Posts Tagged ‘hot rock ‘n’ blues’

A Fond Farewell says “farewell” to their name

July 8, 2009

lifelineA Fond Farewell has changed their name to Sunrise Cassette after legal action was threatened by a group of the same name. No worries, a simple change and everything is back on course with their next few shows: one the square for Sounds on the Square on July 10 and opening for touring act The Lifeline as they hit Nathan P. Murphy’s for the Hot Rock n’ Blues summer concert series. Details on the whole deal… (more…)

This way to your Hot Rock ‘n’ Blues series table, sir/madam…

May 4, 2009
Finally, a V.I.P. section WITHOUT Paris Hilton in it.

Finally, a V.I.P. section WITHOUT Paris Hilton in it.

There aren’t many three-letter acronyms as fun to toss around as “V.I.P.” Indeed, many of us wish there were more avenues to feel that bend-over-backwards-for-us importance that comes with the special badge and status, such as this exchange:

“Pizza Universe, how can I help you?”

“I’d like a large supreme delivered.”

“That’ll be 30 minutes. Total comes to $12.50.”

“I’d like it in 10 minutes.”

“I’m sorry, sir. That’s not possible.”

“Shut it, fool! Do you know who I am?! V.I.P.! V.I.P.!”

“So sorry, sir. Right away. Blaine, start the car!”

“Put extra anchovies on it!”


“I rule you.”

Local concert promoters have been hip to this desire lately, the latest being Nathan P. Murphy’s on Campbell Avenue. Not only has the club put together a diverse and talented bunch of musicians for its Hot Rock ‘n’ Blues concert series this summer, it has also allowed us pedestrian folk to jump to the other side of the velvet rope, if you will. See what we mean after the break.


Hot Rock ‘n’ Blues concert series coming to Nathan P. Murphy’s

April 17, 2009


nateps_rocknblues09_logoIt’s understood in Springfield that when local colleges let out for the summer the touring acts stop coming through the city. It appears Nathan P. Murphy’s is out to buck that trend, assembling a diverse list of blues and rock acts–many of whom have played the club before–to keep crowds coming in when the weather finally turns hot. We’ve got the full confirmed schedule after the break.