasterscared and Jazzercise. It’s a tough group of bands to match for intensity, to be sure, but The First Teenager Ever should be up to the challenge. Keep an eye out for more details as they come in.

Do-over! Glass Bottom Boat Ride to re-film concert DVD

May 26, 2009

If you were planning to attend local hard-rock group Glass Bottom Boat Ride‘s June 27 concert at The Outland Ballroom, you now have even more reason to. The band used its May 8 concert at the Ballroom to film a live DVD to sell at future shows, but the audio data from the taping was lost. As a result, the band will have to try again, and the band tells us June 27 is the most logical choice. While that’s not a confirmation, we would say keep your eyes peeled for some video equipment around the room while you rock out to the band. Don’t turn around for two long though; we’ve all seen concert videos before, and there are always those people who notice they’re on camera and do they’re best “Hi mom!” attempt at dopehood. Don’t be that guy/girl.

Rock Talk: (5/3/09) Future Leaders of the World, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Screwtape Letters, & KORN BOTB roundup

May 4, 2009

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We had a packed 2 hours on Rock Talk this week. First off, Phil Taylor of Future Leaders of the World (of “Let Me Out” fame) stopped by while he was in town to give us an exclusive listen to a track off the new Future Leaders album. After that, Glass Bottom Boat Ride stopped in and talked about their upcoming Dead Day show next Friday that is doubling as a DVD shoot. They also rock us with some acoustic tracks as well. After them, The Screwtape Letters stopped in and showed us some of their new music from their upcoming album and plug their upcoming “fund raiser” show next weekend. Last and not least, we play a song from every band battling it out next weekend at the battle to open for KORN. 7 local rock/metal bands dukin’ it out for the right to open for KORN.

Tons of fun and great music! Listen in after the break.

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Reasons to mark April 24 on your calendar

April 10, 2009

The Secret

The Secret

1. The Secret is playing its first show together in about two years.

2. The Murlesque is playing its last show with its current lineup, and probably its last show ever.

We’ll fill in the rest after the break.

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Another goodbye: Burnt Echoes to play last show 4/11

March 30, 2009

burntechoeslogosmallAdd this to the breakups we didn’t see coming: Burnt Echoes has called it quits and has announced that its show at Nathan P. Murphy’s on April 11 will be its last. No official reason was given by the group. The band says on its blog that its members will continue to work on various musical projects, separately as well as with one another in some cases. In fact, it doesn’t rule out a reincarnation of Burnt Echoes with some new members somewhere down the road. However, the current incarnation is dead, or will be soon.

The final show will be shared with The Final Piece, Glass  Bottom Boat Ride and Screwtape Letters. So… will BE get to headline now, since they won’t get another chance again?

A: Watching fish swim in coral reefs. That’s what you use it for.

January 30, 2009
Photo courtesy Jarreth Hunt Photography

Photo courtesy Jarreth Hunt Photography

Q: What do you use a glass bottom boat ride for, anyway?

Hopefully that helps a little. (It has other, way-not-safe-for-work definitions we, frankly, would just rather not talk about, too.) But if you capitalize Glass Bottom Boat Ride, the answer changes; you use Glass Bottom Boat Ride to rock out metal-style in Springfield, Missouri, and possibly on the road with the Taste of Chaos tour in the near future. The band is still trying to secure a spot on the lineup, and there’s a little time left to vote, so you can go here and nominate them.

That’s not all the news they’ve got, either.

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