Posts Tagged ‘jets under fire’

Updates on two former locals

April 1, 2009


Covering local bands is one thing, but when it comes to covering bands that used to be local we’re left a little conflicted at times. Will people remember? Will they care? We recently came across some news involving bands and artists with past ties to Springfield and who still have followers here who would want to know what’s going on with them. Click the link below to find out the latest about The Beautiful Losers and about Jason Poe, formerly of The Professional Americans and currently of Austin group Jets Under Fire.


Springfield vs. Austin: Who wins?

September 15, 2008

I got an email last week from Jason Poe, formerly of the Springfield band the Professional Americans and currently living and writing music in Austin, Texas under the name Jets Under Fire. His band is coming back to Springfield this weekend to play at Randy Bacon Photography Studio & Gallery Saturday, September 20. Sounds like a cool show, I thought–and an opportunity. It seemed to me as though Jason would be especially qualified to write a musician’s-eye view comparing Springfield and Austin musically, looking at what Springfield does right as well as what it can do better. The results were everything I hoped for and more. It’s a long read, but I sincerely hope anyone who visits this site and cares about local music–from musicians to venue owners, and even local administrators–will gain something from it. Not only is it hopeful, it’s instructive. You’ll find the full essay after the break. Enjoy.