Posts Tagged ‘july’

Your last chances to catch Washington Irving are

June 30, 2009

Washington Irving, Outland Ballroom, TK

Add one more band to the list of those splitting up. Local indie-rock group Washington Irving announced it will be parting ways in early August due to the departure of guitarist and singer Brett O’Neal for school in Illinois. But while the band’s time as an active member of the local scene is nearing completion–save possibly for an occasional “reunion” show when O’Neal comes back to Springfield–there are still three chances on the schedule to see the group. Learn more after the break.

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Let’s talk Ozark Empire Fair for a minute…

June 22, 2009

In all the hubbub of activity and shows coming in the near future, one annual event has slipped through the cracks so far: The Ozark Empire Fair, home to live music and livestock odor, as well as rides, play areas and fried things on sticks. While we anxiously await the return of corn dogs and homestyle root beer, it’s the fair’s diverse show calendar we’re most intrigued by. We’ll break it down for you on the clickthrough.

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Don’t listen to the soundtrack. BE the soundtrack!

June 19, 2009

film reel 2The Springfield Little Film Festival is about to return for its second edition–screenings are July 9 and 10, to be exact–and this year the local short-film festival is adding an extra wrinkle. No, we don’t mean screenings at Moxie Cinema and Springfield Little Theatre, although that is happening, yes. The festival is working in a sweet opportunity for bands to get on the historic Landers Theatre stage and be a motion picture’s backing band. Read the details after the break.

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ATTENTION BANDS: Two openings remain for Sounds on the Square

May 12, 2009

The Urban Districts Alliance’s annual Sounds on the Square concert series begins on Park Central Square on Friday, June 5, and if you want to add a band to the lineup of City-promoted outdoor evening shows, opportunities are running out. Check out the remaining spots after the break.

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Sounds on the Square concerts begin June 5

April 30, 2009

With the weather steadily warming up, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities again. Local music will get its outdoor moment(s) in the sun beginning with the first Friday in June. The Urban Districts Alliance is preparing the latest addition of its Sounds on the Square concert series, a collection of shows taking place every Friday and Saturday evening in June and July. Shows begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays, with performances continuing until 10 p.m. Artists are being finalized at this time, so we’ll update you soon with a full list of artists, along with their dates and times. In the meantime, close your eyes and imagine a sun-soaked concert stage right on Park Central Square. It’s only a month away.

The Ladykillers break up

August 5, 2008

We were researching another post entirely and came across this saddening news: After seven years of service to the Springfield Music Scene, The Ladykillers are no more. No official announcement as to why, just a date of passing on the band’s MySpace page: July 19. Some members of the band, past and present, will reunite with their previous group, The Filthy Thirds, for a reunion show for that band’s original lineup Thursday night at 9:30. Beyond, that, however, we await news on the next step. We can only hope there is one.