Posts Tagged ‘jam room’

The Show Report, 8/7: Put that Dirty Blonde wig on, baby. It’s a very sexy night.

August 7, 2009

Dirty Blondes at ArtWalk? Isn’t ArtWalk supposed to be a family-friendly, chill event? Oh, not tonight, chickadees. Tonight the four Dirty Blondes–namely Ranald Ives Cummings III, Renton Fallstaff, Nathan Mattney and Timmy Miano–take over ArtWalk night with the sexiest, sloppiest, most debaucherous show this side of a Tokyo sex show. (Well, it’s good horny punk rock, anyway.) It’s also the last night you’ll ever get to see said show happen, as the band says farewell on The Outland Ballroom’s stage tonight. Joining them will be The Disappointments, who are pulling the double-whammy of a CD release party and farewell show of their own; the immortal Pilot Whale, not seen since his set with Black Box Revue earlier this summer; and The Vagina Massacre, who win the prize for Best Band Name in Springfield and, we’re told, rock at the simulated-concert game Rock Band. They must, since they perform using the game. Expect one hell of a rock show… and, by the end of the night, one hell of a mess. But then, in the world of Dirty Blondes, messy is good.

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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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Second Annual Chill Fest coming September 19

May 13, 2009

theseedWhen The Seed throws a party, it doesn’t do so half-heartedly. It’s CD release concert was a monster, and now the plans emerge for the group’s second annual Chill Fest reggae music festival coming in September. Chill Fest’s second year will showcase a stellar collection of local reggae acts, take place at an intriguing new location (for it, anyway) and be all ages, too. We’ll tell you more after the break.

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More info on upcoming scene unity show

May 6, 2009

holdinghandsWhen the guys from Roots of Mankind got in touch with us about putting together a barrier-breaking show for the local music scene, it reminded us of the “Springfield Bands Holding Hands” meetings  of a few years ago. Now comes word of the important difference: This show is a reality. All of the details are nailed down, including the list of performers, and we have it all after the break.

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Bands holding hands: Cross-genre megashow coming in June

April 20, 2009

bands-holding-handsA couple of years ago a group of local musicians held regular meetings which led to the creation of Springfield Bands Holding Hands. The idea was simple: promote musical appreciation among different local genres by putting together a series of concerts with bands that might not otherwise play together. If you showed up for the whole show, you could be exposed to music you might otherwise never see while you waited to see the band you came for.

The group didn’t gain traction, but its legacy lives on in a show idea from the guys in Roots Of Mankind. We’ll tell you more about it after the break.

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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.

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Local bands: Back on their grind

March 16, 2009

It’s one thing to talk up those big-occasion shows, the once-in-a-while concerts bands play that get the full treatment: fliers made and handed out, MySpace bulletins obsessively sent out, mass text messages painstakingly typed out down to the part that has to be done in all caps. A key component of local music, though, is the weekly show, the event that gets none of the above because that would mean a lot of work to do every week and, well, who has time between The Day Job, relationships and mowing down row after row of zombies on an X-Box 360 or Playstation 3? Yet bands come to their bars and restaurants and hold it down for hours at a time with little fanfare and, sometimes, little attendance. For that, we wanna give you some love, weekly warriors. Click below and find out who plays where and when; you might be surprised how many options you really do have on those off nights.

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The Seed signs with Lemon Drop Records

March 12, 2009

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Local reggae faves, The Seed (previously known as Lance Sitton and The Seed) have just signed with local record label Lemon Drop Records. Lemon Drop is home to locals such as The Verbs [Redux], The Spacetones and more. We’ve got the info on their two upcoming albums, cd release shows and more after the jump…

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Rock Talk (2/22/09) w/FrogEyeJugBand, Levee, & Jam Room (w/video & picturefication)

February 24, 2009

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This weekend was a blast with tons of great high energy shows. Luckily we always have Sunday nights to cap off the weekend with some great music. This week we had FrogEyeJugBand come in a perform live. Levee dropped in with some “cock rock” and blasted some tunes. Lastly, Jam Room came in and did what they do best…jam. 3 bands, 4 songs performed live in the studio and even more played. Plus all the random convo and show recap/previews you can handle (with a mouth full of sweethearts candies). Listen in after the break.

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The Seed bringing you not one but TWO CD release parties

February 9, 2009

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It’s the perfect convergence of ideas. Imagine you’re in a reggae-influenced jam band, where every show you play is a new opportunity to throw a party with a room full of people dancing to your music. You’re also likely a prolific group when it comes to writing, as many reggae and reggae-influenced acts are. So if you have huge amounts of material you’re working on–some intended for release on an album, others more as an underground treat to share with fans–why not throw a CD release party for each? The Seed has decided to do just that, with parties coming April 3 for their long-anticipated studio album The Big Outside and July 31 for Homemade Dub: A Recipe For Disaster. Both shows will be at the Outland Ballroom; the first will have Seedlove from Kansas City and Jam Room as the opening acts, the second with Echo Movement. Expect a huge party for each, and a new CD to take home with you at the end of the night if you have a little extra cash handy.

Happy Birthday, Bob: Marley birthday concert lineup announced

December 16, 2008

bobmarley11x17hiresoooLots of people celebrate the man, but few that we know celebrate Bob Marley to the degree of observing his birthday. (Which is February 6, by the way.) So on the day Marley would have turned 64, Springfield will host a concert in his honor with performances by local reggae institution Jah Roots and up-and-comers Jam Room, EgoMagnet and Roots of Mankind.

The show, to be held at Remmington’s Downtown, will require a $10 cover to get in but should be more that worth the cost of entry. The show marks a surprising break from Jah Roots’s hiatus from live performance until next spring. It’s also another chance to see Jam Room perform with its new bassist, Lee Goolsby (also of Roots of Mankind, and quite good). Most importantly, it’s a chance to celebrate Bob Marley, the indisputable face of reggae since his death in 1981. We hope to hear at least a few covers in tribute.

It’s Reunion Time!

August 7, 2008

A one-night-only get-together headlines tonight’s rundown of shows. Check it out.

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