Posts Tagged ‘ilijah’

Springfield Music Scene, this could be your album

August 25, 2009
Cory King

Cory King

We’ve seen ensemble casts in movies, even the occasional ensemble song, and there are certainly some smaller ensembles out there that made albums… but what about a local ensemble? Cory King, guitarist for The First Teenager Ever and Sunrise Cassette in addition to doing solo work, began work on an album project a few weeks ago and wants to expand his list of collaborators… to as much of the local scene as possible.


The Show Report, 7/13: Do you want to destroy my sweater?

July 13, 2009

surfwax_bandAlright, so they’re not playing “The Sweater Song”–at least, it’s not on their list–but Surf Wax America, the Weezer tribute band made up of Ilijah‘s Ryan Spilken, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin‘s Philip Dickey and Jonathan James, Josh Donelson from Jazzercise and solo artist Grace Bentley, will evoke memories of many other Weezer classics tonight at The Outland, paired with Our Cat Philip from Columbus, Ohio. If Rivers Cuomo knew it was going on, he would play with his mustache in approval… we think. Meanwhile, it’s Monday in the Localmusicverse, which means you can see these shows as well:


The Show Report, 6/26: For James

June 26, 2009

Tonight many music-scene veterans will converge on Nathan P. Murphy’s for a show to support one of their own. James Davis, son of MK Ultra gutarist Kevin Flannery, died recently, and tonight The Murph Dome puts on a monster concert in his honor with Plasticity Switch, Pillbox, About Time, Allie Catz, Ilijah and Tokyo Sauna. It’s a big night for the acts involved–hell, Allie Catz reunited just for this show–and, hopefully, a moment of solace for the grief-stricken parents. All proceeds go toward the James Davis Foundation, so come out in droves and enjoy a good show to help out a family wanting to give its son the sendoff he deserves.

Elsewhere around town you’ll find the following:


*** UPATED*** Memorial benefit show brings back some local faves of the past

June 15, 2009

Someone dug the DeLorean out of mothballs. That’s the best explanation we can come up with for the super-eclectic lineup of performers ready to play the James Davis Memorial Benefit show at Nathan P. Murphy’s on Friday, June 26. Davis, the 22-year-old son of MK Ultra guitarist Kevin Flannery, died in his sleep recently, leaving behind a family without its pride and joy and a mountain of funeral costs to cover. Nothing can help the former, but the benefit show is intended to help the latter. Click through and find out the full lineup (with some cool surprises) after the break.


GO Magazine Best Band 2009 winner

April 19, 2009

GMA_2009LOGOWith barbecue fighting bouts with rain on and off throughout the afternoon, the weather drove everyone at Rock ‘n’ Ribs, hungry or no, under the music tent for the GO Music Awards Best Band showcase. They picked a good one to pack the room for; Ilijah, Sweetwater Abilene, Cindy Woolf, Jam Room and The Cropdusters each played 30 minutes for the crowd and for the four judges present to score the performances and decide 2009’s GO Magazine Best Band winner. We have the results after the break.


Layne Lives: “In Chains” tribute coming Saturday

April 14, 2009

layneBelieve it or not, it’s been more than seven years since the death of Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley from a drug overdose in April 2002. Gone but not forgotten, Staley’s music lived on in Springfield through a series of “In Chains” tribute shows held from 2003-05. Organized by Avarice singer Nate White, the tribute show died when Avarice split up following the 2005 concert.

Now it’s back. Alice fans, and anyone else who digs hard rock the way it used to be done, click the link and find out what you’re in for. It’s a killer show.

FourFourTV @ SXSW: Part 1

March 26, 2009


As we said before, the purpose of the roadtrip to Austin for South By Southwest was to cover Springfield’s bands at one of America’s largest and most visible music festivals. It took a little time (this stuff doesn’t edit in 10 minutes, or even an hour), but we’re now proud to present Part 1 of the trip, covering local indie-rock group Ilijah‘s performance on Thursday. You’ll find it after the break, and stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3.


It’s done! Nova Heat album finally on the way

March 3, 2009

It’s been God-knows-how-long in the making, but Nova Heat songwriter Jason Loftin tells us his band’s album is finally done and ready for release. Sit tight for just a couple more weeks; the band has scheduled a cd release party for March 20, sharing the stage with Ilijah that night. The location is still TBA, but we’ll have that for you as soon as it’s announced, too. In the meantime, we can tell you from the advance copy we received that it’s worth the God-knows-how-long wait. Stay tuned.

Rock Talk (1/4/09 episode) w/Ryan Spilken, The Nova Heat, and Eric Weiler

January 6, 2009


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! After a two week break over the holidays, we’re back with the first Rock Talk of the new year. Welcome 106.7 program director, Simon Nytes to the host spot and bring in the new year as we look at on 2008 and reflect on the good and the bad and all our fond memomries. We talk with Ryan Spilken of The Verbs (Redux), The North Decade, and Ilijiah, Jason Loften of The Nova Heat, and Eric Weiler talks about his recent purchase of the recently closed Lindberg’s. about all the whatnots coming up with their bands and what to expect from them and TheFourFour in the near future!

So click through and listen up! (more…)

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!